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  • Naik, Nikhil (Nikhil Deepak) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
    This thesis introduces computer vision algorithms that harness street-level imagery to conduct automated surveys of the built environment and populations at an unprecedented resolution and scale. We introduce new tools for ...
  • Li, Yi, 1973- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    We developed VoiceLink, a speech interface package for responsive media applications. It contains a set of speech interface modules that can interface with various multimedia applications written in Isis, a scripting ...
  • Hunter, Seth E (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    This thesis presents the design, implementation and evaluation of WaaZam, a telepresence system for families that supports social engagement through creative play in a unified video space. The goal of the project is to ...
  • Smith, Adam Douglas, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
    The Sound Transformer is a new type of musical instrument. It looks a little like a saxophone, but when you sing or "kazoo" into it, astonishing transforms and mutations come out. What actually happens is that the input ...
  • Mogas-Soldevila, Laia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Conventional digital design tools display little integration between shape formation and materialization resulting in disassociation between shape and matter. Contrarily, in the natural world shape and matter are structured ...
  • Johnson, Michael Boyle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995)
  • Starner, Thad (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
  • Weaver, Joshua A., 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
  • Whiton, Adam M. (Adam Michael) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    The societal problem of physical abuse persists in part because of isolation and concealment. Emerging technologies have been adapted by abusers for methods of control and by victims for methods of resistance. This project ...
  • Lapinski, Michael Tomasz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
    This thesis describes a compact, wireless, wearable system that measures, for purposes of biomechanical analysis, signals indicative of forces, torques and other descriptive and evaluative features that the human body ...
  • Golder, Scott Andrew (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    More and more, web users are moving from simply consuming content on the web to creating it as well, in the form of discussion boards, weblogs, wikis, and other collaborative and conversational media. Despite this, the web ...
  • Blankinship, Erik Jackson, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    Many players enjoy the challenge of outwitting computer opponents in strategy games. Devising strategies to defeat a computer opponent may enhance certain cognitive skills (e.g., analysis, evaluation, planning). This thesis ...
  • Chung, Jae-woo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
    This thesis describes the design and development of a system that is aimed for enhancing safety and security using cellular phones. This system has two main components: a master phone application to assist people who need ...
  • Martinez Araiza, Jorge Ulisses, 1976- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
    In the present thesis I create and use wireless power as an alternative to replace wiring and batteries in certain new scenarios and environments. Two specific scenarios will be highlighted and discussed that motivated ...
  • Raphael, Seth (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
    The wonder that occurs while watching a good magic trick or admiring a gorgeous natural vista is a strong emotion that has not been well studied. Educators, media producers, entertainers, scientists and magicians could all ...
  • Wagner, Earl Joseph, 1977- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
    Woodstein is a software agent that works with a user's web browser to explain and help diagnose problems in web processes, such as purchases. It enables the user to inspect data items in ordinary web pages, revealing the ...
  • Ryokai, Kimiko, 1975- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
    To create everyday art monuments through which we express ourselves--whether in the form of a self-portrait or a life-story--is human nature. Our drive to do so is evident in the natural artistry of young children--representing ...
  • Speiser, Jonathan Eliezer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
    The goal of WorldLens is to provide a visual answer to the question: "what is happening in the world?" This thesis entails the design and development of a system that provides an exploratory view into world events across ...
  • Sarkar, Mihir, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
    Music has been shown to form an essential part of the human experience-every known society engages in music. However, as universal as it may be, music has evolved into a variety of genres, peculiar to particular cultures. ...
  • Mayton, Brian D. (Brian Dean) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
    Despite the rapid expansion of computers beyond desktop systems into devices and systems in the environment around us, the control interfaces to these systems are often basic and inadequate, particularly for infrastructure ...
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