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    • Obtaining performance and programmability using reconfigurable hardware for media processing 

      Kung, Ling-Pei, 1961- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      An imperative requirement in the design of a reconfigurable computing system or in the development of a new application on such a system is performance gains. However, such developments suffer from long-and-difficult ...
    • Old tricks, new dogs : ethology and interactive creatures 

      Blumberg, Bruce Mitchell (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
    • One to one connections : building a community learning culture 

      Urrea, Claudia M (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      The complexity of the school, society and policy, and dominant cultural beliefs about teaching, learning, and knowledge constrain people's mindsets, paradoxically preventing the fundamental changes that can take advantage ...
    • originalMachines : developing tools and methods for object-oriented mechatronics 

      Schmitt, Peter (Peter Alfons) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      The digital revolution has fundamentally changed our lives by giving us new ways to express ourselves through digital media. For example, accessible multimedia content creation tools allow people to instantiate their ideas ...
    • Paper electronics : circuits on paper for learning and self-expression 

      Qi, Jie, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      In this dissertation, I explore the theme of wonder in technology, learning and self-expression through the lens of paper electronics, which is circuit building on paper using conductive tapes and circuit components as ...
    • Pattern classification of terrain during amputee walking 

      Farrell, Matthew Todd (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      In this thesis I study the role of extrinsic (sensors placed on the body) versus intrinsic sensing (instruments placed on an artificial limb) and determine a robust set of sensors from physical and reliability constraints ...
    • Personal imaging 

      Mann, Steve, 1962- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997)
    • Personal long-term memory aids 

      Vemuri, Sunil, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      The prevalence and affordability of personal and environmental recording apparatuses are leading to increased documentation of our daily lives. This trend is bound to continue and it follows that academic, industry, and ...
    • Personalized building comfort control 

      Feldmeier, Mark Christopher, 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      Creating an appropriate indoor climate is essential to worker productivity and personal happiness. It is also an area of large expenditure for building owners. And, with rising fuel costs, finding ways of reducing energy ...
    • Photoelectromechanical synthesis of low-cost DNA microarrays 

      Chow, Brian, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Recent advances in de novo gene synthesis, library construction, and genomic selection for target sequencing using DNA from custom microarrays have demonstrated that microarrays can effectively be used as the world's ...
    • Phrases of the kinetic : dynamic physicality as a dimension of the design process 

      Parkes, Amanda Jane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      At its core, the concept of Tangible Interfaces leverages the idea of using the movement of the body as an inherent part of the human side of a human-computer interaction, assuming that bodily engagement and tactile ...
    • Physical one-way functions 

      Pappu, Ravikanth Srinivasa (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001)
      Modern cryptography relies on algorithmic one-way functions - numerical functions which are easy to compute but very difficult to invert. This dissertation introduces physical one-way firnctions and physical one-way hash ...
    • A physically based human figure model with a complex floot and low level behavior control 

      McKenna, Michael Allen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994)
    • A platform for high-speed biomechanical analysis using wearable wireless sensors 

      Lapinski, Michael Tomasz (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Humanity's desire to capture and understand motion started in 1878 and has continually evolved. Today, the best-of- breed technology for capturing motion are marker based optical systems that leverage high speed cameras. ...
    • Play it by eye, frame it by hand! : Gesture Object Interfaces to enable a world of multiple projections 

      Vaucelle, Catherine N. (Catherine Nicole) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Tangible Media as an area has not explored how the tangible handle is more than a marker or place-holder for digital data. Tangible Media can do more. It has the power to materialize and redefine our conception of space ...
    • Political artifacts and personal privacy : the Yenta multi-agent distributed matchmaking system 

      Foner, Leonard Newton (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999)
      Technology does not exist in a social vacuum. The design and patterns of use of any particular technological artifact have implications both for the direct users of the technology, and for society at large. Decisions made ...
    • Polyscheme : a cognitive architecture for intergrating multiple representation and inference schemes 

      Cassimatis, Nicholas L. (Nicholas Louis), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      In order to understand and create human-level intelligence I have developed the Polyscheme cognitive architecture to build systems that combine several representation and inference schemes when they think. Polyscheme is ...
    • Printed inorganic transistors 

      Ridley, Brent (Brent Alan), 1974- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      Forty years of exponential growth of semiconductor technology have been predicated on the miniaturization of the transistors that comprise integrated circuits. While complexity has greatly increased within a given area of ...
    • Probabilistic characterization and synthesis of complex driven systems 

      Schoner, Bernd, 1969- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2000)
      Real-world systems that have characteristic input-output patterns but don't provide access to their internal states are as numerous as they are difficult to model. This dissertation introduces a modeling language for ...
    • Programmable surfaces 

      Sun, Amy (Amy Teh-Yu) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Robotic vehicles walk on legs, roll on wheels, are pulled by tracks, pushed by propellers, lifted by wings, and steered by rudders. All of these systems share the common character of momentum transport across their surfaces. ...