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    • C@t : a language for programming massively distributed embedded systems 

      Seetharamakrishnan, Devasenapathi P., 1970- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      This thesis presents c@t, a language for programming distributed embedded systems that are composed of thousands (even millions) of interacting computing devices. Due to the improvements in fabricating technologies, it is ...
    • CAD enabling smart handtools 

      Goyal, Pragun (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014)
      CAD (Computer Aided Design) software allows one to describe a design in great detail and at any arbitary scale. However, our interface to CAD is still largely through traditional avenues: screen, keyboard and pointing ...
    • Camera for the invisible : toward a toolkit for urban exploration 

      Silver, Jay (Jay Saul) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      We are disconnected from our environment. We can't reconnect because we can't even see the Nature within our urban surroundings. Inspired by urban explorers and Nature Awareness traditions, I will develop methodologies and ...
    • Capacitive displacement sensing for the Nanogate 

      Ma, Hongshen, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004)
      The Nanogate is a micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) device that uses a cantilever structure to control the separation between two extremely flat surfaces. It has been proposed that the Nanogate be used as part of a ...
    • Capturing graphic design knowledge from interactive user demonstrations 

      Turransky, Alan, Greg (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    • Case studies in the digital fabrication of open-source consumer electronic products 

      Mellis, David Adley (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011)
      This thesis explores the effects of digital fabrication on the design, production, and customization of consumer electronic devices. It does so through a series of three case studies - a radio, a pair of speakers, and a ...
    • Cerebro : forming parallel internets and enabling ultra-local economies 

      Ypodimatopoulos, Polychronis Panagiotis (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Internet-based mobile communications have been increasing rapidly [5], yet there is little or no progress in platforms that enable applications for discovery, context-awareness and sharing of data and services in a peer-wise ...
    • Chameleon Guitar : a physical heart in a digital instrument 

      Zoran, Amit (Amit Shlomo) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009)
      Today's tools and instruments, whether musical or graphical, fall into two very distinct classes, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Traditional physical instruments offer a richness and uniqueness of qualities that ...
    • The chandelier : an exploration in robotic musical instrument design 

      Fabio, Michael A., S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This thesis presents several works involving robotic musical instruments. Robots have long been used in industry for performing repetitive tasks, or jobs requiring superhuman strength. However, more recently robots have ...
    • The Chandelier : towards a digitally conceived physical performance object 

      Pliam, Steven L (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007)
      In the performing arts, the relationship that is established between what is seen and what is heard must be experienced to fully appreciate and understand the aesthetics of performance. Actual physical objects such as ...
    • Characterization and control of a new high-torque motor for autonomous wearable robotics 

      Abromowitz, Madeleine Rose (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      A new 'axial-transverse flux' motor (ATFM) topology is of interest to autonomous lower-extremity robotics designers for its high torque density and low winding resistance. Unfortunately, deliberate asymmetries in the design ...
    • Characterization of selected single and convergent stimuli-induced behaviors in larval zebrafish 

      Skuhersky, Michael Alexander (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2018)
      In this work, we designed and implemented several distinct and combined behavior stimuli experimental setups, which were used to characterize larval zebrafish behavior at various stimuli parameters. Tested stimuli was ...
    • Characterizing electrodermal responses during sleep in a 30-day ambulatory study 

      Taylor, Sara Ann (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016)
      Electrodermal activity (EDA) refers to the electrical activity measured on and under the surface of the skin and has been used to study sleep, stress, and mood. While gathering this signal was once confined to the laboratory, ...
    • Chatter--a conversational telephone agent 

      Ly, Eric Thich Vi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993)
    • Cheiro : creating expressive textual communication and anthropomorphic typography 

      Lam, Francis, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Despite rapid technological advancement and improvement in network bandwidth, people still like to use text for remote communication. Simplicity, directness and anonymity make textual chat the most popular method of ...
    • Chemical inflation for assisted assembly 

      Webb, Penelope Eugenia (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      This thesis aims to utilize an output method for popup fabrication, using chemical inflation as a technique for instant, hardware-free shape change. By applying state-changing techniques as a medium for material activation, ...
    • Children's comprehension of video effects : understanding meaning, mood & message 

      Breyer, Nell (Nell Beryl), 1971- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002)
      Children's comprehension of special effects was examined in a series of digital video workshops designed for 9-14 year olds. Children assessed illusions in film, TV and video. They made observations about a mood or message ...
    • Cinema Fabriqué : a gestural environment for realtime video performance 

      Manor, Justin, 1978- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2003)
      This thesis presents an environment that enables a single person to improvise video and audio programming in real time through gesture control. The goal of this system is to provide the means to compose and edit video ...
    • City-Car : optimizing vehicle and urban efficiencies through a shared adaptive platform 

      Lark, William, 1981- (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005)
      Research focused on developing an innovative, yet simple automobile platform that maximizes its efficiency through shared convenience. Work was initially put into studying both current vehicles and urban architecture, in ...
    • CityMatrix : an urban decision support system augmented by artificial intelligence 

      Zhang, Yan, S.M. Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017)
      Cities are our future. Ninety percent of the world's population growth is expected to take place in cities. Not only are cities becoming bigger, they are also becoming more complex and changing even more rapidly. The ...