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IEEE Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine

Issue 4 • Date Dec. 2000

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  • Author Index

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):62 - 63
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    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):63 - 66
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  • Active perception for autonomous sensor systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):27 - 30
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    We have considered the problem of active perception interacting with a complex environment. The concept of perception provides a different means of awareness in an artificial system; it offers a classification process of the relevant features of an occurrence in the environment. We used a multidisciplinary perspective to show three active perception techniques: Direct perception, Sequential percep... View full abstract»

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  • Sensor-based information appliances

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):31 - 35
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    Using the existing home infrastructure based on open industry standards, we will be able to integrate the home network with external networks to easily manage home devices, both locally and remotely. The advent of pervasive computing marks an urgent need for a new generation of intelligent sensing agents and information appliances. It will also demand environments for resource management of broad ... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy techniques evaluate sausage quality

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):14 - 17
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    The purpose of this study is to reproduce, with software, the crusting evaluation provided by experts of an image of a slice acquired by a camera. The software gives promising results that are very close to the evaluations provided by inspection experts. It appears possible to use this software as a tool to assist operators' evaluation of sausage quality by reducing the evaluation time. View full abstract»

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  • What is virtual instrumentation?

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):10 - 13
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    A virtual instrument is composed of some specialized subunits, some general-purpose computers, some software, and a little know-how. The instrument no longer has to be in one box. Virtual instruments can be simple or very complex. Understanding the real field of virtual instrumentation is just beginning. Over the next few years, there will be a rash of subunits specifically designed for the virtua... View full abstract»

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  • The race to the attractor model for classifying objects

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):18 - 23
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    The human brain is exceptionally good at classifying objects quickly and reliably. We can recognize familiar faces even when seen from different angles, despite irrelevant clutter such as jewellery, sunglasses, new hair styles, etc. Over the years, scientists have tried to duplicate this remarkable ability using neural networks models, but without much success. In this article, we examine some of ... View full abstract»

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  • Detecting faults in rotating machines

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):24 - 26
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    Maintenance and repair tasks that follow established procedures reduce the chances of unexpected failure and the consequent losses in production, time, and money. In some critical cases, failure in a process can cause serious damage or even endanger human lives. We have developed a fuzzy logic system to diagnose the operation of rotating machines and help improve maintenance and repair procedures. View full abstract»

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