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IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics

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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c2
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  • Information about the Society

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 1
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  • An Optimal Scaling Method

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):2 - 6
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    Many areas of systems deal with sets of nonlinear functions that can be handled more effectively if proper scaling is performed. When working with m functions and n variables, (m + n) scaling factors are used. A variety of approaches to scaling are reviewed. A method for establishing a scaling array for nonlinear functions is given. The array consists of m rows and (n + 1) columns, with the scalin... View full abstract»

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  • Building and Understanding Adaptive Systems: A Statistical/Numerical Approach to Factory Automation and Brain Research

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):7 - 20
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    Successes with expert systems and other specialized systems have revived hopes for factory automation and productivity growth. A full realization of these potentials will require conscious effort to overcome obsolete rigidities, to develop unified and adaptive methods for integrating complex systems, and to increase our understanding of these systems (understanding which is vital to human producti... View full abstract»

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  • Collision-Free Motion Planning of Two Robots

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):21 - 32
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    An approach to collision-free motion planning of two moving robots in a common workspace is presented. Each robot is represented by a sphere containing the wrist and the manipulator hand. The results from a strictly straight line trajectory planning method are utilized for planning a path avoiding potential collisions. Due to the distinct nature of the potential collisions between the two moving r... View full abstract»

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  • A Qualitative Model of Human Interaction with Complex Dynamic Systems

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):33 - 51
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    A qualitative model describing human interaction with complex dynamic systems is developed. The model is hierarchical in nature and consists of three parts: a behavior generator, an internal model, and a sensory information processor. The behavior generator is responsible for action decomposition, turning higher level goals or missions into physical action at the human-machine interface. The inter... View full abstract»

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  • Representations of Perceived Relations among the Properties and Variables of a Complex System

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):52 - 60
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    Three different techniques for representing human understanding of complex systems were compared. Novice veterinary students and cardiovascular research experts made judgments of the relations among the properties and variables of a complex system, the mechanical heart / blood vessel system. They also described the variables and properties by a series of bipolar ratings. A variety of analyses show... View full abstract»

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  • Quantitative Evaluation of Perspective and Stereoscopic Displays in Three-Axis Manual Tracking Tasks

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):61 - 72
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    Optimal presentation of three-dimensional information on a two-dimensional display screen requires careful design of the projection to the display surface. Monoscopic perspective projection alone is usually not sufficient to represent three-dimensional spatial information. It can, however, be improved by the adjustment of perspective parameters and by geometric visual enhancements such as referenc... View full abstract»

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  • Learning Optimal Discriminant Functions through a Cooperative Game of Automata

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):73 - 85
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    The problem of learning correct decision rules to minimize the probability of misclassification is a long-standing problem of supervised learning in pattern recognition. The problem of learning such optimal discriminant functions is considered for the class of problems where the statistical properties of the pattern classes are completely unknown. The problem is posed as a game with common payoff ... View full abstract»

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  • A Decision Support System for Reliable Software Development

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):86 - 91
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    Reliability has become a major concern for large-scale software developers. This concern has resulted in the development of a large number of models intended to describe the failure process of software. The use of these models during development has been restricted to the later stages of integration testing. A decision support system is described here which allows for the use of existing software ... View full abstract»

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  • A Model for Wafer Fabrication Dynamics in Integrated Circuit Manufacturing

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):91 - 100
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    Integrated circuit manufacturing has major operations of fabrication, sort, assembly, and test. The dynamic behavior of these operations can be modeled in terms of a highly structured queueing network. A model is presented of the components and interactions of wafer movements, processing equipment, and process steps. The model considers multiple process flows, fab organization and layout, and equi... View full abstract»

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  • The Information Capacity of the Human Fingertip

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):100 - 102
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    An order-of-magnitude upper bound is placed on the information channel capacity for vibrotactile stimulation of human fingertips. Results are presented which suggest an order-of-magnitude limit of 100 bit/s. This limit is compared to previously published figures for similar limits in the human ear and eye, showing a progression of 102: 104: 106, respectively. View full abstract»

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  • Goal Programming, Method of Weighted Residuals, and Optimal Control Problems

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):102 - 106
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    The feasibility of utilizing goal programming, a management science originated technique, in solving optimal control problems is investigated. The basic idea is to recast the problem in a pre-emptive goal programming model via the use of hard and soft constraints (or stiff and weak springs) in linear programming (or mechanics). It is found that the goal programming technique for solving the optima... View full abstract»

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  • Prediction of the Smallest Channel in Early Human Vision

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):106 - 108
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    Using the optimal filter description for the difference of two Gaussian (DOG) functions model for early human vision, an extrapolation procedure is used to predict the smallest channel. It is found that the excitatory center of this smallest channel has a diameter of 1 min 22 s. The procedure is based on two factors: the maximum spatial frequency of 60 cycles/° for human visual sensitivity, and t... View full abstract»

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  • Collision Effects on Two Coordinating Robots in Assembly and the Effect Minimization

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):108 - 116
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    When two robot arms execute coordinated motions in assembly, collision between the two end-effectors cannot be avoided. The collision effects on the motions of two coordinating robots are studied in this paper. At the moment of a collision, an impulse exerted on the two end-effectors is generated. This impulse will cause abrupt velocity-changes in robot motions. The direction of the impulse depend... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 116-a
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  • Membership Grade Requirements

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 116-a
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 116b
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