[Proceedings] 1988 IEEE Workshop on Languages for Automation@m_Symbiotic and Intelligent Robotics

29-31 Aug. 1988

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  • 1988 IEEE Workshop on Languages for Automation: Symbiotic and Intelligent Robots (Cat. No.88CH2636-9)

    Publication Year: 1988
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  • Telerobot task planning and reasoning: integration of AI, geometric reasoning and robotic systems

    Publication Year: 1988
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    Summary form only given. The development of an autonomous, integrated artificial intelligence (AI)-based robot task planner for assembly and repair applications in space is described. Research is currently focused on AI systems, geometric-reasoning systems, trajectory-planning systems, grasp-planning systems, and real manipulators.<> View full abstract»

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  • Visual languages for human-machine interaction

    Publication Year: 1988
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    Summary form only given, as follows. A survey of recent advance in visual languages and the formal theory of icons is presented, which provides a unified methodology for visual language design as well as icon-oriented system design. View full abstract»

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  • The frame-based spatial knowledge representation

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):69 - 72
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    A representation scheme for spatial data is proposed for image information systems (IIS). This scheme uses a frame-like structure as its abstract data type. The knowledge of image data and their spatial and semantic relationships are represented by frames. The control strategy, using approximate matching and rules, can reason the spatial relationships and give the semantic interpretation of image ... View full abstract»

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  • Representation of multi-resolution symbolic and binary pictures using 2D H-strings

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):190 - 195
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    A type of quadtree data structure, called a 2D H-string, is proposed for representing symbolic and binary pictures. The approach has an embedding property that allows for spatial-relational operators to be easily inserted into the structure. Algorithms are presented for traversing 2D H-strings to carry out the processing needed and for intersecting two pictures directly on their 2D H-string repres... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal collision-free path planning of two mobile robots

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):63 - 68
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    An offline discrete-time collision-free path-planning scheme to allow two mobile robots to work in a common space is described. The problem is formalized as a minimax time collision-free path search problem. The degree of freedom of the problem is first reduced by applying the collision-free constraint. Subsequently, the solution is found by three levels of search. The golden-section search method... View full abstract»

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  • VITAMIN toolkit: a UIMS for CIM applications

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):80 - 89
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    The analysis and design of a user interface management system (UIMS) for computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) applications is presented. An architecture is proposed that considers three types of users: the system-building user, the application administrator, and the end user. This architecture is a modular toolkit comprised of a logical model builder, a monitor builder, and a module to external... View full abstract»

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  • What is next in real-time computer vision? An overview of tightly-coupled non-homogeneous multiprocessor architectures

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):204 - 211
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    The problem of limitations of computer-vision systems caused by the power of computational platforms is addressed by using nonhomogeneous multiprocessors in a tightly-coupled organization. The general form of the architecture is defined as the computational resource graph being homomorphic to the computational task graph. Pragmatic issues such as the skewing of time have to be explicitly addressed... View full abstract»

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  • Petri net design language

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):96 - 99
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    A Petri net design language is presented that is based on the earlier Computer Design Language (CDL). The language should be able to handle large-scale nets with hundreds or thousands of places and transitions and to provide a simulation environment. An example is given to illustrate the language View full abstract»

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  • Towards automatic indexing of product models in a CIM environment

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):106 - 114
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    Consistent techniques for both two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) representations that can be adapted to the various contexts of interest in computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) activities are presented. These techniques are based on the study, implementation, and use of some academic prototypes in the field of technical drawing restoration and 3-D object representation and manip... View full abstract»

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  • Simplifying the writing of specifications: a language and its interface

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):184 - 189
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    The user interface for the TQ specification language is described, and how its syntax-directed editing capabilities simplify the writing of TQ specifications for the ordinary user is shown. The user interface is just one of the components of the TOAD system, which is able to generate dBASE programs from these specifications. Preliminary results with computer professionals unfamiliar with the TQ la... View full abstract»

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  • Computer `visualization' of user activity: hybrid recognition of conceptual patterns

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):170 - 175
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    An approach to utilize a hybrid pattern-recognition scheme in designing computer interfaces that can adapt to human users is proposed. It presupposes definition of interface structures that are conducive to human conceptual activities. These are used as structural prototypes that are recognizable with the help of production systems from the area of artificial intelligence. As a result, a user-spec... View full abstract»

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  • A novel architecture for modular implementation of neural networks

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):25 - 29
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    An architecture for an efficient, highly parallel implementation of large-scale neural networks is proposed. The basis of the architecture is a ring or a multiring communication network with processing elements as nodes. The architecture provides a modular, expandable implementation in which hardware cost and processing speed can be readily traded. Various neutral-network connectivities and their ... View full abstract»

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  • Structured spreadsheet calculation

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):129 - 133
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    A data structure classification scheme based on a study of a large set of spreadsheets is presented. A distinction is made between logical and physical data structures, and their relationship is described. The classification of data structures is then used to formulate a mechanism called structured spreadsheet calculation. The basic building blocks of structured spreadsheets are the logical data s... View full abstract»

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  • A critical look at the relationship between AI and software engineering

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):2 - 18
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    A number of key issues relating to the application of artificial intelligence (AI) to software engineering (SE) and the reverse are discussed. Issues relating to how AI can help SE are: whether automatic programming is synonymous with AI for SE and whether it represents a major paradigm for SE in the next decade; whether expert systems technology is sufficiently successful and mature enough to pro... View full abstract»

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  • The `hand-eye' problem: robotics and education in computer science

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):73 - 78
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    A four-term project carried out with students of computer science at the Univ. of Bremen, West Germany, as part of the degree requirements is described. The project is called ROMEO, which is a German acronym for `robots and people: an occlusion'. The subject selected for the project is a version of the classic hand-eye problem of robotics: given a disassembled 3-D puzzle under the observation area... View full abstract»

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  • An application of syntactic pattern recognition in sports

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):196 - 201
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    An application of syntactic pattern recognition, using an attributed grammar, is presented. This application recognized a runner's leg, and located dots, or key points, on a leg. This information was used to measured the motion in the rear foot (pronation) of a number of running subjects. The edge-detection and shape-recognition methods used as described View full abstract»

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  • Towards the automated interpretation of geological surveys

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):90 - 94
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    The development of an interactive system tailored to support the activity of the geologist, who examines the gravimetric map of a region to draw information about the geological underground structures, is described. Access to the system is managed by an interface that creates a visual environment for the expert engaged in designing and testing procedures that automatically may execute the activity... View full abstract»

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  • Specifications of a knowledge-based environment for VLSI system architectural design

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):212 - 218
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    Specifications for the development of a knowledge-based environment (SHEDIO) for VLSI system architectural design are discussed. The SHEDIO environment is a multilevel frame that evaluates and optimizes the topology of the components that compose a digital system by examining a predefined set of algorithms, which the system must execute efficiently. The SHEDIO environment attempts to minimize the ... View full abstract»

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  • Hierarchical graph models of concurrent CIM systems

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):100 - 105
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    A concurrent computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) system modeling technique, called hierarchical graph (HG) modeling, is presented, along with its language extension, called parallel flow graph (PFG). HG is an abstract parallel machine, that is, a model of concurrent computation, that can be used to describe the logical structure of a CIM system and the relationships among each subsystem and th... View full abstract»

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  • Akrti: a system for drawing data structure

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):116 - 121
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    A system for graphically displaying data structures created by programs during execution is described. Each built-in data type is displayed in a standard way. No additional programming on the part of the user is required to use the system. Special hints may be used, at run time, to declare record/point data structures as abstract data types (e.g. binary tree, linked list, stack, etc.). The drawing... View full abstract»

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  • A heuristic scheme for the recognition of progressive digital straight lines with unevenness

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):176 - 183
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    A heuristic approach for the normalization of the unevenness of digital arcs is proposed. This procedure is based on the development of a class of progressive windows that attempt to cover the existing unevenness. An algorithm, HRA, and a number of illustrative examples are also provided. This work is a part of the project KALYPSO (a hierarchical picture recognition language) used on the HERMES vi... View full abstract»

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  • Learning discrete mappings-Athena's approach

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):31 - 36
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    The general problem of learning discrete mappings is considered. The focus is on the problem of learning a mapping that generalizes an incomplete description specified by a set of examples. The authors' view of this problem's nature is explained for the case of incompletely specified mappings, and on this basis a quantitative measure is given for determining the target learning performance. A neur... View full abstract»

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  • VLP: a visual language for prototyping

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):134 - 148
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    Specifications of information-systems-type applications are often based on the use of entity-relationship (ER) and dataflow (DF) diagrams, which cover the conceptual modeling of data and functions, respectively. VLP, an executable visual language for formal specifications which fully integrates ER and DF diagrams in a semantically clear way, is introduced. Unlike existing commercial products (the ... View full abstract»

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  • DIS: a user interface system design for the dictionary's database

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):164 - 169
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    A user interface system is proposed for the non-computer-professional using a previously developed electronic dictionary system. A model that uniformly represents all the dictionary's information is also proposed. Based on this model, a user interface system is proposed for the electronic dictionary, called the dictionary interface system (DIS). The users are offered a visual environment for using... View full abstract»

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