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Richard H. Brown

Titles by This Editor

Understanding Vision, Manipulation and Productivity Technology, Computer Design and Symbol Manipulation

The broad range of material included in these volumes suggests to the newcomer the nature of the field of artificial intelligence, while those with some background in AI will appreciate the detailed coverage of the work being done at MIT. The results presented are related to the underlying methodology. Each chapter is introduced by a short note outlining the scope of the problem begin taken up or placing it in its historical context.

Contents, Volume II: Understanding Vision: Representing and Computing Visual Information; Visual Detection of Light Sources; Representing and Analyzing Surface Orientation; Registering Real Images Using Synthetic Images; Analyzing Curved Surfaces Using Reflectance Map Techniques; Analysis of Scenes from a Moving Viewpoint; Manipulation and Productivity Technology: Force Feedback in Precise Assembly Tasks; A Language for Automatic Mechanical Assembly; Kinematics, Statics, and Dynamics of Two-Dimensional Manipulators; Understanding Manipulator Control by Synthesizing Human Handwriting; Computer Design and Symbol Manipulation: The LISP Machine; Shallow Binding in LISP 1.5; Optimizing Allocation and Garbage Collection of Spaces; Compiler Optimization Based on Viewing LAMBDA as RENAME Plus GOTO; Control Structure as Patterns of Passing Messages.

Expert Problem Solving, Natural Language Understanding and Intelligent Computer Coaches, Representation and Learning

The broad range of material included in these volumes suggests to the newcomer the nature of the field of artificial intelligence, while those with some background in AI will appreciate the detailed coverage of the work being done at MIT. The results presented are related to the underlying methodology. Each chapter is introduced by a short note outlining the scope of the problem begin taken up or placing it in its historical context.

Contents, Volume I: Expert Problem Solving: Qualitative and Quantitative Reasoning in Classical Mechanics; Problem Solving About Electrical Circuits; Explicit Control of Reasoning; A Glimpse of Truth Maintenance; Design of a Programmer's Apprentice; Natural Language Understanding and Intelligent Computer Coaches: A Theory of Syntactic Recognition for Natural Language; Disambiguating References and Interpreting Sentence Purpose in Discourse; Using Frames in Scheduling; Developing Support Systems for Information Analysis; Planning and Debugging in Elementary Programming; Representation and Learning: Learning by Creating and Justifying Transfer Frames; Descriptions and the Specialization of Concept; The Society Theory of Thinking; Representing and Using Real-World Knowledge.