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    • Anticipatory Robot Control for a Partially Observable Environment Using Episodic Memories 

      Endo, Yoichiro (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This paper explains an episodic-memory based approach for computing anticipatory robot behavior in a partially observable environment. Inspired by biological findings on the mammalian hippocampus, here, the episodic memories ...
    • Art or Circus? Characterizing User-Created Video on YouTube 

      Landry, Brian M.; Guzdial, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Video and networking technologies have advanced such that posting and viewing video online is practical. Everyday people now post video online to communicate asynchronously with remote audiences. This paper explores the ...
    • Automatic Landmark Detection for Topological Mapping Using Bayesian Surprise 

      Ranganathan, Ananth; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Topological maps are graphical representations of the environment consisting of nodes that denote landmarks, and edges that represent the connectivity between the landmarks. Automatic detection of landmarks, usually ...
    • Autonomous Nondeterministic Tour Guides: Improving Quality of Experience with TTD-MDPs 

      Cantino, Andrew S.; Roberts, David L.; Isbell, Charles Lee, Jr. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      In this paper, we address the problem of building a system of autonomous tour guides for a complex environment, such as a museum with many visitors. Visitors may have varying preferences for types of art or may wish to ...
    • CCLI-using media computation to attract and retain students in computing 

      Guzdial, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-10-31)
    • Compositional Classification 

      Jones, Joshua (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-25)
      An intelligent system must routinely deal with massive information processing complexity. The research discussed in this document is concerned with finding representations and processes to deal with a part of this ...
    • Computer Science Construct Use, Learning, and Creative Credit in a Graphic Design Community 

      Dorn, Brian; Tew, Allison Elliott; Guzdial, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-02)
      End-users, who are projected to outnumber professional programmers in the next decade, present a unique opportunity to understand how computer science knowledge is acquired in the real world. We conducted an analysis ...
    • Deliberate Barriers to User Participation on MetaFilter 

      Pileggi, Hannah; Morrison, Briana; Bruckman, Amy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This descriptive study explores deliberate barriers to user participation on the long-lived discussion site Metafilter has been in continuous operation since its founding in 1999, and at the time of this ...
    • Description of Computer Science Higher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Initial Explorations 

      Chetty, Marshini; Buckhalter, Celeste; Best, Michael L.; Grinter, Rebecca E.; Guzdial, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      Many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are in need of technology innovators who are equipped to leverage technologies in locally relevant domains such as health, government and education. To create skilled graduates ...
    • EasyZoom: Zoom-in-Context Views for Exploring Large Collections of Images 

      Chen, Jiajian; Xu, Yan; Turk, Greg; Stasko, John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Image browsing and searching are some of the most common tasks in daily computer use. Zooming techniques are important for image searching and browsing in a large collection of thumbnail images in a single screen. In this ...
    • An Experiment in Teaching Cognitive Systems Online 

      Goel, Ashok K.; Joyner, David A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015)
      In Fall 2014 we offered an online course CS 7637 Knowledge-Based Artificial Intelligence: Cognitive Systems (KBAI) to about 200 students as part of the Georgia Tech Online MS in CS program. We incorporated lessons from ...
    • FAR: A computational model for solving visual intelligence tests using fractal reasoning 

      McGreggor, Brian Keith (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-05-21)
      A thesis proposal for the following research question: How might a cognitively-inspired computational model solve problems of visual similarity and novelty, such as those found on intelligence tests?
    • Horizon-based Value Iteration 

      Zang, Peng; Irani, Arya; Isbell, Charles Lee, Jr. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      We present a horizon-based value iteration algorithm called Reverse Value Iteration (RVI). Empirical results on a variety of domains, both synthetic and real, show RVI often yields speedups of several orders of magnitude. ...
    • Localization and 3D Reconstruction of Urban Scenes Using GPS 

      Kim, Kihwan; Summet, Jay; Starner, Thad; Ashbrook, Daniel; Kapade, Mrunal; Essa, Irfan A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Using off-the-shelf Global Positioning System (GPS) units, we reconstruct buildings in 3D by exploiting the reduction in signal to noise ratio (SNR) that occurs when the buildings obstruct the line-of-sight between the ...
    • Measuring Connection Strengths and Link Strengths in Discrete Bayesian Networks 

      Ebert-Uphoff, Imme (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-01-29)
      This paper discusses measures for connection strength (strength between any two nodes) and link strength (strength along a specific edge) in Discrete Bayesian Networks. The typical application is to visualize the ...
    • Multimodel gestural control using on-body sensors 

      Starner, Thad (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-06-01)
    • Mwangaza Trip Report Spring 2014 

      Bruce, Carrie; Tomlinson, Brianna J.; Walker, Bruce (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This document summarizes the notes from the research trip to Kenya completed in March 2014.
    • Performance and Use Evaluation of an Electronic Book for Introductory Python Programming 

      Alvarado, Christine; Morrison, Briana; Ericson, Barbara; Guzdial, Mark; Miller, Brad; Ranum, David L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Electronic books (ebooks) provide the opportunity to go beyond the limitations of a physical page. These opportunities are particularly important for computing education, where dynamic information is a key characteristic ...
    • Remixing Authorship: Reconfiguring the Author in Online Video Remix Culture 

      Diakopoulos, Nicholas; Luther, Kurt; Medynskiy, Yevgeniy (Eugene); Essa, Irfan A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      In an abstract sense, authorship entails the constrained selection or generation of media and the organization and layout of that media in a larger structure. But authorship is more than just selection and organization; ...
    • A Robotic System for Autonomous Medication and Water Delivery 

      Emeli, Victor; Wagner, Alan R.; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Poor medication adherence and dehydration are well-documented challenges for older adults living independently that lead to reduced quality of life. Robotic delivery of pills and water in the home could potentially ...