Download Autonomous Robotics and Deep Learning by Vishnu Nath, Stephen E. Levinson (auth.) PDF

By Vishnu Nath, Stephen E. Levinson (auth.)

This Springer short examines the combo of laptop imaginative and prescient options and computing device studying algorithms precious for humanoid robots to enhance “true consciousness.” It illustrates the severe first step in the direction of achieving “deep learning,” lengthy thought of the holy grail for desktop studying scientists around the world. utilizing the instance of the iCub, a humanoid robotic which learns to resolve 3D mazes, the booklet explores the demanding situations to create a robotic that may understand its personal atmosphere. instead of depending exclusively on human programming, the robotic makes use of actual contact to improve a neural map of its atmosphere and learns to alter the surroundings for its personal gain. those strategies let the iCub to competently clear up any maze, if an answer exists, inside of a number of iterations. With transparent research of the iCub experiments and its effects, this Springer short is perfect for complex point scholars, researchers and execs enthusiastic about machine imaginative and prescient, AI and computer learning.

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Download Web Intelligence Meets Brain Informatics: First WICI by Ning Zhong, Jiming Liu, Yiyu Yao, Jinglong Wu, Shengfu Lu, PDF

By Ning Zhong, Jiming Liu, Yiyu Yao, Jinglong Wu, Shengfu Lu, Kuncheng Li

This e-book constitutes the completely refereed post-workshop court cases of the 1st WICI foreign Workshop on net Intelligence meets mind Informatics, WImBI 2006, which used to be held in Beijing, China, in December 2006. The WICI (International WIC Institute) is a world, open-educational study association of the internet Intelligence Consortium (WIC). The institute is affiliated with Beijing collage of know-how (BJUT).

The 26 revised full-length papers offered including 3 introductory lectures are all invited post-workshop contributions which have been rigorously reviewed and chosen for inclusion during this cutting-edge survey.

The workshop explores a brand new viewpoint of internet Intelligence (WI) learn from the point of view of mind Informatics (BI) - a brand new interdisciplinary box to systematically learn human details processing mechanisms from either macro and micro issues of view via cooperatively utilizing experimental cognitive neuroscience and complicated WI-centric info technology.

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Download Connecting Families: The Impact of New Communication by Carman Neustaedter, Steve Harrison, Abigail Sellen PDF

By Carman Neustaedter, Steve Harrison, Abigail Sellen

New applied sciences are greatly altering the way in which that households connect to each other: we will textual content our kids from paintings, devour dinner with far-away mom and dad through video hyperlink, and immediately add and percentage images after a relatives day trip. even if we're bridging time or distance, and even if we're improving our closest relationships or strengthening the bonds of , as computing device applied sciences modify the communique panorama, they in flip are altering the way in which we behavior and event kin life.

This state-of-the-art quantity explores the influence of latest communique platforms on how households engage – how they proportion their lives and workouts, have interaction in social contact, and negotiate being jointly or being aside – through contemplating a number diverse relatives relationships that form the character of communique. Composed of 3 sections, the 1st seems to be at what's frequently the middle of a ‘family’, the couple, to appreciate the effect of expertise on couple relationships, verbal exchange, and emotions of closeness. the second one part reports speedy households that experience multiplied past simply the person or couple to incorporate youngsters. the following, the emphasis is on connection for communique, coordination, and play. The 3rd part strikes past the rapid kin to discover connections among prolonged, dispensed relatives. This contains connections among grownup young children and their mom and dad, grandparents and grandchildren, and grownup siblings. right here relatives have grown older, moved clear of ‘home’, and cast new households.

Researchers, designers and builders of recent communique applied sciences will locate this quantity useful. Connecting households: The impression of latest conversation applied sciences on household existence brings jointly the main up to date stories to aid in realizing how new verbal exchange applied sciences form – and are formed via – relatives existence, and provides thought and information for layout through making transparent what households desire and cost from technological systems.

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Download Advances in Multimedia Information Processing -- PCM 2010, by Guoping Qiu, Kin Man Lam, Hitoshi Kiya, Xiang-Yang Xue, PDF

By Guoping Qiu, Kin Man Lam, Hitoshi Kiya, Xiang-Yang Xue, C.-C. Jay Kuo, Michael S. Lew

This ebook constitutes the court cases of the eleventh Pacific Rim convention on Advances in Multimedia info Processing, held in Shanghai in September 2010.

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Download Professional JMS programming by Scott Grant, Michael P. Kovacs, Meeraj Kunnumpurath, Silvano PDF

By Scott Grant, Michael P. Kovacs, Meeraj Kunnumpurath, Silvano Maffeis, K. Scott Morrison, Gopalan Suresh Raj, Paul Giotta, James McGovern

This e-book exhibits how one can use the Java Message provider (JMS) to create powerful, asynchronous, loosely-coupled Java purposes. It covers either the basic and complicated positive aspects of the newest 1.02 API, in either the Point-to-Point and Publish/Subscribe messaging domain names. With JMS provision turning into vital within the subsequent iteration of J2EE 1.3 software servers, this publication will organize you for development transportable, messaging-enabled net and heart tier suggestions, together with using the hot message-driven EJBs. It additionally covers the rising makes use of of messaging within the cellular area, and the powerful courting that's construction among new XML messaging criteria, and small footprint JMS consumers. eventually, the booklet additionally presents a pragmatic advisor to using JMS opposed to some of the major messaging owners to be had, together with JMQ, FioranoMQ, WebLogic, and iBus//MessageServer.

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Download The Sense of Touch and its Rendering: Progress in Haptics by Antonio Bicchi, Martin Buss, Marc O. Ernst, Angelika Peer PDF

By Antonio Bicchi, Martin Buss, Marc O. Ernst, Angelika Peer

"Sense of contact and its Rendering" offers a distinct and interdisciplinary procedure highlighting the sphere of haptic examine from a neuropsychological in addition to a technological standpoint. This edited ebook is the end result of the TOUCH-HapSys eu learn undertaking and gives an immense contribution in the direction of a brand new iteration of high-fidelity haptic show applied sciences. The publication is dependent in elements: A. basic Psychophysical and Neuropsychological learn and B. know-how and functions. the 2 components should not despite the fact that separated, and the various connections and synergies among the 2 complementary domain names of analysis are highlighted within the textual content. The 11 chapters talk about the hot advances within the research of human haptic (kinaesthetic, tactile, temperature) and multimodal (visual, auditory, haptic) belief mechanisms. along with the theoretical development, the contributions survey the state of the art within the box, document a few sensible purposes to genuine platforms, and talk about attainable destiny developments.

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Download Integral and Diagnostic Intrusive Prediction of Speech by Nicolas Côté PDF

By Nicolas Côté

This paintings offers with the instrumental dimension equipment for the perceived caliber of transmitted speech. those measures simulate the speech belief technique hired by means of human topics in the course of auditory experiments. The degree standardized by means of the overseas Telecommunication Union (ITU), referred to as “Wideband-Perceptual Speech caliber assessment (WB-PESQ)”, isn't capable of quantify a lot of these perceived features on a unidimensional caliber scale, the suggest Opinion rating (MOS) scale. fresh experimental reports confirmed that topics utilize a number of perceptual dimensions to pass judgement on in regards to the caliber of speech indications. so as to characterize the sign at a better degree of notion, a brand new version, known as “Diagnostic Instrumental review of Listening caliber (DIAL)”, has been constructed. It contains a perceptual and a cognitive version which simulate the complete caliber judgment technique. apart from robust discontinuities, DIAL predicts rather well speech caliber of alternative speech processing and transmission platforms, and it outperforms the WB-PESQ.

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Download Interaktive Systeme: Band 1: Grundlagen, Graphical User by Bernhard Preim, Raimund Dachselt PDF

By Bernhard Preim, Raimund Dachselt

Wie müssen Benutzungsschnittstellen komplexer Computersysteme gestaltet werden? Wovon hängt die Effizienz der Interaktion ab? was once macht die person event interaktiver Produkte aus? Diesen Fragen widmet sich die grundlegend überarbeitete zweite Auflage des Buchs Interaktive Systeme. Um vielfältigen Aspekten und developments gerecht zu werden, erscheint das Buch nun in zwei Bänden, vom Autorenteam in verständlicher, wissenschaftlich fundierter Weise geschrieben. Zahlreiche Praxisbeispiele, Handlungsempfehlungen sowie weiterführende Literaturhinweise machen das Buch sowohl für Studierende wie auch für Praktiker zu einem lesenswerten und umfassenden Kompendium. Basierend auf kognitiven Grundlagen bietet Band 1 eine umfassende Einführung in den Entwurf interaktiver Systeme. Von den Eingabegeräten bis zum Dialogdesign werden alle wichtigen Aspekte der Gestaltung fensterbasierter Systeme ausführlich diskutiert. Abgerundet wird der Band durch die Diskussion von modernen Techniken der Informationsvisualisierung.

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Download Reputation in Artificial Societies: Social Beliefs for by Rosaria Conte PDF

By Rosaria Conte

Reputation In man made Societies discusses the position of attractiveness within the fulfillment of social order. The e-book proposes that attractiveness is an agent estate that effects from transmission of ideals approximately how the brokers are evaluated with reference to a socially fascinating behavior. This fascinating behavior represents one or one other of the ideas to the matter of social order and will encompass cooperation or altruism, reciprocity, or norm obedience.
Reputation In synthetic Societies distinguishes among photo (direct review of others) and popularity (propagating meta­belief, in a roundabout way obtained) and investigates their results in regards to either typical and digital societies. The interaction among picture and recognition, the methods resulting in them and the set of choices that brokers make on their foundation are proven with helping information from agent­based simulations.

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Download Building service provider networks by Howard Berkowitz PDF

By Howard Berkowitz

To be aggressive, provider prone can't customise each install yet needs to at the same time supply companies that meet a variety of perceived shopper wishes. This consultant exhibits advertisement provider companies and kit owners how one can construct aggressive provider choices for enterprise-specific wishes. * offers important technical and company tips to the merchant industry * Explains easy methods to fulfill the customer's particular wishes in information, voice, and/or video * allows readers to realize the higher hand in filing the main aggressive provider community bids and repair point promises to buyers

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