This collection of essays by 12 members of the MIT staff, provides an inside report on the scope and expectations of current research in one of the world's major AI centers. The chapters on artificial intelligence, expert systems, vision, robotics, and natural language provide both a broad overview of current areas of activity and an assessment of the field at a time of great public interest and rapid technological progress.
Contents Artificial Intelligence, Patrick H. Winston and Karen Prendergast • KnowledgeBased Systems, Randall Davis • Expert-System Tools and Techniques, Peter Szolovits • Medical Diagnosis: Evolution of Systems Building Expertise, Ramesh S. Patil • Artificial Intelligence and Software Engineering, Charles Rich and Richard C. Waters • Intelligent Natural Language Processing, Robert C. Berwick • Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding, Victor Zue • Robot Programming and Artificial Intelligence, Tomas Lozano-Perez • Robot Hands and Tactile Sensing, John M. Hollerbach • Intelligent Vision, Michael Brady • Making Robots See, W. Eric L. Grimson • Autonomous Mobile Robots, Rodney A. Brooks
AI in the 1980s and Beyond is included in the Artificial Intelligence Series, edited by Patrick H. Winston and Michael Brady.
About the Author
W. Eric L. Grimson, author of From Images to Surfaces: A Computational Study of the Human Early Vision System (MIT Press 1981) and is an Assistant Professors in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.
Ramesh S. Patil is an Assistant Professors in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT.
Robert C. Berwick is Professor of Computational Linguistics and Computer Science and Engineering, in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems and the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at MIT and the author of Computational Complexity and Natural Language and The Acquisition of Syntactic Knowledge , both published by the MIT Press.
Michael Brady is Senior Research Scientist at MIT's Artifical Intelligence Laboratory.
John Hollerbach is an Associate Professor in the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.
Tomás Lozano-Pérez, is a Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and Associate Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Patrick H. Winston is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT.
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"All of the papers are tutorial in nature and are written in a style that is easy to read. Extensive references are a also provided for the astute and more technically inclined reader." American Reference Book Annual
All of the papers are tutorial in nature and are written in a style that is easy to read. Extensive references are a also provided for the astute and more technically inclined reader.American Reference Book Annual
All of the papers are tutorial in nature and are written in a style that is easy to read. Extensive references are a also provided for the astute and more technically inclined reader.