Eric Schneider

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The IEEE Standard 754-1985 for binary floating-point arithmetic [1] was revised [2], and an important addition is the definition of decimal floating-point arithmetic. This is intended mainly to provide a robust, reliable framework for financial applications that are often subject to legal requirements concerning rounding and precision of the results,(More)
Runtime reconfigurable architectures based on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are attractive for realizing complex applications. However, being manufactured in latest semiconductor process technologies, FPGAs are increasingly prone to aging effects, which reduce the reliability of such systems and must be tackled by aging mitigation and application(More)
As grapheme­to­phoneme methods proliferate, their careful evaluation becomes increasingly important. This paper ex­ plores a variety of metrics to compare the automatic pronunci­ ation methods of three freely­available grapheme­to­phoneme packages on a large dictionary. Two metrics, presented here for the first time, rely upon a novel(More)
Task allocation is an important topic in multiagent and multi-robot teams. In recent years, there has been much research on the use of auction-based methods to provide a distributed approach to task allocation. Team members bid on tasks based on local information, and the allocation is based on these bids. The focus of prior work has been on optimal(More)
FPGA-based reconfigurable systems allow the online adaptation to dynamically changing runtime requirements. The reliability of FPGAs, being manufactured in latest technologies, is threatened by soft errors, as well as aging effects and latent defects. To ensure reliable reconfiguration, it is mandatory to guarantee the correct operation of the(More)
The simulation of delay faults is an essential task in design validation and reliability assessment of circuits. Due to the high sensitivity of current nano-scale designs against smallest delay deviations, small delay faults recently became the focus of test research. Because of the subtle delay impact, traditional fault simulation approaches based on(More)
Since the brain-computer interface (BCI) speller was first proposed by Farwell and Donchin, there have been modifications in the visual aspects of P300 paradigms. Most of the changes are based on the original matrix format such as changes in the number of rows and columns, font size, flash/ blank time, and flash order. The improvement in the resulting(More)
Our work investigates the effectiveness of multiagent coordination mechanisms, not for groups of software agents, but rather for teams of physical robots. The long-term aims are to identify which multiagent coordination mechanisms are robust enough to work on physical robot teams, despite the inherent problems with noise and error, and to identify which of(More)