Frank Klassner

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This paper examines LEGO Mindstorms'#8482; suitability as a hardware platform for integrating robotics into an Artificial Intelligence course organized around the agent paradigm popularized by Russell and Norvig. This evaluation discusses how kits and projects based on Mindstorms supported students' exploration of the issues behind the design of agents from(More)
The World Wide Web has become an invaluable information resource but the explosion of available information has made web search a time consuming and complex process. The large number of information sources and their different levels of accessibility, reliability and associated costs present a complex information gathering control problem. This paper(More)
We describe the possibility of using the Lego Mindstorms robots to support the ACM Computing Curriculum 2001, using them in lab exercises and projects for classes from beginning courses in programming to advanced courses in operating systems, compilers, networks and artificial intelligence. We first describe the limitations of the robots, both hardware and(More)
The Integrated Processing and Understanding of Signals IPUS architecture is presented as a framework that exploits formal signal processing models to struc ture the bidirectional interaction between front end signal processing and signal understanding processes This architecture is appropriate for complex environ ments which are characterized by variable(More)
This paper presents the IPUS Integrated Process ing and Understanding of Signals architecture to address the traditional perceptual paradigm s shortcomings in complex environments It has two premises the search for correct interpretations of signal processing algorithms SPAs outputs re quires concurrent search for SPAs and control pa rameters appropriate(More)
The Integrated Processing and Understanding of Signals IPUS architecture is designed for com plex environments which are characterized by variable signal to noise ratios unpredictable source behaviors and the simultaneous occur rence of objects whose signal signatures can dis tort each other Because auditory scene analysis is replete with issues concerning(More)
This paper presents the RCXLisp library, an extension to Common Lisp that allows students to investigate a broad range of artificial intelligence and computer science topics using the LEGO MindStorms® platform. The library has two features that distinguish it from other third-party packages and languages designed by academics and hobbyists for(More)
This paper describes the rationale, architecture, and preliminary implementation of a next generation information gathering system. The goal of this funded research is to exploit the vast amount of information sources available today on the NII including a growing number of digital libraries, independent news agencies, government agencies, as well as human(More)