Gloria Starns

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The main idea of generalized intelligent tutoring system (ITS) development tools like Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) is to provide authors with high-level standards and a readily reusable structure within different domains. Hence, adapting such a tool could be the best way to boost an underdeveloped tutor. In this paper we propose the(More)
While intelligent tutoring systems have been designed to teach freebody diagrams, existing software often forces students to define variables and equations that may not be necessary for conceptual understanding during the problem framing stage. StaticsTutor was developed to analyze solutions from a student-drawn diagram and recognize misconceptions at the(More)
Optimal synthesis of a planar four-bar mechanism with prescribed timing using generalized reduced gradient, simulated annealing and genetic algorithms " (1996). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. Paper 11128. Hiis manosd^ has been reproduced from the microfilm master. UMI filTHQ the text directfy from the origmal or cc^ submitted. Thus, some thesis and(More)
Deformable energy absorbers play a vital role in crash protection systems. However, prevailing stringent design requirements to mitigate impact damage in a limited space have advocated a need for superior energy absorbing materials and versatile and compact structures. In this thesis, an intelligent compact energy absorbing structure is presented that(More)
A large number of attitude estimation algorithms assume sensor placement along the axis of rotation. These models assume that all measured accelerations are due to gravity, while in reality this is not always the case. By expanding the system model to accommodate centrifugal and tangential accelerations the attitude can be more accurately estimated. This(More)
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