In this paper, we study the application of propositional decision procedures in hardware verification. In particular, we apply bounded model checking, as introduced in , to equivalence and invariant checking. We present several optimizations that reduce the size of generated propositional formulas. In many instances, our SAT-based approach can… (More)
Power is becoming a critical constraint for designing embedded applications. Current power analysis techniques based on circuit-level or architectural-level simulation are either impractical or inaccurate to estimate the power cost for a given piece of application software. In this paper, an instruction-level power analysis model is developed for an… (More)
— A challenging task that must be accomplished for every legged robot is creating the walking and running behaviors needed for it to move. In this paper we describe our system for autonomously evolving dynamic gaits on two of Sony's quadruped robots. Our evolutionary algorithm runs on board the robot and uses the robot's sensors to compute the quality of a… (More)
This paper presents the role of ethological and emotional models as the basis for an architecture in support of entertainment robotic systems. Specific examples for Sony's AIBO are presented as well as extensions related to a new humanoid robot, SDR.
An international group of experts in pharmacokinetic modeling recommends a consensus nomenclature to describe in vivo molecular imaging of reversibly binding radioligands.
In this paper, we discuss the use of binary decision diagrams to represent general matrices. We demonstrate that binary decision diagrams are an efficient representation for every special-case matrix in common use, notably sparse matrices. In particular, we demonstrate that for any matrix, the BDD representation can be no larger than the corresponding… (More)
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