Mitch D. Wilkes

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In this paper, we discuss the motivation, approach, and status of a new NSF ITR project in which an adaptive working memory is investigated for robot control and learning. There is much evidence for the existence of such a memory structure in primates. Such memory is closely tied to the learning and execution of tasks, as it contributes to decision-making(More)
Primary visual cortex was ablated unilaterally in neonatal rabbits. Following a survival of 2-4 months, retrograde degeneration of the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus (LGd) was assessed, and reorganization of retinofugal pathways was studied using methods of anretrograde transport of [3H]proline or of horseradish peroxidase. A complete lesion of primary(More)
Kevin Fleming, who always encouraged and supported me, Jimmy Fleming, who shared so much happiness, and to Anne Fleming, who is always listening and supportive iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thanks to Dr. Kawamura for his guidance, to Dr. Wilkes for many hours of help, instruction, feedback, to Katherine Achim for much help and support and to everyone at the CIS lab,(More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS First and foremost, I would like to thank Dr. Kazuhiko Kawamura, for his help and guidance throughout this learning experience. Dr. K taught me how to be a better orator, how to be an excellent teaching assistant, and how to research ideas effectively. Stephen Gordon and Palis Ratanaswasd also deserve thanks. Stephen helped me record new(More)
Over the past few years, there has been an immense thrust in the field of geolocation, surveillance, tracking and location-aware systems and services. The advent of compact, low power, high-processing power DSPs have made possible several tasks which were infeasible just a few years ago. TDOA estimates on such energy and resource constrained platforms(More)
ii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS First and foremost, I would like to acknowledge the full support and guidance rendered by my advisor Dr. Kazuhiko Kawamura in my pursuit of knowledge in Vanderbilt University as well as in my research and compilation of this thesis. Also, I would like to thank Dr. Mitch Wilkes for his helping me better understand the tasks. In addition, I(More)