—Deploying home access points (AP) is hard. Untrained users typically purchase, install, and configure a home AP with very little awareness of wireless signal coverage and complex interference conditions. We envision a future of autonomous wireless network management that uses the Internet as an enabling technology. By leveraging a P2P architecture over… (More)
We consider an auction environment where the object can be sold with usage restrictions that generate direct bene…ts to the seller but lower buyers' valuations. In this environment, sellers such as the FCC have used 'contingent re-auctions,'o¤ering the restricted object with a reserve price, but re-auctioning it without the restrictions if the reserve is… (More)
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED iii Acknowledgments You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being. First and foremost I thank Jesus, my King and Redeemer, who graciously enabled me to complete this dissertation by providing the support acknowledged below. I am… (More)
This paper summarizes self-reports made by many of the DARPA Robotics Challenge teams on how much autonomy was used and why errors occurred. We also include observations about commonalities and differences in robot behavior across teams, and discuss lessons learned.
This paper explores the possibility of using the Internet as a control channel for residential wireless networks (RWLANs). We design and implement Telegram, an architecture in which nearby APs coordinate their wireless transmissions over the wired Internet. The latency of coordination is resolved by scheduling packets slightly in advance. Testbed… (More)
Civitas is a registered charity (no. 1085494) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales (no. 04023541) All rights reserved ISBN 978‐1‐903386‐57‐6 Independence: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society (Civitas) is a registered educational charity (No. 1085494) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 04023541). Civitas is… (More)