Mechanical computer

Known as: Mechanical computers 
A mechanical computer is built from mechanical components such as levers and gears, rather than electronic components. The most common examples are… (More)
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2014
2014
This paper provides the first comprehensive description of the Z1, the mechanical computer built by the German inventor Konrad… (More)
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2013
2013
Figure 1.1 shows the basic construction of a 3D graphics computer. That is also the general organization of this book, with each… (More)
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2009
2009
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Computing Machine Models To gage the computational power of a family of mechanical computers, we will use a widely known abstract… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
Volumetric displays produce volume-filling three-dimensional imagery. Each volume element or voxel in a 3D scene emits visible… (More)
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2003
2003
In this paper we define a class of mechanical systems consisting of rigid objects (defined by linear or quadratic surface patches… (More)
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1998
1998
In this paper we deene a class of mechanical systems consisting of rigid objects (deened by linear or quadratic surface patches… (More)
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1996
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1996
were proposed in the early 1980’s [Benioff80] and shown to be at least as powerful as classical computers an important but not… (More)
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1994
1994
In this paper, we present a new control system for the intelligent force control of multifingered robot grips. The multilevel… (More)
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1993
Review
1993
Force control implemented by a passive mechanical device (perhaps a wrist) has inherent advantages over active implementations. A… (More)
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1990
Highly Cited
1990
We invite the reader to think of a passive wrist as a mechanical computer. The wrist computes a particular motion in response to… (More)
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