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Intelligent Satellites for Interactive Graphics,
BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I CENTER FOR COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES
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The paper considers the spectrum of remote user stations with local processing ability, ranging from simple smart terminals to nearly self-sufficient intelligent systems called satellites. The emphasis will be on the latter category, drawing on the authors research on intelligent satellites for interactive graphics as a paradigm. The necessity of meeting a critical intelligence threshold criterion for the satellite is stressed, and some difficult problems and potential solutions in the division of labor between host and satellite are examined. While the discussion will be from a graphics point of view, it is hoped that many of the problems and solutions in satellite graphics apply to other areas such as satellite mode process control, experiment control, signal processing, etc. Author
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