Accession Number:

ADP000132

Title:

Reasoning between Structure and Function,

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STANFORD UNIV CA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

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Report Date:

1982-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

This report describes conceptual work on a system that reasons between structure and function in the domain of physical objects interacting through mechanical contact. Structure is represented by a hierarchy consisting of generalized cones, abstract shape descriptions, and motion sequencs of the spines of generalized cones. Function is represented by a hierarchy of kinematic primitives, functional primitives, and causal networks. Both qualitative and quantitative reasoning are used to determine the relationship between structure and function. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE