Accession Number : ADP000132

Title :   Reasoning between Structure and Function,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB

Personal Author(s) : Lowry,Michael R.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 5

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)

Descriptors :   *Image processing, Optical images, Shape, Motion, Geometric forms, Three dimensional, Structural analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE