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            Reliable Computer Systems: Design and Evaluation, Third Edition

            Reliable Computer Systems: Design and Evaluation, Third Edition (Paperback, 3rd New edition)

            By Siewiorek, Daniel P.; Swarz, Robert S.

            • RRP: $116.00
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            This classic reference work is a comprehensive guide to the design, evaluation, and use of reliable computer systems. It includes case studies of reliable systems from manufacturers, such as Tandem, Stratus, IBM, and Digital. It covers special systems such as the Galileo Orbiter ...fault protection system and AT&T telephone switching system processors.
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            ISBN 9780367447649
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Real-Time Shading

            Real-Time Shading (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Olano, Marc; Hart, John; Heidrich, Wolfgang; McCool, Michael

            • RRP: $116.00
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            This book covers real-time shading systems, their design and how they work. Procedural shading, long valued for off-line rendering and production animation is now possible on interactive graphics hardware. These developments are important for areas such as game development, produ...ct design, and scientific visualization, among others. The authors include examples of techniques for achieving common effects efficiently in a real-time shading language ranging from full procedural shading on advanced specialized hardware to limited, yet surprisingly flexible shading on unextended OpenGL, to modern PC graphics accelerators.
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            ISBN 9780367447021
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Artificial Intelligence for Computer Games: An Introduction

            Artificial Intelligence for Computer Games: An Introduction (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Funge, John David

            • RRP: $116.00
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            Learn to make games that are more fun and engaging! Building on fundamental principles of Artificial Intelligence, Funge explains how to create Non-Player Characters (NPCs) with progressively more sophisticated capabilities. Starting with the basic capability of acting in the gam...e world, the book explains how to develop NPCs who can perceive, remember what they perceive, and then continue in the game play to think about the effects of possible actions, and finally learn from their experience. Funge considers the system architecture and explains how to implement potential behaviors (both reactive and deliberate) for intelligent and responsive NPCs allowing for games that are more fun and engaging. Emphasizing enduring design principles, Funge covers the basics of Game AI and provides a clear, easy to read introduction that beginning programmers and game designers will enjoy.
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            ISBN 9780367446567
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Algorithmic and Computational Robotics: New Directions 2000 WAFR

            Algorithmic and Computational Robotics: New Directions 2000 WAFR (Paperback)

            Edited by Donald, Bruce; Lynch, Kevin; Rus, Daniela

            • RRP: $116.00
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            Algorithms that control the computational processes relating sensors and actuators are indispensable for robot navigation and the perception of the world in which they move. Therefore, a deep understanding of how algorithms work to achieve this control is essential for the develo...pment of efficient and usable robots in a broad field of applications. An interdisciplinary group of scientists gathers every two years to document the progress in algorithmic foundations of robotics. This volume addresses in particular the areas of control theory, computational and differential geometry in robotics, and applications to core problems such as motion planning, navigation, sensor-based planning, and manipulation.
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            ISBN 9780367447267
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
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            Audio Anecdotes II: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Digital Audio

            Audio Anecdotes II: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Digital Audio (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Greenebaum, Ken; Barzel, Ronen

            • RRP: $116.00
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            This collection of articles provides practical and relevant tools, tips, and techniques for those working in the digital audio field. Volume II, with contributions from experts in their fields, includes articles on: - Field recording - Synthesis - Signal processing - Spatializati...on - Computer techniques and tools - Music theory - Sound design - Sound in nature An enclosed CD-ROM provides demos, source code, and examples. Audio Anecdotes is an invaluable tool for anyone who uses digital sound in the creation of computer-generated works: - Musicians - Game developers - Sound producers, and others
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            ISBN 9780367446543
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
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            Sensors for Mobile Robots

            Sensors for Mobile Robots (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Everett, H. R.

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            The author compiles everything a student or experienced developmental engineer needs to know about the supporting technologies associated with the rapidly evolving field of robotics. From the table of contents: Design Considerations * Dead Reckoning * Odometry Sensors * Doppler a...nd Inertial Navigation * Typical Mobility Configurations * Tactile and Proximity Sensing * Triangulation Ranging * Stereo Disparity * Active Triangulation * Active Stereoscopic * Hermies * Structured Light * Known Target Size * Time of Flight * Phase-Shift Measurement * Frequency Modulation * Interferometry * Range from Focus * Return Signal Intensity * Acoustical Energy * Electromagnetic Energy * Optical Energy * Microwave Radar * Collision Avoidance * Guidepath Following * Position-Location Systems * Ultrasonic and Optical Position-Location Systems * Wall, Doorway, andCeiling Referencing * Application-Specific Mission Sensors
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            ISBN 9780367449049
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
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            Process Improvement and CMMI for Systems and Software
             

            Process Improvement and CMMI for Systems and Software (Paperback)

            By Kenett, Ron S.; Baker, Emanuel

            • RRP: $116.00
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            Process Improvement and CMMI (R) for Systems and Software provides a workable approach for achieving cost-effective process improvements for systems and software. Focusing on planning, implementation, and management in system and software processes, it supplies a brief overview o...f basic strategic planning models and covers fundamental concepts and approaches for system and software measurement, testing, and improvements. The book represents the significant cumulative experience of the authors who were among the first to introduce quality management to the software development processes. It introduces CMMI (R) and various other software and systems process models. It also provides readers with an easy-to-follow methodology for evaluating the status of development and maintenance processes and for determining the return on investment for process improvements. The authors examine beta testing and various testing and usability programs. They highlight examples of useful metrics for monitoring process improvement projects and explain how to establish baselines against which to measure achieved improvements. Divided into four parts, this practical resource covers: Strategy and basics of quality and process improvement Assessment and measurement in systems and software Improvements and testing of systems and software Managing and reporting data The text concludes with a realistic case study that illustrates how the process improvement effort is structured and brings together the methods, tools, and techniques discussed. Spelling out how to lay out a reasoned plan for process improvement, this book supplies readers with concrete action plans for setting up process improvement initiatives that are effective, efficient, and sustainable.
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            ISBN 9780367452360
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
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            Two- and Three-Dimensional Patterns of the Face

            Two- and Three-Dimensional Patterns of the Face (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hallinan, Peter W.; Gordon, Gaile; Yuille, A. L.; Giblin, Peter; Mumford, David, QC

            • RRP: $116.00
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            The human face is perhaps the most familiar and easily recognized object in the world, yet both its three-dimensional shape and its two-dimensional images are complex and hard to characterize. This book develops the vocabulary of ridges and parabolic curves, of illumination eigen...faces and elastic warpings for describing the perceptually salient features of a face and its images. The book also explores the underlying mathematics and applies these mathematical techniques to the computer vision problem of face recognition, using both optical and range images.
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            ISBN 9780367447588
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
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            Modeling Software Behavior: A Craftsman's Approach

            Modeling Software Behavior: A Craftsman's Approach (Paperback)

            By Jorgensen, Paul C.

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            This book provides engineers, developers, and technicians with a detailed treatment of various models of software behavior that will support early analysis, comprehension, and model-based testing. The expressive capabilities and limitations of each behavioral model are also discu...ssed.
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            ISBN 9780367446048
            Released AU 29 Nov 2019
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            Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation
             

            Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation (Paperback)

            Edited by Karimi, Hassan A.

            • RRP: $96.99
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            • Pub Date
              20 Dec 19

            Outdoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services have become indispensable in people's mobility in unfamiliar environments. Advances in key technologies (e.g., positioning and mobile devices), has spurred interest in research and development of indoor wayfinding and navigat...ion systems and services in recent years. Indoor Wayfinding and Navigation provides both breadth and depth of knowledge in designing and building indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services. It covers the types of sensors both feasible and practical for localization of users inside buildings. The book discusses current approaches, techniques, and technologies for addressing issues in indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services. It includes coverage of the cognitive, positioning, mapping, and application perspectives, an unusual but useful combination of information. This mix of different perspectives helps you better understand the issues and challenges of building indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services, how they are different from those used outdoors, and how they can be used efficiently and effectively in challenging applications. Written by well-known specialists in the field, the book addresses all aspects of indoor wayfinding and navigation. It includes the latest research developments on the topic, succinctly covers the fundamentals, and details the issues and challenges in building new systems and services. With this information, you can design indoor wayfinding and navigation systems and services for a variety of uses and users.
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            ISBN 9780367869519
            Released AU 20 Dec 2019
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