• Adaptive temporal difference learning of spatial memory in the water maze task 

    Stone, Erik E. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    The goal of this work was to evaluate the performance of a biologically inspired Temporal Difference (TD) approach to the learning of spatial memory for a robot in a dry version of the Morris water maze task. The Morris ...
  • Automatic detection of explosive devices in infrared imagery using texture with adaptive background mixture models 

    Spain, Christopher (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Infrared cameras can be used to image unpaved roads containing buried explosive hazards where detection relies upon differences between settled and disturbed soil in addition to thermal emissivity. Used is a variation of ...
  • A biologically inspired optical flow system for motion detection and object identification 

    Rijhwani, Vishal (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    Optical flow is possibly the best known method for motion segmentation. However its application is restricted to offline processing as it requires extensive computational resources and time. This thesis explores an optical ...
  • Data control for signal scavenging for a personnel detection system 

    Shriniwar, Uday Govindrao, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    Injurious falls have been one of the major problems in elderly people and not providing medical assistance to those patients on time may increase complications. We developed a "Smart Carpet", which detects the personal ...
  • Fall detection using acoustic features and one class classifiers 

    Mahnot, Abhishek (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2009)
    With the increasing of elderly population, there are more and more health problems occurring in everyday activities among this group of people. An investigation shows many elderly people get injures or trigger more serious ...
  • Frame interpolation in H.264 

    Sharma, Durgesh, 1983- (University of Missouri-Columbia, 2010)
    In video transmission over low-bandwidth networks, videos are often encoded at low frame rates. At the decoder side, frame interpolation is often performed to reconstruct the skipped frames to improve the temporal smoothness ...
  • Optimizing antenna gain with a metamaterial filter 

    Baker, Julian (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    Metamaterials are man-made structures, usually designed by placing electromagnetic resonators, such as split ring resonators (SRRs), in a periodic array. Metamaterials also exhibit lensing properties, and, when placed next ...
  • Planar detection using modified expectation maximization 

    Conrad, Daniel, 1986- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    In this work the task of planar detection in an image pair is cast as an incomplete data problem where the parameters to be estimated are the ones that define the homographies induced by the planar regions in the scene. ...
  • Scene matching between a quantitative map and a qualitative hand drawn sketch 

    Parekh, Gaurav (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    The goal of this work is to perform scene matching between a sketched map and the scene depicted by the sketch, e.g., as represented by a precise physical map or an occupancy grid map (OGM) built by a robot. In this thesis, ...
  • Spectrographic temperature measurement of a breakdown arc within the rimfire gas switch 

    Yeckel, Christopher, 1983- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2010)
    A procedure for obtaining the temperature of optically thick plasma is described. The plasma is in the form of a gas breakdown arc which conducts approximately 10-kJ of energy in 1-[mu]s. A spectrographic analysis of the ...