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  Concepts for Autonomous Flight Control for a Balloon on Mars
The authors conclude that a goal-driven autonomous control system for the Mars balloon can be constructed, and that the use of such a control system would increase the effectiveness of the scientific return, the safety of the balloon system, and the duration of its mission on Mars.
The issue of autonomous control must be viewed in the context of a series of ever-more complex balloon flights, occurring roughly every two years, for the long-term exploration of Mars.
The authors conclude that a goal-driven autonomous control system for the Mars balloon can be constructed, and that the use of such a control system would increase the effectiveness of the balloon system, both by providing an improved science return and by increasing the level of safety.
home.earthlink.net /~rcfriend/mars-33.htm   (2503 words)

  Autonomous robot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Autonomous robots are robots which can perform desired tasks in unstructured environments without continuous human guidance.
Some modern factory robots are "autonomous" within the strict confines of their direct environment.
One important area of robotics research is to enable the robot to cope with its environment whether this be on land, underwater, in the air, underground or in space.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Autonomous_robot   (1199 words)

 Autonomous building - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An autonomous building is a building designed to be operated independently from infrastructural support services such as the electric power grid, municipal water systems, sewage treatment systems, storm drains, communication services, and (in some cases) public roads.
Autonomous buildings can increase security and reduce environmental impacts by using on-site resources (such as sunlight and rain) that would otherwise be wasted.
Autonomous buildings are usually energy-efficient in operation, and therefore cost-efficient, for the obvious reason that smaller energy needs are easier to satisfy off-grid.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Autonomous_building   (4381 words)

 Autonomous communities of Spain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Spain's fifty provinces (provincias) are grouped into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades autónomas), in addition to two African autonomous cities (ciudades autónomas) (Ceuta and Melilla).
The autonomous communities have wide legislative and executive autonomy, with their own parliaments and regional governments.
However, while the Constitution was still being draft, there was a popular outcry in Andalusia for its own right to autonomy, with over million and a half people demonstrating in the streets of Andalusia on 4th December 1977.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Autonomous_communities_of_Spain   (839 words)

 PlanetMath: autonomous system
A system of ordinary differential equation is autonomous when it does not depend on time (does not depend on the independent variable) i.e.
It can be noted that every nonautonomous system can be converted to an autonomous system by additng a dimension.
This is version 2 of autonomous system, born on 2003-05-09, modified 2004-03-09.
planetmath.org /encyclopedia/Autonomous.html   (102 words)

 Autonomous entity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An autonomous (subnational) entity is a subnational entity that has a certain amount of autonomy.
Typically an autonomous entity contains a national minority which is different from the national majority, or is geographically distinct.
The ethnic autonomous entities are established following Soviet practice in regions inhabited by non-Han Chinese ethnic minorities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Autonomous_entity   (493 words)

 RFC 975 (rfc975) - Autonomous confederations
Autonomous confederations maintain a higher degree of mutual trust than that assumed between autonomous systems in general, including reasonable protection against routing loops between the member systems, but allow the routing restrictions of the current EGP model to be relaxed.
Autonomous confederations maintain a higher degree of mutual trust than that assumed between autonomous systems in general, including reasonable protection against routing loops between the member systems.
Autonomous systems are sets of gateways, not nets or hosts, so that a given net or host can be reachable via more than one system; however, every gateway belongs to exactly one system.
www.faqs.org /rfcs/rfc975.html   (3485 words)

 Autonomy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In computing, an autonomous peripheral is one that can be used with the computer turned off
In mathematical analysis, an autonomous ordinary differential equation is one that is time-independent.
In linguistics, an autonomous language is one which is independent of other languages, for example has a standard, grammar books, dictionaries, literature etc.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Autonomy   (293 words)

Autonomous vehicles, like any engineering project, need to be designed around the task they must perform, and we keep this in mind in all our projects.
The autonomous vehicle lab was founded by Professor Michael Holden and is based on his industry experience building commercial autonomous vehicles.
Autonomous vehicles are different than remotely piloted vehicles in that they carry computing and sensors on board to carry out their assigned task without further guidance.
online.sfsu.edu /~meholden/autonomous/index.html   (280 words)

 Regional Autonomy for Ethnic Minorities in China
In October 1955, the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was established; in March 1958, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was established; in October 1958, the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region was established; and in September 1965, the Tibet Autonomous Region was established.
The delimiting of the boundaries of anautonomous region, the establishment of an autonomous prefecture or county and the delimiting of their bounda-ries are to be decided by the State Council.
The head of an autonomous region, autonomous prefecture or autonomous county shall be a citizen of the ethnic group exercising regional autonomy in the area concerned.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2005-02/28/content_420337_3.htm   (1218 words)

 Autonomous Robots - The MIT Press
Autonomous robots are intelligent machines capable of performing tasks in the world by themselves, without explicit human control.
Living systems can be considered the prototypes of autonomous systems, and Bekey explores the biological inspiration that forms the basis of many recent developments in robotics.
"Autonomous Robots is a comprehensive overview of the subject by one of the fathers of robotics.
mitpress.mit.edu /catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=10485   (493 words)

 RFC 3065 (rfc3065) - Autonomous System Confederations for BGP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This document describes an extension to BGP which may be used to create a confederation of autonomous systems that is represented as a single autonomous system to BGP peers external to the confederation, thereby removing the "full mesh" requirement.
Subdividing a large autonomous system allows a significant reduction in the total number of intra-domain BGP connections, as the connectivity requirements simplify to the model used for inter-domain connections.
However, there is usually no need to expose the internal topology of this divided autonomous system, which means it is possible to regard a collection of autonomous systems under a common administration as a single entity or autonomous system when viewed from outside the confines of the confederation of autonomous systems itself.
www.faqs.org /rfcs/rfc3065.html   (1982 words)

 Formal Verification of Autonomous Systems
Autonomous systems, especially those in safety-critical applications, must be extremely reliable.
Many autonomous systems are developed using specialized languages (both procedural and model-based) that are tuned to particular roles, such as planning, plan execution, fault diagnosis, and real-time control.
Our general approach (illustrated below) is to automate the translation of autonomous system software and specifications into the SMV model-checking language, perform model checking using standard algorithms, translate counter-examples back into terms that are meaningful to the software developer, and then provide tools for visualizing and explaining the counter-examples.
www-2.cs.cmu.edu /afs/cs/user/reids/www/verification   (667 words)

 Autonomous virtual humans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Autonomous actors are able to have a behavior, which means they must have a manner of conducting themselves.
By autonomous, we mean that actors do not require the continual intervention of a user.
With such a system, we should be able to create simulations of situations such as virtual humans moving in a complex environment they may know and recognize, or playing ball games based on their visual and touching perception.
ligwww.epfl.ch /~thalmann/autonomous.html   (389 words)

 The Official Autonomous Web Site - Home
Anyway, here are some of the things you can look forward to from us in the next few months: First off, we wont be playing any shows for a little while, but soon enough you should see some dates on the calendar.
This will be the Anniversary of Autonomous and we'd love to see everyone out, a lot has happened over the course of a year.
Autonomous is headed up to Charlotte to play the Evening Muse this Thursday (Sept 7th).
www.autonomousband.com   (1794 words)

 AUTONOMY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Attribute of an organizationally closed system, i.e., a system whose organization is self-explanatory and by implication circular.
The understanding of autonomous systems requires references neither to events outside that system e.g.
Autonomous systems possess (a) a recursive form of organization of (b) processes which continually constitute their own unity by maintaining (c) a boundary within which its organization is realized (see recursion, recognition, constitution).
pespmc1.vub.ac.be /ASC/autonomy.html   (112 words)

 Draper Laboratory - Autonomous Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The evolution of Draper Laboratory’s expertise in autonomous vehicle management systems can be traced to our pioneering work during the 1950s and 60s in designing the autonomous guidance, navigation, and control (GNandC) systems for NASA’s Apollo spacecraft and the autonomous guidance systems for all the U.S. Navy’s undersea-launched ballistic missiles.
In the area of autonomous mission management, Draper’s mission controllers provide the ability to plan missions dynamically, command subsystems within the vehicle management system, generate situation awareness, adapt to unanticipated events, and monitor systems and diagnose their failures.
Our autonomous mission controllers use man-machine collaborative autonomy, which allows systems to be implemented with variable levels of autonomy.
www.draper.com /technology/autosys/autonomous.htm   (527 words)

Autonomous are a four-piece band who want to spread their music to others and show them that you don't have to follow a formula to make music that is at least listenable.
Hoping to make an impact on gig venues and music fans alike, Autonomous are the band that has to be taken with a drop on sincerity, and a dash of realism.
With the new line-up, the Autonomous camp has been busy working on new material which will -------------------------------------------------------To get a copy of their 6 track demo, BlueHighway, send a message or email main@autonomous-music.com for more details.
www.myspace.com /autonomous   (854 words)

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An example of such a policy is one where an autonomous system allows the utilization of excess bandwidth by external users as long as this does not interfere with local usage of the link.
As a member of an autonomous system, a boundary gateway participates in the Interior Gateway Protocol and other protocols used for routing (and other purposes) between other gateways of this same autonomous system and between those networks directly reachable by this autonomous system.
An Autonomous System should not be required to use any one specific type of linkage between boundary gateways within the AS.
www.ietf.org /rfc/rfc1126.txt   (8022 words)

 RFC 1965 (rfc1965) - Autonomous System Confederations for BGP
This document describes an extension to BGP which may be used to create a confederation of autonomous systems which is represented as one single autonomous system to BGP peers external to the confederation.
Introduction It may be useful to subdivide autonomous systems with a very large number of BGP speakers into smaller domains for purposes of controlling routing policy via information contained in the BGP AS_PATH attribute.
Terms and Definitions AS Confederation A collection of autonomous systems advertised as a single AS number to BGP speakers that are not members of the confederation.
www.faqs.org /rfcs/rfc1965.html   (1389 words)

 Issues surrounding autonomous agents - Introduction
Autonomous agents are computer systems or software entities that are capable of independent action in dynamic, unpredictable environments.
An autonomous agent is one whose behavior is based mainly on its own existence, although being able to use certain built-in knowledge.
A real autonomous agent will be capable of successfully functioning under a broad environment spectrum, given enough time to adapt.
www.fortunecity.com /skyscraper/decimal/439/issuesintro.htm   (1524 words)

 Autonomous Interface Agents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Autonomous interface agents lead to a somewhat different design style, brought on by the possibility that the agent may need to interact with the interface while the user is also interacting with the interface.
An agent may have the capability to run autonomously without needing to interact through graphical interface operations [except in the trivial sense in which displaying any text to the user is part of a user interface].
The user must be able to directly observe autonomous actions of the agent and the agent must be able to observe actions taken autonomously by the user in the interface.
lieber.www.media.mit.edu /people/lieber/Lieberary/Letizia/AIA/AIA.html   (5806 words)

 Autonomous Vehicles
The Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) Resources WWW page is a collection of links to institutions, departments and companies, involved in the AUV-related R&D. (Dinky Robot In Pool) was built by KISS Institute and was its first foray into AUVs.
Autonomous helicopter flight is characterised by helicopters that can fly without a human pilot or guidance from a remote-controlled device.
These autonomous weapons-on-wings would sniff out hidden enemy air defenses before human-piloted fighters or bombers ventured into enemy airspace, deliver up to 3,000 pounds of smart bombs and missiles, and even take on enemy fighter jets.
www.aaai.org /AITopics/html/autveh.html   (7194 words)

 BGP Hide Local-Autonomous System
This feature allows you to transparently change the autonomous system number for the entire BGP network and ensure that routes can be propagated throughout the autonomous system, while the autonomous system number transition is incomplete.
Changing the autonomous system number may be necessary when 2 separate BGP networks are combined under a single autonomous system.
Because the local autonomous system number is not prepended to these routes, external routes will not be rejected by internal peers during the transition from one autonomous system number to another.
www.cisco.com /univercd/cc/td/doc/product/software/ios122s/122snwft/release/122s14/fsbgphla.htm   (2979 words)

 LEGO 375/475 Autonomous Robotics Home Page
Fall 2005 is the 20th semester of Autonomous Robotics; 522 students have taken the course through Fall 2004.
Autonomous Robotics was so popular that a Waiting List system was used to get into the course.
Autonomous Robotics at CWRU began in Spring 1995, made possible by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
www.eecs.cwru.edu /courses/lego375   (702 words)

Autonomous Transactions allow you to create a new subtransaction that may commit or rollback changes independent of the parent transaction.
Prior to autonomous transactions, the commit in the subroutine INSERT_INTO_T would have committed not only the work it performed (the insert of ‘1’) but any outstanding work the session had performed and not yet committed (the insert of ‘-1’ in the anonymous block).
Now with autonomous transactions we can securely capture the audit of an attempted operation as well as roll back that operation – giving us the ability to tell the end user – you cannot modify that data and we have a record of you attempting to modify it.
asktom.oracle.com /~tkyte/autonomous   (3786 words)

 Definition of autonomous - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
3 a : existing or capable of existing independently autonomous zooid> b : responding, reacting, or developing independently of the whole autonomous growth>
Learn more about "autonomous" and related topics at Britannica.com
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www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=autonomous   (91 words)

 Autonomous Press Release - CustomCornea®
In July of this year, Autonomous was granted an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin clinical trials of its CustomCornea® wavefront technology on nearsighted, farsighted and astigmatic patients using both photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in-situ keratomelieusis (LASIK).
By using the CustomCornea® wavefront sensing measurement device developed by Autonomous, Dr. McDonald was able to objectively measure the unique optical aberrations in each patient's eyes and treat the patient with a customized ablation pattern to reshape the cornea.
In 1995, Summit was the first excimer laser company to receive FDA approval for its excimer laser system for the correction of mild to moderate myopia in the U.S. Autonomous, a wholly owned subsidiary, is engaged in the design and development of next-generation excimer laser instruments for laser refractive surgery.
www.lasik1.com /AutonomousPressRelease3.html   (699 words)

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