A Generative Theory of Shape

The purpose of this book is to develop a generative theory of shape that has two properties we regard as fundamental to intelligence –(1) maximization of transfer: whenever possible, new structure should be described as the transfer of existing structure; and (2) maximization of recoverability: the...

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Main Author: Leyton, Michael
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2001, 2001
Edition:1st ed. 2001
Series:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Transfer
  • Recoverability
  • Mathematical Theory of Transfer, I
  • Mathematical Theory of Transfer, II
  • Theory of Grouping
  • Robot Manipulators
  • Algebraic Theory of Inheritance
  • Reference Frames
  • Relative Motion
  • Surface Primitives
  • Unfolding Groups, I
  • Unfolding Groups, II
  • Unfolding Groups, III
  • Mechanical Design and Manufacturing
  • A Mathematical Theory of Architecture
  • Solid Structure
  • Wreath Formulation of Splines
  • Wreath Formulation of Sweep Representations
  • Process Grammar
  • Conservation Laws of Physics
  • Music
  • Against the Erlanger Program