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Computer Control of a Machine for Exploring Mars.

Author: John McCarthy; STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE.
Publisher: Ft. Belvoir Defense Technical Information Center 15 JUN 1964.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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Landing a 5000 pound package on Mars that would spend a year looking for life and making other measurements has been proposed. It is believed that this machine should be a stored program computer with sense and motor organs, and that the machine should be mobile. The author discusses the following points: Advantages of a computer controlled system; what the computer should be like; what we can feasibly program the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McCarthy; STANFORD UNIV CALIF DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE.
OCLC Number: 227600393
Notes: Report on Stanford Artificial Intelligence Project.
Description: 8 p.

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Landing a 5000 pound package on Mars that would spend a year looking for life and making other measurements has been proposed. It is believed that this machine should be a stored program computer with sense and motor organs, and that the machine should be mobile. The author discusses the following points: Advantages of a computer controlled system; what the computer should be like; what we can feasibly program the machine to do given the present state of work on artificial intelligence; and, a plan for carrying out research in computer controlled experiments that will make the Mars machine as effective as possible. (Modified author abstract).

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