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St. Amant, Robert

Overview
Works: 19 works in 32 publications in 1 language and 605 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QA76, 004
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Most widely held works by Robert St. Amant
Computing for ordinary mortals by Robert St. Amant( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computing isn't only (or even mostly) about hardware and software; it's also about the ideas behind the technology. In Computing for Ordinary Mortals, computer scientist Robert St. Amant explains this "really interesting part" of computing, introducing basic computing concepts and strategies in a way that readers without a technical background can understand and appreciate. Each of the chapters illustrates ideas from a different area of computing, and together they provide important insights into what drives the field as a whole. St. Amant starts off with an overview of basic concepts as well as a brief history of the earliest computers, and then he traces two different threads through the fabric of computing. One thread is practical, illuminating the architecture of a computer and showing how this architecture makes computation efficient. St. Amant shows us how to write down instructions so that a computer can accomplish specific tasks (programming), how the computer manages those tasks as it runs (in its operating system), and how computers can communicate with each other (over a network). The other thread is theoretical, describing how computers are, in the abstract, machines for solving problems. Some of these ideas are embedded in much of what we do as humans, and thus this discussion can also give us insight into our own daily activities, how we interact with other people, and in some cases even what's going on in our heads. St. Amant concludes with artificial intelligence, exploring the possibility that computers might eventually be capable of human-level intelligence, and human-computer interaction, showing how computers can enrich our lives--and how they fall short
Tracing moral agency in robot behavior by Robert St. Amant( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the 10th international conference on Intelligent user interfaces by Robert St. Amant( )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CHI 2007 Extended Abstracts : Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems : San Jose, California, USA April 28-May 3, 2007 by CHI Conference( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Planning and User Interface Affordances( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper takes a first step toward formalizing the concept of affordance in user interfaces. Using a simple example of an AI planning domain, we show how different types of affordance can be described in terms of the costs associated with plan execution. We identify a number of similarities between executing plans and interacting with a graphical user interface, and argue that affordances for planning environments apply equally well to user interface environments. We support our argument with examples of common user interface mechanisms, described in affordance terms
An Image Schema Language( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper introduces ISL, a language for representing and manipulating image schemas. ISL supports the representation of symbolic as well as quantitative dynamic properties of objects and relationships. We have encoded a number of the image schemas commonly covered in the cognitive linguistics literature and tested them in three domains: patterns in chess, tactics in military scenarios, and behavior in a simple robot arm simulation. This paper discusses the design of the language and demonstrates its representational capabilities with examples from these domains
MAVEN-SA: Model-Based Automated Visualization for Enhanced Situation Awareness( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report developed under a Phase I Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) program contract for topic A04-T002. The research reported here explored methods for training battlefield visualization through human-computer visualization. The objective was to determine whether an adaptive visualization system that strongly leverages current findings in cognitive and perceptual psychology and in situation awareness could be designed that would improve Army schoolhouse training. The research approach had three focal points. First, we reviewed the extant literature on perceptual and cognitive visualization and mixed-initiative interaction as related to military situation awareness and decision making. Second, we developed a company level Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) scenario to inform our inquiry. Third, we developed a limited capability visualization prototype to test core approach concepts. The work conducted during Phase I lays the foundation for a Phase II plan to develop a usable schoolhouse tool for training battlespace visualization and to test the utility of this tool in an experimental setting
An Approach to Visual Interaction in Mixed-Initiative Planning( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Researchers in mixed-initiative problem-solving have generally viewed interaction between the user and the system as a form of dialog, which provides an effective unifying framework for multimodal systems. For mixed-initiative interaction through a visual medium, however, an approach that exploits our visual perceptual abilities and the benefits of direct manipulation mechanisms is equally compelling. This paper explores the possibility of communication between human planners and intelligent planning systems via shared control of a three-dimensional graphical user interface. We are currently testing our early development efforts in the Visual Interaction Dialog (VID) system, which supports agent and user manipulation of camera placement for communicating plan structure and domain information
User Interface Softbots( )

1 edition published in 2000 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Visual generalization in programming by example by Robert St. Amant( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Automated analysis of complex data by Robert St. Amant( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Early warnings of plan failure, false positives and envelopes experiments and a model by Paul R Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Integrating statistical methods for characterizing causal influences on planner behavior over time by Adele E Howe( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interface Agents in Model World Environments by Robert St. Amant( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Choosing an environment is an important decision for agent developers. A key issue in this decision is whether the environment will provide realistic problems for the agent to solve, in the sense that the problems are true to the issues that arise in addressing a particular research question. In addition to realism, other important issues include how tractable problems are that can be formulated in the environment, how easy agent performance can be measured, and whether the environment can be customized or extended for specific research questions. In the ideal environment, researchers can pose realistic but tractable problems to an agent, measure and evaluate its performance, and iteratively rework the environment to explore increasingly ambitious questions, all at a reasonable cost in time and effort. As might be expected, trade-offs dominate the suitability of an environment; however, we have found that the modern graphic user interface offers a good balance among these trade-offs. This article takes a brief tour of agent research in the user interface, showing how significant questions related to vision, planning, learning, cognition, and communication are currently being addressed
Control representation in an EDA assistant by Robert St. Amant( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A planning representation for automated exploratory data analysis by Robert St. Amant( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Toward the integration of exploration and modeling in a planning framework by Robert St. Amant( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavioral representation in modeling and simulation: introduction to CMOT special issue--BRiMS 2012 by Bradley J Best( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preliminary system design for an EDA assistant by Robert St. Amant( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Amant, Robert St.

Saint Amant, Robert

Sankt Amant, Robert

St. Amant, Rob

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English (30)