The Confederation of Multidisciplinary Automaton Scholars 1997 Conference
Port St. Lucie, Florida
Strand C: Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science
3:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Ocean View Room
ERROR DETECTION, NEGATIVE FEEDBACK LOOPS, AND BITMAPPED DISTORTION PROPAGATION IN ROSELLINI'S SIMULATED SERVOMECHANISM
A. Dedberry (Stanford) and B. Dedberry (Harvard)
Abstract: In the absence of the actual artifacts, computer modeling offers the best and heck maybe the only way to study the postulatedservomechanism at the heart of Rosellini's engineering genius. The question arises whether, without human intervention or plastic pocket protectors, in any closed loop of causal action with continuous correction, it is possible to map the required simultaneous differential equations into programmable algorithms so that errors are within acceptable bounds. Frankly we're not really sure, but we wrote some kickass object code made possible by Jolt Soda and Roundtable's Family Size Castle O'Spam Pizza.