Looking Into Pictures

Author: Heiko Hecht
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262083102
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Interdisciplinary explorations of the implications of recent developments in vision theory for our understanding of the nature of pictorial representation and picture perception.

Standard Essential Patents Frand Commitments And Competition Law

Author: Torsten Körber
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft Mbh & Company
ISBN: 9783848704293
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This bilingual (English/German) study takes up central questions concerning the relation between competition and patent law, raised by the current "patent wars" in the information technology sector. The book assesses the relevance of 'Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory' (FRAND) commitments under contract and competition law. It further develops criteria for determining reasonable patent license fees and discusses the circumstances under which the filing of a cease and desist order by the holder of a standard assistant patent constitutes an abuse according to Article 102 TFEU (Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union). Finally, the German BGH's Orange-Book-Standard decision on requirements of compulsory license defense under competition law and its application in the lower courts are criticized. The book defines the BGH's criteria more precisely and questions their compatibility with EU competition law, and it brings together both an English and a German version of the analysis. (Series: Kartell- und Regulierungsrecht - Vol. 6)

Optic Flow And Beyond

Author: L.M. Vaina
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402020919
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Optic flow provides all the information necessary to guide a walking human or a mobile robot to its target. Over the past 50 years, a body of research on optic flow spanning the disciplines of neurophysiology, psychophysics, experimental psychology, brain imaging and computational modelling has accumulated. Today, when we survey the field, we find independent lines of research have now converged and many arguments have been resolved; simultaneously the underpinning assumptions of flow theory are being questioned and alternative accounts of the visual guidance of locomotion proposed. At this critical juncture, this volume offers a timely review of what has been learnt and pointers to where the field is going.

Multidisciplinary Approaches To Visual Representations And Interpretations

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Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080537139
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The value of multi-disciplinary research lies in the exchange of ideas and methods across the traditional boundaries between areas of study. It could be argued that many of the advances in science and engineering take place because the ideas, methods and the tools of thought from one discipline become re-applied in another. The topic of "the visual" has become increasingly important as advances in technology have led to multi-media and multi-modal representations, and extended the range and scope of visual representation and interpretation in our lives. Under this broad heading there are many different perspectives and approaches, from across the entire spectrum of human knolwedge and activity. The editors and authors of this book aim to break down cross-disciplinary barriers, by bringing together people working in a wide variety of disciplines where visual representations and interpretations are exploited. Contributions come from researchers actively investigating visual representations and interpretations in a wide variety of areas, including art history, biology, clinical science, cognitive science, computer science, design, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, physics, psychology, and sociology. The book provides a forum for wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary contributions on visual representations and interpretations. * Contributors include researchers actively investigating visual representations and interpretations * Content spans a wide variety of areas including but not limited to biology, sociology, and computer science * Discusses how new technology has affected "the visual" representation of information

Robocup 99 Robot Soccer World Cup Iii

Author: Manuela Veloso
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783662164815
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This book is the third official archival publication devoted to RoboCup and documents the achievements presented at the Third Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences, Robo-Cup-99, held in Stockholm, Sweden in July/August 1999. The book presents the following parts - Introductory overview and survey - Research papers of the champion teams and scientific award winners - Technical papers presented at the RoboCup-99 Workshop - Team description of a large number of participating teams. This book is mandatory reading for the rapidly growing RoboCup community as well as a valuable source or reference and inspiration for R&D professionals interested in multi-agent systems, distributed artificial intelligence, and intelligent robotics.

Kant S Philosophy Of The Unconscious

Author: Piero Giordanetti
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110265400
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The unconscious raises relevant problems in the theory of knowledge as regards non-conceptual contents and obscure representations. In the philosophy of mind, it bears on the topic of the unity of consciousness and the notion of the transcendental Self. It is a key-topic of logic with respect to the distinction between determinate-indeterminate judgments and prejudices, and in aesthetics it appears in connection with the problems of reflective judgments and of the genius. Finally, it is a relevant issue also in moral philosophy in defining the irrational aspects of the human being. The purpose of the present volume is to fill a substantial gap in Kant research while offering a comprehensive survey of the topic in different areas of research, such as history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, aesthetics, moral philosophy, and anthropology.

Managing And Sharing Research Data

Author: Louise Corti
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 144629773X
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Research funders in the UK, USA and across Europe are implementing data management and sharing policies to maximize openness of data, transparency and accountability of the research they support. Written by experts from the UK Data Archive with over 20 years experience, this book gives post-graduate students, researchers and research support staff the data management skills required in today’s changing research environment. The book features guidance on: how to plan your research using a data management checklist how to format and organize data how to store and transfer data research ethics and privacy in data sharing and intellectual property rights data strategies for collaborative research how to publish and cite data how to make use of other people’s research data, illustrated with six real-life case studies of data use.

Financing Sport

Author: Dennis R Howard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781935412427
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This new edition will further solidify its standing as the most authoritative text on sport finance. The authors have completely reorganised and revised this popular textbook. This edition provides detailed coverage of the current financial issues and challenges facing managers in professional, collegiate, and non-profit sport agencies. Expert practitioners also provide content in key areas such as ticket sales, licensing, and media sales.

Perception And The Physical World

Author: Dieter Heyer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN:
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How can we conceive of the relation between the available sensory input and our perceptual achievement? Does our perceptual system exploit the sensory input in terms of innately determined knowledge of properties of the physical world? How can we use Bayesian principles to provide key insights into the scope and limits of perception? Perception is at the interface of the mental and the physical. The process of perception cannot be understood as simply providing some kind of picture of the physical world; rather the perceptual system strongly relies on built-in interpretations and exhibits inference-like and constructive-like properties. In Perception and the Physical World an international field of renowned experts in vision research, philosophy and ecological physics focus on foundational and conceptual issues concerning the nature of perception, particularly unconscious inference, and highlight recent advances in the field. Psychologists and students of psychology, philosophy and artificial intelligence at both undergraduate and postgraduate level will find this book an essential resource.