"Fundamental Concepts of Reactive Control for Autonomous Drones" introduces the notion of "reactive control" in which an autopilot's control logic is run only intermittently...John Baillieul From Communications of the ACM | October 2018
We conceive a notion of reactive control that allows drones to execute the low-level control logic only upon recognizing the need to, based on the influence of...Luca Mottola, Kamin Whitehouse From Communications of the ACM | October 2018
"Emotion Recognition Using Wireless Signals" shows that not only can the heartrate be counted with accuracy comparable to ECG devices, but the variabilities of...Romit Roy Choudhury From Communications of the ACM | September 2018
This paper demonstrates a new technology that can infer a person's emotions from RF signals reflected off his body.
Mingmin Zhao, Fadel Adib, Dina Katabi From Communications of the ACM | September 2018
"Which Is the Fairest (Rent Division) of Them All?" focuses on the problem of rent division, and stands out in the variety of techniques applied to arrive at a...Vincent Conitzer From Communications of the ACM | February 2018
What is a fair way to assign rooms to several housemates, and divide the rent between them? We develop a general algorithmic framework that enables the computation...Kobi Gal, Ariel D. Procaccia, Moshe Mash, Yair Zick From Communications of the ACM | February 2018
"Scribe," by Walter S. Lasecki, et al., is one of the first in a recent set of crowdsourcing papers that demonstrated how human workers can collaborate with computing...Ed H. Chi From Communications of the ACM | September 2017
We discuss how our Scribe system combines human labor and machine intelligence in real time to reliably convert speech to text with less than 4s latency.
Walter S. Lasecki, Christopher D. Miller, Iftekhar Naim, Raja Kushalnagar, Adam Sadilek, Daniel Gildea, Jeffrey P. Bigham From Communications of the ACM | September 2017
We propose a new biometric based on the human body's response to an electric square pulse signal, called pulse-response.
Ivan Martinovic, Kasper Rasmussen, Marc Roeschlin, Gene Tsudik From Communications of the ACM | February 2017
An important contribution of "Answering Enumeration Queries with the Crowd" is the observation that by using the crowd for the collection of new data, we are departing...Tova Milo From Communications of the ACM | January 2016
Hybrid human/computer database systems promise to greatly expand the usefulness of query processing by incorporating the crowd. Such systems raise many implementation...Beth Trushkowsky, Tim Kraska, Michael J. Franklin, Purnamrita Sarkar From Communications of the ACM | January 2016
"NoDB: Efficient Query Execution on Raw Data Files" investigates extending a DBMS so it can use the file data in situ, without having to load it first.David Maier From Communications of the ACM | December 2015
We here present the design and roadmap of a new paradigm in database systems, called NoDB, which do not require data loading while still maintaining the whole feature...Ioannis Alagiannis, Renata Borovica-Gajic, Miguel Branco, Stratos Idreos, Anastasia Ailamaki From Communications of the ACM | December 2015
"Soylent: A Word Processor with a Crowd Inside," introduces an exciting vision of using crowd workers to power an interactive system — here, a word processor —...Aniket (Niki) Kittur From Communications of the ACM | August 2015
This paper introduces architectural and interaction patterns for integrating crowdsourced human contributions directly into user interfaces.Michael S. Bernstein, Greg Little, Robert C. Miller, Björn Hartmann, Mark S. Ackerman, David R. Karger, David Crowell, Katrina Panovich From Communications of the ACM | August 2015
IllumiRoom is a proof-of-concept system that surrounds a television with projected light, bringing video games, and film experiences out of the TV screen and...Brett R. Jones, Hrvoje Benko, Eyal Ofek, Andrew D. Wilson From Communications of the ACM | June 2015
"Can Traditional Programming Bridge the Ninja Performance Gap for Parallel Computing Applications" advocates an appealing division of labor between a developer...James Larus From Communications of the ACM | May 2015
Current processor trends of integrating more cores with SIMD units have made it more to extract performance from applications. It is believed that traditional...Nadathur Satish, Changkyu Kim, Jatin Chhugani, Hideki Saito, Rakesh Krishnaiyer, Mikhail Smelyanskiy, Milind Girkar, Pradeep Dubey From Communications of the ACM | May 2015
The following paper is a breakthrough in which the authors offer a formula to calculate the probability of reading data that was not written by one of the K most...Philip A. Bernstein From Communications of the ACM | August 2014