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Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming by Peter Norvig

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Chapter 17

Line-Diagram Labeling by Constraint Satisfaction

It is wrong to think of Waltz's work only as a statement of the epistemology of line drawings of polyhedra. Instead I think it is an elegant case study of a paradigm we can expect to see again and again.

—Patrick Winston

The Psychology of Computer Vision (1975)

This book touches only the areas of AI that deal with abstract reasoning. There is another side of AI, the field of robotics, that deals with interfacing abstract reasoning with the real world through sensors and motors. A robot receives input from cameras, microphones, sonar, and touch-sensitive devices, and produces “ouput” by moving its appendages or generating sounds. The real world is a messier place than the abstract worlds we ...

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