State problems in programming human-controlled devices

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This work analyzes state-based obstacles to programming devices designed for interactive human control. It develops a theory of statelock, a condition in which a control program is unable to synchronize with the state machine underlying the controlled device. It also presents design strategies to avoid statelock and applies these strategies to the home audio/video and telephone autodialer domains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-123
Number of pages2
JournalDigest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
EventProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Jun 21 1994Jun 23 1994


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