Unknown author (1971-08-03)

Work reported herein was conducted at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology research program supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense, and was monitored by the Office of Naval Research contract number N00014-70-A-0362-0002.

Working Paper

The FINDSPACE problem is that of establishing a volume in space where an object of specified dimensions will fit. The problem seems to have two subproblems: the hypothesis generation problem of finding a likely spot to try, and the verification problem of testing that spot for occupancy by other objects. This paper treats primarily the verification problem.