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    • 1-DOF Dynamic Pitching Robot that Independently Controls Velocity, Angular Velocity, and Direction of a Ball 

      Mori, Wataru; Ueda, Jun; Ogasawara, Tsukasa (Georgia Institute of TechnologyBrill Academic Publishers, 2010)
      This paper demonstrates that a 1-DOF planar ball-throwing robot has the capability of controlling three kinematic variables of a ball independently: translational velocity, angular velocity, and direction. The throwingmotion ...
    • 1000 Trials: An empirically validated end effector that robustly grasps objects from the floor 

      Xu, Zhe; Deyle, Travis; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-05)
      Unstructured, human environments present great challenges and opportunities for robotic manipulation and grasping. Robots that reliably grasp household objects with unknown or uncertain properties would be especially useful, ...
    • 3-D Simulations for Testing and Validating Robotic-Driven Applications for Exploring Lunar Pole 

      Williams, Stephen; Remy, Sekou; Howard, Ayanna (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2009-04)
    • 3D Reconstruction of Underwater Structures 

      Beall, Chris; Lawrence, Brian J.; Ila, Viorela; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010)
      Environmental change is a growing international concern, calling for the regular monitoring, studying and preserving of detailed information about the evolution of underwater ecosystems. For example, fragile coral reefs ...
    • A 3D Virtual Environment for Exploratory Learning in Mobile Robot Control 

      Howard, Ayanna M.; Paul, Wesley (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2005-10)
      This paper discusses a virtual environment that enables human agents to develop the skills necessary to control a mobile robot through the implementation of exploratory learning practices. The interface connects the human ...
    • 4D Cities: Analyzing, Visualizing, and Interacting with Historical Urban Photo Collections 

      Schindler, Grant; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAcademy Publisher, 2012)
      Vast collections of historical photographs are being digitally archived and placed online, providing an objective record of the last two centuries that remains largely untapped. In this work, we propose that time-varying ...
    • 4D View Synthesis: Navigating Through Time and Space 

      Sun, Mingxuan; Schindler, Grant; Kang, Sing Bing; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyACM, 2007)
    • Accurate On-Line 3D Occupancy Grids Using Manhattan World Constraints 

      Peasley, Brian; Birchfield, Stan; Cunningham, Alexander; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012-10)
      In this paper we present an algorithm for constructing nearly drift-free 3D occupancy grids of large indoor environments in an online manner. Our approach combines data from an odometry sensor with output from a visual ...
    • Ach: IPC for Real-Time Robot Control 

      Dantam, Neil; Stilman, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011)
      We present a new Inter-Process Communication (IPC) mechanism and library. Ach is uniquely suited for coordinating perception, control drivers, and algorithms in real-time systems that sample data from physical processes. ...
    • Acquiring a shared environment representation 

      Topp, Elin A.; Christensen, Henrik I.; Eklundh, Kerstin Severinson (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation of Computing Machinery, 2006)
      Interacting with a domestic service robot implies the existence for a joint environment model for a user and a robot. We present a pilot study that investigates, how humans present a familiar environment to a mobile robot. ...
    • Adapting Human Leadership Approaches for Role Allocation in Human-Robot Navigation Scenarios 

      Howard, Ayanna M.; Cruz, Gerardo (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2006-07)
      In this paper, we propose to examine the practices of leadership defined in human relationships and model their use in maximizing performance for human-robot interaction scenarios. This process involves first defining the ...
    • Adaptive Command Shaping Using Adaptive Filter Approach in Time Domain 

      Rhim, Sungsoo; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1999-06)
      Since its introduction, the command shaping method has been applied to the control of many different types of flexible manipulators. A properly designed command shaper cancels the resonance poles of the system regardless ...
    • Adaptive CPG based coordinated control of healthy and robotics lower limb movement 

      Ryu, Jae-Kwan; Chong, Nak Young; You, Bum Jae; Christensen, Henrik I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-09)
      This paper proposes an adaptive CPG based controller for a lower limb prosthesis consisting of online trajectory generation and interlimb coordination. The adaptive CPG can produce multidimensional rhythmic patterns ...
    • Adaptive impedance control for bilateral teleoperation of long reach flexible manipulators 

      Love, Lonnie J.; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyPublished for the International Federation of Automatic Control by Elsevier, 1996-07)
      Current applications in the field of telerobotics, such as space based assembly and nuclear waste remediation, require the use of long reach manipulators. These robots are characterized by their large workspace and reduced ...
    • An Adaptive Learning Methodology for Intelligent Object Detection in Novel Imagery Data, 

      Howard, Ayanna; Padgett, Curtis (Georgia Institute of TechnologyElsevier, 2003-03)
      The process of robustly identifying targets embedded in a cluttered image scene is a difficult task to accomplish. Such an application must deal with rotation, scaling, and lighting variants of the target as well as handle ...
    • Adaptive Robot Navigation Protocol for Estimating Variable Terrain Elevation Data 

      Parker, Lonnie T.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011-10)
      Efficiently measuring environmental phenomena (e.g., elevation, chemical composition, and mineral density) is a task typically reserved for the geoscience community. Recent robotic systems with the potential for addressing ...
    • Adaptive Time Horizon Optimization in Model Predictive Control 

      Droge, Greg; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011-06)
      Whenever the control task involves the tracking of a reference signal the performance is typically improved if one knows the future behavior of this reference. However in many applications this is typically not the case ...
    • Adaptive triangular mesh generation of self-configuring robot swarms 

      Lee, Geunho; Chong, Nak Young; Christensen, Henrik I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-05)
      We address the problem of dispersing a large number of autonomous mobile robots toward building wireless ad hoc sensor networks performing environmental monitoring and control. For the purpose, we propose the adaptive ...
    • Adding diagnostics to intelligent service robots 

      Chandrababu, S.; Christensen, Henrik I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-10)
      Robot systems are increasing in complexity. Trying to diagnose a robot that is non-functional or exhibiting suboptimal performance can be a major challenge. A framework for plug-n-play addition of diagnostics to modules ...
    • Agent Negotiation of Target Distribution Enhancing System Survivability 

      Xiong, Ning; Christensen, Henrik; Svensson, Per (Georgia Institute of TechnologyWiley-Blackwell, 2007-12)
      This article proposes an agent negotiation model for target distribution across a set of geographically dispersed sensors. The key idea is to consider sensors as autonomous agents that negotiate over the division of tasks ...