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    • Cooperative Multiagent Robotic Systems 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Balch, Tucker (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997)
    • The Coordination of Deliberative Reasoning in a Mobile Robot 

      Ulam, Patrick D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      This paper examines the problem of how a mobile robot may coordinate among multiple, possibly conflicting deliberative processes for reasoning about object interactions in a soccer domain. This paper frames deliberative ...
    • Creating and Using Matrix Representations of Social Interaction 

      Wagner, Alan R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      This paper explores the use of an outcome matrix as a computational representation of social interaction suitable for implementation on a robot. An outcome matrix expresses the reward afforded to each interacting ...
    • Design and Implementation of a Teleautonomous Hummer 

      Ali, Khaled Subhi; Arkin, Ronald C.; Balch, Tucker; Bentivegna, Darrin Charles (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997)
      Autonomous and semi-autonomous full-sized ground vehicles are becoming increasingly important, particularly in military applications. Here we describe the instrumentation of one such vehicle, a 4-wheel drive Hummer, for ...
    • A Design Process for Robot Capabilities and Missions Applied to Microautonomous Platforms 

      Kira, Zsolt; Arkin, Ronald C.; Collins, Thomas R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
      As part of our research for the ARL MAST CTA (Collaborative Technology Alliance) [1], we present an integrated architecture that facilitates the design of microautonomous robot platforms and missions, starting from initial ...
    • Designing Autonomous Robot Missions with Performance Guarantees 

      Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Nirmal, Prem (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      This paper describes the need and methods required to construct an integrated software verification and mission specification system for use in robotic missions intended for counter-weapons of mass destruction (c-WMD) ...
    • Development of Visual Tracking Algorithms for an Autonomous Helicopter 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Cardoze, David Enrique Fabrega (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995)
      A visual target designation and tracking system is being developed within the context of the Autonomous Scout Rotorcraft Testbed Project at Georgia Tech. This paper describes both the algorithms and the hardware being used ...
    • Distributed Sensor Fusion for Object Position Estimation by Multi-Robot Systems 

      Balch, Tucker; Martin, Martin C.; Stroupe, Ashley W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001)
      We present a method for representing, communicating and fusing distributed, noisy and uncertain observations of an object by multiple robots. The approach relies on re-parameterization of the canonical two-dimensional Gaussian ...
    • Ecological Robotics: A Schema-Theoretic Approach 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Cervantes-Pérez, Francisco; Weitzenfeld, Alfredo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997)
      The goals of this joint U.S.-Mexico research project are threefold: to provide an understanding and means by which fielded robotic systems are not competing with other agents that are more effective at their designated ...
    • Efficient Particle Filter-Based Tracking of Multiple Interacting Targets Using an MRF-based Motion Model 

      Balch, Tucker; Dellaert, Frank; Khan, Zia (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      We describe a multiple hypothesis particle filter for tracking targets that will be influenced by the proximity and/or behavior of other targets. Our contribution is to show how a Markov random field motion prior, built ...
    • Envisioning: Mental Rotation-based Semi-reactive Robot Control 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Dellaert, Frank; Devassy, Joan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      This paper describes ongoing research into the role of optic-flow derived spatial representations and their relation to cognitive computational models of mental rotation in primates, with the goal of producing effective ...
    • The Ethics of Robotic Deception 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011)
    • An Ethological and Emotional Basis for Human-Robot Interaction 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Fujita, Masahiro; Hasegawa, Rika; Takagi, Tsuyoshi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002)
      This paper presents the role of ethological and emotional models as the basis for an architecture in support of entertainment robotic systems. Specific examples for Sony’s AIBO are presented as well as extensions related ...
    • Ethological Modeling and Architecture for an Entertainment Robot 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Fujita, Masahiro; Hasegawa, Rika; Takagi, Tsuyoshi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001)
      This paper presents a novel method for creating high-fidelity models of animal behavior for use in robotic systems based on a behavioral systems approach, and describes in particular how an ethological model of a domestic ...
    • Evaluating the Usability of Robot Programming Toolsets 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; MacKenzie, Douglas Christopher (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997-10-14)
      The days of specifying missions for mobile robots using traditional programming languages such as C++ and LISP are coming to an end. The need to support operators lacking programming skills coupled with the increasing ...
    • Experiments With Reinforcement Learning in Problems With Continuous State and Action Spaces 

      Ram, Ashwin; Santamaria, Juan Carlos; Sutton, Richard S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996)
      A key element in the solution of reinforcement learning problems is the value function. The purpose of this function is to measure the long-term utility or value of any given state and it is important because an agent can ...
    • Exploring Unknown Structured Environments 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Diaz, Jonathan F.; Stoytchev, Alexander (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001)
      This paper presents perceptual algorithms for corridor navigation, door detection and entry that can be used for exploration of an unknown floor of a building. The algorithms are fairly robust to sensor noise, do not ...
    • Field Results for Tactical Mobile Robot Missions 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Collins, Thomas Riley; Cramer, Michael J.; Endo, Yoichiro (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000)
      In 1999, Georgia Tech conducted two field experiments to determine the performance of its mission specification system. The experiments were developed for the DARPA Tactical Mobile Robotics (TMR) Program and were conducted ...
    • A Framework for Situation-Based Social Interaction 

      Wagner, Alan R.; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
      This paper presents a theoretical framework for computationally representing social situations in a robot. This work is based on interdependence theory, a social psychological theory of interaction and social situation ...
    • From Deliberative to Routine Behaviors: a Cognitively-Inspired Action Selection Mechanism for Routine Behavior Capture 

      Chernova, Sonia; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-11-06)
      Long-term human-robot interaction, especially in the case of humanoid robots, requires an adaptable and varied behavior base. In this work we present a method for capturing, or learning, sequential tasks by transferring ...