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    • Accountable Autonomous Agents: The next level 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
    • Acting Deceptively: Providing Robots with the Capacity for Deception 

      Wagner, Alan R.; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Deception is utilized by a variety of intelligent systems ranging from insects to human beings. It has been argued that the use of deception is an indicator of theory of mind [2] and of social intelligence [4]. We use ...
    • Adaptive Multi-Robot Behavior via Learning Momentum 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Lee, J. Brian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      In this paper, the effects of adaptive robotic behavior via Learning Momentum in the context of a robotic team are studied. Learning momentum is a variation on parametric adjustment methods that has previously been ...
    • Adaptive Teams of Autonomous Aerial and Ground Robots for Situational Awareness 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Endo, Yoichiro; Chaimowicz, Luiz; Cowley, Anthony; Grocholsky, Ben; Hsieh, Mong-ying A.; Jung, Boyoon; Keller, James F.; Kumar, Vijay; MacKenzie, Douglas Christopher; Sukhatme, Gaurav S.; Taylor, Camillo J.; Wolf, Denis F. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      In this paper, we report on the integration challenges of the various component technologies developed towards the establishment of a framework for deploying an adaptive system of heterogeneous robots for urban surveillance. ...
    • Affect in Human-Robot Interaction 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Moshkina, Lilia (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      More and more, robots are expected to interact with humans in a social, easily understandable manner, which presupposes effective use of robot affect. This chapter provides a brief overview of research advances into this ...
    • Ameliorating Patient-Caregiver Stigma in Early-Stage Parkinson's Disease using Robot co-Mediators 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Facial masking in early stage Parkinson’s disease leads to a well-documented deterioration (stigmatization) in the patient-caregiver relationship. This research described in this paper is concerned with preserving dignity ...
    • Anticipatory Robot Navigation by Simultaneously Localizing and Building a Cognitive Map 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Endo, Yoichiro (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      This paper presents a method for a mobile robot to construct and localize relative to a “cognitive map”, where the cognitive map is assumed to be a representational structure that encodes both spatial and behavioral ...
    • Architectural Design and Support for Knowledge Sharing Across Heterogeneous MAST systems 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; García-Vergara, Sergio; Lee, Sung G. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012)
      A novel approach for the sharing of knowledge between widely heterogeneous robotic agents is presented, drawing upon Gardenfors Conceptual Spaces approach [4]. The target microrobotic platforms considered are computationally, ...
    • Automatic Verification of Autonomous Robot Missions 

      O'Brien, Matthew; Arkin, Ronald C.; Harrington, Dagan; Lyons, Damian M.; Jiang, Shu (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Before autonomous robotics can be used for dangerous or critical missions, performance guarantees should be made available. This paper overviews a software system for the verification of behavior-based controllers in ...
    • Behavior-based Formation Control for Multi-robot Teams 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Balch, Tucker (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999)
      New reactive behaviors that implement formations in multi-robot teams are presented and evaluated. The formation behaviors are integrated with other navigational behaviors to enable a robotic team to reach navigational ...
    • Behavior-Based Mobile Manipulation for Drum Sampling 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; MacKenzie, Douglas Christopher (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996)
      This paper describes an implementation of a behavior-based mobile manipulator capable of autonomously transferring a sample from one drum to a second in unstructured environments. A major contribution of the project was ...
    • Beyond Humanoid Emotions: Incorporating Traits, Attitudes and Moods 

      Moshkina, Lilia; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      No longer does the idea of robot emotions seem far-fetched; not their experiential side, of course, but rather those manifestations of emotion, especially in robots created in human likeness, which would be beneficial for ...
    • Biologically-Inspired Deceptive Behavior for a Robot 

      Shim, Jaeeun; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      A common behavior in animals or human beings is deception. We focus on deceptive behavior in robotics because the appropriate use of deception is beneficial in several domains ranging from the military to a more everyday ...
    • Buzz, An Instantiation of a Schema-Based Reactive Robotic System 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Balch, Tucker; Collins, Thomas Riley; Henshaw, Andrew M.; MacKenzie, Douglas Christopher; Nitz, Elizabeth; Rodriguez, David; Ward, Keith Ronald (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993)
      The Georgia Tech entry to the AAAI Mobile Robot Competition, a schema-based reactive robotic system, is described. New developments are presented including the introduction of two novel behaviors probe and avoid-past, ...
    • The Case for Ethical Autonomy in Unmanned Systems 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
      The underlying thesis of research in ethical autonomy for lethal autonomous unmanned systems is that they will potentially be capable of performing more ethically on the battlefield than are human soldiers. In this article ...
    • Characterizing Performance Guarantees for Multiagent, Real-Time Systems Operating in Noisy and Uncertain Environments 

      Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Fox, Stephen; Jiang, Shu; Nirmal, Prem; Zafar, Munzir (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Autonomous robots offer the potential to conduct Counter- Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD) missions in an efficient and robust manner. However, to leverage this potential, a mission designer needs to be able to determine ...
    • Collaborative Robots in Rehabilitation for Social Self-Management of Health 

      Tickle-Degnen, Linda; Scheutz, Matthias; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This paper reports the design plan of a social rehabilitation robot for optimizing social self-management of health. Managing health with physically and stigmatizing disabling conditions involves managing both physical ...
    • Combining Deliberation, Reactivity, and Motivation in the Context of a Behavior-Based Robot Architecture 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Stoytchev, Alexander (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000)
      This paper describes a hybrid mobile robot architecture that addresses three main challenges for robots living in human-inhabited environments: how to operate in dynamic and unpredictable environment, how to deal ...
    • Communication in Reactive Multiagent Robotic Systems 

      Balch, Tucker; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994)
      Multiple cooperating robots are able to complete many tasks more quickly and reliably than one robot alone. Communication between the robots can multiply their capabilities and effectiveness, but to what extent? In this ...
    • A Conceptual Space Architecture for Widely Heterogeneous Robotic Systems 

      Jung, HyunRyong; Menon, Arjun; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011)
      This paper describes the value of the conceptual space approach for use in teams of robots that have radically different sensory capabilities. The formal underpinnings and perceptual processes are described in the context ...