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    • Design, Development, and Testing of a Low Cost, Fully Autonomous Indoor Unmanned Aerial System 

      Chowdhary, Girish; Sobers, D. Michael Jr.; Salaün, Erwan; Ottander, John; Johnson, Eric N. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2010-08)
      This paper is concerned with the design, development, and autonomous flight testing of the GT Lama indoor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The GT Lama is a fully autonomous rotorcraft UAS capable of indoor area exploration. ...
    • 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) ...
    • Designing Interactions for Robot Active Learners 

      Cakmak, Maya; Chao, Crystal; Thomaz, Andrea L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, 2010-06)
      This paper addresses some of the problems that arise when applying active learning to the context of human–robot interaction (HRI). Active learning is an attractive strategy for robot learners because it has the potential ...
    • Detecting and Matching Repeated Patterns for Automatic Geo-tagging in Urban Environments 

      Schindler, Grant; Krishnamurthy, Panchapagesan; Lublinerman, Roberto; Liu, Yanxi; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2008-06)
      We present a novel method for automatically geo-tagging photographs of man-made environments via detection and matching of repeated patterns. Highly repetitive environments introduce numerous correspondence ambiguities and ...
    • Detecting Partially Occluded Objects via Segmentation and Validation 

      Levihn, Martin; Dutton, Matthew; Trevor, Alexander J. B.; Stilman, Mike (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-01)
      This paper presents a novel algorithm: Verfied Partial Object Detector (VPOD) for accurate detection of partially occluded objects such as furniture in 3D point clouds. VPOD is implemented and validated on real sensor ...
    • Detecting Partially Occluded Objects via Segmentation and Validation 

      Levihn, Martin; Dutton, Matthew; Trevor, Alexander J. B.; Stilman, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      This paper presents a novel algorithm: Verfied Partial Object Detector (VPOD) for accurate detection of partially occluded objects such as furniture in 3D point clouds. VPOD is implemented and validated on real sensor ...
    • Detecting region transitions for human-augmented mapping 

      Christensen, Henrik I.; Topp, Elin A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010-08)
      In this paper, we describe a concise method for the feature-based representation of regions in an indoor environment and show how it can also be applied for door-passage-independent detection of transitions between ...
    • Detecting Regions of Interest in Dynamic Scenes with Camera Motions 

      Kim, Kihwan; Lee, Dongryeol; Essa, Irfan (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012-06)
      We present a method to detect the regions of interests in moving camera views of dynamic scenes with multiple moving objects. We start by extracting a global motion tendency that reflects the scene context by tracking ...
    • Detecting structural ambiguities and transistions during a guided tour 

      Topp, Elin A.; Christensen, Henrik I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2008-05)
      Service robots designed for domestic settings need to navigate in an environment that they have to share with their users. Thus, they have to be able to report their current state and whereabouts in a way that is ...
    • Deterministic Motion Planning for Redundant Robots along End-Effector Paths 

      Quispe, Ana Huamán; Stilman, Mike (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012-11)
      In this paper we propose a deterministic approach to solve the Motion Planning along End-Effector Paths problem (MPEP) for redundant manipulators. Most of the existing approaches are based on local optimization techniques, ...
    • Developing a Baseline for Upper-Body Motor Skill Assessment Using a Robotic Kinematic Model 

      García-Vergara, Sergio; Serrano, Miguel M.; Chen, Yu-Ping; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-08)
      In the rehabilitation field, determining the effectiveness of an intervention protocol begins by comparing the individual’s movement characteristics against a baseline. In most settings, this baseline is determined through ...
    • Developing an engagement and social interaction model for a robotic educational agent 

      Brown, LaVonda N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11-16)
      Effective educational agents should accomplish four essential goals during a student's learning process: 1) monitor engagement, 2) re-engage when appropriate, 3) teach novel tasks, and 4) improve retention. In this ...
    • Developing Monocular Visual Odometry and Pose Estimation for Arctic Environments 

      Williams, Stephen; Howard, Ayanna (Georgia Institute of TechnologyJohn Wiley & Sons, 2010-03)
      Arctic regions present one of the harshest environments on Earth for people or mobile robots, yet many important scientific studies, particularly those involving climate change, require measurements from these areas. For ...
    • Developing robots that impact human-robot trust in emergency evacuations 

      Robinette, Paul (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-11-10)
      High-risk, time-critical situations require trust for humans to interact with other agents even if they have never interacted with the agents before. In the near future, robots will perform tasks to help people in such ...
    • Developing the Capabilities of Blind and Visually Impaired Youth to Build and Program Robots 

      Dorsey, Rayshun; Park, Chung Hyuk; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-02)
      In this paper, we will discuss the use of accessible technologies to expose visually impaired students to the science of robotics using real world, hands-on activities. The purpose of the initiative stemmed from the current ...
    • Development and Evaluation of an Automated Path Planning Aid 

      Watts, Robert; Christmann, Hans Claus; Johnson, Eric N.; Feigh, Karen; Panagiotis, Tsiotras (Georgia Institute of Technology.American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2012-11)
      Handling en route emergencies in modern transport aircraft through adequate teamwork between the pilot, the crew and the aircraft’s automation systems is an ongoing and active field of research. An automated path planning ...
    • Development and Evaluation of User Interfaces for Situation Observability in Life Support Systems 

      Taylor, Hilary; Lee, Benjamin; Jhingory, Jerome; Drayer, Gregorio E.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., 2012-07)
      Slow-changing characteristics of controlled environmental systems, the increasing availability of sensor information, and the need to avoid human error makes the manual control of these systems ever more challenging to ...
    • Development of a 500 gram Vision-based Autonomous Quadrotor Vehicle Capable of Indoor Navigation 

      Haviland, Stephen; Bershadsky, Dmitry; Magree, Daniel; Johnson, Eric N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-05)
      This paper presents the work and related research done in preparation for the American Helicopter Society (AHS) Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) Student Challenge. The described MAV operates without human interaction in search ...
    • Development of a Curriculum for Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering 

      Book, Wayne John; Krosner, Stephen P.; Haddad, Abraham H. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1987-02)
      This paper describes the Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems (CIMS) Program at the Georgia Institute of Technology, which was established with the help of a grant from the IBM Corporation. The program began its third ...
    • Development of a Mobile Arctic Sensor Node for Earth-Science Data Collection Applications 

      Williams, Stephen; Hurst, Michael; Howard, Ayanna (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2009-04)