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    • Dynamic, cooperative multi-robot pa trolling with a team of UAVs 

      Pippin, Charles, E.; Christensen, Henrik I.; Weiss, Lora G. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2013)
      The multi-robot patrolling task has practical relevance in surveillance, search and rescue, and security applications. In this task, a team of robots must repeatedly visit areas in the environment, minimizing the time ...
    • Dynamics of drag and force distributions for projectile impact in a granular medium 

      Ciamarra, Massimo Pica; Lara, Antonio H.; Lee, Andrew T.; Goldman, Daniel I.; Vishik, Inna; Swinney, Harry L. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Physical Society, 2004-05-14)
      Our experiments and molecular dynamics simulations on a projectile penetrating a two-dimensional granular medium reveal that the mean deceleration of the projectile is constant and proportional to the impact velocity. Thus, ...
    • Dynamics of embodied dissociated cortical cultures for the control of hybrid biological robots. 

      Bakkum, Douglas James (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-11-14)
      The thesis presents a new paradigm for studying the importance of interactions between an organism and its environment using a combination of biology and technology: embodying cultured cortical neurons via robotics. From ...
    • Dynamics of Flexible Manipulator Arms: Alternative Derivation, Verification, and Characteristics for Control 

      Yuan, B. - S.; Book, Wayne John; Huggins, J. D. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyThe American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1993-09)
      This work seeks to provide an effective way for developing the dynamics of a multi-link flexible manipulator consisting of rotary joints connecting two links. Kinematics of both the rotary joint motion and the link deformation ...
    • Dynamics of Two Serially Connected Manipulators 

      Lew, Jae Young; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1992)
      The objective of this paper is to generate a closed form of the equations of motion for two serially connected manipulators. Instead of computing the coupled dynamics directly, this work constructs overall dynamic equations ...
    • Dynamics-based motion de-blurring for a PZT-driven, compliant camera orientation mechanism 

      Kim, Michael; Ueda, Jun (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-02)
      This paper proposes a method for removing motion blur from images captured by a fast-moving robot eye. Existing image techniques focused on recovering blurry images due to camera shake with long exposure time. In addition, ...
    • 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 ...
    • Ecophysiological Models in Simulations of an Aquatic Habitat for Closed-Loop Life Support Research 

      Drayer, Gregorio E.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., 2012-07)
      A limitation in closed-loop life support system research is the no-availability of small-scale experimental capacities that may help to better understand the challenges in system closure, integration, and control. Ground-based ...
    • Educational Potential of Experiments on Life Support Systems with Ground-Based Aquatic Habitats 

      Drayer, Gregorio E.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-05)
      On April 10th 2010, at the Kennedy Space Center, President Barack Obama pronounced his “Remarks on Space Exploration in the 21st Century.” In his speech, the President included life support systems as a technology that ...
    • Educational Value of Experiments on Life Support Systems with Ground-Based Aquatic Habitats 

      Drayer, Gregorio E.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., 2012-07)
      On April 10th 2010, at the Kennedy Space Center, President Barack Obama pronounced his “Remarks on Space Exploration in the 21st Century." The President included closed- loop life support systems (LSS) as a technology that ...
    • The Effect of limb kinematics on the speed of a legged robot on granular media 

      Li, Chen; Umbanhowar, Paul B.; Komsuoglu, | Haldun; Goldman, Daniel I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySociety for Experimental Mechanics, 2010-04-22)
      Achieving effective locomotion on diverse terrestrial substrates can require subtle changes of limb kinematics. Biologically inspired legged robots (physical models of organisms) have shown impressive mobility on hard ...
    • The Effect of Robot Performance on Human-­‐Robot Trust in Time-­‐Critical Situations 

      Robinette, Paul; Wagner, Alan R.; Howard, Ayanna M. (2015-01)
      We vary the ability of robots to mitigate a participant’s risk in a navigation guidance task to determine the effect this has on the participant’s trust in the robot in a second round. A significant loss of trust was ...
    • Effect of Volume Fraction on Granular Aavalanche Dynamics 

      Gravish, Nick; Goldman, Daniel I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Physical Society, 2014)
      We study the evolution and failure of a granular slope as a function of prepared volume fraction, φ0. We rotated an initially horizontal layer of granular material (0.3-mm-diam glass spheres) to a 45◦ angle while we monitor ...
    • Effective robot task learning by focusing on task-relevant objects 

      Lee, Kyu Hwa; Lee, Jinhan; Thomaz, Andrea L.; Bobick, Aaron F. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-10)
      In a robot learning from demonstration framework involving environments with many objects, one of the key problems is to decide which objects are relevant to a given task. In this paper, we analyze this problem and propose ...
    • The Effectiveness of Resistive Force Theory in Granular Locomotion 

      Zhang, Tingnan; Goldman, Daniel I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Physics, 2014)
      Resistive force theory (RFT) is often used to analyze the movement of microscopic organisms swimming in fluids. In RFT, a body is partitioned into infinitesimal segments, each of which generates thrust and experiences ...
    • Effects of Force Feedback and Arm Compliance on Teleoperation for a Hygiene Task, 

      King, Chih-Hung; Killpack, Marc D.; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySpringer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2010-07)
      Teleoperated assistive robots with compliant arms may be well-suited to tasks that require contact with people and operation within human environments. However, little is known about the effects of force feedback and ...
    • Effects of sensory precision on mobile robot localization and mapping 

      Rogers, John G.; Trevor, Alexander J. B.; Nieto-Granda, Carlos; Cunningham, Alexander; Paluri, Manohar; Michael, Nathan; Dellaert, Frank; Christensen, Henrik I.; Kumar, Vijay (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-12)
      This paper will explore the relationship between sensory accuracy and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) performance. As inexpensive robots are developed with commodity components, the relationship between ...
    • Effects of Social Exploration Mechanisms on Robot Learning 

      Cakmak, Maya; DePalma, Nick; Thomaz, Andrea L.; Arriaga, Rosa (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, 2009)
      Social learning in robotics has largely focused on imitation learning. Here we take a broader view and are interested in the multifaceted ways that a social partner can influence the learning process. We implement four ...
    • Efficient Algorithms for Semantic Scene Parsing 

      Urtasun, Raquel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-01-25)
      Developing autonomous systems that are able to assist humans in everyday’s tasks is one of the grand challenges in modern computer science. Notable examples are personal robotics for the elderly and people with disabilities, ...
    • Efficient and Effective Visual Codebook Generation Using Additive Kernels 

      Wu, Jianxin; Tan, Wei-Chian; Rehg, James M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-11)
      Common visual codebook generation methods used in a bag of visual words model, for example, k-means or Gaussian Mixture Model, use the Euclidean distance to cluster features into visual code words. However, most popular ...