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    • EL-E: An Assistive Mobile Manipulator that Autonomously Fetches Objects from Flat Surfaces 

      Nguyen, Hai; Anderson, Cressel D.; Trevor, Alexander J. B.; Jain, Advait; Xu, Zhe; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03-12)
      Objects within human environments are usually found on flat surfaces that are orthogonal to gravity, such as floors, tables, and shelves. We first present a new assistive robot that is explicitly designed to take advantage ...
    • EL-E: An Assistive Mobile Manipulator that Autonomously Fetches Objects from Flat Surfaces 

      Jain, Advait; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySpringer Netherlands, 2010-01-01)
      Assistive mobile robots that autonomously manipulate objects within everyday settings have the potential to improve the lives of the elderly, injured, and disabled. Within this paper, we present the most recent version of ...
    • Eliminating Conditionally Independent Sets in Factor Graphs: A Unifying Perspective based on Smart Factors 

      Carlone, Luca; Kira, Zsolt; Beall, Chris; Indelman, Vadim; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014)
      Factor graphs are a general estimation framework that has been widely used in computer vision and robotics. In several classes of problems a natural partition arises among variables involved in the estimation. ...
    • Eliminating Multiple Modes of Vibration in a Flexible Manipulator 

      Magee, David P.; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1993-05)
      The flexibility of long reach manipulators presents a difficult control problem when accurate endpoint position is required. To maintain a desired tip trajectory, the residual vibration inherent to flexible systems ...
    • EM, MCMC, and Chain Flipping for Structure from Motion with Unknown Correspondence 

      Dellaert, Frank; Seitz, Steven M.; Thorpe, Charles E.; Thrun, Sebastian (Georgia Institute of TechnologyKluwer Academic Publishers, 2003)
      Learning spatial models from sensor data raises the challenging data association problem of relating model parameters to individual measurements. This paper proposes an EM-based algorithm, which solves the model learning ...
    • Enabling Technologies for More Accurate, Less Invasive Robotic Surgery 

      Webster, Robert J., III (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-09-05)
      This seminar will focus on recent results from the Vanderbilt Medical & Electromechanical Design Laboratory on concentric tube robots, capsule endoscopy, and robotic cochlear implant surgery, together with a brief discussion ...
    • Encouraging Specific Intervention Motions via a Robotic System for Rehabilitation of Hand Function: A Healthy Pilot Study 

      English, Brittney A.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-12)
      A knowledge gap exists for how to improve hand rehabilitation after stroke using robotic rehabilitation methods, and non-robotic hand rehabilitation methods show only small patient improvements. A proposed solution for ...
    • End-Point Control of a Two-Link Flexible Manipulator Using the Landmark Tracking System 

      Obergfell, Klaus; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1992-07)
      A Landmark Tracking System (LTS) is used for vision-based end-point position measurements of a large two-link flexible manipulator. Sampling time and repeatability of the LTS were investigated. Feedback of the end-point ...
    • End-Point Position Measurement of Long-Reach Flexible Manipulators 

      Obergfell, Klaus; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInternational Federation of Automatic Control, 1994-09)
      This paper describes the design, testing and evaluation of a position measurement system for a large flexible manipulator. Previous work is reviewed and updated with a discussion of related sensors and their applicability. ...
    • Energy-Efficient Data Collection in Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks 

      Abbas, Waseem; Jaleel, Hassan; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-12)
      In this paper, we address the issue of activity scheduling of sensors in heterogeneous wireless sensor and actor networks (WSANs), thereby proposing an energy-efficient data collection scheme in such networks. In order ...
    • Engagement Study of an Integrated Rehabilitation Robotic Tablet-Based Gaming System 

      English, Brittney A.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-09)
      Physical therapy is a common treatment for the rehabilitation of hemiparesis, or the weakness of one side of the body. However, a significant issue in the therapy process is that patients may struggle with motivation to ...
    • Engaging children in math education using a socially interactive humanoid robot 

      Brown, LaVonda; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-10)
      Studies have shown that teaching processes, which incorporate robotic-based engagement methods, can approach the effectiveness of human tutors. Not only have these socially engaging robots been used in education, but also ...
    • Engaging Children in Play Therapy: The Coupling of Virtual Reality (VR) Games With Social Robotics 

      García-Vergara, Sergio; Brown, LaVonda; Park, Hae Won; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-01)
      Individuals who have impairments in their motor skills typically engage in rehabilitation protocols to improve the recovery of their motor functions. In general, engaging in physical therapy can be tedious and difficult, ...
    • Engaging Children In Social Behavior: Interaction With a Robot Playmate Through Tablet-based Apps 

      Park, Hae Won; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyRehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, 2014)
      There has been an emerging use of touchscreen-based smart devices, such as the iPad, for assisting in education and communication interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). There has also been ...
    • Enhancing Fuzzy Robot Navigation Systems by Mimicking Human Visual Perception of Natural Terrain Traversability 

      Howard, Ayanna M.; Tunstel, Edward; Edwards, Dean; Carlson, Alan (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2001-07)
      This paper presents a technique for learning to assess terrain traversability for outdoor mobile robot navigation using human-embedded logic and real-time perception of terrain features extracted from image data. The ...
    • Enhancing Interaction Through Exaggerated Motion Synthesis 

      Gielniak, Michael J.; Thomaz, Andrea L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-03)
      Other than eye gaze and referential gestures (e.g. pointing), the relationship between robot motion and observer attention is not well understood. We explore this relationship to achieve social goals, such as influencing ...
    • Entangled granular media 

      Gravish, Nick; Franklin, Scott V.; Hu, David L.; Goldman, Daniel I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Physical Society, 2012-05-17)
      We study the geometrically induced cohesion of ensembles of granular“u particles” that mechanically entangle through particle interpenetration. We vary the length-to-width ratio l/w of the u particles and form them into ...
    • Environment Estimation for Enhanced Impedance Control 

      Love, Lonnie J.; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1995-05)
      Impedance control is a popular method of controlling the dynamic response a robot has to external forces. The advantage of such a control paradigm is the ability to manipulate in both unconstrained and constrained environments. ...
    • 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 ...
    • Equations of Motion for Dynamically Stable Mobile Manipulators 

      Dantam, Neil; Kolhe, Pushkar; Stilman, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-12-14)