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    • Lek Behavior as a Model for Multi-Robot Systems 

      Duncan, Brittany A.; Ulam, Patrick D.; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-01-01)
      Lek behavior is a biological mechanism used by male birds to attract mates by forming a group. This project explores the use of a biological behavior found in many species of birds to form leks to guide the creation of ...
    • Less Is More: Mixed Initiative Model Predictive Control with Human Inputs 

      Chipalkatty, Rahul; Droge, Greg; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-06)
      This paper presents a new method for injecting human inputs into mixed-initiative interactions between humans and robots. The method is based on a model-predictive control (MPC) formulation, which inevitably involves ...
    • Lethal Autonomous Systems and the Plight of the Non-combatant 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013)
    • Lethality and Autonomous Robots: An Ethical Stance 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Moshkina, Lilia (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This paper addresses a difficult issue confronting the designers of intelligent robotic systems: their potential use of lethality in warfare. As part of an ARO-funded study, we are currently investigating the points of ...
    • Lethality and Autonomous Systems: The Roboticist Demographic 

      Moshkina, Lilia; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008)
      This paper reports the methods and results of an on-line survey addressing the issues surrounding lethality and autonomous systems that was conducted as part of a research project for the U.S. Army Research Office. ...
    • Leveraging Context to Support Automated Food Recognition in Restaurants 

      Bettadapura, Vinay; Thomaz, Edison; Parnam, Aman; Abowd, Gregory D.; Essa, Irfan (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015-01)
      The pervasiveness of mobile cameras has resulted in a dramatic increase in food photos, which are pictures re- flecting what people eat. In this paper, we study how tak- ing pictures of what we eat in restaurants ...
    • Leveraging distribution and heterogeneity in robot systems architecture 

      O'Hara, Keith Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-08-03)
      Like computer architects, robot designers must address multiple, possibly competing, requirements by balancing trade-offs in terms of processing, memory, communication, and energy to satisfy design objectives. However, ...
    • Life-long mapping of objects and places in domestic environments 

      Rogers, John Gilbert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-01-10)
      In the future, robots will expand from industrial and research applications to the home. Domestic service robots will work in the home to perform useful tasks such as object retrieval, cleaning, organization, and security. ...
    • Lift-off dynamics in a simple jumping robot 

      Aguilar, Jeffrey; Lesov, Alex; Wiesenfeld, Kurt; Goldman, Daniel I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Physical Society, 2012-10-26)
      We study vertical jumping in a simple robot comprising an actuated mass-spring arrangement. The actuator frequency and phase are systematically varied to find optimal performance. Optimal jumps occur above and below (but ...
    • Line-Based Structure From Motion for Urban Environments 

      Schindler, Grant; Krishnamurthy, Panchapagesan; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2006-06)
      We present a novel method for recovering the 3D-line structure of a scene from multiple widely separated views. Traditional optimization-based approaches to line-based structure from motion minimize the error between ...
    • Line-of-Sight Constrained Exploration for Reactive Multiagent Robotic Teams 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Diaz, Jonathan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001)
      In this paper we investigate how a team of robotic agents can self-organize for the exploration of a building subject to the constraint of maintaining line-of-sight communications. Three different behavioral strategies ...
    • Linear 2D Localization and Mapping for Single and Multiple Robot Scenarios 

      Dellaert, Frank; Stroupe, Ashley W. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002)
      We show how to recover 2D structure and motion linearly in order to initialize Simultaneous Mapping and Localization (SLAM) for bearings-only measurements and planar motion. The method supplies a good initial estimate ...
    • A linear dynamic model for flexible robotic manipulators 

      Hastings, Gordon Greene; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1987-02)
      The design of lightweight links for robotic manipulators results in flexible links. Accurate control of lightweight manipulators during the large changes in configuration common to robotic tasks requires dynamic models ...
    • Linear-Time Estimation with Tree Assumed Density Filtering and Low-Rank Approximation 

      Ta, Duy-Nguyen; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-09)
      We present two fast and memory-efficient approximate estimation methods, targeting obstacle avoidance applications on small robot platforms. Our methods avoid a main bottleneck of traditional ...
    • Linguistic Composition of Semantic Maps and Hybrid Controllers 

      Dantam, Neil; Nieto-Granda, Carlos; Christensen, Henrik I.; Stilman, Mike (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06)
      This work combines semantic maps with hybrid control models, generating a direct link between action and environment models to produce a control policy for mobile manipulation in unstructured environments. First, we ...
    • Linguistic Composition of Semantic Maps and Hybrid Controllers. Experimental Robotics 

      Dantam, Neil; Nieto-Granda, Carlos; Christensen, Henrik I.; Stilman, Mike (Georgia Institute of TechnologySpringer Verlag, 2012-06)
      This work combines semantic maps with hybrid control models, generating a direct link between action and environment models to produce a control policy for mobile manipulation in unstructured environments. First, we generate ...
    • Linguistic Control of Mobile Robots 

      Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2001-10)
      In this paper we study the interactions between symbolic computer programs and mechanical devises, e.g. mobile robots. We show that by using motion description languages for generating continuous motions from symbolic input ...
    • Linguistic Transfer of Human Assembly Tasks to Robots 

      Dantam, Neil; Essa, Irfan; Stilman, Mike (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012-10)
      We demonstrate the automatic transfer of an assembly task from human to robot. This work extends efforts showing the utility of linguistic models in verifiable robot control policies by now performing real visual analysis ...
    • A List of Household Objects for Robotic Retrieval Prioritized by People with ALS 

      Choi, Young Sang; Deyle, Travis; Chen, Tiffany L.; Glass, Jonathan D.; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-06)
      Studies have consistently shown that object retrieval would be a valuable task for assistive robots to perform, yet detailed information about the needs of patients with respect to this task has been lacking. In this paper, ...
    • A List of Household Objects for Robotic Retrieval Prioritized by People with ALS (Version 092008) 

      Choi, Young Sang; Deyle, Travis; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyarXiv.org, 2008-09)
      This technical report is designed to serve as a citable reference for the original prioritized object list that the Healthcare Robotics Lab at Georgia Tech released on its website in September of 2008. It is also expected ...