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    • March of the SandBots 

      Goldman, Daniel I.; Komsuoglu, Haldun; Koditschek, Daniel E. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-04)
      Goldman at Georgia Tech, Koditschek and Komsuoglu at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, and other collaborators - are hoping that by studying the zebra-tailed lizard and a menagerie of other desert-dwelling ...
    • Marco Polo Localization 

      Dellaert, Frank; Martinson, Eric Beowulf (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      We introduce the Marco Polo Localization approach, where we apply sound as a tool for gathering range measurements between robots, and use those to solve a range-only Simultaneous Localization and Mapping problem. Range ...
    • Marco Polo Localization 

      Martinson, Eric Beowulf; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2003-09)
      We introduce the Marco Polo Localization approach, where we apply sound as a tool for gathering range measurements between robots, and use those to solve a range-only Simultaneous Localization and Mapping problem. Range ...
    • A Markov Chain Monte Carlo Approach to Closing the Loop in SLAM 

      Kaess, Michael; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2005-04)
      The problem of simultaneous localization and mapping has received much attention over the last years. Especially large scale environments, where the robot trajectory loops back on itself, are a challenge. In this paper ...
    • The Markov-Dubins Problem in the Presence of a Stochastic Drift Field 

      Anderson, Ross P.; Bakolas, Efstathios; Milutinovic, Dejan; Tsiotras, Panagiotis (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-12)
      We consider the problem of navigating a small Dubins-type aerial or marine vehicle to a prescribed destination set in minimum expected time and in the presence of a stochastic drift field induced by local winds or currents. ...
    • Mars exploration rover performance as a baseline for flight Rover autonomy technology assessment 

      Tunstel, Edward; Howard, Ayanna M.; Maimone, Mark; Trebi-Ollennu, Ashitey (Georgia Institute of TechnologyEuropean Space Agency, 2005-09)
      Technology assessments rely on performance metrics to establish a basis for rating technologies. Metrics are also used to measure relative merit of similar technologies to state-of-the-art technology. Functional performance ...
    • Master-Slave Manipulator Performance for Various Dynamic Characteristics and Positioning Task Parameters 

      Book, Wayne John; Hannema, Dirk (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1980-11)
      The performance of manually operated remote manipulators is limited by friction, tolerance of mating parts, limited speed of response, and other unavoidable factors which affect dynamic behavior. A review of the literature ...
    • Matching feedback with operator intent for efficient human-machine interface 

      Elton, Mark David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-11-09)
      Various roles for operators in human-machine systems have been proposed. This thesis shows that all of these views have in common the fact that operators perform best when given feedback that matches their intent. Past ...
    • Mathematic Models for Aircraft Trajectory Design: A Survey 

      Delahaye, D.; Puechmorel, S.; Feron, E.; Tsiotras, Panagiotis (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-02)
      Air traffic management ensure the safety of flight by optimizing flows and maintaining separation between aircraft. After giving some definitions, some typical feature of aircraft trajectories are presented. Trajectories ...
    • MCMC Data Association and Sparse Factorization Updating for Real Time Multitarget Tracking with Merged and Multiple Measurements 

      Khan, Zia; Balch, Tucker; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2006-12)
      In several multitarget tracking applications, a target may return more than one measurement per target and interacting targets may return multiple merged measurements between targets. Existing algorithms for tracking and ...
    • MCMC-based Multiview Reconstruction of Piecewise Smooth Subdivision Curves with a Variable Number of Control Points 

      Kaess, Michael; Zboinski, Rafal; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologySpringer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2004-05)
      We investigate the automated reconstruction of piecewise smooth 3D curves, using subdivision curves as a simple but flexible curve representation. This representation allows tagging corners to model nonsmooth features ...
    • An MCMC-based Particle Filter for Tracking Multiple Interacting Targets 

      Khan, Zia; Balch, Tucker; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      We describe a Markov chain Monte Carlo based particle filter that effectively deals with interacting targets, i.e., targets that are influenced by the proximity and/or behavior of other targets. Such interactions cause ...
    • An MCMC-based Particle Filter for Tracking Multiple Interacting Targets 

      Khan, Zia; Balch, Tucker; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologySpringer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2004-05)
      We describe a Markov chain Monte Carlo based particle filter that effectively deals with interacting targets, i.e., targets that are influenced by the proximity and/or behavior of other targets. Such interactions cause ...
    • MCMC-Based Particle Filtering for Tracking a Variable Number of Interacting Targets 

      Khan, Zia; Balch, Tucker; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2005)
      We describe a particle filter that effectively deals with interacting targets - targets that are influenced by the proximity and/or behavior of other targets. The particle filter includes a Markov random field (MRF) ...
    • MDLn: A Motion Description Language for Networked Systems 

      Martin, Patrick; de la Croix, Jean-Pierre; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2008-12)
      In this paper we extend the definition of a Motion Description Language (MDL) to networked systems. This new construction (MDLn) supports inter-agent specification rules as well as desired network topologies, enabling ...
    • A Measure of Heterogeneity in Multi-Agent Systems 

      Twu, Philip; Mostofi, Yasamin; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-06)
      Heterogeneous multi-agent systems have previously been studied and deployed to solve a number of different tasks. Despite this, we still lack a basic understanding of just what “heterogeneity” really is. For example, what ...
    • Measurement Errors in Visual Servoing 

      Kryki, V.; Kragic, Danica; Christensen, Henrik I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyElsevier, 2006-10)
      This paper addresses the issue of measurement errors in visual servoing. The error characteristics of the vision based state estimation and the associated uncertainty of the control are investigated. The major contribution ...
    • Mechanics of undulatory swimming in a frictional fluid 

      Ding, Yang; Sharpe, Sarah S.; Masse, Andrew; Goldman, Daniel I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyPublic Library of Science, 2012-12)
      The sandfish lizard (Scincus scincus) swims within granular media (sand) using axial body undulations to propel itself without the use of limbs. In previous work we predicted average swimming speed by developing a numerical ...
    • Medical and health-care robotics 

      Okamura, Allison M.; Mataric, Maja J.; Christensen, Henrik I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010-09)
      The aim of this article is to propose some of the most important capabilities and technical achievements of medical and health-care robotics needed to improve human health and well-being. The paper describes application ...
    • Merging and Spacing of Heterogeneous Aircraft in Support of NextGen 

      Chipalkatty, Rahul; Twu, Philip Y.; Rahmani, Amir R.; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2012-09)
      FAA’s NextGen program aims to increase the capacity of the national airspace, while ensuring the safety of aircraft. This paper provides a distributed merging and spacing algorithm that maximizes the throughput at the ...