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    • Minimizing Mobility and Communication Energy in Robotic Networks: an Optimal Control Approach 

      Jaleel, Hassan; Wardi, Yorai; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-06)
      This paper concerns the problem of minimizing the sum of motion energy and communication energy in a network of mobile robots. The robotic network is charged with the task of transmitting sensor information from a given ...
    • Minimum aisle width path planning for automated guided vehicles (AGVs) 

      Hogan, John E.; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyACTA Press, 1997-05)
      Automated guided vehicle systems (AGVSs) are often used to transfer materials from one location to another in industrial environments. Due to the high cost of floor space and ever-present safety concerns, facilities that ...
    • A minimum jerk predictor for teleoperation with variable time delay 

      Smith, Christian; Christensen, Henrik I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-10)
      In this paper we describe a method for bridging internet time delays in a teleoperation scenario. In the scenario, the sizes of the time delays is not only stochastic, but it is also large compared to the task execution ...
    • Minimum-Time Paths for a Light Aircraft in the Presence of Regionally-Varying Strong Winds 

      Bakolas, Efstathios; Tsiotras, Panagiotis (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., 2010)
      We consider the minimum-time path-planning problem for a small aircraft flying horizontally in the presence of obstacles and regionally-varying strong winds. The aircraft speed is not necessarily larger than the wind ...
    • Mining Structure Fragments for Smart Bundle Adjustment 

      Carlone, Luca; Alcantarilla, Pablo Fernandez; Chiu, Han-Pang; Kira, Zsolt; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyBritish Machine Vision Association, 2014-09)
      Bundle Adjustment (BA) can be seen as an inference process over a factor graph. From this perspective, the Schur complement trick can be interpreted as an ordering choice for elimination. The elimination of a single point ...
    • Mission Specification and Control for Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles for Indoor Target Discovery and Tracking 

      Ulam, Patrick D.; Kira, Zsolt; Arkin, Ronald C.; Collins, Thomas R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
      This paper describes ongoing research by Georgia Tech into the challenges of tasking and controlling heterogonous teams of unmanned vehicles in mixed indoor/outdoor reconnaissance scenarios. We outline the tools and techniques ...
    • Mixed-Initiative Human-Robot Interaction: Definition, Taxonomy, and Survey 

      Jiang, Shu; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015-10)
      The objectives of this article are: 1) to present a taxonomy for mixed-initiative human-robot interaction and 2) to survey its state of practice through the examination of past research along each taxonomical dimension. ...
    • Mixed-Integer Convex Formulations for Planning Nonlinear Dynamics in Complex Environments 

      Tedrake, Russ (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-10-19)
      Humanoid robots walking across intermittent terrain, robotic arms grasping multifaceted objects, or UAVs darting left or right around a tree — many of the dynamics and control problems we face today have an inherently ...
    • Mixture Trees for Modeling and Fast Conditional Sampling with Applications in Vision and Graphics 

      Dellaert, Frank; Kwatra, Vivek; Oh, Sang Min (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2005-06)
      We introduce mixture trees, a tree-based data-structure for modeling joint probability densities using a greedy hierarchical density estimation scheme. We show that the mixture tree models data efficiently at multiple ...
    • Mobbing Behavior and Deceit and its role in Bioinspired Autonomous Robotic Agents 

      Davis, Justin; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Arabian babblers are highly preyed upon avians living in the Israeli desert. The survival of this species is contingent upon successful predator deterrence known as mobbing. Their ability to successfully defend against ...
    • Mobile Manipulation in Domestic Environments Using A Low Degree of Freedom Manipulator 

      Huckaby, Jacob; Nieto-Granda, Carlos; Rogers, John G.; Trevor, Alexander J. B.; Cosgun, Akansel; Christensen, Henrik I. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      We present a mobile manipulation system used by the Georgia Tech team in the RoboCup@Home 2010 competition. An overview of the system is provided, including the approach taken for manipulation, SLAM, object detection, ...
    • Mobile manipulation in everyday environments 

      Christensen, Henrik I.; Case, Philip (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2008-10)
      Robots are gradually being deployed for everyday environments, that is environments with no or very limited engineering taking place before deployment of the system. As manipulators and mobile platforms come together ...
    • Mobile manipulation in unstructured environments with haptic sensing and compliant joints 

      Jain, Advait (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-08-22)
      We make two main contributions in this thesis. First, we present our approach to robot manipulation, which emphasizes the benefits of making contact with the world across all the surfaces of a manipulator with whole-arm ...
    • Mobile Robots at Your Fingertip: Bezier Curve On-line Trajectory Generation for Supervisory Control 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Hwang, Jung-Hoon; Kwon, Dong-Soo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      A new interfacing method is presented to control mobile robot(s) in a supervised manner. Mobile robots often provide global position information to an operator. This research describes a method whereby the operator ...
    • A Mobile Sensor Network Forming Concentric Circles Through Local Interaction and Consensus Building 

      Lee, Geunho; Yoon, Seokhoon; Chong, Nak Young; Christensen, Henrik I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyFuji Technology Press Ltd., 2009)
      We address the problem of a swarm of autonomous mobile robotic sensors generating geometric shapes to build wireless ad hoc surveillance sensor networks. Robot swarms with limited observation are required to form ...
    • Mobility Reconfiguration for Terrain Exploration using Human Inspired Perception 

      Brooks, Douglas Antwonne; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-05)
      The ability of robotic units to autonomously navigate various terrains is critical to the advancement of robotic operation in natural environments. Next generation robots will need to adapt to their environment in order ...
    • Model predictive control with haptic feedback for robot manipulation in cluttered scenarios 

      Killpack, Marc Daniel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-11-18)
      Current robot manipulation and control paradigms have largely been developed for static or highly structured environments such as those common in factories. For most techniques in robot trajectory generation, such as ...
    • Model Reference Adaptive Control of a One Link Flexible Arm 

      Siciliano, Bruno; Yuan, Bau-San; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1986-12)
      Based on a model reference adaptive control approach, a robust controller for a one link flexible arm moving along a pre-defined trajectory is proposed. In order to satisfy the perfect model following conditions, the model ...
    • Model-Based Echolocation of Environmental Objects 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Santamaria, Juan Carlos (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995)
      This paper presents an algorithm that can recognize and localize objects given a model of their contours using only ultrasonic range data. The algorithm exploits a physical model of the ultrasonic beam and combines several ...
    • Model-Based Reconfiguration of Schema-Based Reactive Control Architectures 

      Chen, Zhong; Goel, Ashok K.; Rowland, Paul; Stroulia, Eleni (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997)
      Reactive methods of control get caught in local minima. Fortunately schema-based reactive control systems have built-in redundancy that enables multiple configurations with different modes. We describe a model-based method ...