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    • 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 ...
    • Modeling & Characterizing Stochastic Actuator Arrays 

      MacNair, David L.; Ueda, Jun (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-10)
      If the modal response for a single degree of freedom flexible system is known, a command generation architecture can be determined which schedules on/off actuator effort such that the resulting motion will have zero ...
    • Modeling Actions through State Changes 

      Fathi, Alireza; Rehg, James M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-06)
      in this paper we present a model of action based on the change in the state of the environment. Many actions involve similar dynamics and hand-object relationships, but differ in their purpose and meaning. The key to ...
    • Modeling and Control of an Improved Dissipative Passive Haptic Display 

      Reed, Matthew R.; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2004)
      This paper investigates the modeling and control of a new dissipative passive haptic display that uses magneto rheological (MR) brakes as actuators. The device is energetically passive, meaning that it can only remove ...
    • Modeling and Control of Flexible Manipulators 

      Alberts, Thomas Edward; Dickerson, Stephen L.; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyRobotics International of SME, 1985-06)
      Methods to control manipulators with flexible structural members are presently sought by investigators to allow the design of lightweight, high-performance robotic manipulators. A survey of developments to date and an ...
    • Modeling and Optimal Control of a Lightweight Bracing Manipulator 

      Chung, Ya-Chien; Lu, Shui-Shong; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of TechnologyChinese Institute of Engineers, 1987)
      Bracing strategy can improve the stiffness of a lightweight manipulator. A lightweight bracing manipulator provides better maneuverability in gross motions and higher precision in small motions. In order to maintain ...
    • Modeling and Simulation of a Pneumatically-Actuated Rescue Robot 

      Daepp, Hannes G.; Book, Wayne John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-03)
      A four-legged pneumatically actuated search and rescue robot is presented as a system with potentially enhanced versatility relative to existing rescue robots. The usage of fluid powered actuation, combined with tele-operation ...
    • Modeling cellular actuator arrays 

      MacNair, David Luke (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-08-20)
      This work explores the representations and mathematical modeling of biologically-inspired robotic muscles called Cellular Actuator Arrays. These actuator arrays are made of many small interconnected actuation units which ...