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Clarification dialogues in human-augmented mapping
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-03)
An approach to dialogue based interaction for resolution of ambiguities encountered as part of Human-Augmented Mapping (HAM) is presented. The paper focuses on issues related to spatial organisation and localisation. The ...
Housewives or technophiles?: understanding domestic robot owners
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-03)
Despite the growing body of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) research focused on domestic robots, surprisingly little is known about the demographic profile of robot owners and their influence on usage patterns. In this paper, ...
Domestic robot ecology - an initial framework to unpack long-term acceptance of robots at home
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
It has been recognized that long-term effects exist in the interaction with robotic technologies. Despite this recognition, we still know little about how the temporal effects are associated with domestic robots. To bridge ...
Pimp my Roomba: designing for personalization
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-04)
We present a study of how householders personalize their domestic vacuuming robot, iRobot's Roomba". In particular, we build on Blom and Monk's  theory of personalization that argues that personalization does not only ...
My roomba is rambo: Intimate home appliances
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-09)
Robots have entered our domestic lives, but yet, little is known about their impact on the home. This paper takes steps towards addressing this omission, by reporting results from an empirical study of iRobot’s Roomba™, a ...
Darwinian embodied evolution of the learning ability for survival
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
In this article we propose a framework for performing embodied evolution with a limited number of robots, by utilizing time-sharing in subpopulations of virtual agents hosted in each robot. Within this framework, we explore ...
Agent Negotiation of Target Distribution Enhancing System Survivability
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-12)
This article proposes an agent negotiation model for target distribution across a set of geographically dispersed sensors. The key idea is to consider sensors as autonomous agents that negotiate over the division of tasks ...
Long-term study of portable field robots in urban terrain
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-08)
Sensing and estimation
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-05)