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    • Tactical Mobile Robot Mission Specification and Execution 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Collins, Thomas Riley; Endo, Yoichiro (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000)
      Georgia Tech, as part of DARPA's Tactical Mobile Robotics (TMR) Program, is developing a wide range of mission specification capabilities for the urban warfighter. These include the development of a range of easily ...
    • TAME: Time-varying Affective Response for Humanoid Robots 

      Moshkina, Lilia; Park, Sunghyun; Arkin, Ronald C.; Lee, Jamee K.; Jung, HyunRyong (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
      This paper describes the design of a complex time-varying affective software architecture. It is an expansion of the TAME architecture (Traits, Attitudes, Moods, and Emotions) as applied to humanoid robotics. In particular ...
    • A Taxonomy of Robot Deception and its Benefits in HRI 

      Shim, Jaeeun; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Deception is a common and essential behavior in humans. Since human beings gain many advantages from deceptive capabilities, we can also assume that robotic deception can provide benefits in several ways. Particularly, ...
    • Towards Cosmopolitan Robots: Intelligent Navigation in Extended Man-Made Environments 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1987)
      In the past, mobile robots have been constrained to operate in either an indoor or an outdoor environment, not both. Special purpose representations and ad hoc sensor techniques geared towards tasks of narrow focus have ...
    • Towards Performance Guarantees for Emergent Behavior 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Lyons, Damian M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      It is important to be able to guarantee the safety and effectiveness of robot behavior in applications where robots must operate alongside people or in hazardous situations. A modeling framework based on port automata and ...
    • Towards the Unification of Navigational Planning and Reactive Control 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1989)
      The illusion that reactive and hierarchical planning methods are at odds with each other needs to be dropped. By exploiting each method's strengths, a synthesis of hierarchical and reactive paradigms can yield robust, ...
    • Transferring Embodied Concepts Between Perceptually Heterogeneous Robots 

      Kira, Zsolt (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      This paper explores methods and representations that allow two perceptually heterogeneous robots, each of which represents concepts via grounded properties, to transfer knowledge despite their differences. This is an ...
    • Usability Evaluation of an Automated Mission Repair Mechanism for Mobile Robot Mission Specification 

      Moshkina, Lilia; Endo, Yoichiro; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005)
      This paper describes a usability study designed to assess ease of use, user satisfaction, and performance of a mobile robot mission specification system. The software under consideration, MissionLab, allows users to ...
    • Usability Evaluation of High-Level User Assistance for Robot Mission Specification 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Endo, Yoichiro; MacKenzie, Douglas Christopher (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2002)
      MissionLab is a mission specification system that implements a hybrid deliberative and reactive control architecture for autonomous mobile robots. The user creates and executes the robot mission plans through its ...
    • Using Genetic Algorithms to Learn Reactive Control Parameters for Autonomous Robotic Navigation 

      Ram, Ashwin; Arkin, Ronald C.; Boone, Gary Noel; Pearce, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994)
      This paper explores the application of genetic algorithms to the learning of local robot navigation behaviors for reactive control systems. Our approach evolves reactive control systems in various environments, thus creating ...
    • Using the CONDENSATION Algorithm for Robust, Vision-Based Mobile Robot Localization 

      Burgard, Wolfram; Dellaert, Frank; Fox, Dieter; Thrun, Sebastian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999)
      To navigate reliably in indoor environments, a mobile robot must know where it is. This includes both the ability of globally localizing the robot from scratch, as well as tracking the robot’s position once its location ...
    • Value-Based Communication Preservation for Mobile Robots 

      Balch, Tucker; Powers, Matthew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      Value-Based Communication Preservation (VBCP) is a behavior-based, computationally efficient approach to maintaining line-of-sight RF communication between members of robot teams in the context of other tasks. The goal ...
    • Verifying and Validating Multirobot Missions 

      Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Jiang, Shu; Harrington, Dagan; Liu, Tsung-Ming (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      We have developed an approach that can be used by mission designers to determine whether or not a performance guarantee for their mission software, when carried out under the uncertain conditions of a real-world environment, ...
    • Verifying Performance for Autonomous Robot Missions with Uncertainty 

      Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Liu, Tsung-Ming; Jiang, Shu; Nirmal, Paramesh (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Establishing performance guarantees for robot missions is especially important for C-WMD applications. Software verification techniques, such as model checking (Clark 1999, Jhala & Majumdar 2009), can be applied to ...
    • Viewpoint: Military Robotics and the Robotics Community’s Responsibility 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011)
    • Visualization of Multi-Level Neural-Based Robotic Systems 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Cervantes-Pérez, Francisco; Peniche, José Francisco; Weitzenfeld, Alfredo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1998)
      Autonomous biological systems are very complex in their nature. Their study, through both experimentation and computation, provides a means to understand the underlying mechanisms in living systems while inspiring the ...
    • When Good Comms Go Bad: Communications Recovery for Multi-Robot Teams 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Ulam, Patrick D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      Ad-hoc networks among groups of autonomous mobile robots are becoming a common occurrence as teams of robots take on increasingly complicated missions over wider areas. Research has often focused on proactive means in ...
    • Workstation Recognition Using a Constrained Edge Based Hough Transform for Mobile Robot Navigation 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Vaughn, David L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1989)
      Landmark recognition is a task required of many robotic systems. In this work, we examine the use of a constrained Hough transform used by a mobile robot to locate a docking workstation. This algorithm deals with the ...