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    • Architectural Design and Support for Knowledge Sharing Across Heterogeneous MAST systems 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; García-Vergara, Sergio; Lee, Sung G. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012)
      A novel approach for the sharing of knowledge between widely heterogeneous robotic agents is presented, drawing upon Gardenfors Conceptual Spaces approach [4]. The target microrobotic platforms considered are computationally, ...
    • Biologically-Inspired Deceptive Behavior for a Robot 

      Shim, Jaeeun; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      A common behavior in animals or human beings is deception. We focus on deceptive behavior in robotics because the appropriate use of deception is beneficial in several domains ranging from the military to a more everyday ...
    • Characterizing Performance Guarantees for Multiagent, Real-Time Systems Operating in Noisy and Uncertain Environments 

      Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Fox, Stephen; Jiang, Shu; Nirmal, Prem; Zafar, Munzir (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      Autonomous robots offer the potential to conduct Counter- Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD) missions in an efficient and robust manner. However, to leverage this potential, a mission designer needs to be able to determine ...
    • Designing Autonomous Robot Missions with Performance Guarantees 

      Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Nirmal, Prem (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      This paper describes the need and methods required to construct an integrated software verification and mission specification system for use in robotic missions intended for counter-weapons of mass destruction (c-WMD) ...
    • Envisioning: Mental Rotation-based Semi-reactive Robot Control 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Dellaert, Frank; Devassy, Joan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      This paper describes ongoing research into the role of optic-flow derived spatial representations and their relation to cognitive computational models of mental rotation in primates, with the goal of producing effective ...
    • Getting it Right the First Time: Predicted Performance Guarantees from the Analysis of Emergent Behavior in Autonomous and Semi-autonomous Systems 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Lyons, Damian M.; Jiang, Shu; Nirmal, Prem; Zafar, Munzir (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      A crucially important aspect for mission-critical robotic operations is ensuring as best as possible that an autonomous system be able to complete its task. In a project for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) ...
    • Getting it Right the First time: Robot Mission Guarantees in the Presence of Uncertainty 

      Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Nirmal, P.; Jiang, Shu; Liu, Tsung-Ming; Deeb, J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Certain robot missions need to perform predictably in a physical environment that may only be poorly characterized in advance. We have previously developed an approach to establishing performance guarantees for ...
    • Lethal Autonomous Systems and the Plight of the Non-combatant 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013)
    • 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 ...
    • Overriding Ethical Constraints in Lethal Autonomous Systems 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Ulam, Patrick D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      This article describes the philosophy, design, and prototype implementation of an operator override system intended for use in managing unmanned robotic systems capable of lethal behavior. The ethical ramifications ...
    • Performance Guarantees for C - WMD Robot Missions 

      Jiang, Shu; Arkin, Ronald C.; Lyons, Damian M.; Liu, Tsung-Ming; Harrington, Dagan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Robotics has been considered as one of the five key technology areas for defense against attacks with weapons of mass destruction (WMD). However, due to the mass impact nature of WMD, failures of counter-WMD (C-WMD) missions ...
    • Performance Verification for Behavior - based Robot Missions 

      Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Jiang, Shu; Liu, Tsung-Ming; Nirmal, Paramesh; Deeb, J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Certain robot missions need to perform predictably in a physical environment that may only be poorly characterized in advance. This requirement raises many issues for existing approaches to software verification. An ...
    • Primate - Inspired Vehicle Navigation Using Optic Flow and Mental Rotations 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Dellaert, Frank; Srinivasa, Natesh; Kerwin, Ryan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Robot navigation already has many relatively efficient solutions: reactive control, simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM), Rapidly-Exploring Random Trees (RRTs), etc. But many primates possess an additional inherent ...
    • The Robot didn't do it 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
    • Robots that Need to Mislead: Biologically-inspired Machine Deception 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
    • The Role of Mental Rotations in Primate-inspired Robot Navigation 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      The use of a primate's spatial ability of mental rotation to serve as a basis for robotic navigation has been almost entirely overlooked by the robotics community to date. In this paper, the role of this cognitive capacity ...
    • A Software Tool for the Design of Critical Robot Missions with Performance Guarantees 

      Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Nirmal, Paramesh; Jiang, Shu.; Liu, Tsung-Ming (Georgia Institute of TechnologyElsevier B.V., 2013-03)
      Deploying a robot as part of a counter-weapons of mass destruction mission demands that the robotic software operates with high assurance. A unique feature of robotic software development is the need to perform predictably ...
    • 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, ...
    • 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 ...