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    • Accountable Autonomous Agents: The next level 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
    • Acting Deceptively: Providing Robots with the Capacity for Deception 

      Wagner, Alan R.; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Deception is utilized by a variety of intelligent systems ranging from insects to human beings. It has been argued that the use of deception is an indicator of theory of mind [2] and of social intelligence [4]. We use ...
    • Adaptive Multi-Robot Behavior via Learning Momentum 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Lee, J. Brian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      In this paper, the effects of adaptive robotic behavior via Learning Momentum in the context of a robotic team are studied. Learning momentum is a variation on parametric adjustment methods that has previously been ...
    • Adaptive Teams of Autonomous Aerial and Ground Robots for Situational Awareness 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Endo, Yoichiro; Chaimowicz, Luiz; Cowley, Anthony; Grocholsky, Ben; Hsieh, Mong-ying A.; Jung, Boyoon; Keller, James F.; Kumar, Vijay; MacKenzie, Douglas Christopher; Sukhatme, Gaurav S.; Taylor, Camillo J.; Wolf, Denis F. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      In this paper, we report on the integration challenges of the various component technologies developed towards the establishment of a framework for deploying an adaptive system of heterogeneous robots for urban surveillance. ...
    • Affect in Human-Robot Interaction 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Moshkina, Lilia (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      More and more, robots are expected to interact with humans in a social, easily understandable manner, which presupposes effective use of robot affect. This chapter provides a brief overview of research advances into this ...
    • Ameliorating Patient-Caregiver Stigma in Early-Stage Parkinson's Disease using Robot co-Mediators 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Facial masking in early stage Parkinson’s disease leads to a well-documented deterioration (stigmatization) in the patient-caregiver relationship. This research described in this paper is concerned with preserving dignity ...
    • Analyzing Social Situations for Human-Robot Interaction 

      Wagner, Alan R.; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This paper presents an algorithm for analyzing social situations within a robot. We contribute a method that allows the robot to use information about the situation to select interactive behaviors. This work is based ...
    • Anticipatory Robot Navigation by Simultaneously Localizing and Building a Cognitive Map 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Endo, Yoichiro (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      This paper presents a method for a mobile robot to construct and localize relative to a “cognitive map”, where the cognitive map is assumed to be a representational structure that encodes both spatial and behavioral ...
    • 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, ...
    • AuRA: Principles and Practice in Review 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Balch, Tucker (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997)
      This paper reviews key concepts of the Autonomous Robot Architecture {AuRA}. Its structure, strengths, and roots in biology are presented. AuRA is a hybrid deliberative/reactive robotic architecture that has been developed ...
    • Behavior-based Formation Control for Multi-robot Teams 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Balch, Tucker (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999)
      New reactive behaviors that implement formations in multi-robot teams are presented and evaluated. The formation behaviors are integrated with other navigational behaviors to enable a robotic team to reach navigational ...
    • Behavior-Based Mobile Manipulation for Drum Sampling 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; MacKenzie, Douglas Christopher (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996)
      This paper describes an implementation of a behavior-based mobile manipulator capable of autonomously transferring a sample from one drum to a second in unstructured environments. A major contribution of the project was ...
    • Behavioral Models of the Praying Mantis as a Basis for Robotic Behavior 

      Ali, Khaled Subhi; Arkin, Ronald C.; Cervantes-Pérez, Francisco; Weitzenfeld, Alfredo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999)
      Formal models of animal sensorimotor behavior can provide effective methods for generating robotic intelligence. In this article we describe how schema-theoretic models of the praying mantis derived from behavioral and ...
    • Beyond Humanoid Emotions: Incorporating Traits, Attitudes and Moods 

      Moshkina, Lilia; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      No longer does the idea of robot emotions seem far-fetched; not their experiential side, of course, but rather those manifestations of emotion, especially in robots created in human likeness, which would be beneficial for ...
    • 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 ...
    • Buzz, An Instantiation of a Schema-Based Reactive Robotic System 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Balch, Tucker; Collins, Thomas Riley; Henshaw, Andrew M.; MacKenzie, Douglas Christopher; Nitz, Elizabeth; Rodriguez, David; Ward, Keith Ronald (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993)
      The Georgia Tech entry to the AAAI Mobile Robot Competition, a schema-based reactive robotic system, is described. New developments are presented including the introduction of two novel behaviors probe and avoid-past, ...
    • The Case for Ethical Autonomy in Unmanned Systems 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
      The underlying thesis of research in ethical autonomy for lethal autonomous unmanned systems is that they will potentially be capable of performing more ethically on the battlefield than are human soldiers. In this article ...
    • A Case-Based Approach to Reactive Control for Autonomous Robots 

      Moorman, Kenneth; Ram, Ashwin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992)
      We propose a case-based method of selecting behavior sets as an addition to traditional reactive robotic control systems. The new system (ACBARR - A Case BAsed Reactive Robotic system) provides more flexible performance ...
    • Case-Based Reactive Navigation: A Cased Based Method for On-Line Selection and Adaptation of Reactive Control Parameters in Autonomous Robotics Systems 

      Ram, Ashwin; Arkin, Ronald C.; Clark, Russell J.; Moorman, Kenneth (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992)
      This article presents a new line of research investigating on-line learning mechanisms for autonomous intelligent agents. We discuss a case-based method for dynamic selection and modification of behavior assemblages for a ...
    • 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 ...