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    • 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 ...
    • Automatic Verification of Autonomous Robot Missions 

      O'Brien, Matthew; Arkin, Ronald C.; Harrington, Dagan; Lyons, Damian M.; Jiang, Shu (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Before autonomous robotics can be used for dangerous or critical missions, performance guarantees should be made available. This paper overviews a software system for the verification of behavior-based controllers in ...
    • 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 ...
    • Collaborative Robots in Rehabilitation for Social Self-Management of Health 

      Tickle-Degnen, Linda; Scheutz, Matthias; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This paper reports the design plan of a social rehabilitation robot for optimizing social self-management of health. Managing health with physically and stigmatizing disabling conditions involves managing both physical ...
    • A Conceptual Space Architecture for Widely Heterogeneous Robotic Systems 

      Jung, HyunRyong; Menon, Arjun; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011)
      This paper describes the value of the conceptual space approach for use in teams of robots that have radically different sensory capabilities. The formal underpinnings and perceptual processes are described in the context ...
    • 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: 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 ...
    • Getting it Right the First Time: Verification of Behavior-based Multirobot Missions 

      Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Jiang, Shu; Harrington, Dagan; O'Brien, Matthew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      In research being conducted for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), we are concerned with robot missions that may only have a single opportunity for successful completion, with serious consequences if the mission ...
    • Moral Emotions, Robots, and their Role in Managing Stigma in Early Stage Parkinson’s Disease Caregiving 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Pettinati, Michael J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Early stage Parkinson’s disease is characterized by facial masking that reduces the ability for a caregiver to effectively comprehend the emotional state of a patient. We are studying the introduction of a robotic ...
    • Other-Oriented Robot Deception: A Computational Approach for Deceptive Action Generation to Benefit the Mark 

      Shim, Jaeeun; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Social robots can benefit by adding deceptive capabilities. In particular, robotic deception should benefit the deceived human partners when used in the context of human-robot interaction (HRI). We define this kind of ...
    • 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 ...
    • Preserving Dignity in Patient Caregiver Relationships Using Moral Emotions and Robots 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Scheutz, Matthias; Tickle-Degnen, Linda (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      This paper provides an overview of an ongoing NSF project that is intended to improve the long-term quality of care for patients suffering from early stage Parkinson’s disease. Due to facial masking in the patient, a ...
    • 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 ...
    • A Primate-inspired Autonomous Navigation Algorithm Using the Cognitive Mechanism of Mental Rotation 

      Pettinati, Michael J.; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Though significant progress on autonomous navigation has been made, the natural world offers interesting examples of navigational techniques that are worth exploring and understanding. The cognitive mechanism of mental ...
    • Robot Deception and Squirrel Behavior: A Case Study in Bio-inspired Robotics 

      Shim, Jaeeun; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      A common behavior in animals and human beings is deception. Deceptive behavior in robotics is potentially beneficial in several domains ranging from the military to a more everyday context. In our research, novel ...
    • Robotic Nudges: The Ethics of Engineering a More Socially Just Human Being 

      Borenstein, Jason; Arkin, Ron (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-03)
      The time is nearing when robots are going to become a pervasive feature of our personal lives. They are already continuously operating in industrial, domestic, and military sectors. But a facet of their operation ...
    • 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 ...