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    • Playing with Toys: Towards Autonomous Robot Manipulation for Therapeutic Play. 

      Trevor, Alexander J. B.; Park, Hae Won; Howard, Ayanna M.; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-05)
      When young children play, they often manipulate toys that have been specifically designed to accommodate and stimulate their perceptual-motor skills. Robotic playmates capable of physically manipulating toys have the ...
    • The Positive Effects of Verbal Encouragement in Mathematics Education Using a Social Robot 

      Brown, LaVonda N.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-03-08)
      Studies have shown that the use of verbal encouragement strategies in education is able to maximize learning. This idea is derived from traditional classroom settings where teachers use a multitude of behavioral ...
    • Predicting the Robot Learning Curve based on Properties of Human Interaction 

      Remy, Sekou; Howard, Ayanna (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2009-03)
    • Probabilistic Analysis of Market-Based Algorithms for Initial Robotic Formations 

      Viguria Jimenez, Luis Antidio; Howard, Ayanna (Georgia Institute of TechnologySAGE Publications, 2009-06)
      In this paper, we present a probabilistic analysis approach for analyzing market-based algorithms applied to the initial formation problem. These algorithms determine an assignment scheme for associating individual robots ...
    • A Probabilistic Model for the Performance Analysis of a Distributed Task Allocation Algorithm 

      Viguria Jimenez, Luis Antidio; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-05)
      In this paper we extend our previous work where the mean of the global cost was used as a performance metric for distributed task allocation algorithms. In this case, we move a step forward and calculate the variance of ...
    • Providing tablets as collaborative task workspace for human-robot interaction 

      Park, Hae Won; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-03)
      In a recent conference on assistive technology in special education and rehabilitation, over 54 percentage of the sessions were directly or indirectly involved with tablets. Following this trend, many traditional assistive ...
    • Quantifying Coherence when Learning Behaviors via Teleoperation 

      Remy, Sekou; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2008-08)
      Applications of robotics are quickly changing. Just as computer use evolved from research purposes to everyday functions, applications of robotics are making a transition to mainstream usage. With this change in applications ...
    • Quantifying upper-arm rehabilitation metrics for children through interaction with a humanoid Robot 

      Brooks, Douglas A.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyIOS Press, 2012)
      The objective of this research effort is to integrate therapy instruction with child-robot play interaction in order to better assess upper-arm rehabilitation. Using computer vision techniques such as Motion History Imaging ...
    • Quantitative Evaluation of the Microsoft Kinect for Use in an Upper Extremity Virtual Rehabilitation Environment 

      Nixon, Mason; Chen, Yu-ping; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013)
      Low cost depth sensors could potentially allow for home-based care and rehabilitation using virtual systems. Currently, no publicly available and peer-reviewed assessment has been made on the accuracy of joint position ...
    • Real Conversion of GIS Contour Maps into Surface Disigital Elevation Models for Robotic Surveying 

      Mei, Henry (Heqing); Parker, Lonnie T.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011-10)
      With the advent of new technologies, robotic surveying systems are being developed to facilitate the collection of ground-based information to validate and complement data collected by traditional and satellite-based ...
    • Real Time Intelligent Target Detection and Analysis with Machine Vision 

      Howard, Ayanna M.; Padgett, Curtis; Brown, Kenneth (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-06)
      This paper presents an algorithm for detecting a specified set of target objects embedded in visual imagery for an Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) application. ATR involves processing images for detecting, classifying, ...
    • Real World Haptic Exploration for Telepresence of the Visually Impaired 

      Park, Chung Hyuk; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyACM, 2012-03)
      Robotic assistance through telepresence technology is an emerging area in aiding the visually impaired. By integrating the robotic perception of a remote environment and transferring it to a human user through haptic ...
    • Real-Time Assessment of Terrain Traversability for Autonomous Rover Navigation 

      Howard, Ayanna M.; Seraji, Homayoun (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2000-11)
      This paper presents a novel technique for real-time measurement of terrain characteristics and incorporation of this information into the navigation strategy of an autonomous mobile robot. The proposed methodology utilizes ...
    • A Real-Time Autonomous Rover Navigation System 

      Howard, Ayanna M.; Seraji, Homayoun (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-06)
      To enable real-time autonomous navigation, a mobile robot is equipped with on-board processing power, image-processing algorithms, and a fuzzy computation engine that allow the rover to safely navigate to a designated goal ...
    • Real-time Haptic Rendering and Haptic Telepresence of the Visually Impaired 

      Park, Chung Hyuk; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-04)
      This paper presents a robotic system that provides telepresence to the visually impaired by combining real-time haptic rendering with multi-modal interaction. A virtual-proxy based haptic rendering process using a RGB-D ...
    • A Real-Time Model to Assess Student Engagement During Interaction with Intelligent Educational Agents 

      Brown, LaVonda; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Society for Engineering Education, 2014-06)
      Adaptive learning is an educational method that utilizes computers as an interactive teaching device. Intelligent tutoring systems, or educational agents, use adaptive learning techniques to adapt to each student’s needs ...
    • Realization of the Sensor Web Concept for Earth Science Using Mobile Robotic Platforms 

      Howard, Ayanna M.; Smith, Brian Stephen; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2007-03)
      In this paper, we discuss the realization of a robotic mobile sensor network that allows for controlled reconfiguration of sensor assets in a decentralized manner. The motivation is to allow the construction of a new system ...
    • A Reconfigurable Robotic Exploration Vehicle for Extreme Environments 

      Howard, Ayanna (Georgia Institute of TechnologyTSI press, 2004-06)
    • Recursive Learning for Deformable Object Manipulation 

      Howard, Ayanna M.; Bekey, George A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1997-07)
      This paper presents a generalized approach to handling of 3D deformable objects. Our task is to learn robotic grasping characteristics for a non-rigid object represented by a physically-based model. The model is derived ...
    • Retrieving Experience: Interactive Instance-based Learning Methods for Building Robot Companions 

      Park, Hae Won; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015-05)
      A robot companion should adapt to its user’s needs by learning to perform new tasks. In this paper, we present a robot playmate that learns and adapts to tasks chosen by the child on a touchscreen tablet. We aim to solve ...