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    • A 3D Virtual Environment for Exploratory Learning in Mobile Robot Control 

      Howard, Ayanna M.; Paul, Wesley (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2005-10)
      This paper discusses a virtual environment that enables human agents to develop the skills necessary to control a mobile robot through the implementation of exploratory learning practices. The interface connects the human ...
    • Adapting Human Leadership Approaches for Role Allocation in Human-Robot Navigation Scenarios 

      Howard, Ayanna M.; Cruz, Gerardo (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2006-07)
      In this paper, we propose to examine the practices of leadership defined in human relationships and model their use in maximizing performance for human-robot interaction scenarios. This process involves first defining the ...
    • An Adaptive Robotic Tablet Gaming System for Post-Stroke Hand Function Rehabilitation 

      English, Brittney A.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for Computing Machinery, 2015-03)
      Physical therapy is a common treatment for the rehabilitation of hemiparesis, or the weakness of one side of the body. Stroke is a common cause of hemiparesis. Stroke survivors regularly struggle with motivation and ...
    • Assessment of Robot Guidance Modalities Conveying Instructions to Humans in Emergency Situations 

      Robinette, Paul; Wagner, Alan R.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-08)
      Motivated by the desire to mitigate human casualties in emergency situations, this paper explores various guidance modalities provided by a robotic platform for instructing humans to safely evacuate during an emergency. ...
    • A computational method for physical rehabilitation assessment 

      Brooks, Douglas Antwonne; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010-09)
      The objective of this research effort is to advance the process of quantifying physical rehabilitation techniques by developing and validating the core technologies needed to integrate therapy instruction with human-robot ...
    • Engagement Study of an Integrated Rehabilitation Robotic Tablet-Based Gaming System 

      English, Brittney A.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-09)
      Physical therapy is a common treatment for the rehabilitation of hemiparesis, or the weakness of one side of the body. However, a significant issue in the therapy process is that patients may struggle with motivation to ...
    • A Human-Robot Mentor-Protégé Relationship to Learn Off-Road Navigation Behavior 

      Howard, Ayanna M.; Werger, Barry; Seraji, Homayoun (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2005-10)
      In this paper, we present an approach to transfer human expertise for learning off-road navigation behavior to an autonomous mobile robot. The methodology uses the concept of humanized intelligence to combine principal ...
    • Increasing Motor Learning During Hand Rehabilitation Exercises Through the Use of Adaptive Games: A Pilot Study 

      English, Brittney A.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for Computing Machinery, 2015-03)
      Physical therapy is a common treatment for the rehabilitation of hemiparesis, or the weakness of one side of the body [1]. Unfortunately, a recent study found that about one third of stroke patients who are prescribed ...
    • Integrating Virtual and Human Instructors in Robotic Learning Environments 

      Howard, Ayanna; Remy, Sekou (Georgia Institute of TechnologyIPI Press, 2008)
      This paper presents two different approaches for utilizing virtual environments to enable learning for both human and robotic students. In the first approach, we showcase a 3D interactive environment that allows a human ...
    • A Methodology to Assess Performance of Human-Robotic Systems in Achievement of Collective Tasks 

      Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2005-08)
      In this paper, we present a methodology to assess system performance of human-robotic systems in achievement of collective tasks such as habitat construction, geological sampling, and space exploration. The methodology ...
    • Modeling Human-Robot Trust in Emergencies 

      Robinette, Paul; Wagner, Alan R.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2014-03)
      Modeling human trust decisions is a notoriously difficult problem. We focus on decisions where a victim must decide whether to trust a robot in an emergency situation and outline the necessary inputs to model this ...
    • 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 ...
    • Robot Learners: Interactive Instance-based Learning and Its Application to Therapeutic Tasks 

      Park, Hae Won; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2014-11)
      Programming a robot to perform tasks requires training that is beyond the skill level of most individuals. To address this issue, we focus on developing a method that identifies keywords used to convey task knowledge ...
    • Role Allocation in Human-Robot Interaction Schemes for Mission Scenario Execution, 

      Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2006-05)
      In this paper, we focus on the problem of maximizing system performance for future space exploration missions involving both human and robot agents. One of the main challenges in human-robot interaction scenarios is ...
    • A Systematic Approach to Predict Performance of Human-Automation Systems 

      Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2007-07)
      This paper discusses an approach for predicting system performance resulting from humans and robots performing repetitive tasks in a collaborative manner. The methodology uses a systematic approach that incorporates the ...
    • Task-Learning Policies for Collaborative Task Solving in Human-Robot Interaction 

      Park, Hae Won (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for Computing Machinery, 2012)
      The objective of this doctoral research is to design multimodal task-learning policies for a robotic system that targets the exchange of task rules between humans and robots. This objective is achieved through a collaborative ...
    • Trust in Emergency Evacuation Robots 

      Robinette, Paul; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012-11)
      Would you trust a robot to lead you to safety in an emergency? What design would best attract your attention in a smoke-filled environment? How should the robot behave to best increase your trust? To answer these questions, ...
    • Using a Shared Tablet Workspace for Interactive Demonstrations during Human-Robot Learning Scenarios 

      Park, Hae Won; Coogle, Richard A.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014)
      One of the key elements for building a long-term robotic companion is incorporating the ability for a robot to continuously learn and engage in new tasks. Utilizing a defined workspace that provides various shared content ...