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    • 3-D Simulations for Testing and Validating Robotic-Driven Applications for Exploring Lunar Pole 

      Williams, Stephen; Remy, Sekou; Howard, Ayanna (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2009-04)
    • 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 ...
    • Adaptive Robot Navigation Protocol for Estimating Variable Terrain Elevation Data 

      Parker, Lonnie T.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011-10)
      Efficiently measuring environmental phenomena (e.g., elevation, chemical composition, and mineral density) is a task typically reserved for the geoscience community. Recent robotic systems with the potential for addressing ...
    • 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 ...
    • Application of Fuzzy Logic in Sunsensor Data Interpretation 

      Mobasser, Sohrab; Liebe, Carl Christian; Howard, Ayanna (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssumption University (Bangkok), 2001-11)
    • Applying behavioral strategies for student engagement using a robotic educational agent 

      Brown, LaVonda; Kerwin, Ryan; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-10)
      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 ...
    • Applying gaming principles to virtual environments for upper extremity therapy games 

      Nixon, Mason; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-10)
      Home-based care modalities may yield many advantages in therapy and rehabilitation. Virtual systems for rehabilitation are an emerging technology that may be used to enhance the effectiveness of home-based care while ...
    • 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. ...
    • Assistive Formation Maintenance for Human-Led Multi-Robot Systems 

      Parker, Lonnie T.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-10)
      In ground-based military maneuvers, group formations require flexibility when traversing from one point to the next. For a human-led team of semi-autonomous agents, a certain level of awareness demonstrated by the agents ...
    • Automatic Deployment and Formation Control of Decentralized Multi-Agent Networks 

      Smith, Brian Stephen; Howard, Ayanna M.; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2008-05)
      Novel tools are needed to deploy multi-agent networks in applications that require a high degree of accuracy in the achievement and maintenance of geometric formations. This is the case when deploying distributed sensing ...
    • Automatic Formation Deployment of Decentralized Heterogeneous Multiple-Robot Networks with Limited Sensing Capabilities 

      Smith, Brian Stephen; Wang, Jiuguang; Howard, Ayanna; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-05)
      Heterogeneous multi-robot networks require novel tools for applications that require achieving and maintaining formations. This is the case for distributing sensing devices with heterogeneous mobile sensor networks. Here, ...
    • Automatic Generation of Persistent Formations for Multi-agent Networks under Range Constraints 

      Smith, Brian Stephen; Howard, Ayanna; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, 2007-10)
      We present graph-based methods for determining if a mobile robot network with a defined sensor and communication range can persistently achieve a specified formation, which implies that the formation, once achieved, will ...
    • Bridging the Gap between Space Robotics Research and Robotics Education 

      Howard, Ayanna; Graham, Eva (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2004-03)
      The focus of Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Office of Communication and Education is to engage the public through the implementation of innovative approaches such as informal and formal education methods, science outreach, ...
    • Building and Maintaining Trust Between Humans and Guidance Robots in an Emergency 

      Robinette, Paul; Wagner, Alan R.; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2013-03)
      Emergency evacuations are dangerous situations for both evacuees and first responders. The use of automation in the form of guidance robots can reduce the danger to humans by both aiding evacuees and assisting first ...
    • Case-Based Reasoning for Planning Turn-Taking Strategy with a Therapeutic Robot Playmate 

      Park, Hae Won; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010-09)
      In this paper, we focus on robot intelligence to generate turn-taking strategies in response to human play actions. This work builds on our previous work on play behavior recognition, and expands it to the child-robot ...
    • 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 ...
    • Dealing with Childhood Obesity: Passive versus Active Activity Monitoring Approaches for Engaging Individuals in Exercise 

      Valentin, Giancarlo; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-02)
      Childhood obesity is a growing health problem. Indicators show that the rate of obesity for children age 12-19 years old has risen from 5% percent to 18% over the last ten years. Strategies to solve this childhood obesity ...
    • Developing a Baseline for Upper-Body Motor Skill Assessment Using a Robotic Kinematic Model 

      García-Vergara, Sergio; Serrano, Miguel M.; Chen, Yu-Ping; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-08)
      In the rehabilitation field, determining the effectiveness of an intervention protocol begins by comparing the individual’s movement characteristics against a baseline. In most settings, this baseline is determined through ...
    • Developing the Capabilities of Blind and Visually Impaired Youth to Build and Program Robots 

      Dorsey, Rayshun; Park, Chung Hyuk; Howard, Ayanna M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-02)
      In this paper, we will discuss the use of accessible technologies to expose visually impaired students to the science of robotics using real world, hands-on activities. The purpose of the initiative stemmed from the current ...