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  • Pilot Study For Examining Human-Robot Trust In Healthcare Interventions Involving Sensitive Personal Information 

    Xu, Jin; Howard, Ayanna (Georgia Institute of TechnologyRehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, 2017-07)
    Socially interactive humanoid robots have been widely used in physical therapy and rehabilitation for children with motor disabilities. Previous studies have shown that embedding human-like behavior on a robotic playmate ...
  • Towards Using Visual Attributes to Infer Image Sentiment Of Social Events 

    Ahsan, Unaiza; De Choudhury, Munmun; Essa, Irfan (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2017)
    Widespread and pervasive adoption of smartphones has led to instant sharing of photographs that capture events ranging from mundane to life-altering happenings. We propose to capture sentiment information of such social ...
  • Selfie-Presentation in Everyday Life: A Large-scale Characterization of Selfie Contexts on Instagram 

    Deeb-Swihart, Julia; Polack, Christopher; Gilbert, Eric; Essa, Irfan (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, 2017)
    Carefully managing the presentation of self via technology is a core practice on all modern social media platforms. Recently, selfies have emerged as a new, pervasive genre of identity performance. In many ways unique, ...
  • The Semi-Coaxial Multirotor 

    Bershadsky, Dmitry; Haviland, Stephen; Johnson, Eric N. (2018-05)
    The ”semi-coaxial” multirotor configuration is presented including its advantages over the conventional coaxial rotor configuration. The semi-coaxial configuration retains the benefits of the coaxial configuration, and ...
  • Vision-Based Attitude Determination Using A SLAM Algorithm During Relative Circumnavigation Of Non-cooperative Objects 

    Antonello, Andrea; Tsiotras, Panagiotis (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-09)
    We approach the problem of a chaser satellite circumnavigating a target object in a relative orbit. The objective is to obtain a map of the scenario and to measure the reciprocal position of the chaser-target pair, ...
  • Performance Analysis of Three Cost Policies for the Control of a Camera in Relative Circumnavigation Scenarios 

    Antonello, Andrea; Carron, Andrea; Carli, Ruggero; Tsiotras, Panagiotis (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-09)
    In this paper, we address the relative navigation problem of a chaser circumnavigating a target. The chaser has an on-board camera and observes a set of features on the target; the goal is to obtain a detailed map of the ...
  • Performance Verification for Behavior-Based Robot Missions 

    Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Jiang, Shu; Liu, Tsung-Ming; Nirmal, Paramesh (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015-06)
    Certain robot missions need to perform predictably in a physical environment that may have significant uncertainty. One approach is to leverage automatic software verification techniques to establish a performance guarantee. ...
  • Using Visual Information for Spatial Advice-Giving in a Primate-Inspired Autonomous Robot 

    Arkin, Ronald C.; Velayudhan, Lakshmi; Pettinati, Michael J. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySpringer, 2015)
    This paper presents an approach to apply mental rotations in the context of robot navigation in support of spatial advice-­giving. It describes the motivation in terms of cognitive processing, the underlying architecture, ...
  • Primate-inspired Autonomous Navigation Using Mental Rotation and Advice-Giving 

    Velayudhan, Lakshmi; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015-09)
    The cognitive process that enables many primate species to efficiently traverse their environment has been a subject of numerous studies. Mental rotation is hypothesized to be one such process. The evolutionary causes ...
  • An Intervening Ethical Governor for a Robot Mediator in Patient-Caregiver Relationships 

    Shim, Jaeeun; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySpringer International Publishing, 2015)
    Patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) experience challenges when interacting with caregivers due to their declining control over their musculature. To remedy those challenges, a robot mediator can be used to assist in ...
  • Towards a Robot Computational Model to Preserve Dignity in Stigmatizing Patient-Caregiver Relationships 

    Pettinati, Michael J.; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySpringer International Publishing, 2015-10)
    Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with an expressive mask are particularly vulnerable to stigmatization during interactions with their caregivers due to their inability to express affect through nonverbal channels. Our ...
  • Mixed-Initiative Human-Robot Interaction: Definition, Taxonomy, and Survey 

    Jiang, Shu; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015-10)
    The objectives of this article are: 1) to present a taxonomy for mixed-initiative human-robot interaction and 2) to survey its state of practice through the examination of past research along each taxonomical dimension. ...
  • The Benefits of Robot Deception in Search and Rescue: Computational Approach for Deceptive Action Selection via Case-Based Reasoning 

    Shim, Jaeeun; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015-10)
    By increasing the use of autonomous rescue robots in search and rescue (SAR), the chance of interaction between rescue robots and human victims also grows. More specifically, when autonomous rescue robots are considered ...
  • SLAM-Based Spatial Memory for Behavior-Based Robots 

    Jiang, Shu; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015)
    Knowledge is essential for an autonomous robot to act intelligently when tasked with a mission. With recent leaps of progress, the paradigm of SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) has emerged as an ideal source of ...
  • An Analysis of Displays for Probabilistic Robotic Mission Verification Results 

    O‘Brien, Matthew; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016)
    An approach for the verification of autonomous behavior-based robotic missions has been developed in a collaborative effort between Fordham University and Georgia Tech. This paper addresses the step after verification, how ...
  • Probabilistic Verification of Multi-robot Missions in Uncertain Environments 

    Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Jiang, Shu; Harrington, Dagan; Tang, Feng; Tang, Peng (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015-11)
    The effective use of autonomous robot teams in highly-critical missions depends on being able to establish performance guarantees. However, establishing a guarantee for the behavior of an autonomous robot operating in ...
  • Temporal Heterogeneity and the Value of Slowness in Robotic Systems 

    Arkin, Ronald C.; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015-12)
    Robot teaming is a well-studied area, but little research to date has been conducted on the fundamental benefits of heterogeneous teams and virtually none on temporal heterogeneity, where timescales of the various platforms ...
  • Formal Performance Guarantees for Behavior-Based Localization Missions 

    Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2016-11)
    Localization and mapping algorithms can allow a robot to navigate well in an unknown environment. However, whether such algorithms enhance any specific robot mission is currently a matter for empirical validation. In this ...
  • Material Recognition from Heat Transfer given Varying Initial Conditions and Short-Duration Contact 

    Bhattacharjee, Tapomayukh; Wade, Joshua; Kemp, Charles C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015)
    When making contact with an object, a robot can use a tactile sensor consisting of a heating element and a temperature sensor to recognize the object’s material based on conductive heat transfer from the tactile sensor ...
  • From Algorithms to Architectures in Cyber-Physical Networks 

    Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyTaylor & Francis, 2015-02)

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