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    • Beyond Humanoid Emotions: Incorporating Traits, Attitudes and Moods 

      Moshkina, Lilia; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      No longer does the idea of robot emotions seem far-fetched; not their experiential side, of course, but rather those manifestations of emotion, especially in robots created in human likeness, which would be beneficial for ...
    • Beyond Quadtrees: Cell Decomposition for Path Planning using the Wavelet Transform 

      Cowlagi, Raghvendra V.; Tsiotras, Panagiotis (Georgia Institute of TechnologyIEEE, 2007-12)
      Path planning techniques based on hierarchical multiresolution cell decompositions are suitable for online implementation due to their simplicity and speed of implementation. We present an efficient multiresolution cell ...
    • 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 ...
    • Buzz, An Instantiation of a Schema-Based Reactive Robotic System 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Balch, Tucker; Collins, Thomas Riley; Henshaw, Andrew M.; MacKenzie, Douglas Christopher; Nitz, Elizabeth; Rodriguez, David; Ward, Keith Ronald (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993)
      The Georgia Tech entry to the AAAI Mobile Robot Competition, a schema-based reactive robotic system, is described. New developments are presented including the introduction of two novel behaviors probe and avoid-past, ...
    • A Case-Based Approach to Reactive Control for Autonomous Robots 

      Moorman, Kenneth; Ram, Ashwin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992)
      We propose a case-based method of selecting behavior sets as an addition to traditional reactive robotic control systems. The new system (ACBARR - A Case BAsed Reactive Robotic system) provides more flexible performance ...
    • Case-Based Reactive Navigation: A Cased Based Method for On-Line Selection and Adaptation of Reactive Control Parameters in Autonomous Robotics Systems 

      Ram, Ashwin; Arkin, Ronald C.; Clark, Russell J.; Moorman, Kenneth (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992)
      This article presents a new line of research investigating on-line learning mechanisms for autonomous intelligent agents. We discuss a case-based method for dynamic selection and modification of behavior assemblages for a ...
    • 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 ...
    • Combining Deliberation, Reactivity, and Motivation in the Context of a Behavior-Based Robot Architecture 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Stoytchev, Alexander (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000)
      This paper describes a hybrid mobile robot architecture that addresses three main challenges for robots living in human-inhabited environments: how to operate in dynamic and unpredictable environment, how to deal ...
    • Communication in Reactive Multiagent Robotic Systems 

      Balch, Tucker; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994)
      Multiple cooperating robots are able to complete many tasks more quickly and reliably than one robot alone. Communication between the robots can multiply their capabilities and effectiveness, but to what extent? In this ...
    • 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 ...
    • Cooperative Multiagent Robotic Systems 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Balch, Tucker (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997)
    • The Coordination of Deliberative Reasoning in a Mobile Robot 

      Ulam, Patrick D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      This paper examines the problem of how a mobile robot may coordinate among multiple, possibly conflicting deliberative processes for reasoning about object interactions in a soccer domain. This paper frames deliberative ...
    • Creating and Using Matrix Representations of Social Interaction 

      Wagner, Alan R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      This paper explores the use of an outcome matrix as a computational representation of social interaction suitable for implementation on a robot. An outcome matrix expresses the reward afforded to each interacting ...
    • Design and Development of a Low-Cost Test-Bed for Undergraduate Education in UAVs 

      Jung, Dongwon; Jevy, E. J.; Zhou, D.; Fink, R.; Moshe, J.; Earl, A.; Tsiotras, Panagiotis (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005)
      This article describes the efforts undertaken at the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology for the development of a low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) test-bed for educational purposes. ...
    • Design and Development of the Yellowfin UUV for Homogenous Collaborative Missions 

      West, Michael E.; Novitzky, Michael; Varnell, Jesse P.; Melim, Andrew; Sequin, Evan; Toler, Tedd C.; Collins, Tomas R.; Bogle, John R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) has developed the Yellowfin, a small man-portable Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV). The mission for Yellowfin is to conduct autonomous collaborative operations. The multi-UUV ...
    • Design and Implementation of a Teleautonomous Hummer 

      Ali, Khaled Subhi; Arkin, Ronald C.; Balch, Tucker; Bentivegna, Darrin Charles (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997)
      Autonomous and semi-autonomous full-sized ground vehicles are becoming increasingly important, particularly in military applications. Here we describe the instrumentation of one such vehicle, a 4-wheel drive Hummer, for ...
    • A Design Process for Robot Capabilities and Missions Applied to Microautonomous Platforms 

      Kira, Zsolt; Arkin, Ronald C.; Collins, Thomas R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
      As part of our research for the ARL MAST CTA (Collaborative Technology Alliance) [1], we present an integrated architecture that facilitates the design of microautonomous robot platforms and missions, starting from initial ...
    • Design, Development, and Testing of a Low Cost, Fully Autonomous Indoor Unmanned Aerial System 

      Chowdhary, Girish; Sobers, D. Michael Jr.; Salaün, Erwan; Ottander, John; Johnson, Eric N. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2010-08)
      This paper is concerned with the design, development, and autonomous flight testing of the GT Lama indoor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The GT Lama is a fully autonomous rotorcraft UAS capable of indoor area exploration. ...
    • Designing Autonomous Robot Missions with Performance Guarantees 

      Lyons, Damian M.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Nirmal, Prem (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012)
      This paper describes the need and methods required to construct an integrated software verification and mission specification system for use in robotic missions intended for counter-weapons of mass destruction (c-WMD) ...