• Choreographic abstractions for style-based robotic motion 

      LaViers, Amy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05-16)
      What does it mean to do the disco? Or perform a cheerleading routine? Or move in a style appropriate for a given mode of human interaction? Answering these questions requires an interpretation of what differentiates two ...
    • Generation and use of a discrete robotic controls alphabet for high-level tasks 

      Gargas , Eugene Frank, III (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-04-06)
      The objective of this thesis is to generate a discrete alphabet of low-level robotic controllers rich enough to mimic the actions of high-level users using the robot for a specific task. This alphabet will be built through ...
    • Guided teaching interactions with robots: embodied queries and teaching heuristics 

      Cakmak, Maya (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-05-17)
      The vision of personal robot assistants continues to become more realistic with technological advances in robotics. The increase in the capabilities of robots, presents boundless opportunities for them to perform useful ...
    • Joint attention in human-robot interaction 

      Huang, Chien-Ming (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-07-07)
      Joint attention, a crucial component in interaction and an important milestone in human development, has drawn a lot of attention from the robotics community recently. Robotics researchers have studied and implemented joint ...
    • Modeling of operator action for intelligent control of haptic human-robot interfaces 

      Gallagher, William John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-08-20)
      Control of systems requiring direct physical human-robot interaction (pHRI) requires special consideration of the motion, dynamics, and control of both the human and the robot. Humans actively change their dynamic ...
    • The role of trust and relationships in human-robot social interaction 

      Wagner, Alan Richard (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-11-10)
      Can a robot understand a human's social behavior? Moreover, how should a robot act in response to a human's behavior? If the goals of artificial intelligence are to understand, imitate, and interact with human level ...
    • Task transparency in learning by demonstration : gaze, pointing, and dialog 

      dePalma, Nicholas Brian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-07-07)
      This body of work explores an emerging aspect of human-robot interaction, transparency. Socially guided machine learning has proven that highly immersive robotic behaviors have yielded better results than lesser interactive ...
    • Vision-based place categorization 

      Bormann, Richard Klaus Eduard (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-11-18)
      In this thesis we investigate visual place categorization by combining successful global image descriptors with a method of visual attention in order to automatically detect meaningful objects for places. The idea behind ...