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    • 3D reconfiguration using graph grammars for modular robotics 

      Pickem, Daniel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-12-16)
      The objective of this thesis is to develop a method for the reconfiguration of three-dimensional modular robots. A modular robot is composed of simple individual building blocks or modules. Each of these modules needs to ...
    • A multidisciplinary framework for mission effectiveness quantification and assessment of micro autonomous systems and technologies 

      Mian, Zohaib Tariq (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-08-21)
      Micro Autonomous Systems and Technologies (MAST) is an Army Research Laboratory (ARL) sponsored project based on a consortium of revolutionary academic and industrial research institutions working together to develop new ...
    • Adaptation of task-aware, communicative variance for motion control in social humanoid robotic applications 

      Gielniak, Michael Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-01-17)
      An algorithm for generating communicative, human-like motion for social humanoid robots was developed. Anticipation, exaggeration, and secondary motion were demonstrated as examples of communication. Spatiotemporal ...
    • Biological, simulation, and robotic studies to discover principles of swimming within granular media 

      Maladen, Ryan Dominic (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-11-08)
      The locomotion of organisms whether by running, flying, or swimming is the result of multiple degree-of-freedom nervous and musculoskeletal systems interacting with an environment that often flows and deforms in response ...
    • Constructing mobile manipulation behaviors using expert interfaces and autonomous robot learning 

      Nguyen, Hai Dai (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-11-19)
      With current state-of-the-art approaches, development of a single mobile manipulation capability can be a labor-intensive process that presents an impediment to the creation of general purpose household robots. At the ...
    • Hierarchical motion planning for autonomous aerial and terrestrial vehicles 

      Cowlagi, Raghvendra V. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-05-03)
      Autonomous mobile robots - both aerial and terrestrial vehicles - have gained immense importance due to the broad spectrum of their potential military and civilian applications. One of the indispensable requirements for ...
    • Incremental smoothing and mapping 

      Kaess, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-11-17)
      Incremental smoothing and mapping (iSAM) is presented, a novel approach to the simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) problem. SLAM is the problem of estimating an observer's position from local measurements only, ...
    • An integrative framework of time-varying affective robotic behavior 

      Moshkina, Lilia V. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-04-04)
      As robots become more and more prevalent in our everyday life, making sure that our interactions with them are natural and satisfactory is of paramount importance. Given the propensity of humans to treat machines as social ...
    • 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 ...
    • Leveraging distribution and heterogeneity in robot systems architecture 

      O'Hara, Keith Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-08-03)
      Like computer architects, robot designers must address multiple, possibly competing, requirements by balancing trade-offs in terms of processing, memory, communication, and energy to satisfy design objectives. However, ...
    • Life-long mapping of objects and places in domestic environments 

      Rogers, John Gilbert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-01-10)
      In the future, robots will expand from industrial and research applications to the home. Domestic service robots will work in the home to perform useful tasks such as object retrieval, cleaning, organization, and security. ...
    • Navigation among movable obstacles in unknown environments 

      Levihn, Martin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-04-05)
      This work presents a new class of algorithms that extend the domain of Navigation Among Movable Obstacles (NAMO) to unknown environments. Efficient real-time algorithms for solving NAMO problems even when no initial ...
    • 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 ...
    • Towards the human-centered design of everyday robots 

      Sung, Ja-Young (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-04-01)
      The recent advancement of robotic technology brings robots closer to assisting us in our everyday spaces, providing support for healthcare, cleaning, entertaining and other tasks. In this dissertation, I refer to these ...
    • Trust and reputation for formation and evolution of multi-robot teams 

      Pippin, Charles Everett (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-11-15)
      Agents in most types of societies use information about potential partners to determine whether to form mutually beneficial partnerships. We can say that when this information is used to decide to form a partnership that ...
    • Understanding older adults' perceptions of usefulness of an assistive home robot 

      Beer, Jenay M. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-11-21)
      Developing robots that are useful to older adults is more than simply creating robots that complete household tasks. To ensure that older adults perceive a robot to be useful, careful consideration of the users’ capabilities, ...
    • Understanding the construct of human trust in domestic service robots 

      Olson, Katherine E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-11-18)
      Simple robots are already being deployed and adopted by some consumers for use at home. The robots currently in development for home use are far more sophisticated. However, it was not know the extent to which humans ...