• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Exploring lift-off dynamics in a jumping robot 

      Aguilar, Jeffrey Jose (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-11-14)
      We study vertical jumping in a simple robot comprising an actuated mass spring arrangement. The actuator frequency and phase are systematically varied to find optimal performance. Optimal jumps occur above and below (but ...
    • 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 ...
    • Mobile manipulation in unstructured environments with haptic sensing and compliant joints 

      Jain, Advait (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-08-22)
      We make two main contributions in this thesis. First, we present our approach to robot manipulation, which emphasizes the benefits of making contact with the world across all the surfaces of a manipulator with whole-arm ...