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    • Acting Deceptively: Providing Robots with the Capacity for Deception 

      Wagner, Alan R.; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010)
      Deception is utilized by a variety of intelligent systems ranging from insects to human beings. It has been argued that the use of deception is an indicator of theory of mind (Cheney & Seyfarth, 2008) and of social ...
    • Applying Heuristic Evaluation to Human-Robot Interaction Systems 

      Clarkson, Edward C.; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Though attention to evaluating human-robot interfaces has increased in recent years, there are relatively few reports of using evaluation tools during the development of human-robot interaction (HRI) systems to gauge and ...
    • Biasing Behavioral Activation with Intent 

      Ulam, Patrick D.; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Deliberate control of an entertainment robot presents a special problem in balancing the requirement for intentional behavior with the existing mechanisms for autonomous action selection. We propose that the intentional ...
    • Compact Encoding of Robot-generated 3D Maps for Efficient Wireless Transmission 

      Kaess, Michael; Arkin, Ronald C.; Rossignac, Jaroslaw R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      This work focuses on real-time compression of laser data on board a mobile robot platform. Data is transmitted from the robot over low-bandwidth channels or incrementally in short bursts to a host, where it can be further ...
    • An Empirical Evaluation of Context-Sensitive Pose Estimators in an Urban Outdoor Environment 

      Endo, Yoichiro; Ulam, Patrick D.; Arkin, Ronald C.; Balch, Tucker; Powers, Matthew D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005)
      When a mobile robot is executing a navigational task in an urban outdoor environment, accurate localization information is often essential. The difficulty of this task is compounded by sensor drop-out and the presence of ...
    • An Ethical Adaptor: Behavioral Modification Derived from Moral Emotions 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Ulam, Patrick D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      This paper presents the motivation, basis and a prototype implementation of an ethical adaptor capable of using a moral affective function, guilt, as a basis for altering a robot’s ongoing behavior. While the research ...
    • An Ethical Governor for Constraining Lethal Action in an Autonomous System 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Ulam, Patrick D.; Duncan, Brittany (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      The design, prototype implementation, and demonstration of an ethical governor capable of restricting lethal action of an autonomous system in a manner consistent with the Laws of War and Rules of Engagement is presented.
    • Forgetting Bad Behavior: Memory Management for Case-Based Navigation 

      Kira, Zsolt; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004)
      In this paper, we present successful strategies for forgetting cases in a Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) system applied to autonomous robot navigation. This extends previous work that involved a CBR architecture which indexes ...
    • Integrated Mission Specification and Task Allocation for Robot Teams - Testing and Evaluation 

      Ulam, Patrick D.; Endo, Yoichiro; Wagner, Alan; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This work presents the evaluation of two mission specification and task allocation architectures. These architectures, described in part 1 of this paper, present novel means with which to integrate a case-based reasoning ...
    • Lethality and Autonomous Systems: Survey Design and Results 

      Moshkina, Lilia; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This article reports the methods and results of an on-line survey addressing the issues surrounding lethality and autonomous systems that was conducted as part of a research project for the U.S. Army Research Office. The ...
    • Responsibility and Lethality for Unmanned Systems: Ethical Pre-mission Responsibility Advisement 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Wagner, Alan R.; Duncan, Brittany (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
      This paper provides an overview, rationale, design, and prototype implementation of a responsibility advisor for use in autonomous systems capable of lethal target engagement. The ramifications surrounding the potential ...