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Leveraging distribution and heterogeneity in robot systems architecture
(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, ...
An integrative framework of time-varying affective robotic behavior
(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 ...
Navigation among movable obstacles in unknown environments
(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 ...
Towards the human-centered design of everyday robots
(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 ...