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    • Applying Information-Gap Decision Theory to a Design Problem having Severe Uncertainty 

      Duncan, Scott Joseph; Paredis, Chris; Bras, Berdinus A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySociety for Automotive Engineers International, 2006-01)
      Often in the early stages of the engineering design process, a decision maker lacks the information needed to represent uncertainty in the input parameters of a performance model. In one particular form of severely deficient ...
    • Assessment of risk of disproportionate collapse of steel building structures exposed to multiple hazards 

      Xu, Guoqing (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-05-13)
      Vulnerability of buildings to disproportionate (or progressive) collapse has become an increasingly important performance issue following the collapses of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 ...
    • Decentralized Degree Regularization for Multi-Agent Networks 

      Yazıcıoğlu, A. Yasin; Egerstedt, Magnus B.; Shamma, Jeff S. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-12)
      Networked multi-agent systems are widely modeled as graphs where the agents are represented as nodes and edges exist between the agents that interact directly. In this setting, the degree of a node is the number of edges ...
    • Decentralized Formation of Random Regular Graphs or Robust Multi-Agent Networks 

      Yazıcıoğlu, A. Yasin; Egerstedt, Magnus B.; Shamma, Jeff S. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-12)
      Multi-agent networks are often modeled via interaction graphs, where the nodes represent the agents and the edges denote direct interactions between the corresponding agents. Interaction graphs have significant impact on ...
    • Distributed Multi-AUV Coordination in Naval Mine Countermeasure Missions 

      Sariel, Sanem; Balch, Tucker; Stack, Jason (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
      In this paper, we evaluate performance of our coordination framework, for Naval Mine Countermeasure (MCM) missions on the ALWSE-MC simulator. Our coordination framework integrates a distributed task allocation scheme, ...
    • e-SAFE: An Extensible Secure and Fault Tolerant Storage System 

      Paul, Arnab; Agarwala, Sandip; Ramachandran, Umakishore (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005)
      With the rapidly falling price of hardware, and increasingly available bandwidth, storage technology is seeing a paradigm shift from centralized and managed mode to distributed and unmanaged configurations. The key issues ...
    • Fabrication of surface micro- and nanostructures for superhydrophobic surfaces in electric and electronic applications 

      Xiu, Yonghao (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-11-10)
      In our study, the superhydrophobic surface based on biomimetic lotus leave is explored to maintain the desired properties for self-cleaning. In controlling bead-up and roll-off characteristics of water droplets the contact ...
    • Including severe uncertainty into environmentally benign life cycle design using information gap-decision theory 

      Duncan, Scott Joseph (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-01-15)
      Due to increasing interest in sustainable development, today s engineer is often tasked with designing systems that are environmentally benign over their entire life cycles. Unfortunately, environmental assessments commonly ...
    • Input-to-State Stability for Curve Tracking Control: A Constructive Approach 

      Malisoff, Michael; Mazenc, Frédéric; Zhang, Fumin (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011)
      We analyze an important class of feedback controllers for curve tracking problems for robotics. Earlier experimental work suggested the robust performance of the control laws under perturbations. In this note, we use ...
    • A Method for Scenario-based Risk Assessment for Robust Aerospace Systems 

      Thomas, Victoria Katherine (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-04-09)
      A methodology for the conceptual design phase risk assessment of an aerospace system was proposed. The method was designed to examine political, social, and economic risk over a systems lifecycle through the use of future ...
    • A methodology for the robustness-based evaluation of systems-of-systems alternatives using regret analysis 

      Poole, Benjamin Hancock (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-07-01)
      After surveying the state-of-the-art in evaluation of alternatives in the defense acquisition process, a methodology for the evaluation of the robustness of systems-of-systems alternatives was proposed. In the methodology, ...
    • Modeling & Characterizing Stochastic Actuator Arrays 

      MacNair, David L.; Ueda, Jun (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-10)
      If the modal response for a single degree of freedom flexible system is known, a command generation architecture can be determined which schedules on/off actuator effort such that the resulting motion will have zero ...
    • Multi-Robot Pose Graph Localization and Data Association from Unknown Initial Relative Poses via Expectation Maximization 

      Indelman, Vadim; Nelson, Erik; Michael, Nathan; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014)
      This paper presents a novel approach for multi- robot pose graph localization and data association without requiring prior knowledge about the initial relative poses of the robots. Without a common ...
    • Non-Euclidian metrics and the robust stabilization of systems with parameter uncertainty 

      Khargonekar, Pramod P.; Tannenbaum, Allen R. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1985-10)
      This paper considers, from a complex function theoretic point of view, certain kinds of robust synthesis problems. In particular, we use a certain kind of metric on the disk (the "hyperbolic" metric) which allows us to ...
    • Point Set Registration via Particle Filtering and Stochastic Dynamics 

      Sandhu, Romeil; Dambreville, Samuel; Tannenbaum, Allen R. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009-07-16)
      In this paper, we propose a particle filtering approach for the problem of registering two point sets that differ by a rigid body transformation. Typically, registration algorithms compute the transformation parameters by ...
    • Portable Self-Describing Binary Data Streams 

      Eisenhauer, Greg Stephen (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994)
      Storing and transmitting data in binary form is often desirable both to conserve I/O bandwidth and to reduce storage and processing requirements. However, transmission of binary data between machines in heterogeneous ...
    • Robust Control of Linear Time-Invariant Plants Using Periodic Compensation 

      Khargonekar, Pramod P.; Poolla, Kameshwar; Tannenbaum, Allen R. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1985-11)
      This paper considers the use and design of linear periodic time-varying controllers for the feedback control of linear time-invariant discrete-time plants. We will show that for a large class of robustness problems, periodic ...
    • Robust gesture recognition 

      Cheng, You-Chi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014-12-15)
      It is a challenging problem to make a general hand gesture recognition system work in a practical operation environment. In this study, it is mainly focused on recognizing English letters and digits performed near the ...
    • Robust Graph Topologies for Networked Systems 

      Abbas, Waseem; Egerstedt, Magnus B. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyElsevier, 2012-09)
      Robustness of networked systems against noise corruption and structural changes in an underlying network topology is a critical issue for a reliable performance. In this paper, we investigate this issue of robustness in ...
    • Robust Multi-Robot Coordination in Noisy and Dangerous Environments 

      Balch, Tucker; Sariel, Sanem (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005)
      In this paper we present the design and implementation of a complete framework for multi-robot coordination in which robots collectively execute inter-dependent tasks of an overall complex mission requiring diverse ...