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    • Accountable Autonomous Agents: The next level 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009)
    • 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 [2] and of social intelligence [4]. We use ...
    • Adaptive Multi-Robot Behavior via Learning Momentum 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Lee, J. Brian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      In this paper, the effects of adaptive robotic behavior via Learning Momentum in the context of a robotic team are studied. Learning momentum is a variation on parametric adjustment methods that has previously been ...
    • Adaptive Teams of Autonomous Aerial and Ground Robots for Situational Awareness 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Endo, Yoichiro; Chaimowicz, Luiz; Cowley, Anthony; Grocholsky, Ben; Hsieh, Mong-ying A.; Jung, Boyoon; Keller, James F.; Kumar, Vijay; MacKenzie, Douglas Christopher; Sukhatme, Gaurav S.; Taylor, Camillo J.; Wolf, Denis F. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      In this paper, we report on the integration challenges of the various component technologies developed towards the establishment of a framework for deploying an adaptive system of heterogeneous robots for urban surveillance. ...
    • Affect in Human-Robot Interaction 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Moshkina, Lilia (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      More and more, robots are expected to interact with humans in a social, easily understandable manner, which presupposes effective use of robot affect. This chapter provides a brief overview of research advances into this ...
    • Ameliorating Patient-Caregiver Stigma in Early-Stage Parkinson's Disease using Robot co-Mediators 

      Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Facial masking in early stage Parkinson’s disease leads to a well-documented deterioration (stigmatization) in the patient-caregiver relationship. This research described in this paper is concerned with preserving dignity ...
    • Analyzing Social Situations for Human-Robot Interaction 

      Wagner, Alan R.; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This paper presents an algorithm for analyzing social situations within a robot. We contribute a method that allows the robot to use information about the situation to select interactive behaviors. This work is based ...
    • Anticipatory Robot Navigation by Simultaneously Localizing and Building a Cognitive Map 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Endo, Yoichiro (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003)
      This paper presents a method for a mobile robot to construct and localize relative to a “cognitive map”, where the cognitive map is assumed to be a representational structure that encodes both spatial and behavioral ...
    • Architectural Design and Support for Knowledge Sharing Across Heterogeneous MAST systems 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; García-Vergara, Sergio; Lee, Sung G. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012)
      A novel approach for the sharing of knowledge between widely heterogeneous robotic agents is presented, drawing upon Gardenfors Conceptual Spaces approach [4]. The target microrobotic platforms considered are computationally, ...
    • Auditory Evidence Grids 

      Martinson, Eric; Schultz, Alan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Sound source localization on a mobile robot can be a difficult task due to a variety of problems inherent to a real environment, including robot ego-noise, echoes, and the transient nature of ambient noise. As a result, ...
    • Auditory Perspective Taking 

      Martinson, Eric; Brock, Derek (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
      Auditory perspective taking is imagining being in another’s place, and predicting what they are able to hear and how it will affect their general comprehension. From this knowledge of another’s auditory perspective, a ...
    • AuRA: Principles and Practice in Review 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Balch, Tucker (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997)
      This paper reviews key concepts of the Autonomous Robot Architecture {AuRA}. Its structure, strengths, and roots in biology are presented. AuRA is a hybrid deliberative/reactive robotic architecture that has been developed ...
    • Automatic Verification of Autonomous Robot Missions 

      O'Brien, Matthew; Arkin, Ronald C.; Harrington, Dagan; Lyons, Damian M.; Jiang, Shu (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014)
      Before autonomous robotics can be used for dangerous or critical missions, performance guarantees should be made available. This paper overviews a software system for the verification of behavior-based controllers in ...
    • Automation of Bird Front Half Deboning Procedure: Design and Analysis 

      Zhou, Debao; Holmes, Jonathan; Holcombe, Wiley; Lee, Kok-Meng; McMurray, Gary (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-06)
      Bio -material cutting, such as meat deboning, is one of the most common operations in the food processing industry. It is also the largest employer of people in the United States. These tasks are currently manual processes ...
    • Bank-to-Turn Control for a Small UAV using Backstepping and Parameter Adaptation 

      Jung, Dongwon; Tsiotras, Panagiotis (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-07)
      In this research we consider the problem of path following control for a small fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Assuming the UAV is equipped with an autopilot for low level control, we adopt a kinematic error ...
    • Behavior-based Formation Control for Multi-robot Teams 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; Balch, Tucker (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999)
      New reactive behaviors that implement formations in multi-robot teams are presented and evaluated. The formation behaviors are integrated with other navigational behaviors to enable a robotic team to reach navigational ...
    • Behavior-Based Mobile Manipulation for Drum Sampling 

      Arkin, Ronald C.; MacKenzie, Douglas Christopher (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996)
      This paper describes an implementation of a behavior-based mobile manipulator capable of autonomously transferring a sample from one drum to a second in unstructured environments. A major contribution of the project was ...
    • Behavior-Grounded Representation of Tool Affordances 

      Stoytchev, Alexander (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005)
      This paper introduces a novel approach to representing and learning tool affordances by a robot. The tool representation described here uses a behavior-based approach to ground the tool affordances in the behavioral ...
    • Behavioral Models of the Praying Mantis as a Basis for Robotic Behavior 

      Ali, Khaled Subhi; Arkin, Ronald C.; Cervantes-Pérez, Francisco; Weitzenfeld, Alfredo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999)
      Formal models of animal sensorimotor behavior can provide effective methods for generating robotic intelligence. In this article we describe how schema-theoretic models of the praying mantis derived from behavioral and ...
    • Behavioral Overlays for Non-Verbal Communication Expression on a Humanoid Robot 

      Brooks, Andrew G.; Arkin, Ronald C. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-07-26)
      This research details the application of non-verbal communication display behaviors to an autonomous humanoid robot, including the use of proxemics, which to date has been seldom explored in the field of human-robot ...