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    • Anticipatory Robot Control for a Partially Observable Environment Using Episodic Memories 

      Endo, Yoichiro (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      This paper explains an episodic-memory based approach for computing anticipatory robot behavior in a partially observable environment. Inspired by biological findings on the mammalian hippocampus, here, the episodic memories ...
    • 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 ...
    • Applying domain knowledge to slam using virtual measurements 

      Trevor, Alexander J. B.; Rogers, John G.; Nieto-Granda, Carlos; Christensen, Henrik I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010-05)
      Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) aims to estimate the maximum likelihood map and robot pose based on a robot’s control and sensor measurements. In structured environments, such as human environments, we might ...
    • Applying program visualization techniques to aid parallel and distributed program development 

      Appelbe, William F. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1993)
    • 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, ...
    • Art or Circus? Characterizing User-Created Video on YouTube 

      Landry, Brian M.; Guzdial, Mark (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Video and networking technologies have advanced such that posting and viewing video online is practical. Everyday people now post video online to communicate asynchronously with remote audiences. This paper explores the ...
    • Assessment of Man-portable Robots for Law Enforcement Agencies 

      Lundberg, Carl; Christensen, Henrik I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAssociation for Computing Machinery, 2007-08)
      This project has involved testing a Packbot Scout within a SWAT-unit for five months. This was done to explore the tactical benefits of the system and to test the robot's technical performance with end users. Another ...
    • Atlanta World: An Expectation Maximization Framework for Simultaneous Low-level Edge Grouping and Camera Calibration in Complex Man-made Environments 

      Schindler, Grant; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2004-06)
      Edges in man-made environments, grouped according to vanishing point directions, provide single-view constraints that have been exploited before as a precursor to both scene understanding and camera calibration. A ...
    • Attentional Landmark Selection for Visual SLAM 

      Frintrop, Simone; Jensfelt, Patric; Christensen, Henrik I. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2006-10)
      In this paper, we introduce a new method to automatically detect useful landmarks for visual SLAM. A biologically motivated attention system detects regions of interest which “pop-out” automatically due to strong contrasts ...
    • Attitude Heading Reference System with Rotation-Aiding Visual Landmarks 

      Beall, Chris; Ta, Duy-Nguyen; Ok, Kyel; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2012-07)
      In this paper we present a novel vision-aided attitude heading reference system for micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) and other mobile platforms, which does not rely on known landmark locations or full 3D map estimation as ...
    • Augmenting Bag-of-Words: Data-Driven Discovery of Temporal and Structural Information for Activity Recognition 

      Bettadapura, Vinay; Schindler, Grant; Plötz, Thomas; Essa, Irfan A. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2013-06)
      We present data-driven techniques to augment Bag of Words (BoW) models, which allow for more robust modeling and recognition of complex long-term activities, especially when the structure and topology of the activities ...
    • 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 ...
    • Auto-Directed Video Stabilization with Robust L1 Optimal Camera Paths 

      Grundmann, Matthias; Kwatra, Vivek; Essa, Irfan (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2011-06)
      We present a novel algorithm for automatically applying constrainable, L1-optimal camera paths to generate stabilized videos by removing undesired motions. Our goal is to compute camera paths that are composed of constant, ...
    • Automated Macular Pathology Diagnosis in Retinal OCT Images Using Multi-Scale Spatial Pyramid and Local Binary Patterns in Texture and Shape Encoding 

      Liu, Yu-Ying; Chen, Mei; Ishikawa, Hiroshi; Wollstein, Gadi; Schuman, Joel S.; Rehg, James M. (Georgia Institute of TechnologyElsevier, 2011-10)
      We address a novel problem domain in the analysis of optical coherence tomography (OCT) images: the diagnosis of multiple macular pathologies in retinal OCT images. The goal is to identify the presence of normal macula and ...
    • Automated surgical OSATS prediction from videos 

      Sharma, Yachna; Plötz, Thomas; Hammerla, Nils; Mello, Sebastian; McNaney, Roisin; Olivier, Patrick; Deshmukh, Sandeep; McCaskie, Andrew; Essa, Irfan (Georgia Institute of TechnologyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014-04)
      The assessment of surgical skills is an essential part of medical training. The prevalent manual evaluations by expert surgeons are time consuming and often their outcomes vary substantially from one observer to another. ...
    • Automatic Acquisition of 4D urban Models and Proactive Auditory Service for Enhanced User Experience 

      Oh, Sang Min; Schildler, Grant; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
    • Automatic Configuration of CESM/CCSM4 on Amazon EC2 Cloud 

      Ansari, Sameer; Dunlap, Rocky (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-09-07)
      The goal is to develop a prototype configurator service that automatically creates Amazon EC2 machine instances running on the EC2 Cloud containing ready-to-run configurations of the Community Earth System Model (CESM). ...
    • Automatic Landmark Detection for Topological Mapping Using Bayesian Surprise 

      Ranganathan, Ananth; Dellaert, Frank (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008)
      Topological maps are graphical representations of the environment consisting of nodes that denote landmarks, and edges that represent the connectivity between the landmarks. Automatic detection of landmarks, usually ...
    • Autonomous Flight in GPS-Denied Environments Using Monocular Vision and Inertial Sensors 

      Wu, Allen D.; Johnson, Eric N.; Kaess, Michael; Dellaert, Frank; Chowdhary, Girish (Georgia Institute of TechnologyAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2013-04)
      A vision-aided inertial navigation system that enables autonomous flight of an aerial vehicle in GPS-denied environments is presented. Particularly, feature point information from a monocular vision sensor are used to ...
    • Autonomous Nondeterministic Tour Guides: Improving Quality of Experience with TTD-MDPs 

      Cantino, Andrew S.; Roberts, David L.; Isbell, Charles Lee, Jr. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007)
      In this paper, we address the problem of building a system of autonomous tour guides for a complex environment, such as a museum with many visitors. Visitors may have varying preferences for types of art or may wish to ...