robotics research paper-21

Inexpensive experiments in cognitive robotics
HJ Levesque ,Cognitive Robotics Workshop at ECAI, 2000 ,
Abstract. Researchers and instructors of Cognitive Robotics have long lamented the lack of affordable hardware platforms upon which to demonstrate their art. Even with the advent of more recent mobile robotic platforms that have begun to bring prices within reach, the 

RoboCupJunior: learning with educational robotics
E Sklar, A Eguchi ,RoboCup 2002: Robot Soccer World Cup , 2003 ,Springer
The RoboCupJunior division of RoboCup is now entering its third year of international participation and is growing rapidly in size and popularity. This paper first outlines the history of the Junior league, since it was demonstrated in Paris at RoboCup 1998, and describes 

Response to upper-limb robotics and functional neuromuscular stimulation following stroke
JJ Daly, N Hogan, EM Perepezko ,Journal of , 2005 ,
Abstract—Twelve moderately to severely involved chronic stroke survivors (> 12 mo) were randomized to one of two treatments: robotics and motor learning (ROB-ML) or functional neuromuscular stimulation and motor learning (FNS-ML). Treatment was 5 h/d, 5 d/wk for 

Pheromone robotics and the logic of virtual pheromones
 R Estkowski ,Swarm Robotics, 2005 ,Springer
Using the biologically inspired notion of ‘virtual pheromone’we describe how a robot swarm can become a distributed computing mesh embedded within the environment, while simultaneously acting as a physical embodiment of the user interface. By virtue of this 

Towards an autonomous wheelchair: Cognitive aspects in service robotics
C Mandel, K Huebner ,Proceedings of Towards Autonomous , 2005 ,
Abstract As the origin of this work comes from the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Robotics we basically describe the sensorimotor capabilities of an autonomous robot ie an automated wheelchair. Beginning with the technical aspects of sensing the 

Distributed mobile robotics by the method of dynamic teams
J Jennings ,Proc. Conference on Distributed , 1998
Abstract. Distributed teams of agents (robots and workstations) hold great promise for solving complex tasks efficiently, reliably, and automatically. But automatic coordination of the actions of the autonomous agents within a team remains a difficult problem. We 

An emergent framework for self-motivation in developmental robotics
  Proceedings of the 3rd , 2004 ,
Abstract This paper explores a philosophy and connectionist algorithm for creating a long- term, self-motivated developmental robot control system. Self-motivation is viewed as an emergent property arising from two competing pressures: the need to accurately predict 

A reusable operational software architecture for advanced robotics
C Kapoor ,1996
Mechanical systems for manufacturing in the past have represented monolithic dedicated machines that remained expensive and were inflexible to product changes due to market demands. Industrial robots, which are key players in the intelligent machines arena, also 

Molecubes: An open-source modular robotics kit
V Zykov, A Chan ,IROS-2007 Self-Reconfigurable Robotics , 2007 ,
The appeal of modular robotics is in their potential versatility, robustness, and low cost of manufacture. These primary advantages, however, have yet to be fully realized [1]. Due to demanding level of expertise and a prohibitively high cost of fabrication and operation, 

Lorentz Levitation Technology: a New Approach to Fine Motion Robotics, Teleoperation, Haptic Interfaces, and Vibration Isolation RL Hollis SE Salcudean
HI Teleoperation ,1993 ,
Abstract Recently, a new technology for stably levitating and controlling the position and orientation of a rigid body has been introduced. A unique feature is the use of Lorentz forces rather than the usual Maxwell forces as in magnetic bearings. The Lorentz force approach, 

Robotics education for all ages
MJ Mataric , Symposium on Accessible, Hands-on AI and Robotics , 2004 ,
Robotics is a growing field that has the potential to significantly impact the nature of engineering and science education at all levels, from K-12 to graduate school. In this paper I briefly survey my experiences, as a robotics researcher and educator, of teaching robotics 

25 Years of Space Automation and Robotics at NASA: An Historical Perspective
M Montemerlo , on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics & , 2001
Abstract The path from research to implementation in Space Automation and Robotics, as in all technologies, is neither easy nor well-defined. Space Automation and Robotics technologists can enhance their chances of successful implementation by becoming more 

Motion description languages for multi-modal control in robotics
M Egerstedt ,Control Problems in Robotics, 2003 ,Springer
In this paper we outline how motion description languages provide useful tools when designing multi-modal control laws in robotics. Of particular importance is the introduction of the description length as a measure of how complicated a given control procedure is. This 

New pathways into robotics: Strategies for broadening participation
N Rusk, M Resnick, R Berg ,Journal of Science , 2008 ,Springer
Abstract This paper suggests new strategies for introducing students to robotics technologies and concepts, and argues for the importance of providing multiple entry points into robotics. In particular, the paper describes four strategies that have been successful in 

The ESA human arm exoskeleton for space robotics telepresence
A Schiele , Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and , 2003 ,
Abstract This Paper describes the design of the ESA Human Arm Exoskeleton, which has been developed to enable force-feedback telemanipulations with redundant robotic arms. It is described, how several shortcomings of previous telemanipulation systems were 

Using robotics to motivate ‘back door’learning
M Petre ,Education and Information Technologies, 2004 ,Springer
This paper suggests that robotics can provide a vehicle for guiding primary and secondary school children toward an effective understanding of programming and engineering principles. It observes that children find robotics stimulating and motivating, and that their 

Hardware solutions for evolutionary robotics
  Evolutionary Robotics, 1998 ,Springer
Evolutionary robotics-as other adaptive methods, such as reinforcement learning and learning classifier systems-can take considerable time and resources which require a careful evaluation of the hardware tools and methodologies employed. We outline a set of 

The ethical frontiers of robotics
N Sharkey ,Science, 2008 ,
Robots have been used in laboratories and factories for many years, but their uses are changing fast. Since the turn of the century, sales of professional and personal service robots have risen sharply and are estimated to total~ 5.5 million in 2008. This number, 

How co-evolution can enhance the adaptive power of artificial evolution: Implications for evolutionary robotics
  Evolutionary Robotics, 1998 ,Springer
Co-evolution (ie the evolution of two or more competing populations with coupled fitness) has several interesting features that may potentially enhance the power of adaptation of artificial evolution. In particular, as discussed by Dawkins and Krebs [2], competing