robotics research paper-22

Techniques for obtaining robust, real-time, colour-based vision for robotics
 RoboCup-99: Robot Soccer World Cup III, 2000 ,Springer
An early stage in image understanding using colour involves recognizing the colour of target objects by looking at individual pixels. However, even when, to the human eye, the colours in the image are distinct, it is a challenge for machine vision to reliably recognize the 

Single-cluster spectral graph partitioning for robotics applications
 M Walter, S Teller  Robotics: Science and , 2005 ,
Abstract—We present SCGP, an algorithm for finding a single cluster of well-connected nodes in a graph. The general problem is NP-hard, but our algorithm produces an approximate solution in O (N2) time by considering the spectral properties of the graph’s 

Tekkotsu: A framework for AIBO cognitive robotics
DS Touretzky , of the National Conference on Artificial , 2005 ,
Abstract Cognitive robotics is an approach to robot programming that draws inspiration from ideas in cognitive science, such as visual routines (Ullman 1984), dual-coding representations (Paivio 1986), and perceivable affordances (Gibson 1977; 1979). We 

Incremental grid sampling strategies in robotics
SR Lindemann, A Yershova , Foundations of Robotics VI, 2005 ,Springer
We present algorithms for generating deterministic sample sequences using incremental grid-based sampling. Our algorithms are designed to generate dense sample sequences over spaces common in robotics, such as the unit cube, SO (3), and SE (3). Our sampling 

Medical robotics
  Encyclopedia of biomaterials and , 2004 ,
Today, robotic devices are used to replace missing limbs, perform delicate surgical procedures, deliver neurorehabilitation therapy to stroke patients, teach children with learning disabilities, and perform a growing number of other health related tasks. 

Geometric problems in molecular biology and robotics
D Parsons ,Proc. 2nd Intern. Conf. on Intelligent Systems for , 1994 ,
Abstract Some of the geometric problems of interest to molecular biologists have macroscopic analogues in the field of robotics. Two examples of such analogies are those between protein docking and model-based perception, and between ring closure and 

Embodied cultural agents: at the intersection of robotics, cognitive science and interactive art
S Penny ,Socially Intelligent Agents, 1997 ,
Abstract This paper outlines the development over several years of Petit Mal, an autonomous robotic artwork, and discusses a new project arising from it. Central concerns are an holistic approach to the hardware/software duality, the construction of a seemingly 

Immunology directed methods for distributed robotics: a novel, immunity-based architecture for robust controlcoordination
  Proceedings of SPIE: Mobile Robots XVI, 2001 ,
ABSTRACT This paper presents a novel algorithmic architecture for the coordination and control of large scale distributed robot teams derived from the constructs found within the human immune system. Using this as a guide, the Immunology-derived Distributed 

Telerehabilitation robotics: bright lights, big future?
CR Carignan ,Journal of rehabilitation research , 2006 ,
Abstract—The potential for remote diagnosis and treatment over the Internet using robotics is now a reality. The state of the art is exemplified by several Internet applications, and we explore the current trends in developing new systems. We review the technical challenges 

A new concept of monolithic shape memory alloy micro-devices used in micro-robotics
Y Bellouard, R Clavel, R Gotthardt, JE Bidaux ,Proc. Actuator, 1998 ,
Abstract In most cases where SMA is used in micro-devices, SMA material is employed as one of several components of the device, sometimes as the active part, sometimes as the flexible part. Wires, strips or springs are usually employed for the actuating part. These 

Dynamic flies: Using real-time parisian evolution in robotics
A Boumaza ,Applications of Evolutionary Computing, 2001 ,Springer
The Fly algorithm is a Parisian evolution strategy devised for parameter space exploration in computer vision applications, which has been applied to stereovision. The resulting scene model is a set of 3-D points which concentrate upon the surfaces of obstacles. In this 

The robotic autonomy mobile robotics course: Robot design, curriculum design and educational assessment
IR Nourbakhsh, K Crowley, A Bhave, E Hamner ,Autonomous , 2005 ,Springer
Robotic Autonomy is a seven-week, hands-on introduction to robotics designed for high school students. The course presents a broad survey of robotics, beginning with mechanism and electronics and ending with robot behavior, navigation and remote teleoperation. 

Materials for enabling hands-on robotics and STEM education
MJ Mataric, N Koenig , and robot venues: Resources for AI , 2007 ,
Abstract We describe our approach to enabling hands-on experiential robotics for all ages through the introduction of a robot programming workbook and robot test-bed. We describe the vision and motivation for the project, and then the details of the robot hardware, 

Robotics as means to increase achievement scores in an informal learning environment
BS Barker, J Ansorge ,Journal of Research on , 2007 ,
Abstract This paper reports on a pilot study that examined the use of a science and technology curriculum based on robotics to increase the achievement scores of youth ages 9-11 in an after school program. The study examined and compared the pretest and 

Current status of robotics in female urology and gynecology
DS Elliott, GK Chow ,World journal of urology, 2006 ,Springer
Abstract Currently, there has been limited reporting and research in the female urology and gynecological literature concerning the use of robotics. To date, robotics have been utilized only for the treatment of three benign gynecologic conditions: benign hysterectomy; repair 

Distributed central pattern generator model for robotics application based on phase sensitivity analysis
  Biologically Inspired Approaches to Advanced , 2004 ,Springer
A method is presented to predict phase relationships between coupled phase oscillators. As an illustration of how the method can be applied, a distributed Central Pattern Generator (CPG) model based on amplitude controlled phase oscillators is presented. 

Towards socially assistive robotics
The recent trend toward developing a new generation of robots that are capable of moving and acting in human-centered environments, interacting with people, and participating in our daily lives has introduced the need for building robotic systems able to learn how to use 

Synthesis and Verification of Discrete Controllers for Robotics and Manufacturing Devices with Temporal Logic and the Control-D System.
M Antoniotti ,1995 ,
I am really indebted to my advisor Bud Mishra for his continuous support and friendship during my years as a graduate student. He has been a been a guide through fields that were unknown to me and has been a guide during troubled times. There are still many fields I 

Planning under uncertainty for reliable health care robotics
  G Gordon ,Field and Service Robotics, 2006 ,Springer
We describe a mobile robot system, designed to assist residents of an retirement facility. This system is being developed to respond to an aging population and a predicted shortage of nursing professionals. In this paper, we discuss the task of finding and escorting people 

Towards legged amphibious mobile robotics
C Prahacs, A Saunders, MK Smith ,The Inaugural , 2004 ,
Abstract—New areas of research focus on bridging the gap between mobile robotics on land and at sea. This paper describes the evolution of RHex, a power-autonomous legged land- based robot, into one capable of both sea and land-based locomotion. In working towards 

Swarm robotics: A different approach to service robotics
GC Pettinaro, IW Kwee, LM Gambardella , on Robotics) October, 2002 ,
ABSTRACT Service robotics, as it has been intended so far, views the accomplishment of a service mission mainly as the result of the action of a single robot. Swarm robotics tackles the very same problem from a different stance, ie, as the result of a team effort of simple