RESEARCH PAPERS

robotics research paper 2013




Special Issue on Open Source Software-Supported Robotics Research.
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Historically, robotics research has been disseminated through academic papers which lacked important implementation details, or one-time demonstrations of functionality. Nei- ther of these methods has been conducive to either repeat- able science, nor to building upon 

The Swarm/Potential Model: Modeling Robotics Swarms with Measure-valued Recursions Associated to Random Finite Sets
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ABSTRACT We propose the S/P model (swarm/potential model) to describe the dynamics of robot swarms-that is, large groups of robots that coordinate without the use of any form of central control. The S/P model is a set of measure-valued equations that model the 

Reaction Null Space of a multibody system with applications in robotics
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ABSTRACT This paper provides an overview of implementation examples based on the Reaction Null Space formalism, developed initially to tackle the problem of satellite-base disturbance of a free-floating space robot, when the robot arm is activated. The method 

Basic Study on Element Administration in Robotics Middleware-2nd
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The Intelligent Cross-Platform Interface (ICPI) provides linking and administrative services to the state of the art robotics middleware platforms by making use of the role definitions concept. This work introduces an HTML5 based GUI which provides an accessible and 

A Survey on Policy Search for Robotics
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ABSTRACT Policy search methods have been successfully applied to learning robot controllers, where the state and control spaces are typically high dimensional and continuous. We review recent successes of both model-free and model-based policy search in robot 

Imaging of Interventional Therapies in Oncology: Image Guidance, Robotics, and Fusion Systems
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ABSTRACT Image-guided therapies play an increasingly important role in oncology. Several imaging tools for interventional oncology procedures are available or in development which influence the success of the procedures and, therefore, influence the implementation of the 

Cloud robotics and automation: A survey of related work
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Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work for personal or classroom use is granted without fee provided that copies are not made or distributed for profit or commercial advantage and that copies bear this notice and the full citation on the first 

Weakly supervised strategies for natural object recognition in robotics
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ABSTRACT The paper aims at building a computer vision system for automatic image labeling in robotics scenarios. We show that the weak supervision provided by a human demonstrator, through the exploitation of the independent motion, enables a realistic 

Exploration strategies in developmental robotics: a unified probabilistic framework
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ABSTRACT We present a probabilistic framework unifying two important families of exploration mechanisms recently shown to be efficient to learn complex non-linear redundant sensorimotor mappings. These two explorations mechanisms are: 1) goal 

The uncanny valley goes on and on Robotics Meets the Humanities IEEE ICRA2013
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I begin by going back in time, just prior to the beginning of that half---century ofsubstantial sustained communal scientific enterprise we call robotics(Mason 2012: 72), with a specific encounter of human and machine that spooked the human:[SLIDE 2] 

Unit 1: Introduction to Autonomous Robotics
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AR is not just an application area for the preceding disciplines By contrast to AI or CV, AR is operate within environments which are larger than the robot's immediate sensory horizon

RobOptim: an Optimization Framework for Robotics
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ABSTRACT Numerical optimization is useful for various areas of robotics. However tackling optimization problems properly requires the use of non-trivial algorithms whose tuning is challenging. RobOptim aims at providing a unified framework for different categories of 

Elucidating the ensemble of functionally-relevant transitions in protein systems with arobotics-inspired method
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ABSTRACT Background: Many proteins tune their biological function by transitioning between different functional states, effectively acting as dynamic molecular machines. Detailed structural characterization of transition trajectories is central to understanding the 

DOROTHY: Integrating Graphical Programming with Robotics to Stimulate Interest in Computing Careers
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ABSTRACT This paper describes DOROTHY, a novel educational tool that enhances the Alice 3D programming environment to enable bidirectional communication of sensor data and commands with robots capable of autonomous operation. Users without any 

GESwarm: Grammatical Evolution for the Automatic Synthesis of Collective Behaviors in Swarm Robotics
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ABSTRACT In this paper we propose GESwarm, a novel tool that can automatically synthesize collective behaviors for swarms of autonomous robots through evolutionary robotics. Evolutionary robotics typically relies on artificial evolution for tuning the weights 

On the use of probabilistic relational affordance models for sequential manipulation tasks inrobotics
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ABSTRACT In this paper we employ probabilistic relational affordance models in a robotic manipulation task. Such affordance models capture the interdependencies between properties of multiple objects, executed actions, and effects of those actions on objects. 

Robotics Practical
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In this robotic practical, you will be teaching a robot to build a tower by stacking several objects on top of each other. Each group is provided with five objects with different shapes and sizes. In order to accomplish this task, the robot must be capable of 1) identifying the 

Lego robotics teacher professional learning
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This paper describes an upcoming design based research study for learning how to assess spatial reasoning in young children: children need spatial reasoning skills to succeed in STEM disciplines. In a professional learning initiative, twenty-one children aged 9-10 and 

AN ANALYSIS OF TEACHER-STUDENT INTERACTION PATTERNS IN A ROBOTICS COURSE FOR KINDERGARTEN CHILDREN: A PILOT STUDY
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ABSTRACT Compared with other media, programmable bricks provide children with the opportunity to create their own product and, through this process, to express creative thinking. Studies have found that learning robotics or integrating programming bricks into 

A Novel Track-Drive Mobile Robotic Framework for Conducting Projects on Robotics and Control Systems
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ABSTRACT This paper presents a novel robotic framework to help students to practically grasp the concepts of Robotics and Control Systems in a laboratory environment. The framework is centered on a robotic rover having two tank-like tracks which permit locomotion on uneven 

Recognition of a Baby's Emotional Cry Towards Robotics Baby Caregiver
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ABSTRACT We developed a method for pattern recognition of baby's emotions (discomfortable, hungry, or sleepy) expressed in the baby's cries. A 32-dimensional fast Fourier transform is performed for sound form clips, detected by our reported method and used as training 

Problems of Sport Biomechanics and Robotics
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ABSTRACT This paper presents many common areas of interest of different specialists. There are problems described from sport, biomechanics, sport biomechanics, sport engineering, robotics, biomechanics and robotics, sport biomechanics and robotics. There are many 

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND ROBOTICS
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ABSTRACT Image encryption is distinct from text encryption. Normal text encryption algorithms are not work efficiently on multimedia objects. To increase security of multimedia data we propose a novel technique. In this paper, we propose a novel scheme to encrypt image 

The BRICS Component Model: A Model-Based Development Paradigm For ComplexRobotics Software Systems
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ABSTRACT Because robotic systems get more complex all the time, developers around the world have, during the last decade, created component-based software frameworks (Orocos, Open-RTM, ROS, OPRoS, SmartSoft) to support the development and reuse of large 

Advanced Robotics: Changing the Nature of War and Thresholds and Tolerance for Conflict-Implications for Research and Policy
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The idea of robotic warriors is not new; depictions in popular media such as the Cylons from the Battlestar Galactica television shows, and Arnold Schwarzenegger's iconic character from the Terminator series of films 1 have kept discussions largely fictional, and not 

International Journal of Research in Computer Applications and Robotics
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ABSTRACT In this paper, we introduce algorithms to find the clique-to-vertex (or (?, V))-distance d (C, v) between a clique C and a vertex v in a graph G,(?, V)-eccentricity e2 (C) of a clique C, and (?, V)-center Z2 (G) of a graph G using BC-representation. Moreover, the algorithms 

Insect Brain Modeling for Cognitive Robotics
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In this second year of my PhD I simulated and implemented on robots a simplified model of the brain of the Drosophila melanogaster, already drafted in my Master Degree Thesis within the European project SPARK II and improved in my first year of PhD.

Moving Domestic Robotics Control Method Based on Creating and Sharing Maps with Shortest Path Findings and Obstacle Avoidance
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ABSTRACT Control method for moving robotics in closed areas based on creation and sharing maps through shortest path findings and obstacle avoidance is proposed. Through simulation study, a validity of the proposed method is confirmed. Furthermore, the effect of 

The preliminary results of a force feedback control for Sensorized Medical Robotics
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ABSTRACT A laparoscopic surgery system by using a robot holds many problems. Among these, its inability in delivering touching sensation to a surgeon is raised as the biggest problem. The current paper attempted to find a force feedback controlling method at the 

International Journal of Research in Computer Applications and Robotics
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ABSTRACT This paper takes the mathematical software Maple as the auxiliary tool to study the differential problem of two types of functions. We can obtain the infinite series forms of any order derivatives of these two types of functions by using differentiation term by term and  In November 1993, the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) was established science and technology policy across the federal government. The federal Science 

Advances in Robotics for Construction Machinery
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OVERVIEW: With robotics being increasingly adopted in a variety of products, such as cars and home appliances, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. is proceeding with greater use of robotics in construction machinery, its major objectives being to expand the scope 

Robot Localization for FIRST Robotics
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ABSTRACT The goal of this project is to develop a camera-based system that can determine the (x, y) coordinates of one or more robots during FIRST Robotics Competition game play and transmit this information to the robots. The intent of the system is to introduce an 

Integrating Answer Set Programming and POMDPs for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning in Robotics
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ABSTRACT Mobile robots equipped with multiple sensors and deployed in real-world domains frequently find it difficult to efficiently process all sensor inputs, operate without any human input and have possibly-relevant domain knowledge in advance. At the same time, 

Intelligent Robotics Lab
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The Intelligent Robotics Lab (IRL) is a students' initiative of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to guarantee the continuation of the robotic teams of the university. It acts as a governing body for all the robotic teams of the university, which participate in various 

New Planar Air-bearing Microgravity Simulator for Verification of Space Robotics Numerical Simulations and Control Algorithms
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ABSTRACT Control of a free-floating satellite-manipulator system is a challenging task, because motions of the robotic arm influence position and orientation of its base. On Earth it is difficult to perform tests of such system, as it lacks a fixed-base. One possible solution to 

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN AERIAL ROBOTICS LABORATORY HIGHLIGHTING THE FIRST EXPERIMENTAL VALIDATION OF OPTIMAL RECIPROCAL
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ABSTRACT This thesis details the development of the Algorithmic Robotics Laboratory, its experimental software environment, and a case study featuring a novel hardware validation of optimal reciprocal collision avoidance. We constructed a robotics laboratory in both 

Defining Innovation Literacy: Do Robotics Programs Help Students Develop Innovation Literacy Skills?
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There has been an invalidated belief among educators that the robotics activities would improve the innovation capacities of students. The current study addressed the need to conceptualize the innovation literacy idea while the specific purpose of the study was to 

A project-based strategy for teaching robotics using NI's embedded-FPGA platform
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This paper discusses our project-based teaching and learning approach to infuse robotics education into our Control and Instrumentation programme at the KFUPM university. In the last two years, various practical projects were assigned to students either as course 

The Role of Robotics in Ovarian Transposition
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ABSTRACT The preservation of ovarian function in young patients after radical hysterectomy has an important role at the post-oncologic management and preserves life quality. Ovarian transposition is a technique in order to avoid irreversible damage to the ovaries caused by 

Security Risks of Utilizing Robotics and Medical Devices in the Medical Profession
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Robotics and Medical Devices are changing the world of the medical field as it is known. These new technologies are increasing the life expectancy of patients, making surgeries less invasive, and greatly decreasing the recovery time needed after a surgery. They do 

4.24 Meta-Morphogenesis theory as background to Cognitive Robotics and Developmental Cognitive Science
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How could our minds and the rest of life have come from a cloud of dust? Since its beginnings, we have made a lot of progress in AI and Cognitive Science in some areas, and done abysmally in others. That's because there are some very deep problems about 

Non-Euclidean manifolds in robotics and computer vision: why should we care?
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Non-Euclidean manifolds in robotics and computer vision: why should we care?  Short answer for the impatient Non-Euclidean manifolds in robotics and computer vision: why should we care? ? Because we can't ignore the real geometry of the mathematical spaces! 

Variability Modeling and Resolution in Component-based Robotics Systems
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ABSTRACT The routine use of existing solutions in the development of new systems is a key attribute of every mature engineering discipline. Software reuse is indeed the state of the practice in various application domains, such as telecommunications, enterprise resource 

Upon the Coherence of Optimization in Robotics
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ABSTRACT For any company, it so important that the management takes the right decisions when there are established the different policies (production, marketing, sales etc) to optimize the efficiency and profitableness of the company. In the paper we introduce a 

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND ROBOTICS
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ABSTRACT Parallel data processing has become more and more reliable phenomenon due to the realization of cloud computing, especially using IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) clouds. The cloud service providers such as IBM, Google, Microsoft and Oracle have made 

Project ai-the darpa robotics challange-footloose
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ABSTRACT This report gives a description of an implementation of a walking engine for a humanoid robot to traverse rough terrain. This approach uses a point cloud sensor information of the surroundings to select places where the foot can be placed, and inverse 

Dynamic Model Of Anthropomorphic Robotics Finger Mechanisms
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ABSTRACT Research on Dynamic Model of Anthropomorphic Robotics Finger Mechanisms (ARFM) is being carried out to accommodate a variety of tasks such as grasping and manipulation of objects in the field of industrial applications, service robots, and 

Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics X
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Editors Prof. Emilio Frazzoli Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge USA Prof. Toms Lozano-Prez Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge USA Prof. Nicholas Roy Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge USA Prof. Daniela Rus Massachusetts Institute of 

Designing new mechanism in surgical robotics
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J Arata ,ubimon.doc.ic.ac.uk Differ from the conventional robotic design in industry, a new approach is needed in the development of surgical robotic system to be suited for OR environment.(eg compatibility of sterilization of the device, and safety both for patient and surrounding medical staff.) As a 

named after NI Vavilov USE OF SYSTEM AS A SEPARATE COMPONENT OF THE „GER-MAN-RUSSIAN SPECIALIZED DICTIONARIES IN ROBOTICS
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Domestic institutions of higher education system being upgraded through the active implementation of the learning process interactive methods and new creative techniques, due to the requirement of good quality training specialist. One of the new educational 

TIRAMISU: Technical survey, close-in-detection and disposal mine actions in Humanitarian Demining: challenges for Robotics Systems
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Y Baudoin ,fp7-tiramisu.eu ABSTRACT Clearing large civilian areas from anti-personnel landmines and cluster munitions is a difficult problem because of the large diversity of hazardous areas and explosive contamination. A single solution does not exist and many Mine Action actors 

Collective and cooperative group behaviours: biologically inspired experiments in robotics..
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ABSTRACT This paper describes the implementation of two biologically inspired collective behaviours on a group of Khepera miniature mobile robots. The ?rst experiment is concerned with the gathering and clustering of randomly distributed small cylinders. In the 

CASCADED CONTROL OF COMPLIANT ACTUATORS IN FRIENDLY ROBOTICS
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T QIAO, BI Shusheng ,scientificbulletin.upb.ro An actuator with compliant element is used for the robot safety when contacting with unknown surroundings, especially for the safety between humans and robots. The compliant element in the compliant actuator can absorb excessive collision force. The robot system 

Gesture Recognition using DTW and its Application Potential in Human-Centered Robotics
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ABSTRACT This article is focused on a Dynamic Time Warping (DTW) Gesture Recognizer–a program that creates a database of motions and then recognizes gestures using the depth data. To recognize a gesture, DTW warps a time sequence of joint positions to reference 

An Active Coupling Mechanism with Three Modes of Operation for Modular Mobile Robotics
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ABSTRACT This paper presents a new design for a docking interface that enables rigid, reversible and non-back-drivable coupling between robotic modules in a chain architecture. The distinctive merit of the proposed interface is exhibited in its ability to operate in three 

Robotics in the process of packing greenhouse tomatoes
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S Lis, M Czech, H Juszka, M Tomasik ,ir.ptir.org Summary. A robotic research stand with a vacuum gripper for analysis of the tomato packing process was presented. On the basis of the research for the applied vacuum cup, the following parameters of the process of moving tomatoes were determined: operational 

Kinematic Model of Anthropomorphic Robotics Finger Mechanisms
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ABSTRACT Research on Kinematic Model of Anthropomorphic robotics Finger mechanisms is being carried out to accommodate a variety of tasks such as grasping and manipulation of objects in the field of industrial applications, service robots, and rehabilitation robots. The 

ROCHAS: Robotics and Cloud-assisted Healthcare System for Empty Nester
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ABSTRACT In recent years, provisioning of human-centric services through body area networks, robotics technology and cloud computing is continuously attracting extensive attention from both academia and industry. In this paper, we propose a novel robotics and 

Towards Scene Analysis based on Multi-Sensor Fusion, Active Perception and Mixed Reality in Mobile Robotics
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ABSTRACT The approach presented shows possible ways of improving scene analysis to achieve more reliable and accurate object recognition in the context of mobile robotics. The centralized architecture combines different feature detectors with active modalities, such 

ROBOTICS IN SURGERY: DESIGNING A SIMULATOR-BASED TRAINING CURRICULUM
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D Alimisis, MA Fengou, E Zoulias ,etlab.eu ABSTRACT In this paper the development of a problem-based curriculum for robotic surgical training is presented. The aim and objectives of the curriculum are defined and the background learning theories that have guided our work are introduced. The methodology 

Reliable Robotics–Diagnostics+
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Reliable Robotics – Diagnostics++ Dominik Kirchner, Daniel Saur (Distributed System Group, University of Kassel) Page 2. Story board ? Motivation  ROS diagnostics extensions ?

Introduction to Robotics
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PDA Marin-Hernandez ,soporte.uv.mx Page 1. 2/26/13 1 Introduction to Robotics Ph.D. Antonio Marin-Hernandez  Dudek G. and M. Page 4. 2/26/13 4 Topics • Introduction: Types of robots • Locomotion 

Vision meets Robotics: The KITTI Dataset
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ABSTRACT We present a novel dataset captured from a VW station wagon for use in mobile robotics and autonomous driving research. In total, we recorded 6 hours of traffic scenarios at 10-100 Hz using a variety of sensor modalities such as highresolution color and 

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN COMPUTER APPLICATIONS AND ROBOTICS
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ABSTRACT This paper explores the use of the computer algebra and symbolic computational software Maple as a valuable tool in the experimental study of RCL circuits. The traditional series RCL circuit is presented to show the usefulness of Maple software as a laboratory 

Application of Robotics in Disaster Management in Land Slides
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ABSTRACT In recent years, robots have been applied at different domains to co-ordinate collaborative behavior in distributed systems and providing a powerful basis for proactive applications of complex nature, especially in large scale disasters requiring complex tasks 

Seminar Soft-Robotics
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Aim: Soft-Robotics Seminar is a one semester elective course for master students. The aim of this course is to provide an overview on the new growing field of modern robotic systems- bionic inspired robots with flexible (compliant) joints, developing for safe physical human- 

RoboCup 2013–Rescue Robot League UP-Robotics (Mxico)
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ABSTRACT This paper presents IXANAMIKI ME and IXNAMIKI TOPO the second and third prototype of rescue robot developed at the MCS Mobile Robotics Group to compete at RoboCup Rescue Robot League. IXNAMIKI ME consists of a track wheel type structure. 

RoboCupRescue 2013-Robot League Team Jacobs Robotics (Germany)
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The team has been active in RoboCup Rescue since 2001. The team takes a radically new approach to the traditionally land-bound rescue scenario. Instead of threaded land robots, 

Robo Camp K12 Inclusive Outreach Program: A three-step model of Effective Introducing Middle School Students to Computer Programming and Robotics
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D Marghitu, TB Brahim, J Weaver, Y Rawajfih ABSTRACT This paper describes the three-step adaptive model and related curriculum for introduction to computing developed at Auburn University Robo Camp K12 outreach program. The aim of this model is to introduce students of all abilities to a simpler 

Structure-Based Computational Modeling Architecture for Robotics
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A Jain ,dartslab.jpl.nasa.gov ABSTRACT We describe a computational architecture for meeting a diverse range of robot modeling needs encompassing analysis, simulation and embedded modeling for robotic systems. The architecture builds upon the spatial operator algebra theoretical framework 

Natural Language Processing in Domestic Service Robotics
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ABSTRACT As robots are more and more entering our everyday life, like as assistive devices to support us in our home with the daily chores, methods to control and to interact with such robots become more and more important. The most natural way for a human to instruct a 

On the Impact of Learning Hierarchical Representations for Visual Recognition in Robotics
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ABSTRACT Recent developments in learning sophisticated, hierarchical image representations have led to remarkable progress in the context of visual recognition. While these methods are becoming standard in modern computer vision systems, they are rarely 

Increasing ECE Student Excitement through an International Marine Robotics Competition
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MJL Heyman In this paper we describe our experience with the 1st International Underwater Robot Open Competition and the Advanced Individual Studies course that we created to support our students' participation in the competition. We begin by briefly describing the background 

CLOUD ROBOTICS
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HR NAO ,cdn.parleys.com Improvement of the learning mechanism? Reuse of robot programs Robots are able to share executable plans? Robots benefit from the experiences other Handling of tasks in unknown environments? Robots are able to perform more generic challenges? Offload 

Robotics and Automations in Construction: Advanced Construction and FutureTechnology
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S Yaghoubi ABSTRACT Research in construction automation and robotics has increased in popularity over the past few years. Although interest is high in the research and education communities, sustaining robust programs is difficult due to the diverse interests of constituents 

Test Bench for Robotics and Autonomy: Overview and Test Results
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ABSTRACT In this paper, the TAS-I (Thales Alenia Space-Italy) Test Bench for Robotics and Autonomy (TBRA) is presented. It is based on a flexible and modular software architecture (Framework Engine), in which each functional module (representing the GNC subsystems 

Applications of MEMS In Robotics Using ARM7
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ABSTRACT An accelerometer is an electromechanical device that measures acceleration forces. These forces may be static, like the constant force Gestures provide a rich and intuitive form of interaction for controlling robots. Accelerometer Converts acceleration 

Recent Advances in Robotics and Automation
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Editors Gourab Sen Gupta Donald Bailey School of Engineering and Advanced Technology Massey University Palmerston North New Zealand Serge Demidenko RMIT International University Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Dale Carnegie School of Engineering and Computer 

Robotics in clothes manufacture
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RC Michelini, RP Razzoli ,article.sciencepublishinggroup.com ABSTRACT Process automation and intelligent manufacturing are important factors for competing successfully in today's international economy. The survey considers the use of these tools within the clothing industry where low cost labour has especially driven the 

2013 RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR TEACHERS-ROBOTICS
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EFJ BELL ,teo.unt.edu ELIZABETH FREEMAN JESSE BELL RET (Research Experiences for Teachers) Site on Sensor Networks, Electrical Engineering Department, and Institute of Applied Sciences, UNT, Denton, Texas. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science 

UChile Robotics Team Team Description Paper RoboCup 2013-Standard Platform League
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JM Ynez, L Leottau, P Cano, M Mattamala ,tzi.de ABSTRACT The UChile Robotics Team is an effort of the Department of Electrical Engineering of the Universidad de Chile. The team participates in the RoboCup Standard Platform League since 2008. This year our focus is on improving our software architecture by doing 

Deliberative Systems for Autonomous Robotics: A Brief Comparison Between Action-oriented and Timelines-based Approaches
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P Munoz, MD R-Moreno ,atc1.aut.uah.es ABSTRACT Autonomous robotics is a multidisciplinary and widely research area. Several approaches have been followed to make autonomous and reliable control architectures, especially for applications in environments inaccessible to humans. We are going to focus 

Learning-based Event Response for Marine Robotics
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ABSTRACT Robotic vehicles have become a critical tool for studying the under-sampled coastal ocean. This has led to new paradigms in scientific discovery. The combination of agility, reactivity, and persistent presence makes autonomous robots ideal for targeted 

Towards Practical Visual Servoing in Robotics
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ABSTRACT Visual servoing was introduced in robotics nearly 4 decades ago. However until now, there are still only a handful of known examples of application of this technique in addressing real word robotics problems such as disaster response, assistance for elderly 

Educating the Global Robotics Engineer
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ABSTRACT Robotics Engineering as a distinct discipline is an idea whose time has come. Traditionally, engineers working in the robotics industry have been mostly trained in a single science or engineering discipline, such as computer engineering (CE), computer science ( 

Transforming a Middle and High School Robotics Curriculum
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MJ Sayres ABSTRACT This paper will examine a robotics curriculum that is impacting educators and youth in both formal, middle and high school classrooms as well as in a variety of informal learning environments. We have made comparisons between formal and informal learning 

Squadron-xIcop UAV technical paper for International Aerial Robotics Competition
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D Singh, C Aasish, R Lalitha, C Anthony, A Ravuf ,aerialroboticscompetition.org ABSTRACT The team Recon presents Squadron-xICop an UAV Quad rotor designed for the 6th Mission of the AUVSI International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC). This paper describes the details of a Quad-rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle capable of exploring the 

Model of Personalized Affective Responsiveness for Human-Centered Robotics
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ABSTRACT Modeling empathic behaviors in social robots seems to be relevant to improve the overall human-robot interaction for the user. This paper proposes a technology that accommodates the differences between the human users, equipping humanoid robots 

ROBUST VISUAL ODOMETRY FOR SPACE EXPLORATION: 12 TH SYMPOSIUM ON ADVANCED SPACE TECHNOLOGIES IN ROBOTICS AND
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ABSTRACT As part of the ESA X-ROB study1, a Visual Odometry (VO) based localisation component was selected for evaluation and bread-boarding as part of a GNC solution for the European Ground Prototype (EGP). Existing ExoMars Rover, EGP and Sample Fetch 

Soft Robotics: The Next Generation of Intelligent Machines
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R Pfeifer, HG Marques, F Iida ABSTRACT There has been an increasing interest in applying biological principles to the design and control of robots. Unlike industrial robots that are programmed to execute a rather limited number of tasks, the new generation of bio-inspired robots is expected to 

Taking Different Paths: A Comparative Study of Mentoring Models Among RoboticsCompetition Teams
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MN Dolenc ,jee.asee.org ABSTRACT Mentors of high school robotics teams play important roles and influence working environments. The commonplace use of the terms mentor and mentoring in out-of-school robotics activities has opened up new areas of mentoring research. This study observed 

Rehabilitation Robotics Ontology on the Cloud
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ABSTRACT We introduce the first formal rehabilitation robotics ontology, called REHABROBO- ONTO, to represent information about rehabilitation robots and their properties; and a software system REHABROBO-QUERY to facilitate access to this ontology. REHABROBO- 


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