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Multiagent Mission Specification and Execution
The Configuration Description Language (CDL) is developed to capture the recursive composition of configurations in an architecture- and robot-independent fashion and the Societal Agent theory is presented as a basis for constructions of this form.
Temporal coordination of perceptual algorithms for mobile robot navigation
A methodology for integrating multiple perceptual algorithms within a reactive robotic control system is presented. A model using finite state accepters is developed as a means for expressing…
Usability evaluation of high-level user assistance for robot mission specification
- Yoichiro Endo, D. MacKenzie, R. Arkin
- Computer ScienceIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and…
- 1 May 2004
The mission-planning wizard has been recently integrated into MissionLab, and testing for usability improvements in terms of speed of the mission planning process, accuracy of the produced mission plans, and ease of use is conducted.
Adaptive teams of autonomous aerial and ground robots for situational awareness
This is a preprint of an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Field Robotics, copyright 2007 and will be published online in Wiley InterScience.
Io, Ganymede, and Callisto A Multiagent Robot Trash-Collecting Team
- T. Balch, Gary N. Boone, T. Collins, H. Forbes, D. MacKenzie, J. Santamaría
- Computer ScienceAI Mag.
- 15 June 1995
The design and implementation of these reactive trash-collecting robots are described, including details of multiagent cooperation, color vision for the detection of perceptual object classes, temporal sequencing of behaviors for task completion, and a language for specifying motor schema-based robot behaviors.
Reactive control for mobile manipulation
- J. Cameron, D. MacKenzie, Keith R. Ward, R. Arkin, W. Book
- Engineering Proceedings IEEE International Conference on…
- 2 May 1993
Kinematics- and dynamics-based concepts are combined with reactive control approaches in order to move toward a practical level of complexity and performance in mobile manipulators.
Evaluating the Usability of Robot Programming Toolsets
The issues of evaluating high-level robot programming toolsets as to their usability are examined, including how usability criteria are established and target values are chosen.
Adaptive teams of autonomous aerial and ground robots for situational awareness: Field Reports
A team of aerial and ground robots is able to monitor a small village, and search for and localize human targets by the color of the uniform, while ensuring that the information from the team is available to a remotely located human operator.
Specification and execution of multiagent missions
- D. MacKenzie, J. Cameron, R. Arkin
- Computer ScienceProceedings IEEE/RSJ International Conference on…
- 5 August 1995
The design of a multiagent behavioral configuration is simplified by applying an object-oriented approach to the design using a methodology called temporal sequencing to partition the mission into discrete operating states and enumerate the perceptual triggers causing transitions between those states.