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A Survey of Socially Interactive Robots : Concepts , Design , and Applications
This report reviews “socially interactive robots”: robots for which social human-robot interaction is important. We begin by discussing the context for socially interactive robots, emphasizing theExpand
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The smart wheelchair component system.
While the needs of many individuals with disabilities can be satisfied with power wheelchairs, some members of the disabled community find it difficult or impossible to operate a standard powerExpand
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place : Cognitive Science Principles Meet AI Hard Problems
Different notions of argument historically have played a central role in artificial intelligence to model the diagnostic reasoning and decision making of medical experts. However, it was beyond theExpand
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Mapping disaster zones
Google Earth software proved effective during relief efforts in New Orleans and Pakistan, say Illah Nourbakhsh and colleagues. Is there more to be gained than lost from opening up disaster operationsExpand
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Designing the Finch: Creating a Robot Aligned to Computer Science Concepts
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We present a new robot platform, the Finch, that was designed to align with the learning goals and concepts taught in introductory computer science courses. Expand
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Developing a Testbed for Studying Human-Robot Interaction in Urban Search and Rescue
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We are developing simulations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Reference Test Facility for Autonomous Mobile Robots (Urban Search and Rescue) in order to develop and test our strategies for Robots-Agents-People (RAP) team coordination and control. Expand
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Working with a robot: Exploring relationship potential in human–robot systems
Research on human–robot interaction has often ignored the human cognitive changes that might occur when humans and robots work together to solve problems. Facilitating human–robot collaboration willExpand
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Very-High-Resolution Panoramic Photography to Improve Conventional Rangeland Monitoring
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We integrate very-high-resolution panoramic images with conventional rangeland monitoring methods addressing three resource management categories: riparian areas, wildlife, and invasive species. Expand
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Explorable Visual Analytics Knowledge Discovery in Large and High–Dimensional Data
Visual analytic tools are invaluable in the process of knowledge discovery. They let us explore datasets intuitively using our eyes. Yet their reliance on human cognitive abilities forces them to beExpand
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Real-Time Predictive Optimization for Energy Management in a Hybrid Electric Vehicle
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We propose and evaluate a novel, real-time optimization strategy that leverages predictions from prior data in a simulated hybrid battery-supercapacitor energy management task. Expand
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