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Techniques and algorithms for efficient in-place conversion to and from standard and blocked matrix storage formats are described. Such functionality is required by numerical libraries that use different data layouts internally. Parallel algorithms and a software package for in-place matrix storage format conversion based on in-place matrix transposition(More)
Consider a house cleaning robot planning its activities for the day. Assume that the robot expects the human inhabitant to first dress, then have breakfast, and finally go out. Then, it should plan not to clean the bedroom while the human is dressing, and to clean the kitchen after the human has had breakfast. In general, robots operating in inhabited(More)
We present three algorithms for Cholesky factorization using minimum block storage for a distributed memory (DM) environment. One of the distributed square block packed (SBP) format algorithms performs similar to ScaLAPACK PDPOTRF, and our algorithm with iteration overlapping typically outperforms it by 15–50% for small and medium sized matrices. By storing(More)
We address the issue of human-robot cohabitation in smart environments. In particular, the presence of humans in a robot's work space has a profound influence on how the latter should plan its actions. We propose the use of Human-Aware Planning, an approach in which the robot exploits the capabilities of a sensor-rich environment to obtain information about(More)
The Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences (RoboCup) are a series of competitions and events designed to promote the full integration of AI and robotics research. Following the first RoboCup, held in Nagoya, Japan, in 1997, RoboCup-98 was held in Paris from 2–9 July, overlapping with the real World Cup soccer competition. RoboCup-98 included(More)