Sommer Gentry

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In human motion control applications, the mapping between a control specification and an appropriate target motion often defies an explicit encoding. We present a method that allows such a mapping to be defined by example, given that the control specification is recorded motion. Our method begins by building a database of semantically meaningful instances(More)
The inspiration for this study is the observation that swing dancing involves coordination of actions between two humans that can be accomplished by pure haptic signaling. This study implements a leader-follower dance to be executed between a human and a PHANToM haptic device. The data demonstrate that the participants' understanding of the motion as a(More)
— Understanding how humans assist each other in haptic interaction teams could lead to improved robotic aids to solo human dextrous manipulation. Inspired by experiments reported in Reed et al. [1], which suggested two-person haptically interacting teams could achieve a lower movement time (MT) than individuals for discrete aiming movements of specified(More)
The cooperative exploration problem necessarily involves communication among agents, while the spatial separation inherent in this task places fundamental limits on the amount of data that can be transmitted. However, the impact of limited communication on the exploration process has not been fully characterized. Existing exploration algorithms do not(More)
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