Velin D. Dimitrov

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This report represents the work of five WPI undergraduate students submitted to the faculty as evidence of completion of a degree requirement. WPI routinely publishes these reports on its website without editorial or peer review. Abstract This project improves the control mechanisms for a semi-autonomous wheelchair with an assistive robotic arm system, also(More)
Mathew DeDonato, Velin Dimitrov, Ruixiang Du, Ryan Giovacchini, Kevin Knoedler, Xianchao Long, Felipe Polido, Michael A. Gennert, and Taşkın Padır Robotics Engineering Program, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609 Siyuan Feng, Hirotaka Moriguchi, Eric Whitman, X. Xinjilefu, and Christopher G. Atkeson Robotics(More)
This work presents a hierarchical navigation architecture and cascade classifier for sample search and identification on a space exploration rover. A three tier navigation architecture and inverse Jacobian based robot arm controller are presented. The algorithms are implemented on AERO, the Autonomous Exploration Rover, participating in the NASA Sample(More)
We describe the approach of Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) Robotics Engineering C Squad (WRECS)to the utility vehicle driving task at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials held in December 2013. WRECS was one of only seven teams to attempt the driving task, and the only team with an ATLAS robot to(More)
We present a cyber-physical system (CPS) testbed to enable the rapid development, testing, and deployment of assistive robotics technologies in the home of elderly individuals. We built a CPS testbed in a lab environment with initial capabilities allowing for the testing of both individual systems and collections of systems. The CPS testbed has(More)
We propose a shared control architecture to enable the modeling of human-in-the-loop cyber physical systems (HiLCPS) in robotics applications. We identify challenges that currently hinder ideas and concepts from cross-domain applications to be shared among different implementation of HiLCPS. The presented architecture is developed with the intent to help(More)
We present our preliminary results from the design process for developing the Worcester Polytechnic Institute's personal assistance robot, FRASIER, as an intelligent service robot for enabling active aging. The robot capabilities include vision-based object detection, tracking the user and help with carrying heavy items such as grocery bags or cafeteria(More)
We describe the process towards the design of a safe, reliable, and intuitive emergency treatment unit to facilitate a higher degree of safety and situational awareness for medical staff, leading to an increased level of patient care during an epidemic outbreak in an unprepared, underdeveloped, or disaster stricken area. We start with a human-centered(More)