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CoSTAR: Instructing Collaborative Robots with Behavior Trees and Vision [article]

Chris Paxton, Andrew Hundt, Felix Jonathan, Kelleher Guerin, and Gregory D. Hager
2016 arXiv   pre-print
Our Behavior Tree-based task editor integrates high-level information from known object segmentation and pose estimation with spatial reasoning and robot actions to create robust task plans.  ...  For collaborative robots to become useful, end users who are not robotics experts must be able to instruct them to perform a variety of tasks.  ...  These characteristics make Behavior Trees ideal for representing collaborative robot task plans [2] .  ... 
arXiv:1611.06145v1 fatcat:tiwqkqwwwzegvmsplcrz2mtwtm

NeBula: Quest for Robotic Autonomy in Challenging Environments; TEAM CoSTAR at the DARPA Subterranean Challenge [article]

Ali Agha, Kyohei Otsu, Benjamin Morrell, David D. Fan, Rohan Thakker, Angel Santamaria-Navarro, Sung-Kyun Kim, Amanda Bouman, Xianmei Lei, Jeffrey Edlund, Muhammad Fadhil Ginting, Kamak Ebadi (+60 others)
2021 arXiv   pre-print
This paper presents and discusses algorithms, hardware, and software architecture developed by the TEAM CoSTAR (Collaborative SubTerranean Autonomous Robots), competing in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge  ...  over the robot and world states).  ...  We would like to thank the rest of Team CoSTAR, our collaborators, and advisors for their support, fruitful discussions and their contributions to the project.  ... 
arXiv:2103.11470v4 fatcat:rq2wgczzl5clphzgujjdbd3ywm

Plug, Plan and Produce as Enabler for Easy Workcell Setup and Collaborative Robot Programming in Smart Factories

Michael Wojtynek, Jochen Jakob Steil, Sebastian Wrede
2019 Künstliche Intelligenz  
of robotics behaviors in the context of a modular production system.  ...  In this article, we introduce an extended Plug-and-Produce concept based on dynamic motion planning, co-simulation and a collaborative human-robot interaction scheme that facilitates the quick adaptation  ...  CoSTAR is a task editor for high-level robot programming that is based on Behavior Trees [18] , [19] . Behavior Trees are a formalism to design and structure robot tasks in a hierarchical order.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13218-019-00595-0 fatcat:mqvk2majybdwxhqm6a6uhrqn44

Facilitating Programming of Vision-Equipped Robots through Robotic Skills and Projection Mapping [article]

Rasmus Skovgaard Andersen
2016 Ph.d.-serien for Det Teknisk-Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet  
The focus of this thesis is on smart interfaces for such collaborative, industrial robots with advanced sensing capabilities.  ...  and collaborate on completing common tasks.  ...  Bigum and R. Larsen for assisting in developing the applied computer vision system.  ... 
doi:10.5278/vbn.phd.engsci.00062 fatcat:z737dqiu75bgnet533hqi7lfxm

Haptic Assembly and Prototyping: An Expository Review [article]

Morad Behandish, Horea T. Ilies
2017 arXiv   pre-print
This survey presents some of the conceptual and computational challenges and opportunities as well as promising future directions in haptic-assisted VP/VA, with a focus on haptic assembly from a geometric  ...  An important application of haptic technology to digital product development is in virtual prototyping (VP), part of which deals with interactive planning, simulation, and verification of assembly-related  ...  in the automotive industry in collaboration with Caruso et al  ... 
arXiv:1712.00750v1 fatcat:gwkmw5qbqbgb5feiwzzp2qbkli

Aalborg Universitet Facilitating Programming of Vision-Equipped Robots through Robotic Skills and Projection Mapping

Rasmus Andersen, Skovgaard
unpublished
Bigum and R. Larsen for assisting in developing the applied computer vision system.  ...  this journey with me.  ...  Tasks are programmed in a GUI by combining behaviors in behavior trees.  ... 
fatcat:sp2o2a5i5vbq5bvpj7nsfiydpu

Deployment and Evaluation of a Flexible Human-Robot Collaboration Model Based on AND/OR Graphs in a Manufacturing Environment [article]

Prajval Kumar Murali, Kourosh Darvish, Fulvio Mastrogiovanni
2020 pre-print
Furthermore, objective measures of the overall computational performance and subjective measures of naturalness in human-robot collaboration have been evaluated by performing experiments with production-line  ...  The architecture uses AND/OR graphs for representing and reasoning upon human-robot collaboration models online.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the Schaeffler Group, Slovakia, for the opportunity to perform research in their manufacturing plant, and solve real-world problems in human-robot collaboration  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11370-020-00332-9 arXiv:2007.06720v1 fatcat:fbpczvlaavfj7a65wux224amye

Populist Placemaking: Spatial Regulating to Advance Open Government-Citizen Discourse

Michael N. Widener
2017 Social Science Research Network  
LESS FROM EACH OTHER 141, 143 (2011) [hereinafter ALONE TOGETHER] (robots, and even rooms, will be emotionally "alive" and collaborate with humans); Tom Junod, Steve Jobs is Dying for Us All, EsQumE  ...  The objects, embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity, collect and exchange data and sometimes certain instructions with each other.  ...  funds or investment enterprises engaged in impact investing. 285 Philanthropic foundations increasingly desire to be involved in public purpose and community development finance in collaboration with  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3087689 fatcat:l4lcjzhwuja33pqz3tt5uvdy5a

Folklore/cinema: popular film as vernacular culture

2008 ChoiceReviews  
Like a Cain and Abel parable, the two "unique" robots in AI cannot coexist, so one kills the other and then tries to kill himself, but is, like Pinocchio, resurrected to achieve wholeness with his mother  ...  The moss hanging from the great cypress trees parts and lets Eve into her sister's memory. D.  ...  Mikel J. koven is a folklorist and ethnologist with a specialization in film and television studies, as well as in urban legends.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.45-4871 fatcat:aabfewuferckroaewdgrdlsore

A foreign affair: Billy Wilder's American films

2008 ChoiceReviews  
emphasis on the continuities associated with popular traditions and local perspectives.  ...  and art forms.  ...  , with real desires and emotions, no matter how despicable his behavior at fi rst may be.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.46-1377 fatcat:ivvfaadpend6vfoxw4bnbwi6ie

Woody on rye: Jewishness in the films and plays of Woody Allen

2014 ChoiceReviews  
is taken to have a suit made by two robotic tailors, the robots are revealed to have bulbous wire noses, argue loudly with each other in Yiddish-inflected dialogue, and are named Ginsberg and Cohen.  ...  David's uncredited collaborator is an Italian gangster.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.52-0191 fatcat:ciwqtf7bhbgfjc3cm55zjcjh2m

Consensus guidelines for the use and interpretation of angiogenesis assays

Patrycja Nowak-Sliwinska, Kari Alitalo, Elizabeth Allen, Andrey Anisimov, Alfred C. Aplin, Robert Auerbach, Hellmut G. Augustin, David O. Bates, Judy R. van Beijnum, R. Hugh F. Bender, Gabriele Bergers, Andreas Bikfalvi (+74 others)
2018 Angiogenesis  
As such, this collaborative work is the first edition of consensus guidelines on angiogenesis bioassays to serve for current and future reference.  ...  This article describes in vivo, ex vivo, and in vitro bioassays that are available for the evaluation of angiogenesis and highlights critical aspects that are relevant for their execution and proper interpretation  ...  This work was supported by funding from: Dutch Cancer Society (VU2012-5480 to JRvB and AWG; VU2014-7234 to AWG and PNS); European  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10456-018-9613-x pmid:29766399 fatcat:y6lwcu7745do3nu3ifqjgocxzm

Prison limits : intersections of culture and imprisonment in twenty-first century Spain

Sara Jenny Barnard
2017
in Spain today, engaging with the wider issue of movement, immigration, and borders.  ...  , and connection.  ...  to perform and collaborate there.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0355666 fatcat:wfpquhjzvrdnjpja4r7df7unvm