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TRADR Project: Long-Term Human-Robot Teaming for Robot Assisted Disaster Response

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Francis Colas, Mario Gianni, Fiora Pirri, Joachim de Greeff, Koen Hindriks, Mark Neerincx, Petter Ögren, Tomáš Svoboda, Rainer Worst
2015 Künstliche Intelligenz  
TRADR focuses on the persistence of environment models, multi-robot action models, and human-robot teaming, in order to allow incremental capability improvement over the duration of a mission.  ...  TRADR applies a user centric design approach to disaster response robotics, with use cases involving the response to a medium to large scale industrial accident by teams consisting of human rescuers and  ...  tasks as well as anticipate requests for such collaboration in (future) plans?  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13218-015-0352-5 fatcat:ey7zf5e3f5apdfil3lq2jbtmka

Design, Execution, and Postmortem Analysis of Prolonged Autonomous Robot Operations

Sebastian G. Brunner, Peter Lehner, Martin J. Schuster, Sebastian Riedel, Rico Belder, Daniel Leidner, Armin Wedler, Michael Beetz, Freek Stulp
2018 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters  
, both mission goals and task implementations for autonomous robots are becoming increasingly complex.  ...  We demonstrate the efficiency of our approach in the context of the ROBEX mission, during which the DLR Lightweight Rover Unit autonomously deployed several seismometers in an unknown rough terrain on  ...  on a moon analogue mission with a complex robot in an unknown rough terrain • comparison to other task control frameworks in terms of logging and visualization capabilities, and comparison to profiling  ... 
doi:10.1109/lra.2018.2794580 dblp:journals/ral/BrunnerLSRBLWBS18 fatcat:yixado4kgbbh7ltovcn7ealq4e

Multiple humanoid cooperative control system for heterogeneous humanoid team

Heonyoung Lim, Yeonsik Kang, Joongjae Lee, Jongwon Kim, Bum-Jae You
2008 RO-MAN 2008 - The 17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication  
Multiple humanoid cooperative control software consists of 3 layers: mission layer, task layer, action layer.  ...  We defined action primitives suitable to abstract humanoid tasks by using state diagram, which is stored in a knowledge database for the future use.  ...  Task Selection Module selects an appropriate task in order to carry out the mission. The Task Planning Module plans tasks considering the number of the position of humanoids, or the type of the task.  ... 
doi:10.1109/roman.2008.4600671 dblp:conf/ro-man/LimKL0Y08 fatcat:awgulowcazdytmv3lvxy7n55j4

Human-Robot Teams in Entertainment and Other Everyday Scenarios [article]

Pooyan Fazli, Alan K. Mackworth
2009 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we focus upon problem domains and tasks in which multiple robots, humans and other agents are cooperating through coordination to satisfy a set of goals or to maximize utility.  ...  A new and relatively unexplored research direction in robotics systems is the coordination of humans and robots working as a team.  ...  In this framework, task decomposition and task network creation are done in the planning stage.  ... 
arXiv:0908.2661v1 fatcat:v5phwpiuf5ccddod6mbnovtpdi

Lessons Learned Developing an Assembly System for WRS 2020 Assembly Challenge [article]

Aayush Naik, Priyam Parashar, Jiaming Hu, Henrik I. Christensen
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We present our approach to assembly based on integration of machine vision, robust planning and execution using behavior trees and a hierarchy of recovery strategies to ensure robust operation.  ...  The World Robot Summit (WRS) 2020 Assembly Challenge is designed to allow teams to demonstrate how one can build flexible, robust systems for assembly of machined objects.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank Nahid Sidki, Omar Aldughayem, and Hussam Alzahrani from RPD Innovations. We would also like to thank Jack Griffin for his help with the finger designs.  ... 
arXiv:2103.15236v1 fatcat:rw6i3vl7wbgspmdgvgmymjefbe

Autonomous Aerial Robotic Surveying and Mapping with Application to Construction Operations [article]

Huan Nguyen, Frank Mascarich, Tung Dang, Kostas Alexis
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper we present an overview of the methods and systems that give rise to a flying robotic system capable of autonomous inspection, surveying, comprehensive multi-modal mapping and inventory tracking  ...  The robot delivers its mapping result autonomously, while simultaneously being able to detect and localize objects of interest thus supporting inventory tracking tasks.  ...  This paper outlines the early development of an integrated aerial robotic system capable of autonomous surveying and mapping tasks inside complex construction projects including the precise characterization  ... 
arXiv:2005.04335v1 fatcat:xpxnmkj7xfglnibp426k77qdsy

Implementing SCRUM to develop a connected robot [article]

Diego Armando Diaz Vargas, Claude Baron, Y Citlalih, Chao Liu
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The objective of this paper is to show an agile management implementation in an educational project consisting in developing a connected mobile robot, and to evaluate the issues and benefits of adopting  ...  It evaluates the difficulties and interests to introduce agility in this project, and concludes on the ability of Scrum to design, test and progressively integrate the system, thus providing an operational  ...  There, an operator remotely takes the control of the robot to realize the tasks assigned to the robot.  ... 
arXiv:1807.01662v1 fatcat:4a4mzh5325cpnpi2ybi4c5ln4m

Robonaut 2 and Watson: Cognitive dexterity for future exploration

Julia M. Badger, Philip Strawser, Logan Farrell, S. Michael Goza, Charles Claunch, Raphael Chancey, Russell Potapinski
2018 2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
The work described here details efforts to integrate IBM's Watson and other cognitive computing services into NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC)'s Robonaut 2 (R2) anthropomorphic robot.  ...  Mission plans involving the uncrewed phases of complex human spacecraft in deep space will require a coordinated autonomous capability to be able to maintain the spacecraft when ground control is not available  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors thank the IBM Watson Labs, Alison Barnes, Anthony Biviano, Mary Hewitt, and Hide Muta for their contributions to this work.  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero.2018.8396490 fatcat:p2x53ydyn5alflr4kmb54wo3tq

Tri-Co Robot: a Chinese robotic research initiative for enhanced robot interaction capabilities

Han Ding, Xuejun Yang, Nanning Zheng, Ming Li, Yinan Lai, Hao Wu
2017 National Science Review  
Since the invention of the first industrial robot in 1959, the missions of robots have evolved from basic mechanical transfer or assistance to a diverse range of tasks through close interactions with environment  ...  physiology and behavior, and status of other agents in the multi-robot systems; (ii) models and control strategies for robots to be able to recognize, track, infer the task actions and proactively plan  ...  Since the invention of the first industrial robot in 1959, the missions of robots have evolved from basic mechanical transfer or assistance to a diverse range of tasks through close interactions with environment  ... 
doi:10.1093/nsr/nwx148 fatcat:k6bzcvxw7rbjxiv7ycjjg347qa

The PANDORA project: A success story in AUV autonomy

Francesco Maurelli, Marc Carreras, Joaquim Salvi, David Lane, Kostas Kyriakopoulos, George Karras, Maria Fox, Derek Long, Petar Kormushev, Darwin Caldwell
2016 OCEANS 2016 - Shanghai  
Field trials were performed at The Underwater Centre, in Loch Linnhe, Scotland, and in harbour conditions close to Girona, Spain.  ...  This paper presents some of the results of the EU-funded project PANDORA -Persistent Autonomy Through Learning Adaptation Observation and Re-planning.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme  ... 
doi:10.1109/oceansap.2016.7485618 fatcat:k43rxdhzebfenlujvkzl6of2pi

Evaluation of human and automation/robotics integration needs for future human exploration missions

Jessica J. Marquez, Bernard D. Adelstein, Stephen Ellis, Mai Lee Chang, Robert Howard
2016 2016 IEEE Aerospace Conference  
This paper focuses on the human and automation/robotic integration needs for these future missions, evaluating them with respect to NASA research gaps in the area of space human factors engineering.  ...  The outcomes of our assessment is a human and automation/robotic (HAR) task list for each of the four DRMs that we reviewed (i.e., Deep Space Sortie, Lunar Visit/Habitation, Deep Space Habitation, and  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to acknowledge the support and insight provided by Kim Hambuchen. The NASA Human Research Program and the Space Human Factors and Habitability Element funded this work.  ... 
doi:10.1109/aero.2016.7500580 fatcat:opgouzhhkvhibjm3cojb4orjfi


Craig Schlenoff, Stephen Balakirsky, Henrik Christensen
2018 Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering  
Craig Schlenoff National Institute of Standards and Technology  ...  "An Integrated Semantic Framework for Designing Context-Aware Internet of Robotic Things Systems" presents a semantic framework for context-aware robotic systems to support the development of applications  ...  These technologies are validated using two industrially-relevant use cases. The first deals with task failure identification and recovery and the second deals with robot dynamic re-tasking.  ... 
doi:10.3233/ica-180570 pmid:31093004 pmcid:PMC6512829 fatcat:morolgzbvfhz3kkzbjr7gzppd4

The ICARUS project - Command, Control and Intelligence (C2I)

Shashank Govindaraj, Keshav Chintamani, Jeremi Gancet, Pierre Letier, Boris van Lierde, Yashodhan Nevatia, Geert De Cubber, Daniel Serrano, Miguel Esbri Palomares, Janusz Bedkowski, Christopher Armbrust, Jose Sanchez (+2 others)
2013 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR)  
of unmanned search and rescue robotic appliances embedded and integrated into existing infrastructures.  ...  This paper describes the features and concepts behind the Command, Control and Intelligence (C2I) system under development in the ICARUS project, which aims at improving crisis management with the use  ...  The user can command an automated mission planner to generate mission plans for allocating and scheduling tasks to robots and SAR personnel.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ssrr.2013.6719356 dblp:conf/ssrr/GovindarajCGLLNCSPBASCO13 fatcat:kppw44wflbe3pk5h4kenu4i5lu

Autonomous Navigation Framework for Intelligent Robots Based on a Semantic Environment Modeling

Sung-Hyeon Joo, Sumaira Manzoor, Yuri Goncalves Rocha, Sang-Hyeon Bae, Kwang-Hee Lee, Tae-Yong Kuc, Minsung Kim
2020 Applied Sciences  
Humans have an innate ability of environment modeling, perception, and planning while simultaneously performing tasks. However, it is still a challenging problem in the study of robotic cognition.  ...  The environment maps from these semantic models are generated in an on-demand database and downloaded in SIP and SAN modules when required to by the robot.  ...  Planning Planning is one of the main study areas in the robotics field, especially after robots started performing central roles in modern industry and our daily life [59, 60] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/app10093219 fatcat:5dlpklf4fnctreve65x6q236au

A heuristic approach to task assignment and control for robotic networks

Donato Di Pa, David Naso, Biagio Turchiano
2010 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics  
Operating a robotic network involves addressing feedback control, task planning and dynamic resource assignment.  ...  This paper presents a novel dynamic task assignment algorithm integrated in a discrete event formalism, which is able to fully characterize the dynamics of the network and incorporate robots allocation  ...  integration of a varying task assignment tool is a natural and significant extension of the MDEC framework.  ... 
doi:10.1109/isie.2010.5637599 fatcat:lrtjwhoojrfazijfgao3j2sica
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