Anderson, Monica


Reports of the Workshops of the Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Reports of the Workshops of the Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence


Multirobot Coverage Using Observation-Based Cooperation with Backtracking

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In cooperative robot teams, communications can speed up execution, reduce duplication, and prevent interference. Although many systems use explicit communications, persistent intra-team digital communications is not guaranteed. One approach to this challenge is to use implicit communication to infer state rather than using digital messages. We investigate using implicit communication in the form of observation to infer state to coordinate a robot team in a coverage task. We demonstrate how pruning and backtracking a search tree can improve multi-robot coverage. Experiments were conducted to compare team performance of a robot team using observation-based cooperation to one that uses explicit communications.


Report on the AAAI 2010 Robot Exhibition

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The 19th robotics program at the annual AAAI conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia in July 2010. In this article we give a summary of three components of the exhibition: small scale manipulation challenge: robotic chess; the learning by demonstration challenge, and the education track. We also describe the participating teams, highlight the research questions they tackled and briefly describe the systems they demonstrated.


Report on the AAAI 2010 Robot Exhibition

AI Magazine

The 19th robotics program at the annual AAAI conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia in July 2010. In this article we give a summary of three components of the exhibition: small scale manipulation challenge: robotic chess; the learning by demonstration challenge, and the education track. In each section we detail the challenge task. We also describe the participating teams, highlight the research questions they tackled and briefly describe the systems they demonstrated.


Enabling Intelligence through Middleware: Report of the AAAI 2010 Workshop

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The AAAI 2010 Workshop on Enabling Intelligence through Middleware (held during the Twenty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence) focused on the issues and opportunities inherent in the robotics middleware packages that we use. The workshop consisted of three invited speakers and six middleware research presenters. This report presents the highlights of that discussion and the packages presented.


The Seventeenth Annual AAAI Robot Exhibition and Manipulation and Mobility Workshop

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The AAAI 2008 Workshop on Mobility and Manipulation (held during the Twenty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence) showcased advances in mobility and manipulation through a half-day workshop and an exhibition. The workshop focused on possible solutions to both technical and organizational challenges to mobility and manipulation research. This article presents the highlights of that discussion along with the content of the accompanying exhibits.


The Seventeenth Annual AAAI Robot Exhibition and Manipulation and Mobility Workshop

AI Magazine

The AAAI 2008 Workshop on Mobility and Manipulation (held during the Twenty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence) showcased advances in mobility and manipulation through a half-day workshop and an exhibition.  The workshop focused on possible solutions to both technical and organizational challenges to mobility and manipulation research.  This article presents the highlights of that discussion along with the content of the accompanying exhibits.