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Robotics Journal Club

Organizer: Daniela Rus

Mailing List: robotics-journal-club at csail dot mit dot edu     subscribe

Spring 2005: the Journal Club meets on Wednesdays at 11am in room 32-397. 

suggested reading list          summer and fall 2004 archives

March 30, 2005    
O. Khatib, K. Yokoi, O. Brock, K. Chang, and A. Casal (1999) Robots in Human Environments: Basic Autonomous Capabilities, in the International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 18 no. 7, pp. 684-696 pdf

Related papers (optional reading):

S.R. Buss (2004) Introduction to Inverse Kinematics with Jacobian Transpose, Pseudoinverse and Damped Least Squares Methods, unpublished local pdf
O. Khatib, L. Sentis, J. Park, and J. Warren (2004) Whole-Body Dynamic Behavior and Control of Human-Like Robots, in the International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, vol. 1 no. 1, pp. 29-43 local pdf
O. Khatib, O. Brock, K. Chang, F. Conti, D. Ruspini, and L. Sentis (2002) Robotics and Interactive Simulation, in Communications of the ACM, vol. 45 no. 3, pp. 46-51 local pdf
O. Brock, O. Khatib, and S. Viji (2002) Task-Consistent Obstacle Avoidance and Motion Behavior for Mobile Manipulation, in Proceedings of IEEE ICRA local pdf
O. Brock and O. Khatib (2000) Real-Time Replanning in High-Dimensional Configuration Spaces Using Sets of Homotopic Paths, in Proceedings of IEEE ICRA local pdf
O. Brock and O. Khatib (1998) Executing Motion Plans for Robots with Many Degrees of Freedom in Dynamic Environments, in Proceedings of IEEE ICRA local pdf
O. Khatib (1987) A Unified Approach for Motion and Force Control of Robot Manipulators: The Operational Space Formulation, in IEEE Journal of Robotics and Automation, vol. RA-3 no. 1 local pdf

Presenter: Marty Vona 

March 9, 2005    climbing robot
T. Bretl, J.C. Latombe, and S. Rock (2003) Towards Autonomous Free-Climbing Robots, in Proc. Int. Symp. of Robotics Research (ISRR), Sienna, Italy. off-site pdf
T. Bretl, S. Lall, J.C. Latombe, and S. Rock (2004) Multi-Step Motion Planning for Free-Climbing Robots, in Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR), Utrecht/Zeit, The Netherlands. off-site pdf (optional)

More reading on the subject and videos of LEMUR IIb climbing on Tim Bretl's webpage: http://sun-valley.stanford.edu/~tbretl/

Presenter: Paulina Varshavskaya 

March 2, 2005    discussion continued from last week
J.-M. Ame, C. Rivault, and J.-L. Deneubourg (2004) Cockroach aggregation based on strain odour recognition, in Animal Behaviour 68, pp. 793-801 local pdf
R. Jeanson, C. Rivault, J.-L. Deneubourg, S. Blanco, R. Fournier, Ch. Jost, ang G. Theraulaz (2005) Self-organized aggregation in cockroaches, in Animal Behaviour 69, pp. 169-180 local pdf 

Presenters: Mac Schwager and Ajay Deshpande

February 23, 2005    
José Halloy, Jean-Marc Amé, and Jean-Louis Deneubourg () Leurre: Artificial Life Control in Mixed Societies, Behavioural Model (Deliverable D1.1:1)

Presenter: Mac Schwager

February 16, 2005    
H. Lamure and D. Michelucci (1996) Solving Geometric Constraints by Homotopy, in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 2:1 local pdf

Presenter: Marty Vona

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