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Tele-Supervised Autonomous Robotics (T-SAR)
Head: John M. Dolan and Gregg Podnar
Contact: Gregg Podnar
Publications
  • Active Markov Information-Theoretic Path Planning for Robotic Environmental Sensing

    Kian Hsiang Low, John M. Dolan, and Pradeep Khosla
    Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS-11), May, 2011, pp. 753-760.
    Details | pdf (898KB) | Copyrighted

  • Telesupervised Remote Surface Water Quality Sensing

    Gregg Podnar, John M. Dolan, Kian Hsiang Low, and Alberto Elfes
    2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference, March, 2010, pp. 1-9.
    Details | pdf (3MB) | Copyrighted

  • Information-Theoretic Approach to Efficient Adaptive Path Planning for Mobile Robotic Environmental Sensing

    Kian Hsiang Low, John M. Dolan, and Pradeep Khosla
    Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS-09), September, 2009.
    Details | pdf (376KB) | Copyrighted

  • Cooperative Aquatic Sensing using the Telesupervised Adaptive Ocean Sensor Fleet.

    John M. Dolan, Gregg Podnar, Stephen B. Stancliff, Kian Hsiang Low, Alberto Elfes, John Higinbotham, Jeffrey Hosler, Tiffany Moisan, and John Moisan.
    Proceedings of the SPIE Conference on Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, and Large Water Regions., September, 2009.
    Details | pdf (2MB) | Copyrighted

  • Robot Boats as a Mobile Aquatic Sensor Network

    Kian Hsiang Low, Gregg Podnar, Stephen B. Stancliff, John M. Dolan, and Alberto Elfes
    2009 International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) Workshop on Sensor Networks for Earth and Space Science Applications: ESSA 2009, April, 2009.
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  • Information-Theoretic Multi-Robot Adaptive Exploration and Mapping of Environmental Hotspot Fields

    Kian Hsiang Low, John M. Dolan, and Pradeep Khosla
    2009 International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN) Workshop on Sensor Networks for Earth and Space Science Applications: ESSA 2009, April, 2009.
    Details | pdf (408KB) | Copyrighted

  • Smart Ocean Sensing Using the Telesupervised Adaptive Ocean Sensor Fleet

    John M. Dolan, Gregg Podnar, Stephen B. Stancliff, Ellie Lin Ratliff, Alberto Elfes, John HIginbotham, Jeff Hosler, John Moisan, and Tiffany Moisan
    Proc. 2008 NASA Earth Science Technology Conference (ESTC 2008), June, 2008.
    Details | pdf (828KB) | Copyrighted

  • Operation of Robotic Science Boats Using the Telesupervised Adaptive Ocean Sensor Fleet System

    Gregg Podnar, John M. Dolan, Alberto Elfes, Stephen B. Stancliff, Ellie Lin Ratliff, Jeff Hosler, T. Ames, John Moisan, Tiffany Moisan, J. Higinbotham, and E.A. Kulczycki
    Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '08), May, 2008.
    Details | pdf (9MB) | Copyrighted

  • Multi-Level Autonomy Robot Telesupervision

    Gregg Podnar, John M. Dolan, Alberto Elfes, and Marcel Bergerman
    Proceedings of the 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '08), May, 2008.
    Details | pdf (6MB) | Copyrighted

  • Adaptive Multi-Robot Wide-Area Exploration and Mapping

    Kian Hsiang Low, John M. Dolan, and Pradeep Khosla
    Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS-08), May, 2008, pp. 23 - 30.
    Details | pdf (197KB) | Copyrighted

  • The Telesupervised Adaptive Ocean Sensor Fleet (TAOSF) Architecture: Coordination of Multiple Oceanic Robot Boats

    Alberto Elfes, Gregg Podnar, John M. Dolan, Stephen B. Stancliff, Ellie Lin Ratliff, Jeffrey Hosler, Troy Ames, John Higinbotham, John Moisan, Tiffany Moisan, and Eric Kulczycki
    Aerospace Conference, 2008 IEEE, March, 2008, pp. 1-9.
    Details | pdf (7MB) | Copyrighted

  • Networked Architecture for Robotic Environmental Ocean Science Sensors

    Gregg Podnar, John M. Dolan, and Alberto Elfes
    Workshop Proceedings Sensing a Changing World, November, 2008.
    Details | pdf (4MB) | Copyrighted

  • Inference Grids for Environmental Mapping and Mission Planning of Autonomous Mobile Environmental Robots

    Alberto Elfes, Gregg Podnar, R.F. Tavares Filho, and A. Pavani Filho
    Workshop Proceedings Sensing a Changing World, Centre for Geo-information, November, 2008.
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  • Human Telesupervision of Very Heterogeneous Planetary Robot Teams

    Gregg Podnar, John M. Dolan, Alberto Elfes, and Marcel Bergerman
    Proceedings of the 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (AIAA 2007), September, 2007.
    Details | pdf (8MB) | Copyrighted

  • The Telesupervised Adaptive Ocean Sensor Fleet

    Alberto Elfes, Gregg Podnar, John M. Dolan, Stephen B. Stancliff, Ellie Lin Ratliff, Jeff Hosler, T. Ames, John Moisan, Tiffany Moisan, J. Higinbotham, and E. Kulczycki
    Proceedings of the SPIE Conference on Atmospheric and Environmental Remote Sensing Data Processing and Utilization III: Readiness for GEOSS, August, 2007.
    Details | pdf (704KB) | Copyrighted

  • Scheduling for Humans and Team Size Issues in Multirobot Supervisory Control

    Sandra Mau
    master's thesis, tech. report CMU-RI-TR-07-20, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, June, 2007
    Details | pdf (2MB) | Copyrighted

  • Harmful Algal Bloom Characterization Via the Telesupervised Adaptive Ocean Sensor Fleet

    John M. Dolan, Gregg Podnar, Stephen B. Stancliff, Ellie Lin Ratliff, John Higinbotham, Jeff Hosler, Troy Ames, John Moisan, Tiffany Moisan, and Alberto Elfes
    Proc. NASA Science Technology Conference 2007 (NSTC-07), May, 2007.
    Details | pdf (503KB) | Copyrighted

  • Adaptive Sampling for Multi-Robot Wide-Area Exploration

    Kian Hsiang Low, Geoffrey Gordon, John M. Dolan, and Pradeep Khosla
    Proceedings of the IEEE 2007 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '07), April, 2007.
    Details | pdf (122KB) | Copyrighted

  • Scheduling for Humans in Multirobot Supervisory Control

    Sandra Mau and John M. Dolan
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '07), October, 2007, pp. 1637 - 1643.
    Details | pdf (575KB) | Copyrighted

  • On the Interdependence of Sensing and Estimation Complexity in Sensor Networks

    Yaron Rachlin, R. Negi, and Pradeep Khosla
    Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN '06), April, 2006.
    Details | pdf (537KB) | Copyrighted

  • Safe and Efficient Robotic Space Exploration with Tele-Supervised Autonomous Robots

    Alberto Elfes, John M. Dolan, Gregg Podnar, Sandra Mau, and Marcel Bergerman
    Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium, March, 2006, pp. 104 - 113..
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  • Human Telesupervision of a Fleet of Autonomous Robots for Safe and Efficient Space Exploration

    Gregg Podnar, John M. Dolan, Alberto Elfes, Marcel Bergerman, H. Benjamin Brown, and Alan D. Guisewite
    Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, March, 2006.
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  • A Robot Supervision Architecture for Safe and Efficient Space Exploration and Operation

    Ehud Halberstam, Luis Ernesto Navarro-Serment, Ronald Conescu, Sandra Mau, Gregg Podnar, Alan D. Guisewite, H. Benjamin Brown, Alberto Elfes, John M. Dolan, and Marcel Bergerman
    PowerPoint Presentation at the Earth & Space 2006 Conference, March, 2006
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  • A Robot Supervision Architecture for Safe and Efficient Space Exploration and Operation

    Ehud Halberstam, Luis Ernesto Navarro-Serment, Ronald Conescu, Sandra Mau, Gregg Podnar, Alan D. Guisewite, H. Benjamin Brown, Alberto Elfes, John M. Dolan, and Marcel Bergerman
    Tenth Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments: Earth & Space 2006 Conference, March, 2006.
    Details | pdf (3MB) | Copyrighted

  • Scheduling to Minimize Downtime in Human-Multirobot Supervisory Control

    Sandra Mau and John M. Dolan
    Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space, October, 2006.
    Details | pdf (373KB) | Copyrighted

  • Towards a Telesupervisory Multi- Robot Lunar and Planetary Exploration Architecture

    John M. Dolan, Gregg Podnar, and Alberto Elfes
    Proceedings of the AIAA Space Automation & Robotics Symposium, March, 2005.
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  • Adaptive Sampling for Multi-Robot Wide Area Prospecting

    Kian Hsiang Low, Geoffrey Gordon, John M. Dolan, and Pradeep Khosla
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-05-51, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, October, 2005
    Details | pdf (274KB) | Copyrighted

  • Efficient Mapping Through Exploitation of Spatial Dependencies

    Yaron Rachlin, John M. Dolan, and Pradeep Khosla
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '05), 2005.
    Details | pdf (291KB) | Copyrighted

  • Distributed Surveillance and Reconnaissance Using Multiple Autonomous ATVs: CyberScout

    Mahesh Saptharishi, C. Spence Oliver, Christopher P. Diehl, Kiran Bhat, John M. Dolan, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, and Pradeep Khosla
    IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation: Special Issue on Multi-Robot Systems, Vol. 18, No. 5, October, 2002, pp. 826 - 836.
    Details | pdf (351KB) | Copyrighted

  • A Probabilistic Approach for the Adaptive Integration of Multiple Visual Cues Using an Agent Framework

    Alvaro Soto
    doctoral dissertation, tech. report CMU-RI-TR-02-30, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, October, 2002
    Details | pdf (3MB) | Copyrighted

  • A Robotic Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Environmental Research and Monitoring

    Alberto Elfes, M. F. M. Campos, Marcel Bergerman, S. S. Bueno, and Gregg Podnar
    First Scientific Conference on the Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA), June, 2000.
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  • Tracking Multiple Moving Objects for Real-Time Robot Navigation

    E. Prassler, J. Scholz, and Alberto Elfes
    Journal of Autonomous Robots, Special Issue on Perception for Mobile Agents, Vol. 8, 2000,
    Details | pdf (566KB) | Copyrighted

  • Cyber-ATVs: Dynamic and Distributed Reconnaissance and Surveillance Using All-Terrain UGVs

    Alvaro Soto, Mahesh Saptharishi, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, John M. Dolan, and Pradeep Khosla
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, August, 1999, pp. 329-334.
    Details | pdf (463KB) | Copyrighted

  • Robotic Assistants for Aircraft Inspectors

    Mel Siegel, Priyan Gunatilake, and Gregg Podnar
    Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, March, 1998, pp. 16 - 30.
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  • Incorporating Spatial Representations at Multiple Levels of Abstraction in a Replicated Multilayered Architecture for Robot Control

    Alberto Elfes
    Intelligent Robots:Sensing, Modelling, and Planning, R. C. Bolles, H. Bunke, and H. Noltemeier, ed., World Scientific Publishers, 1997
    Details | pdf (565KB) | Copyrighted

  • Software for 3D-TV and 3D-Stereoscopic Computer Workstations

    Mel Siegel, V. S. Grinberg, Angel Jordan, J. S. McVeigh, Gregg Podnar, S. Safier, and S. Sethuraman
    Proc. of the 1995 International Workshop on Stereoscopic and Three Dimensional Imaging, September, 1995, pp. 251 - 260.
    Details | pdf (112KB) | Copyrighted

  • Geometry of Binocular Imaging II: The Augmented Eye

    V. S. Grinberg, Gregg Podnar, and Mel Siegel
    Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems II, March, 1995, pp. 142 - 149.
    Details | pdf (31KB) | Copyrighted

  • Robot Navigation: Integrating Perception, Environmental Constraints and Task Execution Within a Probabilistic Framework

    Alberto Elfes
    Reasoning With Uncertainty in Robotics, 1995, pp. 93 - 130.
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  • Geometry of Binocular Imaging

    V. S. Grinberg, Gregg Podnar, and Mel Siegel
    Stereoscopic Displays and Virtual Reality Systems, March, 1994, pp. 56 - 65.
    Details | pdf (30KB) | Copyrighted

  • Dynamic Control of Robot Perception Using Multi-Property Inference Grids

    Alberto Elfes
    Proceedings of the 1992 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '92), May, 1992.
    Details | pdf (610KB) | Copyrighted

  • Dynamic Control of Robot Perception Using Stochastic Spatial Models

    Alberto Elfes
    Information Processing in Mobile Robots, G. Schmidt, ed., 1991
    Details | pdf (746KB) | Copyrighted