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Federation of Intelligent Robotic Explorers Project (FIRE)
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Head: Reid Simmons, Stephen Smith, Anthony (Tony) Stentz, and Jeff Schneider
Contact: Reid Simmons
Mailing address:
Carnegie Mellon University
Robotics Institute
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Associated lab(s) / group(s):
 Reliable Autonomous Systems Lab
Project Homepage
Publications
  • Boosting Stochastic Problem Solvers Through Online Self-Analysis of Performance

    Vincent Cicirello
    doctoral dissertation, tech. report CMU-RI-TR-03-27, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, July, 2003
    Details | pdf (2MB) | Copyrighted

  • Policy Search in Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space

    J. Andrew (Drew) Bagnell and Jeff Schneider
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-03-45, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 2003
    Details | pdf (351KB) | Copyrighted

  • Market-Based Multi-Robot Planning in a Distributed Layered Architecture

    Dani Goldberg, Vincent Cicirello, M Bernardine Dias, Reid Simmons, Stephen Smith, and Anthony (Tony) Stentz
    Multi-Robot Systems: From Swarms to Intelligent Automata: Proceedings from the 2003 International Workshop on Multi-Robot Systems, 2003, pp. 27-38.
    Details

  • Amplification of Search Performance through Randomization of Heuristics

    Vincent Cicirello and Stephen Smith
    Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming: 8th International Conference, Proceedings, September, 2002, pp. 124-138.
    Details | pdf (280KB) | Copyrighted

  • A Layered Architecture for Coordination of Mobile Robots

    Reid Simmons, Trey Smith, M Bernardine Dias, Dani Goldberg, David Hershberger, Anthony (Tony) Stentz, and Robert Michael Zlot
    Multi-Robot Systems: From Swarms to Intelligent Automata, Proceedings from the 2002 NRL Workshop on Multi-Robot Systems, May, 2002.
    Details

  • Distributed Coordination of Resources via Wasp-like Agents

    Vincent Cicirello and Stephen Smith
    First NASA GSFC/JPL Workshop on Radical Agent Concepts (WRAC), January, 2002.
    Details | pdf (159KB) | Copyrighted

  • A Distributed Layered Architecture for Mobile Robot Coordination: Application to Space Exploration

    Dani Goldberg, Vincent Cicirello, M Bernardine Dias, Reid Simmons, Stephen Smith, Trey Smith, and Anthony (Tony) Stentz
    Proceedings of the 3rd International NASA Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space, 2002.
    Details

  • A Game-Theoretic Analysis of Multi-Agent Systems for Shop Floor Routing

    Vincent Cicirello
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-01-28, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, September, 2001
    Details | pdf (179KB) | Copyrighted

  • Solving Uncertain Markov Decision Problems

    J. Andrew (Drew) Bagnell, Andrew Y. Ng, and Jeff Schneider
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-01-25, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, August, 2001
    Details | pdf (970KB) | Copyrighted

  • Insect Societies and Manufacturing

    Vincent Cicirello and Stephen Smith
    The IJCAI-01 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Manufacturing: New AI Paradigms for Manufacturing, August, 2001.
    Details | pdf (152KB) | Copyrighted

  • Improved Routing Wasps for Distributed Factory Control

    Vincent Cicirello and Stephen Smith
    The IJCAI-01 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Manufacturing: New AI Paradigms for Manufacturing, August, 2001.
    Details | pdf (149KB) | Copyrighted

  • A Market Approach to Multirobot Coordination

    M Bernardine Dias and Anthony (Tony) Stentz
    tech. report CMU-RI -TR-01-26, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, August, 2001
    Details | pdf (342KB) | Copyrighted

  • Wasp Nests for Self-Configurable Factories

    Vincent Cicirello and Stephen Smith
    Agents '01, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Autonomous Agents, May, 2001.
    Details | pdf (418KB) | Copyrighted

  • Autonomous Helicopter Control using Reinforcement Learning Policy Search Methods

    J. Andrew (Drew) Bagnell and Jeff Schneider
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2001, May, 2001.
    Details | pdf (224KB) | Copyrighted

  • Ant Colony Control for Autonomous Decentralized Shop Floor Routing

    Vincent Cicirello and Stephen Smith
    ISADS-2001: Fifth International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems, March, 2001, pp. 383 - 390.
    Details | pdf (79KB) | Copyrighted

  • Randomizing Dispatch Scheduling Policies

    Vincent Cicirello and Stephen Smith
    The 2001 AAAI Fall Symposium: Using Uncertainty Within Computation, November, 2001.
    Details | pdf (96KB) | Copyrighted

  • A Free Market Architecture for Distributed Control of a Multirobot System

    M Bernardine Dias and Anthony (Tony) Stentz
    6th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-6), July, 2000, pp. 115-122.
    Details | pdf (191KB) | Copyrighted

  • Q2: memory-based active learning for optimizing noisy continuous functions

    Andrew Moore, Jeff Schneider, Justin Boyan, and M.S. Lee
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '00), April, 2000, pp. 4095 - 4102.
    Details | pdf (651KB) | Copyrighted

  • Distributed Robotic Mapping of Extreme Environments

    Scott Thayer, Bruce Digney, M Bernardine Dias, Anthony (Tony) Stentz, Bart Nabbe, and Martial Hebert
    Proceedings of SPIE: Mobile Robots XV and Telemanipulator and Telepresence Technologies VII, November, 2000.
    Details | pdf (3MB) | Copyrighted

  • A Free Market Architecture for Coordinating Multiple Robots

    Anthony (Tony) Stentz and M Bernardine Dias
    tech. report CMU-RI-TR-99-42, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, December, 1999
    Details | pdf (106KB) | Copyrighted

  • Distributed Value Functions

    Jeff Schneider, Weng-Keen Wong, Andrew Moore, and Martin Riedmiller
    International Conference on Machine Learning, 1999.
    Details | pdf (150KB) | Copyrighted

  • Q2: Memory-based active learning for optimizing noisy continuous functions

    Andrew Moore, Jeff Schneider, Justin Boyan, and Mary Lee
    International Conference of Machine Learning, June, 1998.
    Details | pdf (721KB) | Copyrighted

  • Value Function Based Production Scheduling

    Jeff Schneider, Justin Boyan, and Andrew Moore
    Machine Learning: Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference (ICML '98), March, 1998.
    Details | pdf (144KB) | Copyrighted

  • Exploiting Model Uncertainty Estimates for Safe Dynamic Control Learning

    Jeff Schneider
    Neural Information Processing Systems 9, 1996.
    Details | pdf (160KB) | Copyrighted

  • Active Learning on Non-Stationary Functions

    Jeff Schneider
    Working Notes of the AAAI Fall Symposium on Active Learning, 1996.
    Details | pdf (160KB) | Copyrighted

  • Memory-based Stochastic Optimization

    Andrew Moore and Jeff Schneider
    Neural Information Processing Systems 8, 1995.
    Details | pdf (269KB) | Copyrighted