/Hans Moravec

Hans Moravec

Adjunct Faculty
Email: hpm@andrew.cmu.edu
Phone: (412) 621-4305
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Seegrid Corporation
216 RIDC Park West Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15275

Since 1981 the Mobile Robot Laboratory of The Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University has conducted basic research on autonomous robots. We have built three mobile robots, and worked on two others; as a result of this work we have developed and improved new concepts in vision, sonar guided navigation, and robot control. These programs used a variety of approaches, some more successful than others. In the last three years we have concentrated on the most successful, a probabilistic representation of spatial knowledge we call Evidence Grids. Evidence Grids are a powerful and efficient unifying solution for interpretation of vision, sonar, laser and touch and other sensor data, for transforming sensorial information from multiple noisy sources into clear images of the robot’s surroundings. We think of them as providing a sense of spatial awareness for our robots.

 

Displaying 72 Publications
When will computer hardware match the human brain?
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, Journal of Transhumanism, Vol. 1, March, 1998
The Senses have No Future
Hans Moravec

Conference Paper, Proceedings of Der Sinn der Sinne International Congress, February, 1997
Fractal branching ultra-dexterous robots (Bush robots)
Hans Moravec, Jesse Easudes and Frank Dellaert

Miscellaneous, NASA Advanced Concepts Research Project, December, 1996
Robot Spatial Perception by Stereoscopic Vision and 3D Evidence Grids
Hans Moravec

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-96-34, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, September, 1996
Geisteskinder: Universelle Roboter: In vierzig Jahren haben sie uns uberholt
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, C'T magazin fur computer technik, Vol. 1996, No. 6, pp. 98:104, June, 1996
Simulation, Consciousness, Existence
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, Telepolis, June, 1996
Robot Evidence Grids
Martin C. Martin and Hans Moravec

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-96-06, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, March, 1996
Korper, Roboter, Geist
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, Kunstforum, Vol. 133, pp. 98:112, February, 1996
Book Review: Roger Penrose’s Gravitonic Brains
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, PSYCHE, Vol. 2, No. 1, May, 1995
Book Review: Brainmakers by David H. Freedman
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, IEEE Spectrum, February, 1995
Robots: Shaping the Future
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, Asiaweek, pp. 30-35, August, 1994
Birth of a superorganism
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, IEEE Spectrum, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 12, May, 1994
El futuro de los robots
Hans Moravec

Conference Paper, Actualidad Technologica, Vol. 7, No. 66,67, pp. 24, May, 1994
Das Zeitalter der Roboter
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, GDI Impuls, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 54-65, March, 1994
The Age of Robots
Hans Moravec

Conference Paper, Extro 1, Proceedings of the First Extropy Institute Conference on TransHumanist Thought, pp. 84-100, January, 1994
The Universal Robot
Hans Moravec

Book Section/Chapter, The World of 2044: technological development and the future of society, pp. 27-40, January, 1994
Souls in Silicon
Hans Moravec and Frederik Pohl

Journal Article, OMNI, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 66-76, November, 1993
Der technische Homunkulus
Hans Moravec

Conference Paper, Schweizerische Technische Zeitschrift, Vol. 9, No. 93, September, 1993
Learning Sensor Models for Evidence Grids
Hans Moravec and Mike Blackwell

Book Section/Chapter, CMU Robotics Institute 1991 Annual Research Review, January, 1993
Mental Augmentation
Hans Moravec

Book Section/Chapter, Wild Palms Reader, January, 1993
Pigs in Cyberspace
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, Extropy, No. 10, January, 1993
Time Travel and Computing
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, Extropy, No. 9, pp. 15-20, July, 1992
Letter from Moravec to Penrose
Hans Moravec

Book Section/Chapter, Thinking Robots, an aware internet and cyberpunk librarians: the 1992 LITA president's program, January, 1992
Caution! Robot Vehicle!
Hans Moravec

Book Section/Chapter, Artificial Intelligence and Mathematical Theory of Computation, pp. 331-344, January, 1991
One small step for a Volksrobot
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, Algorithm, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 14-17, April, 1990
Der Mensch als Maschine
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, ZeitMagazin, No. 12, pp. 28-34, March, 1990
The Stanford Cart and the CMU Rover
Hans Moravec

Book Section/Chapter, Autonomous Robot Vehicles, pp. 407-41, January, 1990
Robotertraume
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, GDI Impuls, Vol. 7, No. 4, December, 1989
The Robot as Liberation from Human Nature
Hans Moravec

Book Section/Chapter, Interactions:10, pp. 32-42, December, 1989
A Bayesian Method for Certainty Grids
Hans Moravec and D. W. Cho

Conference Paper, AAAI 1989 Spring Symposium Series, Symposium on Mobile Robots, January, 1989
Certainty Grids for Sensor Fusion in Mobile Robots
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, Sensor Devices and Systems for Robotics, pp. 243-276, January, 1989
Human Culture: A Genetic Takeover Underway
Hans Moravec

Book Section/Chapter, Artificial Life, Vol. VI, pp. 167-200, January, 1989
The Coming Divorce in Human Nature
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, Whole Earth Review, January, 1989
Certainty Grids for Mobile Robots
Hans Moravec

Conference Paper, NASA/JPL Space Telerobotics Workshop, Vol. 1, pp. 307-312, January, 1987
Dualism from Reductionism
Hans Moravec

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the International Symposium on AI and the Human Mind, Vol. 2, January, 1987
Mobile Robots and General Intelligence
Hans Moravec

Book Section/Chapter, MIT Sea Grant Program and Wallace Lecture Seminar, pp. 181-199, January, 1987
Arbitration of Multiple Control Strategies for Mobile Robots
Hans Moravec, M. Kadonoff, F. Benayad-Cherif, A. Franklin, J. Maddox, L. Muller and B. Sert

Conference Paper, SPIE Proceedings: Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, Vol. 727, October, 1986
Book Review: Engines of Creation by Eric K. Drexler
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, Technology Review, Vol. 89, No. 7, pp. 76-77, October, 1986
Towards Autonomous Vehicles
Hans Moravec

Book Section/Chapter, CMU Robotics Institute 1984 Annual Research Review, pp. 33-50, September, 1985
Robots that Rove
Hans Moravec

Miscellaneous, SIGBIO, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 13-15, June, 1985
Experiments and Thoughts on Visual Navigation
Chuck Thorpe, L. Matthies and Hans Moravec

Conference Paper, Proceedings of 1985 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 2, pp. 830 - 835, March, 1985
High Resolution Maps from Wide Angle Sonar
Hans Moravec and A. E. Elfes

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 1985 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 116 - 121, March, 1985
Autonomous Mobile Robots, Annual Report
Hans Moravec, Alberto Elfes, Chuck Thorpe, L. Matthies, R.S. Wallace, Patrick Muir, Dong Hun Shin and Gregg Podnar

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-86-04, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, February, 1985
First Results in Robot Road-Following
R. Wallace, Anthony (Tony) Stentz, Chuck Thorpe, Hans Moravec, William (Red) L. Whittaker and Takeo Kanade

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, January, 1985
Machines with Mobility
Hans Moravec

Book Section/Chapter, Robots, pp. 66-79, January, 1985
The Rovers
Hans Moravec

Book Section/Chapter, Robotics, pp. 123-145, January, 1985
Three Degrees for a Mobile Robot
Hans Moravec

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the ASME Conference on Computers in Engineering, August, 1984
Locomotion, Vision and Intelligence
Hans Moravec

Conference Paper, Robotics Research - The First International Symposium, pp. 215-224, January, 1984
The Rocket/Skyhook Combination
Hans Moravec and F. B. Carley

Journal Article, L5 News, Vol. 8, No. 3, March, 1983
The CMU Rover
Hans Moravec

Conference Paper, Proceedings of AAAI-82, pp. 377-380, August, 1982
The Endless Frontier and The Thinking Machine
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, The Endless Frontier, Vol. 2, pp. 374-397, January, 1982
3D Graphics and the Wave Theory
Hans Moravec

Conference Paper, Computer Graphics, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 289-296, August, 1981
Rover Visual Obstacle Avoidance
Hans Moravec

Conference Paper, proceedings of the seventh International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 785-790, August, 1981
High Wire Act
Hans Moravec and R. L. Forward

Journal Article, Omni, pp. 44-47, July, 1981
Obstacle Avoidance and Navigation in the Real World by a Seeing Robot Rover
Hans Moravec

Tech. Report, CMU-RI-TR-80-03, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, tech. report CMU-RI-TR-80-03, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University & doctoral dissertation, Stanford University, September, 1980
Cable Cars in the Sky
Hans Moravec

Book Section/Chapter, The Endless Frontier, Vol. 1, pp. 301-322, November, 1979
Fully Interconnecting Multiple Computers with Pipelined Sorting Nets
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, IEEE Transactions on Computers, Vol. 28, No. 10, pp. 795-798, October, 1979
Visual Mapping by a Robot Rover
Hans Moravec

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 6th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, pp. 599-601, August, 1979
Final Report: Computer Visual Systems for Exploratory Vehicles
Hans Moravec, T. O. Binford and D. B. Gennery

Miscellaneous, April, 1979
Today’s Computers, Intelligent Machines and Our Future
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, Analog, Vol. 99, No. 2, pp. 59-84, February, 1979
Skyhook!
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, L5 News, Vol. 3, No. 8, August, 1978
A Non-Synchronous Orbital Skyhook
Hans Moravec

Journal Article, The Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 307-322, December, 1977
Towards Automatic Visual Obstacle Avoidance
Hans Moravec

Conference Paper, Proceedings of the 5th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, August, 1977
Cart Project Progress Report
Hans Moravec and D. B. Gennery

Miscellaneous, July, 1976
Multi-dimensional Security Program for a Generalized Information Retrieval System
Hans Moravec and J. M. Carroll

Conference Paper, Proc. AFIPS 1971 Fall Joint Computer Conference, pp. 571-577, October, 1971
A Lisp-like Language Based on Variably Sized List Elements
Hans Moravec

Master's Thesis, Tech. Report, January, 1971
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