The 7th International Conference on
Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-7)

March 25-27, 2002
Marina del Rey, California, USA

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Marina del Rey
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Intelligent Autonomous Systems
  Preliminary Program
Monday March 25
9:00-9:15 Opening
9:15-10:30 Invited Talk:
Paul Schenker
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
From the lab floor to planetary surfaces: recent JPL advances in mobile robotics
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Invited Talk:
Cheng-Ming Chuong,
University of Southern California
Self organization in biological system: Periodic Pattern formation in feather morphogenesis
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:30 Distributed Control Path Planning
  • K. Stoy, W.-M. Shen and P. Will
    "Global Locomotion from Local Interaction in Self-Reconfigurable Robots"
  • Masao Sugi, Hideo Yuasa, and Tamio Arai
    "Autonomous Distributed Control of Traffic Signal Network"
  • Dennis Wildermuth and Frank E. Schneider
    "Maintaining a Common Co-ordinate System for a Group of Robots based on Vision"
  • Zhidong Wang, Takayuki Takahashi, Takafumi Nitsuma, Takashi Ninjoji, Takuji Matsukawa, and Eiji Nakano
    "An Architecture for Task and Behavior Object Transmission Among Multiple Autonomous Robots"
  • Seydou Soumare, Akihisa Ohya and Shin'ichi Yuta
    "Real-Time Obstacle Avoidance by an Autonomous Mobile Robot using an Active Vision Sensor and a Vertically Emitted Laser Slit"
  • Stefano Carpin and Enrico Pagello
    "Exploiting Multi-robot Geometry for Efficient Randomized Motion Planning"
  • Fabio M. Marchese
    "A Reactive Path-Planner using Multilayered Cellular Automata
  • Thomas Woesch and Werner Neubauer
    "Collision Avoidance and Handling for a Mobile Manipulator" (short)
  • Masahiro Kinoshita, Takashi Kawakami, Michiko Watanabe, and Yukinori Kakazu
    "Autonomous behaviors of collective block agents" (short)
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-6:00 Multiple Robots Learning
  • Wei-Min Shen and Behnam Salemi
    "Distributed and Dynamic Task Reallocation in Robot Organizations"
  • Paul E. Rybski, Amy Larson, Anne Schoolcraft, Sarah Osentoski, and Maria Gini
    "Evaluation of Control Strategies for Multi-Robot Search and Retrieval"
  • Francesco Amigoni and Marco Somalvico
    "Application of Mobile Code to Development of Cooperative Multirobot Systems"
  • Xin Zhang and Henry Hexmoor
    "Algorithms for Utility-based Role Exchange"
  • Weiyu Zhu and Stephen Levinson
    "PQ-Learning: An Efficient Robot Learning Method for Intelligent Behavior Acquisition"
  • Alper Kilic, Mehmet Kaya, Ahmet Arslan
    "Finding Sub-optimal Policies Faster in Multi-Agent Systems: FQ-Learning"
  • Dean F. Hougen, Maria Gini, and James Slagle
    "An Integrated Connectionist Approach to Reinforcement Learning for Robotic Control: Extension to Three-Dimensions"
  • Williams Paquier and Raja Chatila
    "An Architecture for Robot Learning" (short)
  • Enric Celaya and Carme Torras
    "Visual navigation outdoors: the ARGOS project" (short)
6:00-7:00 Reception
Tuesday March 26
8:30-10:30 Manipulators Learning
  • Catherina Burghart, Sadi Yigit, Oliver Karpa, Dirk Osswald, Heinz Worn,
    "Concept for Human Robot Co-operation Integrating Artificial Haptic Perception"
  • Daisuke Katagami and Seiji Yamada
    "Interactive Evolutionary Computation for Real Robot from a Viewpoint of Observation"
  • Frank Beeh and Heinz Worn
    "OccuBot VI - An Intelligent Robot System for Seat Testing Applications"
  • Bjorn Hein and Heinz Worn
    "Industrial robot manipulator with integrated automatic collision-free path planner"
  • Seiji Tokura, Akio Ishiguro, Hiroki Kawai, and Peter Eggenberger
    "Analysis of the Adaptability of Evolved Neurocontroller with Neuromodulations"
  • Mehmet Kaya, Irfan Gultekin, and Ahmet Arslan
    "Modular Fuzzy-Reinforcement Learning in Multi-agent Systems"
  • Tomokazu Shindo, Koji Nishikawa, Hiroshi Yokoi, and Yukinori Kakazu
    "Cognition and Periodic Control of Autonomous Robot Using Net-list Evolution" (short)
  • Takahiro Kawashima, Masahiro Oikawa, Hiroshi Yokoi, and Yukinori Kakazu
    "A study on low-invasive measurement system from motor and somato-sensory cortex of rat for prosthetic application" (short)
  • Hideo Yuasa and Tamio Arai
    "Intelligent Mobile Robot System Theory by Use of Network Thermodynamics" (short)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Inspection Multi-agent
  • Hiroshi Wajima, Tatsuo Makino, Yuzuru Takahama, Takahiro Sugiyama, and Keiichi Abe
    "Autonomous Inspection Robot System for Runways Using an Ultraviolet Image Sensor"
  • Olga Duran, Kaspar Althoefer, Lakmal D. Seneviratne
    "Automated Laser-based Profiler for Sewer Inspection"
  • Gerard McKee, James Bull, and Paul Schenker
    "SHAPE: Simulated Heterogeneous Agent Planing of an Environment
  • Emanuele Menegatti, Enrico Pagello
    "Cooperation between Omnidirectional Vision Agents and Perspective Vision Agents for Mobile Robots" (short)
  • Jelle Kok, Remco de Boer, and Nikos Vlassis
    "Towards an optimal scoring policy for simulated soccer agents" (short)
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:30 Walking Machines Vision
  • Karsten Berns
    Biological Inspired Walking Machines
  • Carsten Hillenbrand, Jan Albiez, Thilo Kerscher, Karsten Berns, and Rudiger Dillmann
    "Control of Pneumatic Muscle Driven Walking Machine Airbug"
  • Frank Kirchner and Dirk Spenneberg
    "A Biomimetic Approach Towards Autonomous Real World Robots"
  • S. Davis, N. G. Tsagarakis, and Darwin G. Caldwell
    "Biomimetic Actuators -- The Need for and Use of 'Soft' Actuators"
  • T. Hong, C. Rasmussen, T. Chang, and M. Shneier
    "Fusing Ladar and Color Image Information for Mobile Robot Feature Detection and Tracking"
  • L. A. Cornelissen and F. C. A. Groen
    "Automatic color landmark detection and retrieval for robot navigation"
  • Trevor Fitzgibbons and Eduardo Nebot
    "Application of Vision in Simultaneous Localization and Mapping"
  • Elisa Martinez Marroquin and Carme Torras i Genis
    "3D motion recovery while zooming using active contours"
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-6:00 Multilegged Robots Architecture
  • Akinobu Fujii, Akio Ishiguro, and Peter Eggenberger
    "Emergence of a Bipedal Locomotion Using a Polymorphic CPG Circuit"
  • Shinkichi Inagaki, Hideo Yuasa, and Tamio Arai
    "CPG Model for Autonomous Decentralized Multi-Legged Robot System"
  • J. Albiez, T. Luksch, W. Ilg, K. Berns, R. Dillmann
    "Reactive Reflex based Control for a Four-Legged Walking Machine"
  • Takanori Suzuki, Shinkichi Inagaki, Hideo Yuasa, Tamio Arai.
    "Fault-Tolerance for Autonomous Decentralized Multi-Legged Robot System"
  • Benoit Morisset and Malik Ghallab
    "Synthesis of Supervision Policies for Robust Sensory-Motor Behaviors"
  • Martha E. Pollack, Colleen E. McCarthy, Ioannis Tsamardinos, Sailesh Ramakrishnan, Laura Brown, Stever Carrion, Dirk Colbry, Cheryl Orosz, and Bart Peintner
    "Autominder: A Planning, Monitoring, and Reminding Assistive Agent"
  • Felix Ingrand and Frederic Py
    "Online Execution Control Checking for Autonomous Systems"
  • Colin McMillen, Kristen Stubbs, Paul E. Rybski, Sascha A. Stoeter, Maria Gini, and Nikolaos Papanikolopoulos
    "Resource Scheduling and Load Balancing in Distributed Robotic Control Systems
7:00-9:00 Conference Banquet
Wednesday March 27
8:30-10:30 Behaviors Cognitive Aspects
  • Philipp Althaus and Henrik I. Christensen
    "Smooth Task Switching through Behaviour Competition"
  • Fumiya Iida
    "Biologically Inspired Visual Odometer for Navigation of a Flying Robot"
  • David Payton, Regina Estkowski, and Mike Howard
    "Progress in Pheromone Robotics"
  • Edward Tunstel, Terry Huntsberger, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, Hrand Aghazarian, Michael Garrett, Chris Leger, Brett Kennedy, Eric Baumgartner and Paul Schenker
    "FIDO Rover System Enhancements for High-Fidelity Mission Simulations"
  • Kazunori Terada and Toyoaki Nishida
    "Active Artifacts: for New Embodiment Relation between Human and Artifacts"
  • Sorinel Adrian Oprisan
    "Memory registers optimization in stochastic functional self-organized sorting performed by a team of autonomous mobile agents"
  • Brendan Burns and Paul Cohen
    "A Probabilistic Approach to the Real-time Construction of Memories"
  • Jakob Fredslund and Maja J Mataric
    "Robots in Formation Using Local Information"
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Invited Talk:
George Bekey,
University of Southern California
12:00-1:30 Lunch

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