.. Ronald Arkin's Vita

RONALD CRAIG ARKIN

Regents' Professor
Associate Dean for Research and Space Planning
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. 1987 University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
  • M.S. 1977 Stevens Institute of Technology
  • B.S. 1971 University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)

  • Relevant Emloyment History:

  • September, 1987 to present: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor, Regents' Professor, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia. Director of College of Computing Mobile Robot Laboratory.
  • October, 2008 to present: Associate Dean for Research and Space Planning, College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • October 2005 to August 2006: Visiting Researcher, Centre National del la Recherche Scientifique, Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture of Systems (CNRS/LAAS), Toulouse, France.
  • June 2005 to October 2005: Sabbatical Chair Holder, Sony Intelligence Dynamics Laboratory, Tokyo, Japan.
  • August 1997 to August 1998: STINT Visiting Professor of Autonomous Systems, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Centre for Autonomous Systems, Stockholm, Sweden, funded by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education.
  • September, 1985 to August, 1987: Research Assistant (and Ph.D. candidate) in the Laboratory for Perceptual Robotics and VISIONS groups at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

  • Current Fields of Interest:

    The thematic umbrella for my research is multiagent control and perception in the context of robotics and computer vision. A primary thrust is the utilization of models of existing biological motor and perceptual systems, as developed by neuroscientists and cognitive scientists, within intelligent robotic systems. I have especially been concerned with the integration of deliberative reasoning into reactive robotic systems, and mechanisms for coordination and communication between teams of physical agents.

    This research has afforded efficient and robust navigational techniques that are being explored in a diversity of domains: manufacturing environments, aerospace and undersea applications, campus settings, military scenarios, nuclear waste management, etc. The emphasis is on generalizable, flexible methods for intelligent robotic control. Modularization of behaviors and perceptual strategies affords computationally efficient solutions to navigation in complex and unpredictable domains. A high-level goal is to produce survivable robotic systems capable of fitting into a particular ecological niche and successfully competing and cooperating with other environmental agents.

    Some areas of recent research activity include: cooperation, communication, and mission specification in reactive multiagent robotic systems; ecological robotic systems; unmanned aerial vehicles; usable autonomous agents; human-robot interaction and robot ethics; coordinated control of a mobile manipulator using a hybrid reactive/deliberative architecture; and motor behavior learning using genetic algorithms, case-based reasoning, and adaptive on-line methods.


    Journal Publications:

  • Arkin, R.C., 2013. "Lethal Autonomous Systems and the Plight of the Non-combatant", AISB Quarterly, No. 137, July 2013. Also appears in Ethics and Armed Forces - Controversies in Military Ethics and Security Policy, Online Journal, Vol. 1, pp. 1-10, 2014.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2012. "Robots that Need to Mislead: Biologically-inspired Machine Deception", IEEE Intelligent Systems, Vol. 27, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2012.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2012. "The Role of Mental Rotations in Primate-inspired Robot Navigation", Cognitive Processing, Vol. 13, No.1, pp. 83-87, 2012.
  • Arkin, R.C., Ulam, P., and Wagner, A.R., 2012. "Moral Decision-making in Autonomous Systems: Enforcement, Moral Emotions, Dignity, Trust and Deception", Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 100, No. 3, pp. 571-589, March 2012.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2011. "T&S Interview: Governing Lethal Behavior in Robots", IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 7-11, Winter 2011.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2011. "Viewpoint: Military Robotics and the Robotics Community's Responsibility", Industrial Robotics, Vol. 38, No. 5, 2011.
  • Marchant, G., Allenby, B., Arkin, R., Barrett, E., Borenstein, J., Gaudet, L., Kittrie, O., Lin, P., Lucas, G., O'Meara, R., and Silberman, J., 2011. "International Governance of Autonomous Military Robots", Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, Vol. XII, pp. 272-315, 2011. Also appears in Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, eds. K. Valvanis and G. Vachtesevanos, Springer, pp. 2879-2910, 2015.
  • Moshkina, L., Park, S., Arkin, R.C., Lee, J.K., Jung, H., 2011. "TAME: Time-Varying Affective Response for Humanoid Robots", International Journal of Social Robotics, 2011.
  • Wagner, A.R., and Arkin, R.C., 2011. "Acting Deceptively: Providing Robots with the Capacity for Deception", International Journal of Social Robotics, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 5-26, 2011.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2010. "The Case for Ethical Autonomy in Unmanned Systems", Journal of Military Ethics, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 332-341, 2010.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2009. "Ethical Robots in Warfare", IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 30-33, Spring 2009. Also appears in Opposing Viewpoints: Robotic Technology, Ed. M. Milne, Greenhaven Press, 2013.
  • Ulam, P. and Arkin, R.C., 2008. `"Biasing Behavioral Activation with Intent", in Intelligent Service Robotics, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 195-209.
  • Wagner, A. and Arkin, R.C., 2008. "Analyzing Social Situations for Human-Robot Interaction", Interaction Studies, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 277-300, 2008.
  • Takamuku, S. and Arkin, R.C., 2007. "Multi-method Learning and Assimilation", Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 55, No. 8, pp. 618-627, 2007.
  • Hsieh, M., Cowley, A., Keller, J., Chaimonwicz, L., Grocholsky, B., Kumar, V., Taylor, C., Endo, Y., Arkin, R.C., Jung, B., Wolf, D., Sukhatme, G., Mackenzie, D., 2007. "Adaptive Teams of Autonomous Aerial and Ground Robots for Situational Awareness", Journal of Field Robotics, Vol. 4, No. 11-12, Nov.-Dec. 2007, pp. 991-1014.
  • Chernova, S. and Arkin, R.C., 2007. "From Deliberative to Routine Behaviors: A Cognitively-Inspired Action Selection Mechanism for Routine Behavior Capture", Adaptive Behavior, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 199-216, June 2007.
  • Brooks, A. and Arkin, R.C., 2007. "Behavioral Overlays for Non-Verbal Communication Expression on a Humanoid Robot', Autonomous Robots, Vol. 22, No.1, pp. 55-75, Jan. 2007.
  • Endo, Y., MacKenzie, D., and Arkin, R.C., 2004. "Usability Evaluation of High-level User Assistance for Robot Mission Specification", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Vol. 34, No. 2,. pp.168-180, May 2004.
  • Stoytchev, A. and Arkin, R.C., 2004. "Incorporating Motivation in a Hybrid Robot Architecture", Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and Intelligent Informatics, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 269-274, May 2004.
  • Sgorbissa, A. and Arkin, R.C., 2003. "Local Navigation Strategies for a Team of Robots", Robotica, Vol. 21, pp. 461-473, October 2003.
  • Arkin, R., Fujita, M., Takagi, T., and Hasegawa, R. 2003 . "An Ethological and Emotional Basis for Human-Robot Interaction", Robotics and Autonomous Systems , 42 (3-4), March 2003.
  • Ali, K. and Arkin, R.C., 2000. "Multiagent Teleautonomous Behavioral Control", Machine Intelligence and Robotic Control , Vol. 1, No. 2, 2000, pp. 3-10.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2000, "Autonomous Robotics Education at Georgia Tech", sidebar in IEEE Intelligent Systems , Nov./Dec. 2000, p. 15.
  • Arkin, R.C., Ali, K., Weitzenfeld, A., and Cervantes-Perez, F., 2000. "Behavioral Models of the Praying Mantis as a Basis for Robotic Behavior", Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems , 32 (1), July 2000, pp. 39-60.
  • Balch, T. and Arkin, R.C., 1998. "Behavior-based Formation Control for Multi-robot Teams", IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 14, No. 6, December 1998, pp. 926-939.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1998. "The Sixth Annual AAAI Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition", AI Magazine, Vol. 19, No. 3, Fall 1998, pp. 13-17.
  • MacKenzie, D., and Arkin, R., 1998. "Evaluating the Usability of Robot Programming Toolsets", International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 4, No. 7, April 1998, pp. 381-401.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Balch, T., 1997. "AuRA: Principles and Practice in Review", Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1997, pp. 175-189.
  • Ram, A., Arkin, R.C., Moorman, K., and Clark, R.J., 1997. "Case-based Reactive Navigation: A case-based method for on-line selection and adaptation of reactive control parameters in autonomous robotic systems", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Volume 27, Part B, No. 3, June 1997, pp. 376-394.
  • Arkin, R.C., Lee, K-M., McGinnis, L., and Zhou, C., 1997. "The Development of a Shared Interdisciplinary Intelligent Mechatronics Laboratory", Journal of Engineering Education, Vo/. 86, No. 2, April 1997, pp. 113-118.
  • MacKenzie, D., Arkin, R.C., and Cameron, J., 1997 . "Multiagent Mission Specification and Execution", Autonomous Robots, Vol. 4, No. 1, Jan. 1997, pp. 29-57. Also appears in Robot Colonies , ed. R.Arkin and G. Bekey, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1995. "Intelligent Robotic Systems", Guest Editorial Introduction, IEEE Expert, Vol. 10, No. 2, April 1995, pp. 6-8.
  • Balch, T. and Arkin, R.C., 1994. "Communication in Reactive Multiagent Robotic Systems", Autonomous Robots, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 27-52, 1994.
  • Arkin, R.C. and MacKenzie, D., 1994. "Temporal Coordination of Perceptual Algorithms for Mobile Robot Navigation", IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 10, No. 3, June 1994, pp. 276-286.
  • Ram, A., Arkin, R., Boone, G., and Pearce, M., 1994. "Using Genetic Algorithms to Learn Reactive Control Parameters for Autonomous Robotic Navigation", Journal of Adaptive Behavior, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 277-305.
  • Arkin, R.C., Carter, W., and MacKenzie, D., 1993. "Active Avoidance: Escape and Dodging Behaviors for Reactive Control", International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Feb. 1993, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 175-192.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1992. "Behavior-based Robot Navigation in Extended Domains", Journal of Adaptive Behavior, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 201-225.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1992. Guest Editorial Introduction, Journal of Applied Intelligence, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 1992, pp. 197-199.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1992. "Cooperation without Communication: Multi-agent Schema Based Robot Navigation", Journal of Robotic Systems, Vol. 9(3), April 1992, pp. 351-364.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1992. "Homeostatic Control for a Mobile Robot: Dynamic Replanning in Hazardous Environments", Journal of Robotic Systems, Vol. 9(2), March 1992, pp. 197-214.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1991. "Reactive Control as a Substrate for Telerobotic Systems", IEEE Aerospace and Electronics Systems Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 6, June 1991, pp. 24-31.
  • Goel, A., Arkin, R., Eiselt, K., Kolodner, J., Lawton, D., and Ram, A., 1991. "Basic Artificial Intelligence Research at the Georgia Institute of Technology", AI Magazine, Vol. 12, No. 2, Summer 1991, pp. 17-32.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1991. "Spatial Uncertainty Management for a Mobile Robot", International Journal of Approximate Reasoning. Vol. 5, No. 2, March 1991, pp. 89-121.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1990. "The Impact of Cybernetics on the Design of a Mobile Robot System: A Case Study", IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Vol. 20, No. 6, Nov/Dec 1990, pp. 1245-1257.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Murphy, R.R., 1990. "Autonomous Navigation in a Manufacturing Environment", IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 6, No. 4, August 1990, pp. 445-454.
  • Rao, T.M. and Arkin, R.C., 1990. "3D Navigational Path Planning", Robotica, Vol. 8, pp. 195-205.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1990. "Integrating Behavioral, Perceptual, and World Knowledge in Reactive Navigation", Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 6 (1990), pp. 105-122.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1989. "Motor Schema-Based Mobile Robot Navigation", International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 8, No. 4, August 1989, pp. 92-112.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1989. "Navigational Path Planning for a Vision-based Mobile Robot", Robotica, Vol. 7, pp. 49-63.

  • Conference Publications:

  • Shim, J. and Arkin, R.C., 2014. "Other-Oriented Deception: A Computational Approach for Deceptive Action Generation to Benefit the Mark", Proc. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2014), Bali, Indonesia, Dec. 2014.
  • Pettinati, M. and Arkin, R.C., 2014. "A Primate-inspired Navigation Algorithm Using the Cognitive Mechanism of Mental Rotation", 2014 International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR 2014), Bergamo, IT, Oct. 2014.
  • O'Brien, M., Arkin, R., Harrington, D., Lyons, D., and Jiang, S., 2014. "Automatic Verification of Autonomous Robot Missions", 2014 International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR 2014), Bergamo, IT, Oct. 2014.
  • Lyons, D., Arkin, R.C., Shu, J., Harrington, D., Liu, T-M., 2014. "Verifying and Validating Multirobot Missions", Proc. IROS 2014, Chicago, IL, September 2014.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Pettinati, M., 2014. "Moral Emotions, Robots, and their role in managing stigma in early stage Parkinson’s disease caregiving", Proc. Workshop on New Frontiers of Service Robotics for the Elderly, 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Communication (RO-MAN 2014), Edinburgh, August, 2014.
  • Lyons, D., Arkin, R.C., Shu, J., Harrington, D., and O'Brien, M., 2014. "Getting it Right the First Time: Verification of Behavior-based Multirobot Missions", RSS 2014 Workshop on Formal Methods for Robotics and Automation , (peer reviewed position paper abstract), Berkeley, CA, July 2014.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Lyons, D.,, 2014. "Getting it Right the First Time: Verification of Autonomous Behavior-based Multirobot Mission", Safe and Secure Systems and Software Symposium (S5), (abstract reviewed), Dayton, OH, June 2014.
  • Pettinati, M. and Arkin, R.C., 2014. "Using Mental Rotation in Primate-Inspired Autonomous Navigation", Proc. European Workshop of Imagery and Cogntion (EWIC) 2014, (peer reviewed abstract), Cyprus, June 2014.
  • Arkin, R.C., Scheutz, M., and Tickle-Degnen, L., 2014. "Preserving Dignity in Patient Caregiver Relationships Using Moral Emotions and Robots", 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology, Chicago, IL, May 2014.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2014. "Ameliorating Patient-Caregiver Stigma in Early-Stage Parkinson’s Disease using Robot co-Mediators", Proc. AISB 50 Symposium on Machine Ethics in the Context of Medical and Health Care Agents, London, UK, April 2014.
  • Lyons, D., Arkin, R., Nirmal, P., Jiang, J., Liu, T-M., Deeb, J., 2013. "Getting it Right the First time: Robot Mission Guarantees in the Presence of Uncertainty", Proc. IROS 2013, Tokyo, JP, Nov. 2013.
  • Jiang, S., Arkin, R.C., Lyons, D., Liu, T-M., and Harrington, D., 2013. "Performance Guarantees for C-WMD Robot Missions", Proc. 11th IEEE International Symposium on Safety Security and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2013), Linkoping, Sweden, Oct. 2013. Winner Best Student Paper Award,
  • Shim, J. and Arkin, R.C., 2013. "A Taxonomy of Robot Deception and its Benefits in HRI", Proc. IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Conference, Manchester England, Oct. 2013.
  • Lyons, D., Arkin, R.C., Liu, T., Jiang, S., Prem, N., 2013. "Verifying Performance for Autonomous Robot Missions with Uncertainty", 2013 IFAC Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles Symposium, Gold Coast, Australia, June 2013.
  • Lyons, D., Arkin, R.C., Nirmal, P., Jiang, S., and Liu, T., "Performance Verification for Behavior-based Robot Missions", Autonomous Robots and Multirobots Systems (ARMS) 2013, Minneapolis, MN, May 2013.
  • Arkin, R.C., Dellaert, F., Srinivasan, N., and Kerwin, R., 2013. "Primate-inspired Vehicle Navigation using Optic flow and Mental Rotations", Proc. Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications: SPIE DSS 2013, Baltimore, MD,May 2013.
  • Lyons, D., Arkin, R.C., Jiang, S., Prem, N., Liu, T., 2013. "A Software Tool for the Design of Critical Robot Missions with Performance Guarantees", 2013 Conference on Systems Engineering Research (CSER 2013), Atlanta, GA, March 2013.
  • Arkin, R.C., Dellaert, F., and Devassy, J., 2012. "Primate-inspired Mental Rotations: Implications for Robot Control", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2012), Guangzhou, China, Dec. 2012.
  • Lyons, D., Arkin, R., Nirmal, P., and Jiang, S., 2012. "Designing Autonomous Robot Missions with Performance Guarantees", Proc. 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2012) , Algarve, PT, October 2012.
  • Davis, J. and Arkin, R.C., 2012. "Mobbing Behavior and Deceit and its role in Bio-inspired Autonomous Robotic Agents", Proc. 8th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2012), pp. 276-283, Brussels, BE, Sept. 2012.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2012. "The Role of Mental Rotations in Primate-inspired Robot Navigation", 5th International Conference on Spatial Cognition (ICSC 2012), Rome, IT, Sept. 2012.
  • Shim, J., and Arkin, R.C., 2012. "Biologically-Inspired Deceptive Behavior for a Robot", 12th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB2012), pp. 401-411, Odense, DK, August 2012.
  • Arkin, R.C., Garcia-Vergara, S., and Lee, S.G., 2012. "Architectural Design and Support for Knowledge Sharing Across Heterogeneous MAST Systems", Proc. Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications: SPIE DSS 2012, Baltimore, MD, April 2012.
  • Arkin, R.C., Lyons, D., Jiang, S., Nirmal, P., and Zafar, M., 2012. "Getting it right the first time: predicted performance guarantees from the analysis of emergent behavior in autonomous and semi-autonomous systems", Proc. Unmanned Systems Technology XIV: SPIE DSS 2012, Baltimore, MD, April 2012.
  • Lyons, D., Arkin, R., Fox, S., Shu, J., Nirmal, P., and Zafar, M., 2012, "Characterizing Performance Guarantees for Multiagent, Real-Time Systems operating in Noisy and Uncertain Environments", Performance Metrics for Intelligent Systems (Permis 2012), College Park, MD, March 2012.
  • Madden, J.D. and Arkin, R.C., 2011. "Modeling the Effects of Mass and Age Variation in Wolves to Explore the Effects of Heterogeneity in Robot Team Composition", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2011), Phuket,Thailand, Dec. 2011.
  • Jung, H., Menon, A., and Arkin, R.C., 2011. "A Conceptual Space Architecture for Widely Heterogeneous Robotic Systems", 2nd International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2011), Arlington, VA, November 2011.
  • Wagner, A. and Arkin, R.C., 2011. "Recognizing Situations that Demand Trust", Proc. 20th International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (Ro-Man 2011), Atlanta, GA, August 2011.
  • Madden, J., Arkin, R.C., and McNulty, D., 2010. "Multi-robot System Based on Model of Wolf Hunting Behavior to Emulate Wolf and Elk Interactions", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2010), Tianjin, China, Dec. 2010.
  • Park, S., Moshkina, L., and Arkin, R.C., 2010. "Mood as an Affective Component for Robotic Behavior with Continuous Adaptation via Learning Momentum", Proc. 10th IEEE-RAS international Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2010, Nashville, TN, Dec. 2010.
  • Park, S., Moshkina, L., and Arkin, R.C., 2010. "Recognizing Nonverbal Affective Behavior in Humanoid Robots", Proc. 11th Intelligent Autonomous Systems Conference, Ottawa, CA, Aug. 2010.
  • Ulam, P., Kira, Z., Arkin, R.C., and Collins, T., 2010. "Mission Specification and Control for Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles for Indoor Target Discovery and Tracking", SPIE symposium on SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, Orlando, FL, April 2010.
  • Kira, Z., Arkin, R.C., and Collins, T., 2010. "A design process for robot capabilities and missions applied to micro-autonomous platforms", SPIE symposium on SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, Orlando, FL, April 2010.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Ulam, P., 2009. "An Ethical Adaptor: Behavioral Modification Derived from Moral Emotions", IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA-09), Daejeon, KR, Dec. 2009.
  • Wagner, A. and Arkin, R.C., 2009. "Robot Deception: Recognizing when a Robot Should Deceive", Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA-09), Daejeon, KR, Dec. 2009.
  • Duncan, B., Ulam, P., and Arkin, R.C., 2009. "Lek Behavior as a Model for Multi-Robot Systems", Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2009), Guilin, China, Dec. 2009.
  • Moshkina, L., Arkin, R.C., Lee, J., and Jung, H., 2009. "Time Varying Affective Response for Humanoid Robots", Proc. International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR 09), Seoul, KR, Aug. 2009.
  • Arkin, R.C., Wagner, A., and Duncan, B., 2009. "Responsibility and Lethality for Unmanned Systems: Ethical Pre-mission Responsibility Advisement", Proc. 2009 IEEE Workshop on Roboethics, Kobe JP, May 2009.
  • Moshkina, L. and Arkin, R.C., 2009. "Beyond Humanoid Emotions: Incorporating Traits, Attitudes, and Moods", Proc. 2009 IEEE Workshop on Current Challenges and Future Perspectives of Emotional Humanoid Robotics, Kobe, JP, May 2009.
  • Moshkina, L. and Arkin, R.C., 2008. "Lethality and Autonomous Systems: The Roboticist Demographic", Proc. ISTAS 2008, Fredericton, CA, June 2008.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2008. "Governing Lethal Behavior: Embedding Ethics in a Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Robot Architecture - Part I: Motivation and Philosophy", Proc. Human-Robot Interaction 2008, Amsterdam, NL, March 2008.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2008. "Governing Lethal Behavior: Embedding Ethics in a Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Robot Architecture - Part II: Formalization for Ethical Control", Proc. 1st Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, Memphis, TN, March 2008.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2008. "Governing Lethal Behavior: Embedding Ethics in a Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Robot Architecture - Part III: Representational and Architectural Considerations", Proceedings of Technology in Wartime Conference, Palo Alto, CA, January 2008.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Moshkina, L., 2007, "Lethality and Autonomous Robots: An Ethical Stance" Proc. International Symposium on Technology and Society, Las Vegas, June 2007.
  • Ulam, P, Endo, Y., Wagner, A., Arkin, R.C., 2007. "Integrated Mission Specification and Task Allocation for Robot Teams - Design and Implementation", ICRA 2007, Rome IT, 2007.
  • Clarkson, E. and Arkin, R.C., 2007. "Applying Heuristic Evaluation to Human-Robot Interaction", FLAIRS-07, Key West, FL, 2007.
  • Wagner, A., and Arkin, R.C., 2006. "A Framework for Situation-based Social Interaction", IEEE Workshop on Robots and Human Interactive Communications (RO-MAN '06), Hatfield, U.K., Oct. 2006. Winner of Best Technical Paper Award.
  • Wagner, A., Endo, Y., Ulam, P., Arkin, R.C., 2006. "Multi-robot User Interface Modeling", 2006 Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS-06), Minneapolis, MN, July 2006.
  • Moshkina, L., Endo, Y., and Arkin, R.C. 2006. "Usability Evaluation of an Automated Mission Repair Mechanism for Mobile Robot Mission Specification", Proc. First Human-Robot Interaction Conference, Salt Lake City, 2006.
  • Moshkina, L. and Arkin, R.C., 2005. "Human Perspective on Affective Robotic Behavior: A Longitudinal Study", Proc. IROS-2005, Calgary, CA, September 2005.
  • Castelnovi, M., Arkin, R., and Collins, T., 2005. "Reactive Speed Control System Based on Terrain Roughness Detection", 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Barcelona, SP, April 2005.
  • Kira, Z. and Arkin, R.C., 2004. "Forgetting Bad Behavior: Memory Management for Case-based Navigation", Proc. IROS-2004, Sendai, JP, 2004.
  • Martinson, E. and Arkin, R.C., 2004. "Noise Maps for Acoustically Sensitive Navigation", Mobile Robots XVII, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 2004.
  • Sorbello, R., Chella, A., and Arkin, R.C., 2004 . "Metaphor of Politics: A Mechanism of Coalition Formation", Proc. 2004 AAAI Workshop on Forming and Maintaining Coalitions and Teams in Adaptive Multiagent Systems, AAAI Technical Report WS-04-06, pp. 45-53, 2004.
  • Wagner, A., and Arkin, R.C., 2004. "Multi-robot Communication-Sensitive Reconnaissance", Proc. 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, New Orleans, LA, May. 2004.
  • Ulam, P. and Arkin, R.C. 2004. "When Good Comms Go Bad: Communication Recovery for Multi-Robot Teams", Proc. 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, New Orleans, LA, May. 2004.
  • Lyons, D. and Arkin, R.C., 2004. "Towards Performance Guarantees for Emergent Behavior", Proc. 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, New Orleans, LA, May. 2004.
  • Hwang, J.-H., Arkin, R.C., and Kwon, D.,-S., 2003 . "Mobile Robots at your Fingertip: Bezier Curve on-line trajectory generation for supervisory control", Proc. IROS'03, Las Vegas, NV. October 2003.
  • Wagner, A. and Arkin, R.C., 2003. "Internalized plans for Communication-Sensitive Robot Team behaviors", Proc. IROS'03, Las Vegas, NV. October 2003.
  • Lee, J.B., and Arkin, R.C., 2003. "Adaptive Multi-robot Behavior via Learning Momentum", Proc. IROS'03 , Las Vegas, NV. October 2003.
  • Endo, Y., and Arkin, R.C., 2003. "Anticipatory Robotic Navigation by Simultaneously Localizing and Building a Cognitive Map", Proc. IROS'03, Las Vegas, NV. October 2003.
  • Moshkina, L. and Arkin, R.C. 2003. "On TAMEing Robots", Proc. 2003 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Washington, D.C., October 2003.
  • Thornhill, L., Walls, A., Arkin, R.C., Beno, J., Bergh, C., Bresie, D., Giovannetti, A., Gothard, B., Matthies, L., Noguciro, P., Scanlon, J., Scott, R., Simon, M., Waldron, K., 2003. "Design of an Agile Unmanned Combat Vehicle: A Product of the DARPA UGCV Program", Proc. SPIE Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology V, pp. 258-270, Sept. 2003.
  • Martinson, E. and Arkin, R.C., 2003. "Learning to Role-Switch in Multi-Robot Systems", Proc. 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Taipei, Taiwan, Sept. 2003.
  • Waldron, K., Arkin, R.C., Bakkum, D., Merrill, E., and Abdallah, M., 2003. "Proprioceptive Control for a Robotic Vehicle Over Geometric Obstacles", Proc. 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Taipei, Taiwan, Sept. 2003.
  • Kaess, M., Arkin, R.C., and Rossignac, J., 2003 . "Compact Encoding of Robot-Generated 3D Maps for Efficient Wireless Transmission", Proc. 11th International Conference on Advanced Robotics - ICAR 2003 , Coimbra, Portugal, June 2003.
  • Arkin, R.C., Endo, Y., Lee, B., MacKenzie, D., and Martinson, E., 2003. "Multistrategy Learning Methods for Multirobot Systems", Proc. 2nd International Workshop on Multi-Robot Systems , Washington, D.C., March 2003, pp. 137-150.
  • Martinson, E., Stoytchev, A., and Arkin, R.C., 2002. "Robot Behavioral Selection Using Q-learning", 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS-02), Lausanne, Sept. 2002.
  • Likhachev, M., Kaess, M., and Arkin, R.C., 2002. "Learning Behavioral Parameterization Using Spatio-Temporal Case-based Reasoning", 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Washington, D.C., May 2002.
  • Lee, J.B., Likhachev, M., and Arkin, R.C., 2002. "Selection of Behavioral Parameters: Integration of Discontinuous Switching via Case-based Reasoning with Continuous Adaptation via Learning Momentum", 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Washington, D.C., May 2002.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Diaz, J., 2002. "Line-of-Sight Constrained Exploration for Reactive Multiagent Robotic Teams", 7th International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control, AMC'02 , Maribor, Slovenia, July 2002.
  • Stoytchev, A. and Arkin, R.C., 2001, "Combining Deliberation, Reactivity, and Motivation in the Context of a Behavior-based Robot Architecture", 2001 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA-01), Banff, Alberta, August 2001.
  • Diaz, J., Stoytchev, A., and Arkin, R.C., 2001, "Exploring Unknown Structured Environments", 14th International Flairs Conference , Key West, FL, May 2001.
  • Endo, Y. and Arkin, R.C., 2001, "Implementing Tolman's Schematic Sowbug: Behavior-based Robotics in the 1930s", 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Seoul, Korea, May 2001.
  • Lee, J.B. and Arkin, R.C., 2001, "Learning Momentum: Integration and Experimentation", 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Seoul, Korea, May 2001.
  • Arkin, R.C., Fujita, M., Takagi, T., and Hasegawa, R., 2001, "Ethological Modeling and Architecture for an Entertainment Robot", 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Seoul, Korea, May 2001.
  • Likhachev, M. and Arkin, R.C., 2001, "Spatio-Temporal Case-based Reasoning for Behavioral Selection", 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Seoul, Korea, May 2001.
  • Likachev, M. and Arkin. R.C., 2001, "Robotic Comfort Zones", Sensor Fusion and Decentralized Control in Robotic Systems III , Boston, MA, November 2000, pp. 27-41.
  • Collins, T.R., Arkin, R.C., Cramer, M.J., and Endo, Y., 2000. "Field Results for Tactical Mobile Robot Missions", Unmanned Systems 2000 , Orlando, FL, July 2000.
  • Arkin, R.C., Collins, T.R., and Endo, T., 1999 . "Tactical Mobile Robot Mission Specification and Execution", Mobile Robots XIV , Boston, MA, Sept. 1999, pp. 150-163.
  • Weitzenfeld, A., Arkin, R., Cervantes, F., Olivares, R., and Corbacho, F., 1998 . "A Neural Schema System Architecture for Autonomous Robots", Proc. of 1998 International Symposium on Robotics and Automation, ISRA '98, Saltillo, Mexico, Dec. 1998, pp. 245-252.
  • Ali, K. and Arkin, R.C., 1998 , "Implementing Schema-theoretic Models of Animal Behavior in Robotic Systems", 5th International Workshop on Advanced Motion Control - AMC '98 , Coimbra, Portugal, June 1998, pp. 246-254.
  • Weitzenfeld, A., Arkin, R., Cervantes, F., and Peniche, J.F., 1998 , "Visualization of Multi-level Neural-based Robotic Systems," Proc. Second Conference on Visual Computing, Computacion Visual 98, Mexico City, April 1998.
  • Bentivegna, D., Ali, K., Arkin, R., and Balch, T., 1997. "Design and Implementation of a Teleautonomous Hummer", Mobile Robots XII, Pittsburg, PA, Oct. 1997.
  • Schrage, D., Prasad, J., Gordon, M., Vachtsevanos, G., Arkin, R.C., Collins, T., Michelson, R., Corban, J., and Kuck, K., 1997. "The Autonomous Scout Rotorcraft Testbed (ASRT) as an Integrated System", Proc. 1997 53rd Annual Forum of the American Helicopter Society, Alexandria, VA, May 1997, Vol. 2, pp. 906-914.
  • MacKenzie, D. and Arkin, R.C., 1996. "Behavior-based Mobile Manipulation for Drum Sampling", Proc. 1996 International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Minneapolis, MN, April 1996, pp. 2389-2395.
  • Santamaria, J.C. and Arkin, R.C., 1995. "Structured Light Systems for Dent Recognition: Lessons Learned", Proc. Mobile Robots X, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 1995, pp. 240-259.
  • Cardoze, D. and Arkin, R.C., 1995. "Development of Visual Tracking Algorithms for an Autonomous Helicopter", Mobile Robots X, Philadelphia, PA, 1995, pp. 145-156.
  • MacKenzie, D., Cameron, J., Arkin, R., 1995. "Specification and Execution of Multiagent Missions", Proc. 1995 Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (IROS '95), Pittsburg, PA, Vol. 3, pp. 51-58.
  • Balch, T. and Arkin, R.C., 1995. "Motor Schema-based Formation Control for Multiagent Robot Teams", 1995 International Conference on Multiagent Systems, San Francisco, CA, pp. 10-16.
  • Santamaria, J.C. and Arkin, R.C., 1994. "Model-based Echolocation of Environmental Objects", Proc. 1994 IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (IROS '94), Munich, Germany, Sept. 1994, pp. 64-72.
  • Collins, T.R., Henshaw, A.M., Arkin, R.C., and Wester, W.D., 1994. "Narrow Aisle Mobile Robot Navigation in Hazardous Environments", Transactions of the American Nuclear Society: 1994 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, June 1994, Vol. 70, pp. 411-412 (summary form). Full paper in Robotics and Remote Systems Division Proc., American Nuclear Society, March 1995.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Ali, K., 1994. "Integration of Reactive and Telerobotic Control in Multi-agent Robotic Systems", Proc. Third International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, (SAB94) [From Animals to Animats], Brighton, England, Aug. 1994, pp. 473-478.
  • Arkin, R.C. and MacKenzie, D., 1994. "Planning to Behave: A Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Control Architecture for Mobile Manipulation", 1994 International Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing, Maui, HI, August 1994, pp. 5-12.
  • MacKenzie, D. and Arkin, R.C., 1993. "Formal Specification for Behavior-based Mobile Robots", Mobile Robots VIII, Boston, MA, Nov. 1993, pp. 94-104.
  • Arkin, R.C., Balch, T., and Nitz, E., 1993. "Communication of Behavioral State in Multi-agent Retrieval Tasks", Proc. 1993 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Atlanta, GA, May 1993, Vol. 3, pp. 588-594.
  • Cameron, J., MacKenzie, D., Ward, K., Arkin, R.C., Book, W., 1993. "Reactive Control for Mobile Manipulation", Proc. 1993 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Atlanta, GA, May 1993, Vol. 3, pp. 228-235.
  • Balch, T. and Arkin, R.C., 1993. "Avoiding the Past: A Simple but Effective Strategy for Reactive Navigation", Proc. 1993 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Atlanta, GA, May 1993, Vol. 1, pp. 678-685.
  • Collins, T.R., Arkin, R.C., and Henshaw, A.M., 1993. "Integration of Reactive Navigation with a Flexible Parallel Hardware Architecture", Proc. 1993 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Atlanta, GA, May 1993, Vol. 1, pp. 271-276.
  • Arkin, R.C., Balch, T., Collins, T., Henshaw, A., MacKenzie, D., Nitz, E., Rodriguez, R., and Ward, K., 1993. "Buzz: An Instantiation of a Schema-Based Reactive Robotic System", Proc. Int. Conf. on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-3), Pittsburg, PA., Feb. 1993, pp. 418-427.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Hobbs, J.D., 1992, "Dimensions of Communication and Social Organization in Multi-Agent Robotic Systems", From Animals to Animats 2: Proc. 2nd International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, Honolulu, HI, Dec. 1992, MIT Press, pp. 486-493.
  • Pearce, M., Arkin, R.C., and Ram, A., 1992. "The Learning of Reactive Control Parameters through Genetic Algorithms", Proc. 1992 International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (IROS), Raleigh, N.C., July 1992, pp. 130-137.
  • Murphy, R.R., and Arkin, R.C., 1992. "SFX: An Architecture for Action-Oriented Sensor Fusion", Proc. 1992 Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (IROS), Raleigh, N.C., July 1992.
  • MacKenzie, D. and Arkin, R.C., 1992. "Autonomous Helicopter Position Determination using an On-board Integrated Vision System", Proc. SME/MVA Applied Machine Vision Conference '92 Vol. I, SME MS92-162, Atlanta, GA, June 1992.
  • Clark, R.J., Arkin, R.C., and Ram, A., 1992. "Learning Momentum: On-line Performance Enhancement for Reactive Systems", Proc. 1992 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Nice, France, May 1992, pp. 111-116.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Carter, W.C., 1992. "Active Avoidance: Escape and Dodging Behaviors for Reactive Control", Proc. Applic. of Artificial Intelligence X, Orlando, FL, April 1992, pp. 676-688.
  • MacKenzie, D. and Arkin, R.C., 1991. "Perceptual Support for Ballistic Motion in Docking for a Mobile Robot", Proc. SPIE Conference on Mobile Robots VI, Nov. 1991, Boston, MA, pp. 22-33.
  • Cameron, J. and Arkin, R.C., 1991. "Survival of Falling Robots", Proc. SPIE Conference on Mobile Robots VI, Nov. 1991, Boston, MA, pp. 91-102.
  • Rogers, E. and Arkin, R.C., 1991. "Visual Interaction: A Link Between Perception and Problem-Solving", Proc. 1991 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 1991, pp. 1265-1270.
  • Rogers, E., Arkin, R.C., and Baron, M., 1991. "Visual Interaction in Diagnostic Radiology", Fourth IEEE Symp. on Computer-Based Medical Systems, Baltimore, MD, pp. 170-177.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1991, "Reactive Control as a Substrate for Telerobotic Systems", Proc. IEEE 1991 National Telesystems Conference, Atlanta, GA, pp. 309-314.
  • Vaughn, D.L. and Arkin, R.C., 1990. "Workstation Recognition using a Constrained Edge-Based Hough Transform for Mobile Robot Navigation". SPIE Conference on Sensor Fusion III: Three Dimensional Perception and Recognition, Boston, MA, pp. 503-514.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Vachtsevanos, G., 1990. "Techniques for Robot Survivability", Proc. 3rd International Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing, Vancouver, BC, pp. 383-388.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Vachtsevanos, G., 1990. "Qualitative Fault Propagation in Complex Systems", Proc. 29th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Honolulu, Hawaii, Dec. 1990, pp. 1509-1510.
  • Murphy, R.R. and Arkin, R.C. 1990. "Adaptive Tracking for a Mobile Robot", Proc. Fifth IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 1044-1049.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Lawton, D.T., 1990. "Reactive Behavioral Support for Qualitative Visual Navigation", Proc. IEEE Int. Workshop on Intelligent Motion Control, Istanbul, pp. IP 21-28.
  • Lawton, D.T., Arkin, R.C. and Cameron, J.M., 1990. "Qualitative Spatial Understanding and Reactive Control for Autonomous Robots", Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Robots and Systems '90, Tsuchiura, Japan, pp. 709-714.
  • Rogers, E., Arkin, R.C., Baron, M., Ezquerra, N., and Garcia, E., 1990. "Visual Protocol Collection for the Enhancement of the Radiological Diagnostic Process", Proceedings of the First Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing, Atlanta, GA, pp. 208-215.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Gardner, W., 1990. "Reactive Inclinometer-Based Mobile Robot Navigation", Proc. 1990 IEEE International Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Cincinnati, OH, pp. 936-941.
  • Rao, T.M. and Arkin, R.C., 1989. "3D Path Planning for Flying/Crawling Robots", Proc. SPIE Conference on Mobile Robots IV, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 88-96.
  • Arkin, R.C., Murphy, R.R., Pearson, M. and Vaughn, D. 1989. "Mobile Robot Docking Operations in a Manufacturing Environment: Progress in Visual Perceptual Strategies", Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '89), Tsukuba, Japan, pp. 147-154.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1989. "Dynamic Replanning for a Mobile Robot Based on Internal Sensing", Proc. 1989 IEEE Int. Conference on Robotics and Automation, Scottsdale, Arizona, pp. 1416-1421.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1989. "Three Dimensional Motor Schema Based Navigation", Proc. NASA Conference on Space Telerobotics, Pasadena, CA, Jan. 1989, JPL Publication 89-7, Vol. 1, pp. 291-300.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1988. "Homeostatic Control for a Mobile Robot: Dynamic Replanning in Hazardous Environments", Proc. SPIE Conference on Mobile Robots III, Cambridge, MA, pp. 407-413.
  • Murphy, R. and Arkin, R.C., 1988. "Autonomous Mobile Robots in Flexible Manufacturing Systems", Proc. Fourth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications, poster paper, San Diego, CA, pp. 412-414.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1988. "Spatial Uncertainty Management for a Mobile Robot and its Role in Expectation-Based Perception", Robot Control 1988 (Syroco '88), Pergamon Press, Karlsruhe, W. Germany, Oct. 1988, pp. 279-284.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1988. "Intelligent Mobile Robots in the Workplace: Leaving the Guide Behind", Proc. First International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, pp. 553-561.
  • Arkin, R.C., Riseman, E. and Hanson, A., 1987. "AuRA: An Architecture for Vision-based Robot Navigation", Proceedings of the 1987 DARPA Image Understanding Workshop, Los Angeles, CA, pp. 417-431.
  • Arkin, R.C., Riseman, E. and Hanson, A., 1987. "Visual Strategies for Mobile Robot Navigation", Proc. IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Computer Vision, Miami Beach FL, pp. 176-181.
  • Bharwani, S., Arkin, R.C. and Riseman, E., 1987. "Visual Depth Recovery for Obstacle Avoidance in a Mobile Robot", Proc. IEEE International Workshop on Robotics: Trends, Technology, and Applications, Madrid, Spain, pp. 207-216.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1987. "Reflexive/reactive Navigation for an Autonomous Vehicle", Proc. AIAA Computers in Aerospace VI, Wakefield, Mass, pp. 298-306.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1987. "Motor Schema Based Navigation for a Mobile Robot: An Approach to Programming by Behavior", Proceedings of the 1987 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation, Raleigh, NC, pp. 264-271. Reprinted in Autonomous Mobile Robots, Vol. 2, S.S. Iyengar and A. Elfes, (Eds.), IEEE Computer Society Press, 1991.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1986. "Path Planning for a Vision-based Autonomous Robot", Proc. SPIE Conference on Mobile Robots, Cambridge, MA, pp. 240-249.

  • Books and Book Chapters:

  • Arkin, R.C., 2015. "The Moral Case for Autonomy in Unmanned Systems", chapter in Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, eds. K. Valvanis and G.Vachtsevanos, Springer, pp. 2933-2941, 2015.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Moshkina, L., 2014. "Affect in Human-Robot Interaction", chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Affective Computing, eds. R. Calvo, S. D'Mello, J. Gratch, A. Kappas, Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2013, "Systèmes automatisés capables de raisonnement éthique", in Mazoyer, Sébastien, Lespinois (de), Jérôme, Goffi, Emmanuel, Boutherin, Grégory, Pajon, Christophe, Les drones aériens : passé, présent et avenir. Approche globale, Paris : La Documentation française, 2013, p. 587-598.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2012. "Sind Roboter die besseren Soldaten?", chapter in Kriegsmaschinen: Roboter im Militareinsatz, Heise Zeitschriften Verlag GmbH & Co., pp. 141-146, in German, 2012.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2011.. "De l’utilité de l’autonomie éthique dans les systèmes automatisés", in Les Robots au Coeur du Champ de Bataille eds. R. Doare and H. Hude, Economica, pp. 69-82, 2011.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2009. Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Systems, Chapman and Hall Imprint, Taylor and Francis Group, Spring 2009.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2008. "On the Ethical Quandaries of a Practicing Roboticist: A first hand look", Current Issues in Computing and Philosophy, Vol. 175, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Eds. A. Briggle, K. Waelbers, and P. Brey, IOS Press, 2008.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2005. "Moving Up the Food Chain: Motivation and Emotion in Behavior-based Robots", in Who Needs Emotions: The Brain Meets the Robot, Eds. J. Fellous and M. Arbib, Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Arkin, R.C., 2002. "Reactive Robotic Systems", article in Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks, Second Edition, ed. M. Arbib, MIT Press pp. 949-951.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Balch, T., 2001. "Communication and Coordination in Reactive Robotic Teams", in Coordination Theory and Collaboration Technology, eds. G.M. Olson, T. Malone, and J.B. Smith, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, N.J., 2001.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1999, "Intelligent Control of Robot Mobility", article in Handbook of Industrial Robotics, ed. S. Nof, Second Edition, John Wiley and Sons, 1999, pp. 317-324.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1999 , "Intelligent Robotic Systems", in Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, ed. A. Kent, Vol. 65, 1999, Marcel Dekker, pp. 180-192.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1998, Behavior-based Robotics, MIT Press.
  • Arkin, R.C., Cervantes-Perez, F., and Weitzenfeld, A., 1998, "Ecological Robotics: A Schema-Theoretic Approach", chapter in Intelligent Robots: Sensing, Modelling and Planning, eds. R.C. Bolles, H. Bunke, and H. Noltemeier, World Scientific, pp. 377-393.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Balch, T., 1998. "Cooperative Multiagent Robotic Systems", chapter in Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Robots, eds., D. Kortenkamp, R.P. Bonasso, and R. Murphy, MIT/AAAI Press.
  • Arkin, R.C. and Bekey, G. (editors), 1997. Robot Colonies, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1995. "Reactive Robotic Systems", article in Handbook of Brain Theory and Neural Networks, ed. M. Arbib, MIT Press, pp. 793-796.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1993. "Survivable Robotic Systems: Reactive and Homeostatic Control", chapter in Robotics and Remote Systems for Hazardous Environments, ed. M. Jamshidi and P. Eicker, Prentice-Hall, pp. 135-154.
  • Arkin, R.C., Carter, W., and MacKenzie, D., 1993. "Active Avoidance: Escape and Dodging Behaviors for Reactive Control", chapter in Active Robot Vision: Camera Heads, Model Based Navigation and Reactive Control, ed. H. Christensen, K. Bowyer, and H. Bunke, World Scientific, pp. 175-192.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1992. "Modeling Neural Function at the Schema Level: Implications and Results for Robotic Control", chapter in Biological Neural Networks in Invertebrate Neuroethology and Robotics, ed. R. Beer, R. Ritzmann, and T. McKenna, Academic Press, pp. 383-410.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1990. "Integrating Behavioral, Perceptual, and World Knowledge in Reactive Navigation", chapter in Designing Autonomous Agents, ed. P. Maes, Bradford-MIT Press, pp. 105-122.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1990. "Autonomous Mobile Robots", chapter in Knowledge Engineering, Vol. 2, ed. H. Adeli, McGraw-Hill, pp. 116-160.
  • Arkin, R.C., 1989. "Neuroscience in Motion: The Application of Schema Theory to Mobile Robotics", chapter in Visuomotor Coordination: Amphibians, Comparisons, Models, and Robots, ed. P. Evert and M. Arbib, Plenum Publishing Co., pp. 649-672.
  • Arkin, H. and Arkin, R.C., 1985. Statistical Sampling Software for Auditing and Accounting, McGraw-Hill Professional Software Series, McGraw-Hill.

  • Research Grants and Contracts:

  • Don’t Read my Face: Tackling the Challenges of Facial Masking in Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation through Co-Robot Mediators, National Science Foundation NRI-Small: Collaborative Grant #IIS-1317214, 9/13-8/18, $579,987.
  • Getting it Right the First Time: Predicted Performance Guarantees from the Analysis of Emergent Behavior in Autonomous and Semi-autonomous Systems, Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Grant #HDTRA1-11-1-0038, 7/11-7/16, $1,392,868.
  • Primate-Inspired Ground Vehicle Control, ONR Basic Research Challenge, Grant #00014-11-1-0593, 7/11-6/15, $851,176.
  • HUNT: Heterogeneous Unmanned Networked Teams, ONR MURI, subcontract to UPenn, 5/08-12/14, (GT PD/PI) GT Portion: $1,975,000.
  • ARL Collaborative Technology Alliance Micro Autonomous Systems and Technology, Processing for Autonomous Operations, (co-PI), 4/08-3/13, PI Total: $400K.
  • Traits, Attitudes, Moods and Emotions: Time-varying affective phenomena for humanoid robots, Samsung Electronics Co., 10/08-9/10, $207,474.
  • Broad Area Maritime Surveillance: Impact of Automation Type on Mission Planning/Re-planning Time, NAVAIR, 6/07-12/07, $193,000.
  • An Ethical Basis for Autonomous System Deployment, Army Research Office, 7/06-6/09, $290,437.
  • Intelligent Control and Autonomous Replanning of Unmanned Systems (ICARUS) - Integration and Demonstration, NAVAIR Intelligent Autonomy Program, subcontract from Lockheed-Martin, 1/06-10/07, Georgia Tech allocation: $455,000.
  • Mission Specification and Task Allocation for Multiple Vehicles, subtask under DARPA LAGR/ONR Contract FA8650-04-C-7131, 1/05-10/06, $435,000.
  • Intelligent Terrain Analysis and Tactical Support System (ITATSS), ARI STTR subcontract from SoarTech, 8/04-2/05, Phase I, $30,000.
  • Visual Slam Research and Development, Research Gift, SAIC, 9/04-12/06, $105,000.
  • Adaptive Autonomous Robot Teams for Situational Awareness , DARPA/ONR MARS 2020 Program (with UPenn, USC, and BBN), 8/02-12/05, GT allocation: $1,338,282.
  • Designing Human-Robot Collaborative Teams , GVU Seed Grant, 8/02-5/03, Approx. $20,000.
  • Unmanned Groud Combat Vehicle, Subcontract to SAIC/DARPA, 2/01-8/2, $233,790.
  • Future Combat Systems Communications Systems Integration and Demonstration, subcontract to TRW/DARPA, 9/01-3/03, $319,439.
  • Research Gifts for the study of Robotic Behaviors at the Georgia Tech Mobile Robot Laboratory, SAIC, 2/04 $60,000, 8/01 $50,000; 1/01, $35,000.
  • Dynamic, Reactive LOS Communication Pathways Derived from Multiagent Robotic Assets, C.S. Draper Laboratories, 7/00-6/01, $72,000.
  • Multi-Level Learning in Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Mobile Robot Architectural Software Systems, DARPA, 9/99-12/03, $2,044,951.
  • Behavior-based Architecture for a Mobile Robot: Phase II, Honda R&D, 6/99-5/00, $173,227.
  • Behavior-based Architecture for a Mobile Robot: Phase I, Honda R&D, 1/99-4/99, $10,255.
  • Real-time Cooperative Behavior for Tactical Mobile Robot Teams , DARPA/TACOM #DAAE07-98-C-L038, 6/98-5/2000, $1,209,162.
  • Research in Advanced Neural Computation and Communication. Georgia Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology, Georgia Research Alliance. Joint with Georgia State and Emory Universities. 7/96-6/98. Total Georgia Tech allocation: $200,000. My allocation: $67,000.
  • Ecological Robotics: A Schema-Theoretic Approach. NSF/CONACyT U.S./Mexico Collaborative Research Program (with F. Cervantes-Perez and A. Weizenfeld). Grant #IRI-9505864. 8/95-7/98. $96,107. International Programs supplement $10,375.
  • Flexible Reactive Control for Multi-Agent Robotic Systems in Hostile Environments. Advanced Research Projects Agency. ONR/ARPA Grant #N00014-94-1-0215, 11/93-3/97, $659,567.
  • Autonomous Scout Rotorcraft Testbed. Aviation Applied Technology Directorate, U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Command Contract #DAAJ02-94-C-0021. Functional Team Leader in area of mission equipment package. 5/94 - 12/96. Total award: $2,500,000 with approx. $500,000 allocated for my team's effort.
  • Swami II Drum Position and Dent Recognition. ERDA Program - Westinghouse Savannah River Company. 6/94-6/95. $60,956.
  • Cooperation and Communication in Multi-Agent Reactive Robotic Systems. National Science Foundation Grant #IRI-9100149, 3/92-8/94, $119,901.
  • Mobile Manipulation: Intelligent Sensor-based Robotic Strategies for Material Handling. Project Director and Co-PI. Grant #IRI-9113747, National Science Foundation. 10/91-3/94, $300,000.
  • Georgia Industrial Fellowship for Teachers (GIFT) Program, National Science Foundation Research Opportunity Award Program. Supplemental Award. 6/93-7/93. $8,891.
  • Undergraduate Research in Mobile Manipulation. National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. Supplemental Award. 6/92-9/92, $4,000.
  • Navigation and Collision Avoidance System for a Mobile Robot. Co-PI. ERDA Program - Westinghouse Savannah River Company. 9/92-3/94. $180,673.
  • Concurrent Engineering for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Engineering Practice and Curriculum Integration, Co-PI. NSF Southeastern University and College Coalition for Engineering Education (SUCCEED) Program. 9/92-8/95. $61,558 allocated for my effort.
  • Equipment Grant for Prototype Educational Robot/Vision Workstation, Georgia Tech Foundation/CIMS Program, 9/91-8/92, $14,000.
  • A Hybrid Analytical/Intelligent Approach to Fault-Tolerant Control System Design. Co-Investigator, Office of Naval Research, Contract #N00014-89-J-3113, 9/89-8/92, $419,109.
  • Phase I of a Concurrent Engineering Pilot Project to Design and Develop an Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System, Co-Principal Investigator, Georgia Tech Research Corporation Seed Grant for Interdisciplinary Research, 1/91-6/91, $23,000.
  • Knowledge-Based Image Enhancement and Visualization for Facilitating Radiological Diagnosis, Co-PI, Emory-Georgia Tech Biotechnology Research Center. 7/89-12/90, $45,000. Also GTRC Seed funding, 1/91-6/91, $5,702.
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence. CIMS Course development grant. 9/89-3/90, $10,000.
  • First Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing. Co-PI, National Science Foundation #8912580, 3/90-2/91, $10,000. Also Emory-Georgia Tech Biomedical Research Center. 1/89-5/90, $20,000.
  • Support of Action-oriented Image Understanding, COSALS Critical Problems Research Project. 3/89-6/89, $6,221.
  • CIMS Research Projects, Georgia Tech Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems Program: Motor Behaviors for Mobile Manipulation, 9/91-6/92; Integrated Perception for a Mobile Robot, 9/90-6/91; Intelligent Perception for Autonomous Robots in FMS, 9/88-6/89; Intelligent Mobile Robots in the Workplace: Leaving the Guide Behind, 9/87-6/88; $7,200-$8,000/year.
  • Equipment Grant for Mobile Robot Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Foundation, 9/87-12/88, $93,000.

  • Invited Presentations (no proceedings):

  • 3rd Workshop on Recognition and Action for Scene Understanding (REACTS 2015),invited speaker, Malta, September 2015.
  • The Chicago Council of Global Affairs Public Program, "Systems Online: Writing the Code of Warfare", invited speaker, Chicago, IL, Dec. 2014.
  • Interdisciplinary Conference on the Ethics of Autonomous Weapons Systems, invited participant, Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, November 2014.
  • AAAI Fall Symposium The Nature of Humans and Machines: A Multidisciplinary Discourse, "Lethal Autonomous Robots and the Plight of the Noncombatant", invited keynote speaker, Washington, DC, November 2014.
  • Annual Meeting of the International Neuroethics Society 2014 INS Public Program, "Lethal Robots in Warfare: Creating an "Artificial Conscience", invited speaker, Washington DC, November 2014.
  • Island Forum 2014 - Advancements in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Society,Security and Conflict, invited speaker, Singapore, November 2014.
  • Future Forces Conference, Unmanned Systems Workshop, "Lethal Autonomous Weapons and the Plight of the Noncombatant", invited speaker, Prague, CZ, October 2014.
  • Army Research Laboratory Colloquium, "Ethical Restraint of Lethal Autonomous Robotic Systems: Requirements, Research, and Implications", invited speaker, Aberdeen, MD, Sept. 2014.
  • 2014 NDIA Ground Robotics Capabilities Conference and Exhibition, "Ethical Restraint of Lethal Autonomous Robotic Systems: Requirements, Research, and Implications", invited keynote talk, College Park, MD, August 2014.
  • ONR Science of Autonomy Meeting, "Using Mental Rotation in Primate-inspired Autonomous Navigation", invited talk, Arlington,VA, August 2014.
  • Privacy Scholars Roundtable: Our Robot Future: The Moral, Ethical, and Legal Challenges of Ubiquitous Robotic Systems, invited panelist, University of California, Berkeley, CA, July 2014.
  • 2014 Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) Workshop on Moral, Ethical, and Legal Issues in Robotics, "Sex, Lies, and Violence: A Robotics Research Overview and Surrounding Ethical Issues", invited speaker, Berkeley, CA, July 2014.
  • 2014 Conference of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP 2014), "Theory of Mind Models for Robotic Mediation of Stigma in Patient-Caregiver Relationships", Thessaloniki, Greece, July 2014.
  • 2014 Euroscience Open Forum, Panel on War machines: Would robots be the more ethical soldiers?, invited speaker, Copenhagen, DK, June 2014.
  • 2014 ICRA Workshop on Autonomous Social Robots: The Ethical Challenges Ahead, ``Intimacy, Violence, and Human Dignity involving Robotic Artifacts: A Research Overview and Surrounding Ethical Issues'', invited speaker, Hong Kong, China, May 2014.
  • 2014 Meeting of Experts in the Area of Lethal Autonomous Systems, United Nations Convention on Conventional Weapons Meeting, "Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems and the Plight of the Noncombatant", invited speaker and debater, Geneva, Switzerland, May 2014.
  • IEEE SSIT Boston Chapter Distinguished Lecture, "How to NOT Build a Terminator", invited speaker, MIT, Cambridge, MA, May 2014.
  • 19th Annual Future of Health Technology Summit (FHT 2014), "Robot's Ethics: Maintaining Dignity in Patient-caregiver Relationships", invited speaker, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA, May 2014.
  • William and Patricia Stacy Ethics Lecture, "How to NOT build a Terminator", invited speaker, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, April 2014.
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency Seminar, " Robot teams, mission assurance, ethical robots, and robot deception: A DOD Sampler", invited speaker, Ft. Belvoir, VA, April 2014.
  • AISB 50 Symposium on Love and Sex with Robots, "What's Love Got to do with it? Practical and Ethical Considerations in Fostering Attachment to Robotic Artifacts", invited speaker, London, UK, April 2014.
  • ICRC Expert Meeting on Autonomous Weapon Systems: Technical, Military, Legal and Humanitarian Issues, "Ethical Restraint of Lethal Autonomous Robotic Systems: Requirements, Research, and Implications", invited speaker, Geneva, Switzerland, March 2014.
  • IEEE SSIT Virginia Mountain Chapter Distinguished Lecture, "On the Ethical Quandaries of a Practicing Roboticist", invited speaker, Roanoke, VA, March 2014.
  • IEEE SSIT Georgia State Student Chapter Distinguished Lecture, "Robots that Need to Mislead: Biologically Inspired Machine Deception", Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, March 2014.
  • Integrated Product Design Seminar Series, ``How NOT to Build a Terminator'', invited speaker, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. February, 2014.
  • The Legal Implications of Autonomous Weapons Systems Workshop, "Future Technology: Dystopian or Humanitarian?", invited speaker, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI, Feb. 2014.
  • Third International NRL Karles Conference, "People Behaving Badly, Robots Behaving Better? Embedding Ethics in Autonomous Combat Robots", invited speaker, Washington, D.C., January 2014.
  • 16th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2013), "Robots that Need to Mislead: Biologically-inspired Machine Deception", plenary speaker, Montevideo, UY, November 2013.
  • Army Science Planning and Strategy Meeting on Intelligent Systems, invited speaker, Potomac, MD, November 2013.
  • NSF Workshop on Robot Planning in the Real World, invited panelist, Arlington, VA, October, 2013.
  • 13th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots, "How to NOT Build a Terminator", invited plenary speaker, October 2013, Atlanta, GA.
  • University of Notre Dame Reilly Forum / Computer Science and Engineering Seminar, "Bio-inspired approaches for Robotic Teams", invited speaker, South Bend, IN, Sept. 2013.
  • Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute Seminar, "Robots that Need to Mislead: Biologically-inspired Machine Deception", Pittsburgh, PA, Sept. 2013.
  • Robots at the Trigger. Are Soldiers Replaceable? keynote address, Center for Ethical Education in the Armed Forces (Zebis), Berlin, Germany, September 2013.
  • Military Robotics and the changing nature of armed conflict: Ethics, law, and design for the armies of the 21st century, keynote address, Workshop at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Bad Homburg/Frankfurt/Germany, September 2013.
  • United Technologies Research Center Seminar, "Integrative Architectures: Tying it all Together with MissionLab'', invited presentation, East Hartford, CT, August 2013.
  • Office of the Secretary of Defense Autonomy Priority Steering Committee Test & Evaluation and Ve rification & Validation Working Group, "Integrative Architectures: Tying it All Together", invited presentation, August 2013.
  • National Academy of Science Distinctive Voices Lecture, "People Behaving Badly, Robots Behaving Better? Embedding Ethics in Autonomous Combat Robots", invited lecture, Woods Hole, MA, July 2013.
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Seminar, "Bio-inspired Approaches for Robotic Teams", invited lecture, Brisbane, Au, June 2013.
  • Association of Christians in the Mathematical Sciences Biennial Conference (ACMS 2013), "Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots" and "Ethical Aspects of Personal Human-Robot Interaction", invited main speaker, Twin Cities, MN, May 2013.
  • Crossing the Reality Gap - From Single to Multi- to Many Robot Systems, ICRA 2013 Workshop, "Robots that Need to Mislead: Biologically-inspired Machine Deception", invited keynote speaker, Karlsruhe, GER, May 2013.
  • Targeted Killing in U.S. Foreign Policy: Technology, Law, and Morality, "Lethal Autonomous Robots in Combat", invited speaker, Center for Human Rights and Democracy, Georgia State University, May 2013.
  • Panel Discussion on Information Fusion and Robotics, Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications: SPIE DSS 2013, invited panelist, Baltimore, MD, May 2013.
  • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2012) , "People Behaving Badly, Robots Behaving Better? Embedding Ethics in Autonomous Robotic Systems", invited Special Colloquium, Guangzhou, China, Dec. 2012.
  • 15th Latin American Control Conference (CLCA 2012), "Bio-inspired Approaches for Robotic Teams", invited plenary speaker, Lima, Peru, October 2012.
  • Blended Research@The Library Lecture Series, "Humanizing Robots: Implementing Ethical Behavior in Autonomous Combat Robots", invited speaker, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, Sep. 2012.
  • 2012 Chautauqua Council, Implications of Emerging Military/Security Technologies for the Laws of War, "Lethal Battlefield Robotics Technologies", invited briefing, Chautauqua, NY, July 2012.
  • Naval Research Advisory Committee, "Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Combat Robots", invited speaker, Arlington, VA, July 2012.
  • IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2012), "Heterogeneous Networked Robotic Teams: Bioinspired approaches", invited plenary lecture, and invited roundtable presentation on Robots and Society, Rome, IT, June 2012.
  • RoboControl 2012, "Bio-inspired Multi-Robot Systems", invited keynote, Bauru, Brazil, June 2012.
  • Logos & Forum, University of Basel, "Ethics for Robots", invited speaker, Basel, Switzerland, May 2012.
  • BioVision Alexandria 2012, "People Behaving Badly, Robots Behaving Better? Embedding Ethics in Autonomous Robotic Systems", invited speaker, Alexandria, Egypt, April 2012.
  • Hitachi Distinguished Lecture Series, "Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Combat Robots", University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, April 2012.
  • 27th Norris and Mergery Bendetson EPIIC International Symposium: Conflict in the 21st Century, invited speaker, Tufts University, Boston, MA, February 2012.
  • Vanderbilt Spring EECS Lecture Series, "Building an Ethical Battlefield Robot", invited talk, Memphis, TN, February 2012.
  • AFOSR Workshop on Human-Machine Trust for Robust Autonomous Systems, "Who Do You Trust? Inappropriate Trust and War Crimes:A Case for Ethical Autonomous Systems", invited talk, Ocala, FL, January 2012.
  • NRC Committee on Ethical and Societal Issues in National Security Applications of Emerging Technologies, "Lethal Autonomous Combat Robots: Ethical Implications", invited speaker, Washington, DC, Jan. 2012.
  • University of Massachusetts Distinguished Lecture Series, "Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Combat Robots", University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Nov. 2011.
  • AAAI Fall Symposium on Human-Robot Teaming in Dynamic Adverse Environments, "People Behaving Badly, Robots Behaving Better? Embedded Ethics in Dynamic Adverse Environments", invited talk, Arlington, VA, Nov. 2011.
  • Computer Science Colloquium Series, "Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Combat Robots", invited lecture, Tufts University, Boston, MA, Sept. 2011.
  • 34th Round Table on Current Issues of International Humanitarian Law, International Humanitarian Law and New Weapon Technologies, Invited Talk, "Ethics and Artificial Intelligence", International Institute of Humanitarian Law, San Remo, IT, Sept. 2011.
  • CRUSER Guest Lecture, "Governing Ethical Behavior in Lethal Autonomous Systems", invited lecture, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, August 2011.
  • 1st International Conference of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP 11), "Moral Emotions for Robots" and "The Ethics of Robotics Deception", Aarhus, DK, July, 2011.
  • National Defense University Unmanned Platforms Conference, distinguished speaker, panel on "The Limits of Autonomy", May 2011.
  • Pentagon Policy Seminar, "Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Combat Robots", invited speaker, Pentagon, Arlington VA, May 2011.
  • TEDxGeorgiaTech, invited talk, "Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Combat Robots", Atlanta, GA, April 2011.
  • National Defense Transportation Association, Atlanta Chapter, invited speaker, "Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Systems", Atlanta, GA, March 2011,
  • NCARAI/ASRL Seminar Series, invited speaker, "Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots", Washington, DC, Feb. 2011.
  • Assembly of the International Committee of the Red Cross, invited presentation, Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 2011.
  • Distributed Mobile Sensor Working Group Meeting, plenary talk, "Heterogeneous Networked Robotic Teams: Bioinspired approaches", La Spieza, IT, Feb. 2011.
  • NATO Undersea Research Center, Distinguished Lecture, "Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Combat Robots", La Spieza, IT, Feb. 2011.
  • ONR Unmanned Systems Review, invited speaker, "Deceit and Predation: The HUNT Perspective", Panama City, FL, Jan. 2011.
  • National Research Council TIGER standing committee meeting, invited speaker, "Futures for autonomous systems: ethics, deception, and coordinated action", Washington, DC, Jan. 2011.
  • Workshop on Humanoids: What Next? Applications, Challenges and Perspectives, "What's Next Indeed! Embedded Ethics, Deception, Maintaining Human Dignity, and Intimacy Perhaps?", invited speaker, Proc. 10th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids 2010, Nashville, TN, Dec. 2010.
  • Joint Unmanned Air Systems Center of Excellence Advisory Board Meeting, "Autonomy and Robotics", invited speaker and panelist, Panel on Roadmap to Autonomy, SOCOM, Tampa, FL, Dec. 2010.
  • Pentagon Brown Bag Talk, "Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots", invited speaker, Pentagon, Arlington VA, Nov. 2010.
  • Unmanned Systems Canada 2010, "Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Combat Robots", invited speaker, Montreal, Nov. 2010.
  • Human Being in An Inhuman Age Conference, keynote speaker, "Lethality, Ethics and Autonomous Systems: Can Robots Behave more Humanely in the Battlefield than Humans?", Bard College, Annandale-on-the-Hudson, NY, October 2010.
  • 11th Bruges Colloquium on Technological Challenges for the International Humanitarian Law Framework, "Robots in the Battlefield: Armed Autonomous Systems and Ethical Behavior", invited speaker, College of Europe, Bruges, BR, October 2010.
  • Vann Center for Ethics Forum, invited lecture, "Military Robots: Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Systems", Davidson College, NC, October 2010.
  • Workshop on Arms Control for Robots, invited speaker, "Programming Ethical Behavior in Autonomous Armed UVs", Berlin, GER, Sept. 2010.
  • GSU ACM Invited Lecture, invited speaker, "Motivation, Emotion, and Learning for Human-robot interaction", Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Sept. 2010.
  • 2010 International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies (EST 2010 - ROBOSEC 2010 - LAB-RS 2010), "Embedded Ethics and Robotic Deception: Implications for Security", keynote speaker, Canterbury, UK, Sept. 2010.
  • AUVSI Unmanned Systems North America 2010, Panel on Ethics for Armed Unmanned Systems, Invited Panelist, Denver, CO, Aug. 2010.
  • RSS Workshop on Learning for Human-Robot Interaction Modeling, keynote speaker, "Motivation, Emotion, and Learning for Human-Robot Interaction: A Spectrum of Research at Georgia Tech's Mobile Robot Lab", Robotics Science and Systems (RSS '10), Zaragoza, SP, June 2010.
  • Workshop on Military Robots and Ethics, "Ethically Governing lethal and non-lethal semi-autonomous and autonomous robots", invited panelist, Ecole de Militaire, Paris, FR, June 2010.
  • Second Senior Officers' Security and Law conference, invited speaker, Panel on the Future of Weapons Law and Operations, Geneva Center for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland, June 2010.
  • Joint Unmanned Air Systems Center of Excellence Advisory Board Meeting, Future UAS Operations Panel, invited speaker, Suffolk, VA, May 2010.
  • Symposium on Multidisciplinary Approaches to Understanding the Mind and Brain, invited speaker, "Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Combat Robots", Tucson, AZ, May 2010.
  • McCain Conference: New Warriors and New Weapons, The Ethics of Emerging Military Technologies, Invited panelist, United States Naval Academy. Also, Invited Guest Lecturer for Controls Engineering, United Stated Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, April 2010.
  • WPI Roboethics Symposium, "Ethics and Lethalilty in Autonomous Combat Robots", keynote lecture, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, April 2010.
  • Lafayette College Policy Studies Program, "Ethical Robots in Warfare", Invited Lecture, Easton, PA, March 2010.
  • RUSI Meeting on Ground Robotics, "Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Systems", invited presentation and panel, Royal United Services Institute, London, UK, Feb. 2010.
  • Renaissance Weekend, "Intelligent Ethical Robots in Warfare", invited lecture, Charleston, SC, December 2009.
  • US-Latin American Workshops on Robotics Cooperation, "Towards Life-long Human-Robot Partnerships: Behavioral Development for a Humanoid Robot", invited talk, (1) University de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay, and (2) University of Chile, Santiago, Chile, November 2009.
  • VI Latin American Robotics Symposium (LARS 2009), "Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Combat Robots", Keynote Lecture, Valparaiso, Chile, October 2009.
  • Workshop on Military Operations, National Security, and Emerging Technologies, "Ethical Robots in Combat", Invited Talk, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, Oct. 2009.
  • Seminar for Science, Theology and Ethics, "Bombs, Bonding and Bondage: Current Issues in Human-Robot Interaction", Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church, Webinar, Blackstone, VA, Oct. 2009.
  • Panel on Ethics in Unmanned Systems in Combat, AUVSI '09, Washington, DC, August 2009.
  • Air Force Unmanned Aircraft Systems Academic Outreach Symposium, "Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Combat Robots", invited talk, and panel on "Ethics and Autonomous Systems", Grand Forks, ND, August 2009.
  • 2009 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS '09), "Ethical Robots in Combat", Panel on How Sustainable is a Society that Employs Autonomous Robots?, Tempe, AZ, May 2009.
  • Global Robot Academia Symposium on Sensory Fusion in Robotics, "Integrative Architectures: Tying it all together", invited talk, Waseda University, May 2009.
  • Army Science Board Study on Armed Ground Robots, "Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Combat Robots", Arlington, VA, April 2009.
  • 6th International Symposium on Mechatronics and its Applications (ISMA '09), "Embedding Ethical Constraints into Robotic Systems", Keynote Lecture, Sharjah, UAE, March 2009.
  • Technology and Ethics Seminar, "Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Robots", Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, New Haven, CT, Feb. 2009.
  • Korea University Graduate Seminar Series, "Embedding Ethical Constraints into Robotic Systems", Seoul, KR, Nov. 2008.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Technology Focus Group, "Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Combat Robots", Tysons Corner, VA, October 2008.
  • SAIT Forum, "Towards Life-long Human-Robot Partnerships: Behavioral Development for a Humanoid Robot", Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, October, Seoul, KR, October 2008.
  • 2008 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI 2008), "Embedding Ethical Constraints into Robotic Systems", Plenary Lecture, Seoul, KR, August 2008.
  • 2008 North American Computing and Philosophy Conference, Donald C. Engelbart Keynote Lecture, "Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Combat Robots", Bloomington IN, July 2008.
  • First International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, "Ethical Aspects of Personal Human-Robot Interaction". Plenary Lecture, Maastricht, NL, June 2008.
  • Habit and Routine Behavior Workshop, "Intentionality and the serialization of routine behaviours for a humanoid robot", Invited talk, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, May 2008.
  • 5th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, "Behavioral Development for a Humanoid Robot: Toward Life-long Partnerships", Keynote talk, Madeira, PT, May 2008.
  • Washington and Lee University Seminar, "Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Military Robots", VA, April 2008.
  • UNC Charlotte Ethics in Emerging Technologies Symposium, "Governing Lethal Behavior: Embedding Ethics in an Autonomous Robot Architecture", Plenary lecture, Charlotte, NC, April 2008.
  • University of Michigan EECS Seminar, "Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Systems", Ann Arbor, MI, March 2008.
  • 3rd ACM/IEEE international Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI- 2008), Panel Discussion on Robo-Ethics, Amsterdam, NL, March 2008.
  • Workshop on Robotic Helpers: User Interaction, Interfaces and Companions in Assistive and Therapy Robotics, "Illusion versus Reality in Companion Robots: A Reprise", HRI-2008, Amsterdam, NL, March 2008.
  • GSU Neurophilosophy Brown Bag Lunch Series, "Governing Lethal Behavior: Embedding Ethics in an Autonomous Robot Architecture", Georgia State University, February 2008.
  • Royal United Services Institute/British Computer Society Ethics of Autonomous Systems Workshop, "Ethics and Lethality in Autonomous Systems", Keynote Session, London UK, February 2008.
  • Workshop on the Behavioral Dynamics of Heterogeneous Teams of Humans and Machines, "Governing Lethal Behavior: Embedding Ethics in a Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Robot Architecture Systems", Princeton, NJ, Nov. 2007.
  • Workshop on Assistive Technologies: Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics, "Ethical Issues surrounding the use of Robotic Companions for the Elderly: Illusion versus Reality", invited talk, IROS 2007, San Diego, CA, October 2007.
  • Unmanned Systems Council Meeting, "Governing Lethal Behavior: Embedding Ethics in a Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Robot Architecture Systems", Dahlgren Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA, September 2007.
  • OSD Intelligent Autonomy Workshop "Moving to the Next Level: Experiential and Ethical Reasoning for Autonomous Systems", invited talk, Rosslyn, VA, September 2007.
  • JC-UGV TACOM Robotics Workshop, "Governing Lethal Behavior: Embedding Ethics in a Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Robot Architecture Systems", invited talk, TARDEC, Detroit, MI, September, 2007.
  • 2007 International Conference on Development and Learning, "Behavioral Development for a Humanoid Robot: Towards Life-long Partnerships", Special Session on Enabling Lifelong Human-Robot interaction, invited talk, London, UK, July 2007.
  • European Computing and Philosophy Conference, "On the Ethical Quandaries of A Practicing Roboticist: A first-hand look", Enshede, NED, June 2007.
  • ICRA 2007 Workshop on Concept Learning for Embodied Agents, "Intentionality and the Serialization of Routine Behaviors for a Humanoid Robot", Rome, IT, April 2007.
  • ICRA 2007 Workshop on Roboethics, "Lethality and Autonomous Robots: An Ethical Stance", Rome IT, April 2007.
  • Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) Seminar, "Behavioral Development for a Humanoid Robot: Toward Life-long Partnerships", Pensacola, FL, October 2006.
  • University of Verona Seminars, "Communication-sensitive Planning, Behavior, and Task-allocation for Multi-robot Teams", and "Behavioral Development for a Humanoid Robot: Toward Life-long Partnerships", Verona, IT, June 2006.
  • CogniEst: Reseau Grand Est des Sciences Cognitives, "A Sampler of the Role of Motivation and Emotion in Biologically Inspired Robot Behavior", Invited Talk, Strasbourg, FR, June 2006.
  • ICRA 2006 Workshop on Cognitive Robots and Systems, "Behavioral Development for a Humanoid Robot: Toward Life-long Partnerships", Orlando, FL, May 2006.
  • RoboEthics Atelier, Invited Talk, "Humane-oids: Towards an Ethical Basis for Autonomous System Deployment", Genoa, IT, February 2006.
  • Inaugural Meeting of EuCognition, "Behavioral Development for a Humanoid Robot: Towards Life-long Human-robot Partnerships with QRIO", Invited Address, Nice, France, February 2006.
  • Second International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence, "Behavioral Development for a Humanoid Robot: Towards Life-long Human-robot Partnerships with QRIO", Keynote Address, Daejon, Korea, November 2005.
  • Invited Seminar, Electronics and Telecommunications Institute (ETRI), "Communication-sensitive Planning, Behavior, and Task-allocation for Multi-robot Teams", Daejon, Korea, November 2005.
  • IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO '05),"Human-Robot Interaction and Related Social/Ethical Issues", invited speaker, Nagoya, JP, June 2005.
  • ICRA 2005 Workshop on Robo-Ethics, "Robots and Warfare/Defense", Barcelona, Spain, April 2005.
  • ICRA 2005 Workshop on Network Robot Systems: Toward Intelligent Robotic Systems Integrated with Environments, "Communication-Sensitive Multi-robot Teams", Invited Speaker, Barcelona, Spain, April 2005.
  • Peking University Seminar, "Two Perspectives on Human-Robot Interaction", Peking University, Beijing, China, April 2005.
  • Yale Ethics and Technology Seminar, "Bombs, Bonding, and Bondage: Issues in Human-Robot Interaction", New Haven, CT, January 2005.
  • Holy Spirit Catholic Church Men's Club, "Two Perspectives on Human-robot Interaction", Invited Speaker, Atlanta, GA January 2005.
  • FSU/FAMU Engineering Seminar, "Multi-Robot Systems: Behavior, Specification, Learning, and Communication", Tallahassee, FL, November 2004.
  • First IEEE Latin American Robotic Symposium, Invited Speaker, "Communication-Sensitive Planning and Behavior for Multi-roobot Teams", Mexico City, MX, October 2004.
  • AAAI Fall Symposium Series: Funding: A Gentler Introduction for Researchers, "Who are You and Why Should I Give You Two Million Dollars?", Invited Speaker, Washington, DC, October 2004.
  • JST Workshop on Robotics Projects and Future Funding Strategy, "Funding Strategy: A U.S. PI's Perspective", Sendai, JP, October 2004.
  • Issues and Approaches to Task Level Control Workshop (IROS 2004), "MissionLab: Tasking and Specification of Multirobot Systems", Sendai, JP, October 2004.
  • Networked Robotics Workshop (IROS 2004), "Communication-Sensitive Planning and Behavior for Multi-roobot Teams", Keynote Speaker, Sendai, JP, October 2004.
  • NIA AuRA Lecture Series, "Two Perspectives on Human-centered Robotics", National Institute of Aerospace, Langley, VA, August 2004.
  • 7th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 04), ``Communication-sensitive Planning and Behavior for Multi-robot Teams'', Keynote Lecture, Toulouse, FR, June 2004.
  • Invited Seminar, "Two Perspectives on Human-Centered Robotics", LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, FR, June 2004.
  • NRL Ground-Air Teaming Operations Workshop, Invited Speaker, Washington, DC, Feb. 2004.
  • ARTS Seminar, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento, "Multi-Robot Systems: Behavior, Specification, Learning, and Communication", Pontedera, Italy, February 2004.
  • 1st International Conference on Roboethics, "Bombs, Bonding, and Bondage: Human-Robot Interaction and Related Ethical Issues", Invited Distinguished Speaker, San Remo, Italy, January 2004.
  • 2nd International Workshop on the Mathematics and Algorithms of Social Insects, "Biologically Inspired Robot Behavior", Keynote lecture, Atlanta, GA, December 2003.
  • Research Seminar, "Multi-robot Teams: Behavior, Specifications, Learning, and Communication", Postech, Pohang, Korea, November, 2003.
  • Research Seminar, "Two Perspectives on Human-Centered Robotics", KAIST, Taejon, Korea, and KIST Research Center, Seoul, Korea, November 2003.
  • PRIMA 2003 Agent School on Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems, "Multi-Agent Robotic Systems", Invited Talk, Seoul, Korea, November 2003.
  • Block Island Workshop on Cooperative Control, "Situated Multi-robot Systems: A Team is More than Just Robots", Block Island, R.I., June 2003.
  • ONR Workshop on Dynamics, Control, and Guidance of Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles, "Multiagents, HRI, and Ethological Robots", Gainesville, FL, May 2003.
  • IV Workshop De Agentes Fisicos (WAF-03), Keynote Lecture, "Two Perspectives on Human-Centered Robotics", Alicante, Spain, April 2003.
  • Computer Science Colloquium Series, "Two Perspectives on Human-Centered Robotics", Yale University, January 2003.
  • Robotics Seminar, "Multiagent Robotic Teams", University of Palermo, IT, November 2002.
  • Workshop on Intelligent Human Augmentation and Virtual Environments, "Two Perspectives on Human-Centered Robotics", University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, October 2002.
  • IROS 2002 Social Robots Workshop, "An Ethological and Emotional Basis for Human-Robot Interaction", September 2002.
  • ICRA 2002 Tutorial on Mobile Robot Programming Paradigms, "MissionLab: Multiagent Robotics Meets Visual Programming", Washington, D.C., May 2002.
  • NRL Multi-Robot Sytems Workshop, "Usability Issues for Designing Multi-robot Missions", Washington, D.C., March 2002.
  • Joint Session Michigan State University CSE Distinguished Lecture Series/ Intelligent Robot Distinguished Seminar Series, "Tasking and Execution for Multiagent Robotic Teams", Feb. 2002.
  • Intel X-scale Robotics Workshop and Forum, "Software Environments for Robot Tasking and Execution", January 2002.
  • IASTED Joint Session, Keynote Lecture, "Tasking and Execution for Teams of Behavior-based Robots", Robotics and Applications (RA 2001) / Intelligent Systems and Control (ISC 2001), Tampa, FL, November 2001.
  • SAIC Seminar, "Tasking and Execution for Teams of Behavior-based Robots", Orlando, FL, October 2001.
  • DARPA Workshop on Cooperative Robotics (Cobots), "Multiagent Cooperative Robotics", Arlington, VA, Feb. 2001.
  • NASA Workshop on Biomorphic Robotics, `"Ethological Modeling of Canine Behavior and its Application to the AIBO Robot", Pasadena, CA, August 2000.
  • Symposium on Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience, "Animal Models and Robots: Frogs, Mantids, and Dogs", Los Angeles, CA, August 2000.
  • Workshop on Self-Organization in Robotics and Flexible Manufacturing, "Hybrid Learning for Hybrid Architectures", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA-2000), San Francisco, CA, April 2000.
  • Workshop on Integrating Sensors with Mobility and Manipulation, "Behavioral Approaches", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA-2000), San Francisco, CA, April 2000.
  • International Workshop on Subsymbolic Techniques and Algorithms, Invited Speaker, "Multiagent Robotic Systems", Erice, Italy, October 1999.
  • Workshop on Assembling the Subsystems into a Whole, Pre-IJCAI Conference on the Parts and the Whole of AI, invited speaker, Odense, Denmark, July 1999.
  • DARPA Workshop on Biologically Inspired Approaches for Micro Air Vehicles , invited speaker, Washington, D.C., April 1999.
  • 1998 Stockholm Workshop on Computational Vision, "Vision from a Behavior-based Roboticist's Perspective", Rosenoen, Sweden, August 1998.
  • Workshop on Robot Perception for Autonomous Aerial Vehicles (WRPAV '98) in conjunction with ECCV'98, "Theory and (versus?) Practice in Intelligent UAV Systems", Freiburg, Germany, June 1998.
  • Computing the Body, Embodying the Brain Symposium, "Usable Multiagent Robotic Systems", University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, May 1998.
  • CRL Seminar, "Multiagent Robotic Systems: Recent Results", Chalmers Institute of Technology, Gothenberg, Sweden, February 1998.
  • IDA-Seminar, "Research in Multiagent Robotic Systems at Georgia Tech: An Overview", University of Linkoping, Linkoping, Sweden, January, 1998.
  • Architecture Colloquium, "Ecological Niche Fitting: Mapping Animal Behavioral Models to Robot Behavioral Architectures", University of Bielefeld, Germany, Dec. 1997.
  • Swedish Neural Network Society Annual Meeting, "Animal Models of Behavior and their Role in Robotic Control Systems", Stockholm, Sweden, Nov. 1997.
  • AAAI-97, "The 1997 AAAI Mobile Robot Competition: Martian, Remotes, Hors d'oeuvres, and Cleaning up the Mess Afterwards", invited talk, (with J. Firby), Providence, RI, July 1997.
  • Highly Autonomous Systems Workshop, "Robot Esoterica: Beyond 2001", sponsored by NASA, Pasadena, CA, April 1997.
  • University of Alberta, invited talk, "Ecological Robotics: A Schema-theoretic Approach", Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, April 1997.
  • NSF Workshop on Intelligent Agents, "Usable Multiagent Robotic Systems", Porto Alegre, Brazil, March 1997.
  • Center for Autonomous Systems Research Seminar, "Mission Specification and Control for Multiagent Robotic Systems" (Oct. 9) and "Ecological Robotics: A Schema-Theoretic Approach" (Oct. 10), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, October 1996.
  • ITAM (Instituto Technologico Autonomo de Mexico) 50 Year Anniversary, Keynote Speech, "Behavior-based Robotics: Past, Present, and Future", Mexico City, Dec. 1996.
  • AAAI Fall Symposium on Embodied Cognition and Action, "Ecological Robotics: A Schema-Theoretic Approach", Cambridge, MA, Nov. 1996.
  • 1996 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, "Multiagent Robotic Mission Planning and Execution", workshop on Robotic Planning and Execution, Minneapolis, MN, April 1996.
  • Systems Seminar Series, "Multiagent Robotic Mission Planning and Execution", McGill University, Montreal, CA, March 1996.
  • MCC Workshop on Intelligent Agent-based Real-time Planning and Control, January 1996, Austin, TX.
  • International Conference of Integrated Micro-Nanotechnology for Space Applications, Working Group Panel on Software, Houston, TX, Nov. 1995.
  • AAAI Spring Symposium on Lessons Learned from Implemented Software Architectures for Physical Agents, Plenary lecture and workshop presentation entitled "Just What is a Robot Architecture Anyway? Organizing Principles versus Turing Equivalency", Stanford, CA, March 1995.
  • AMCA/IEEE International Workshop on Neural Networks Applied to Control and Image Processing, Plenary Lecture, "Control and Communication for Reactive Multirobot Systems", Mexico City, Nov. 1994.
  • Emory University Psychology Seminar, "Reactive Multi-agent Robotic Systems", Atlanta, GA, Nov. 1994.
  • 14th UGV/Demo II ARPA Workshop, "Cooperating Multi-agent Reactive Robotic Systems", Vail, CO, March 1994.
  • Georgia State University Biology Seminar, "Cooperating Multi-agent Reactive Robotic Systems", Atlanta, GA, Jan. 1994.
  • Conference on Prerational Intelligence, "Cooperating Multi-agent Reactive Robotic Systems: Experimenting with Autonomous Agents", University of Bielefeld, Germany, Nov. 1993.
  • Workshop on Neural Architectures and Distributed AI: From Schema Assemblages to Neural Networks, "Reactive Schema-based Robotic Systems: Principles and Practice", Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 1993.
  • X National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, "Multi-agent Reactive Robotic Systems", Mexico City, Sept. 1993.
  • IJCAI Workshop on Dynamically Interacting Robots, "Communication in Multi-agent robotic systems: When is enough enough?", and Panel Discussion (moderator and presenter) on Communication in Multi-agent Robotic Systems, 13th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Chambery, France, Aug. 1993.
  • 1993 NSF Coordination Theory and Collaboration Technology Workshop, "Cooperation and Communication in Multi-agent Reactive Robotic Systems", Arlington, VA, July 1993.
  • 1993 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, "Birds do it (flock), Bees do it (swarm), Even Educated Fleas Do it (Circus)", workshop on "Needs for Research in Cooperating Robots", Atlanta, GA, May 1993.
  • NSF/NIST/FHWA Workshop on Research Needs in Automated Excavation and Material Handling in the Field, "Reactive Navigation", Gaithersburg, MD, April 1993.
  • NSF Workshop on Real Time Systems and Artificial Intelligence, "Behavior-based Robotic Control: Reacting in Real-Time", University of Maryland, College Park, Feb. 1993.
  • 1992 IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, panel on Machine Learning in "Dynamic Worlds Autonomous Systems" Workshop, Raleigh, N.C., July 1992.
  • AAAI 1992 Spring Symposium on Control of Selective Perception, "Task-specific Sensors versus Task-specific Sensing: Is Less More?", Stanford University, March 1992.
  • AAAI 1991 Fall Symposium on Sensory Aspects of Robotic Intelligence, "The Multiple Dimensions of Action-Oriented Perception: Fission, Fusion, Fashion", Monterey, CA, Nov. 1991.
  • Rockwell International Science Center, "Action-Oriented Perception for Reactive Robotic Navigation", Palo Alto, CA, Nov. 1991.
  • University of Massachusetts COINS 1991 National Research Forum for Industry, "Recent Developments in Mobile Robot Research at Georgia Tech", Northampton, MA, Sept. 1991.
  • ONR Workshop on Locomotion Control in Legged Invertebrates, "Seeing the Forest above the Dendritic Trees: Organizing Neural Function at the Schema Level", Woods Hole, MA, Sept. 1991.
  • Emory University Psychology Seminar, "Applying Psychological and Biological Insights in Mobile Robot Systems", Atlanta, GA, Feb. 1991.
  • Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence, "An Integrated Reactive/Hierarchical Robot Navigational Architecture", Washington, DC, Jan. 1991.
  • Workshop on Cognition, Biology and Robotics. "Applying Psychological and Biological Insights in Mobile Robotics", German National Research Center for Computer Science, Sankt Augustin, FRG, June 1990.
  • NASA/JPL Planetary Rover Testbed Workshop, "Georgia Tech Mobile Robot Laboratory", Pasadena, CA, Feb. 1990.
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "Visual Strategies for Mobile Robot Docking", Oak Ridge, Tenn., November 1989.
  • Annual Meeting of the Air Force Automated Airframe Assembly Program, "Applications of Intelligent Mobile Robots", Atlanta, GA, Oct. 1989.
  • Computacion UdeM '89, "Computer Vision for the Navigation of an Intelligent Mobile Robot", University of Monterrey, Mexico, Sept. 1989.
  • International Workshop on Intelligent Robots and Systems '89, "Action-oriented Perception for Mobile Robots", panel on Vision-based Vehicle Guidance, Tsukuba, Japan, Sept. 1989.
  • AAAI 1989 Spring Symposium on Robot Navigation, "Towards the Unification of Navigational Planning and Reactive Control", Stanford University, CA, March 1989.
  • Division LETI, Institut de Recherche Technologique et de Developpement Industriel, French Atomic Energy Commission, "Intelligent Docking for an Autonomous Vehicle", Grenoble, France, October 1988.
  • Universitat der Bundeswehr Munchen, "Autonomous Mobile Robots in Flexible Manufacturing Systems", Munich, West Germany, October 1988.
  • The NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Mobile Robots, "Motor Behavior Planning in a Partially Modeled World", and panel "Is path planning an easily solved problem? What more needs to be done?", Estoril, Portugal, May 1987.

  • Chaired Sessions:

  • 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Communication (RO-MAN 2014), Plenary Session Chair: "Autonomy is All About the Operator", Edinburgh Aug. 2014.
  • 2014 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology (Ethics 2014) , Chicago, IL, May 2014. Session Chair: Ethics and Artificial Agents.
  • 2013 IFAC Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles Symposium (IAV 2013), Gold Coast, AUS, June 2013. Session chair: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
  • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2012), Guangzhou, China, Dec. 2012. Session Chair: Intelligent Systems I.
  • 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Algarve, PT, October 2012, Session Co-chair: Multiple Mobile Robot Planning I & II.
  • 2007 Workshop on Roboethics, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '07), Rome, IT, April 2007, Session Chair: Methodology.
  • 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '05), Barcelona, SP, April 2005, Session Chairs: Multi-robot planning and Planning 1.
  • 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Systems (IROS '04), Sendai, JP, Oct. 2004. Session Chair: Robot Learning.
  • First International Symposium on Roboethics: The ethics, social, humanitarian and ecological aspects of Robotics, San Remo, IT, January 2004. Session Chair: Humans and Humanoids.
  • 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Systems (IROS '03), Las Vegas, NV, October 2003, Session Chair: Multi-robots I.
  • 2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '32), Taipei, Taiwan, Sept. 2003, Session Chair: Agriculture and Off-road Robotics.
  • 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Systems (IROS '02), Lausanne, Switzerland, October 2002, Session Chair: Voice-enabled Human Robot Interaction.
  • 2002 IEEE Conference Conference on Robotics and Automation, Washington, D.C, May 2002, Session Chair: Learning I.
  • 2001 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Seoul, Korea, May 2001, Session chair: Learning Systems.
  • 5th International Symposium on Autonomous Decentralized Systems (ISADS-2001), Dallas, TX, March 2001, Panel Co-chair: Robotics for Education and Entertainment.
  • First International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Marina del Rey, CA, February 1997, Session chair: Sensing and Perception.
  • AAAI Fall Symposium on Embodied Cognition and Action, Nov. 1996, Cambridge, MA, Session Chair: Motor Control.
  • Schloss Dagstuhl Seminar on Modelling and Planning for Sensor-based Intelligent Robot Systems, Saarbrucken, Germany, August 1996, Session Chair.
  • 1996 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Minneapolis, MN, April 1996. Session co-chair: Outdoor Navigation.
  • International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '94). Munich, Germany, September 1994. Session chairs: Mobile Robot Control and Object Modeling/Recognition.
  • International Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing (ISRAM '94). Maui, HI, August 1994. Session co-chair: Hardware, Control Architectures, and Real-Time Systems.
  • 1993 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Atlanta, GA, May 1993. Session co-chair: Navigation.
  • 1992 Applications of Artificial Intelligence X. Orlando, Fl, April 1992. Session chair: Reactive Robotic Control Strategies.
  • 29th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. Honolulu, HI. December 1990. Session co-chair: Explorations in Qualitative Reasoning for Control.
  • 1990 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Cincinnati, OH, May 1990. Session chair: Mobile Robots and Vision.
  • First International Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing, Atlanta, GA, May 1990. Session chair: Artificial Intelligence and Inexact Visualization.
  • SPIE Mobile Robots IV Conference, Philadelphia, PA., November 1989. Session chair: Sensing.
  • SPIE Mobile Robots III Conference, Cambridge, MA., November 1988. Session chair: Three-Dimensional Sensing.
  • ROBOTS12/VISION88 - Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Detroit, Mich., June 6-9, 1988. Session co-chair: Robot/Vision Systems Development.
  • 1988 ACM Computer Science Conference, Atlanta, Ga., February 1988. Session chair: Artificial Intelligence.

  • Editor:

  • Series Editor, Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Agents, Book Series for MIT Press, 1997-.

  • Editorial Boards:

  • Member, International Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Social Robotics, 2007-.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Intelligent Service Robotics, 2005-.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Field Robotics, 2005-.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Machine Intelligence and Robotic Control, 1999-.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Autonomous Robots, 1993-.
  • Member, International Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 2003-07.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Intelligence, 1993-95.
  • Associate Editor. IEEE Expert, 1992-96 (two terms).
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing, 1992-1996.

  • Guest Editorships:

  • Arkin, R.C., Guest Editor (with V. Kumar, D. Hedrick, M. Steinberg, and P. Cheng), 2009. Special issue on Cooperative Control of Multiple Heterogeneous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Coverage and Surveillance, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 2009.
  • Guest Editorial Board, 1999. Special Issue on Integrating Robotics Research, Autonomous Robots, Vol. 6, No. 3, June 1999.
  • Arkin, R.C., Guest Editor (with G. Bekey), 1997. Special Issue on Robot Colonies, Autonomous Robots Vol. 4, No. 1, 1997.
  • Guest Editorial Board, 1997. Special Issue on Robot Learning, the New Wave, Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems.
  • Arkin, R.C., Guest Editor, 1995. Special Issue on Intelligent Robotic Systems, IEEE Expert, Vol. 10, No. 2, April 1995.
  • Arkin, R.C., Guest Editor, 1992. Special Issue on Advances in Unmanned Vehicle Systems, Journal of Applied Intelligence Vol. 2, No. 3.

  • Conference Organization:

  • International Program Committee, 18th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR-15), Hangzhou, China, September 2015.
  • Program Committee, 3rd Workshop on Recognition and Action for Scene Understanding (REACTS 2015), Malta, September 2015.
  • Program Committee, 2nd Workshop on Rights and Duies of Autonomous Agents (RDA2@PAAMS'15), Salamanca, SP, June 2015.
  • International Program Committee, 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI 2014), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov. 2014.
  • Advisory Board, 2014 International Conference on Social Robotics, Sydney, AU, October 2014.
  • Technical Program Committee, 2014 Latin American Robotics Symposium (LARS-SBR 2014), San Carlos, BR, Oct. 2014.
  • Program Committee, 13th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, (SAB2014) [From Animals to Animats], Castellon, SP, July 2014.
  • International Program Committee, 17th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR-14), Poznan, Poland, July 2014.
  • Program Committee, HRI-2014 Pioneers Workshop, Bielefeld, GER, March 2014.
  • Program Committee 2013 International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR 2013), Montevideo, UY, Nov. 2013.
  • Program Committee, 2013 Latin American Robotics Symposium (LARS 2013), Arequipa, Peru, Oct. 2013.
  • Standing Committee, 2013 International Conference on Social Robotics, Bristol UK, October 2013.
  • Advisory Committee, Humanoids 2013, Atlanta, GA, October 2013.
  • Program Committee, 14th Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems Conference (TAROS 2013), August 2013, Oxford, UK.
  • Program Committee, 2nd Workshop on Recognitionand Action for Scene Understanding (REACTS 2013), York, UK, August 2013.
  • International Program Committee, 16th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR-13), Sydney, AU, July 2013.
  • Program Committee, HRI-2013 Pioneers Workshop, Tokyo, JP March 2013.
  • International Advisory Board, Fourth International Conference on Social Robotics, Chengdu, China, Nov. 2012.
  • Program Committee, Eighth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS 2012), Brussels, BE, Sept. 2012.
  • Program Committee, 1st Workshop on Rights and Duties of Autonomous Agents (RDA2@ECAI'12), Montpellier, FR, August 2012.
  • Program Committee, 12th International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, (SAB2012) [From Animals to Animats], Odense, DK, August 2012.
  • International Program Committee, 15th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR-12), Baltimore, MD, July 2012.
  • Advisory Council, IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO 2012), Munich, Ger, May 2012.
  • Program Committee, HRI-2012 Pioneers Workshop, Boston, MA, March 2012.
  • International Advisory Committee, IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts (ARSO2011), Half Moon Bay, CA, October 2011.
  • Program Committee, 12th Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems (TAROS 2011), September 2011, Sheffield, UK.
  • Program Committee, International Workshop on Collaborative Robots and Human Robot Interaction, Philadelphia, PA, May 2011.
  • Program Committee, HRI-11 Young Pioneers Workshop, Lausanne, CH March 2011.
  • Program Committee, 2010 International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2010), November 2010, Lausanne, CH.
  • International Advisory Board, Second International Conference on Social Robotics, Singapore, Nov. 2010.
  • International Program Committee, 1st International Conference on Applied Bionics and Biomechanics (ICABB-2010), Venice, IT, October 2010.
  • International Advisory Committee, Sixth IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts(ARSO2010), Seoul, KR, October 2010.
  • International Program Committee, 13th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR-10), Nagoya, JP, August. 2010.
  • Program Committee, Eleventh International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, (SAB2010) [From Animals to Animats], Paris, FR, August 2010.
  • Program Committee, 3rd International Human-Robot Personal Relationships Conference (HRPR 2010), Leiden, NL, June 2010.
  • International Advisory Committee, 2009 IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics and its Social Impacts, Tokyo, JP, Nov. 2009.
  • Program Committee, 2009 Latin American Robotics Symposium (LARS 2009), Valparaiso, Chile, Oct. 2009.
  • International Program Committee, 11th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robot (CLAWAR-09), Istanbul, Turkey, Sept. 2009.
  • International Advisory Board, International Conference on Social Robotics, Incheon, KR, August 2009.
  • Co-Chair, ICRA-2009 Workshop on Roboethics, Kobe, JP, May 2009.
  • Program Committee, HRI-09 Pioneers Workshop, San Diego, CA, March 2009.
  • Program Committee - 2008 International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2008), November 2008, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • Program Committee, 5th IEEE Latin American Robotics Symposium, Salvador, Brazil, Oct. 2008.
  • International Program Committee - 11th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR-08), Coimbra, PT, Sept. 2008.
  • Program Committee, 2008 International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, (SAB2008) [From Animals to Animats], Osaka, July 2008.
  • Co-organizer, Workshop on Cooperative Control of Multiple Heterogeneous UAVs for Coverage and Surveillance, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Los Angeles, CA, May 2008.
  • Program Committee, 6th International Conference on Human System Learning, Toulouse, FR, May, 2008.
  • International Program Committee - 10th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR-06), Brussels, July 2007.
  • International Program Committee, Third International Workshop on Multi-agent Robotic Systems (MARS 2007), held at ICINCO-2007, Angers, FR, May 2007.
  • Program Committee, HRI Pioneer Workshop 2007, Washington D.C., March 2007.
  • Program Committee, 2007 Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Washington D.C., March 2007.
  • Program Committee, 3rd IEEE Latin American Robotics Symposium, Santiago, Chile, Oct. 2006.
  • Program Committee, 2006 International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior (SAB2006) [From Animals to Animats], Rome, Sept. 2006.
  • International Program Committee, Second International Workshop on Multi-agent Robotic Systems (MARS 2006), held at ICINCO-2006, Setubal, Portugal, September 2006.
  • International Program Committee, 9th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR-06), Brussells, September 2006.
  • Program Committee, 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Riva del Garda, Italy, August 2006.
  • Nectar Track Program Committee, AAAI-06, Boston, MA, July 2006.
  • Senior Program Committee, 2006 Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Salt Lake City, March 2006.
  • Program Committee, Young HRI Researchers Workshop, Salt Lake City, March 2006.
  • International Advisory Board Member, 5th International Conference on Human System Learning, Marrakesh, Morocco, Nov. 2005.
  • International Program Committee, First International Workshop on Multi-agent Robotic Systems (MARS 2005), held at ICINCO-2005, Barcelona, SP, September 2005.
  • International Program Committee - 8th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots (CLAWAR-05), London, UK, September 2005.
  • Program Committee, RoboCup 2005 Symposium, Osaka, JP, July 2005.
  • Co-organizer, ICRA-2005 Workshop on Robo-ethics, Barcelona, Spain, 2005.
  • Region Program Co-chair for America - 2005 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Barcelona, SP, April 2005.
  • Program Committee - 1st IEEE Latin American Robotics Symposium, Mexico City, MX, Oct. 2004.
  • Program Committee - International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '04), Sendai, Japan, Sept-Oct. 2004.
  • International Program Committee - Fourth International Symposium on Robotics and Automation (ISRA '2004), Queretaro, Mexico, August 2004.
  • Program Committee - 2004 International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, (SAB2004) [From Animals to Animats], Los Angeles, July 2004.
  • Program Committee - 5th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles 2004 (IAV '04), Lisbon, Portugal, July 2004.
  • Program Committee - 2004 Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (MICAI'2004), Mexico, April 2004.
  • Program Committee - 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2004), New Orleans, LA, April 2004.
  • Program Committee - 2nd International Workshop on the Mathematics and Algorithms of Social Insects, Atlanta, GA, December 2003.
  • Program Committee - 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA 2003), Kobe, Japan, July 2003.
  • Program Committee - International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '02), Lausanne, Switzerland, Sept-Oct. 2002.
  • Scientific Advisory Committee - Seventh International Conference on the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, (SAB2002) [From Animals to Animats], Edinburgh, UH, Aug. 2002.
  • Program Committee - RoboCup International Symposium 2002, Fukuoka, Japan, June 2002.
  • Organizing Committee - 6th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 2002), June 2002, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Program Committee - Second International Conference on Development and Learning (ICDL '02), Cambridge, MA, June 2002.
  • Program Committee - 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Washington, D.C., May 2002.
  • Program Committee - Seventh International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-7), Marina Del Rey, CA, March 2002.
  • Program Committee - First International Congress on Autonomous Intelligent Systems (ICAIS '2002), Geelong, Australia, February 2002.
  • Program Committee - IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology (ICIT 2001), Cairo, Egypt, December 2001.
  • Steering Committee - DARPA/NSF Study on Human-Robot Interaction, San Luis Obispo, CA, September 2001.
  • Program Committee - 4th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles 2001 (IAV '01), Sapporo, Japan, September, 2001.
  • Program Committee - RoboCup International Symposium 2001, Seattle, WA, August 2001.
  • Program Committee - 2001 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA 2001), Banff, Alberta, July 2001.
  • Program Committee - 5th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS '2000), Oct. 2000, Knoxville, TN.
  • Program Committee - Fourth International Workshop on RoboCup (RoboCup-2000), 2000.
  • Program Committee - Sixth International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, (SAB2000) [From Animals to Animats], Paris, France, Sept. 2000.
  • Organizing Committee - Mechatronics 2000, Atlanta, GA, September 2000.
  • Program Committee - Seventh International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL-2000), Boston, MA, July 2000.
  • Program Committee - Sixth Intelligent Autonomous Systems Conference (IAS-6), Venice, Italy, July 2000.
  • Program Committee - Fourth International Conference on Multiagent Systems (ICMAS '2000), Boston, MA, July 2000.
  • Program Committee - 31st International Symposium on Robotics, (ISR 2000), Montreal, CA, May 2000.
  • Program Committee - 2000 Workshop on Interactive Robotics and Entertainment (WIRE-2000), Pittsburgh, PA, April 2000.
  • Program Committee - 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA '99), Monterey, CA, Nov. 1999.
  • Program Co-chair - 1999 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM'99), Atlanta, GA, Sept. 1999.
  • International Advisory Committee - Second Climbing and Walking Robots Conference (CLAWAR-99), Portsmouth, UK, September 1999.
  • Program Committee - Third International Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents 99), Seattle, WA, May 1999.
  • Program Committee - Sixth International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL-99), Orlando, FL, July 1999.
  • Program Committee - Fifth International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, (SAB98) [From Animals to Animats], Zurich, Switzerland, Aug. 1998.
  • Program Committee - 1998 National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-98), Madison, WI, July 1998.
  • Program Committee - Fifth International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL-98), Paris, FR, July 1998.
  • Program Committee - Third International Conference on Multiagent Systems (ICMAS '98), Paris, France, July 1998.
  • Program Committee - Second International Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents 98), Minneapolis, MN, May 1998.
  • Organizing Committee - Integrating Robotic Research: Taking the Next Leap, 1998 AAAI Spring Symposium Series, Stanford, CA, March 1998.
  • Program Committee - Third IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, March 1998, Madrid, SP.
  • Program Committee - International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR '97), Canberra, Australia, Dec. 1997.
  • Program Committee - Fourth International Workshop on Agent Theories, Architectures, and Languages (ATAL-97), Providence, RI, July 1997.
  • Program Committee - International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '97), Grenoble, FR, Sept. 1997.
  • Robot Competition Co-Chair and Program Committee Member - 1997 National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-97), Providence, RI, July 1997.
  • Program Committee - First International Conference on Autonomous Agents, Marina del Rey, CA, February 1997.
  • Program Committee - Second International Conference on Multiagent Systems (ICMAS '96), Nara, Japan, December 1996.
  • Program Committee - Fourth International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, (SAB96) [From Animals to Animats], Cape Cod, MA, Sept. 1996.
  • Program Committee - International Conference on Mechatronics, 29th International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation (ISATA), Florence, Italy, June 1996.
  • Organizing Committee - IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Vehicles, September 1995, Detroit, MI.
  • Program Committee - Conference on Robotics, Motion and Machine Vision in the Automotive Industries, 28th International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation (ISATA), Stuttgart, Germany, Sept. 1995.
  • Meeting Organizer - ARPA Real-time Planning and Control Program's Principal Investigator Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, September 1995.
  • Program Committee - Lessons Learned from Implemented Software Architectures for Physical Agents, 1995 AAAI Spring Symposium Series, March 1995, Stanford, CA.
  • Program Committee - International Conference on Mechatronics, 27th International Symposium on Advanced Transportation Applications (ISATA), Aachen, Germany, Nov. 1994.
  • Program Committee - International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '94), Munich, Germany, Sept. 1994.
  • Program Committee - 1994 International Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing (ISRAM '94), Maui, HI, Aug. 1994.
  • Program Committee - Third International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, (SAB94) [From Animals to Animats], Brighton, England, Aug. 1994.
  • Program Committee - Dynamically Interacting Robots, workshop for 13th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 1993), Chambery, France, Aug. 1993.
  • Program Committee - SPIE Mobile Robot III, IV, VI-XII Conferences, 1988-89, 1991-1997.
  • Program Committee - 1993 Applications of Artificial Intelligence XI, Orlando, FL, April 1993; 1992 Applications of Artificial Intelligence X, Orlando, FL, April 1992.
  • Program Committee - Conference on Stochastic and Neural Methods in Signal Processing, Image Processing, and Computer Vision, SPIE 35th Annual Technical Symp., San Diego, CA, July 1991.
  • Program Committee - Fifth IEEE International Symp. on Intelligent Control, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 1990.
  • Conference Co-Chair and tutorials chair - First International Conference on Visualization in Biomedical Computing, Atlanta, GA, May 1990.

  • Special Courses and Tutorials:

  • First IFRR/IEEE RAS International School on Robotics Science, Topical Area: Human Robot Interaction, co-organizer, Volterra, IT, July 2004.
  • European Summer School on Cooperative Robotics, "Multirobot and Formation Control", Lisbon, September 2002.
  • Biological Behavior as the Basis for Robotic Behavior, One day course at Workshop on Action Selection. ZIF, University of Bielefeld, November 2001.
  • Behavior-Based Robotics, one-half day tutorial for IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '01), with M. Mataric, Maui, HI, October 2001.
  • Behavior-Based Robotics, one-half day tutorial for IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA-2000), with M. Mataric, San Francisco, CA, April 2000.
  • Intelligent Agents in Robotics, 3 day short course, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, with D. Floreano and T. Gomi, September 1999.
  • Behavior-Based Robotics, one-half day tutorial for 1999 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-99), Stockholm, Sweden, Aug. 1998.
  • Behavior-Based Robotics, one-half day tutorial for 1999 National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-99), with M. Mataric, Orlando, FL, July 1999.
  • Behavior-Based Robotics, one-half day tutorial for the Third International Conference on Autonomous Agents (Agents '99), with M. Mataric, Orlando, FL, May 1999.
  • Reactive Robotic Systems, two hour tutorial for X National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Mexico City, Mexico, Sept. 1993 (invited).
  • Behavior-Based Reactive Robotic Systems, one-half day tutorial for 13th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 1993), with R. Grupen, Chambery, France, Aug. 1993.
  • Behavior-Based Reactive Robotic Systems, full day tutorial for 1993 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, with R. Grupen, Atlanta, GA, May 1993.
  • Reactive Robotic Control Systems, one-half day tutorial for 1991 IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Conference, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 13, 1991.
  • Intelligent Robotics and Knowledge-based Computer Vision, one day course, Knowledge Engineering Certificate Program, Georgia Tech Educational Extension Division, offered 2 times per year during 1990-91.

  • Ph.D. Students Advised:

  • Robin Murphy - Summer 1992. Thesis title: An Architecture for Intelligent Sensor Fusion. Raytheon Professor, Texas A&M University.
  • Erika Rogers - Fall 1992. Thesis title: Visual Interaction: A Link Between Perception and Problem-Solving. (Won best College of Computing Ph.D. Student Award for 1992). Thesis was winner of 1993 Sigma XI Doctoral Dissertation Award. NSF Career Award 1995. Professor (retired), California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
  • Douglas MacKenzie - Spring 1997. Title: A Design Methodology for the Configuration of Behavior-based Mobile Robots. President and Founder: Mobile Intelligence Co.
  • Tucker Balch - Fall 1998. Title: Behavioral Diversity in Learning Robot Teams. Won best College of Computing Graduate Research Assistant Award for 1996. NSF Career Award 2003. Associate Professor, College of Computing, Georgia Tech.
  • Khaled Ali - Spring 1999. Thesis title: Multiagent Robotics: Relating Systems to Tasks. Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
  • Alexander Stoytchev - Summer 2007. Thesis title: Robot Tool Behavior: A Developmental Approach to Autonomous Tool Use. Assistant Professor, Iowa State University.
  • Eric Martinson - Fall 2007. Thesis title: Acoustical Awareness for Intelligent Robotic Action. Fulbright Fellow, Postdoctoral Researcher, Naval Research Laboratory.
  • Yoichiro Endo - Fall 2008. Thesis title: Countering Murphy's Law: The Use of Anticipation and Improvisation via an Episodic Memory in Support of Intelligent Robot Behavior. Won Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award, College of Computing, 2004. Research Scientist, Intelligent Automation, Inc.
  • Alan Wagner - Fall 2009. Thesis title: The Role of Trust and Relationships in Human-Robot Social Interaction. Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute.
  • Zsolt Kira - Spring 2010. Thesis Title: Communication and Alignment of Grounded Symbolic Knowledge Among Heterogeneous Robots. Research Scientist, Sarnoff Inc.
  • Lilia Moshkina - Spring 2011. Thesis Title: An Integrative Framework of Time-Varying Affective Robotic Behavior. Postdoctoral Researcher, Naval Research Laboratory.

  • Other Activities:

  • ABET Program Evaluator, 2014-.
  • Office of Net Assessment Workshop on Quasi-Autonomous Combat Systems, invited participant, Washington, DC, October, 2014.
  • U.S. Patent 8,805,762, Affective Model Device and Method of Deciding Behavior of the Affective Model Device, awarded 8/12/2014, co-Inventor, assigned to Samsung Electronics Co.
  • U.S. Patent 8,458,112, Affective Model Device and Method for Deciding the Behavior of an Affective Model Device, issued June 4, 2013, co-Inventor, assigned to Samsung Electronics Co. Also issued as Korean Patent Application 10-2010-000614.
  • United Nations Human Rights Commission Expert Consultation with the UN Special Rapporteur on Lethal Autonomous Robotics and the Protection of Life, invited expert and session chair on Human Responsibility and the Sanctity of Life, Florence, IT, Feb. 2013.
  • Workshop on Anticipatory Ethics, Responsibility and Artificial Agents, invited participant, Charlottesville, VA, Jan. 2013.
  • ONR Innovation Summit on Architectures for Autonomous Systems, invited participant, Arlington,VA, July 2012.
  • DOD Human-Centered Autonomy Workshop, invited participant, Dayton, OH, Sept. 2011.
  • Distinguished Editorial Panel Member, Multi-Agency Robotics Editorial Review Board, 2011.
  • Associate, The Center for Ethics and Technology at Georgia Tech, 2009-.
  • External Reviewer, Framework 7 Project, European Commission, 2009-10.
  • Special Section on Lethal Robots, Organizer, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 1, Spring 2009.
  • DARPA Complete Intelligence Workshop, invited participant, Tucson, AZ, February 2009.
  • DARPA RigHT Robot-Human-Teams Workshop, invited participant, Arlington, VA, June 2008.
  • Virtual faculty Member, Cognitive Interaction Technology Excellence Cluster, Bielefeld University, Germany, 2008-.
  • Research Consultant Star Shipping Inc., 2007.
  • Research Consultant Mobile Intelligence Corp., 2007-08.
  • Japanese Patents JP2007125629, JP2007125630, JP2007125631, Robot Device and Motion Control Method, co-Inventor, assigned to Sony Corporation, 2007.
  • External Thesis Examiner, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, July 2006.
  • External Reviewer, Framework 6 Project, European Commission, 2005.
  • Research Consultant, Lockheed-Martin Company, 2005.
  • ARO CISD Strategic Planning Workshop, invited participant, Chapel Hill, N.C., May 2005.
  • Research Consultant, Independent Technology Evaluation Team for DARPA Grand Challenge, SRS Technologies, 2004.
  • U.S. Patent 06650965, Robot Apparatus and Behavior Deciding Method, Issued 11-18-2003, co-Inventor, assigned to Sony Co.
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Scientific American 50 Technology Awards, 2003.
  • Research Consultant, Foster-Miller, Inc, 2002-03.
  • DARPA Cognitive Systems Exploratory Efforts Planning Meeting, invited participant, Arlington, VA., July 2002.
  • Member of Advisory Board, Evolution Robotics, 2002-05.
  • DARPA ISAT Summer Study, Invited Participant, Woods Hole, MA, August 2001.
  • KTH Workshop on Intelligent Environments and Robotics , Invited Participant, Rosenon, Sweden, Sept. 2000.
  • 1st Discover Awards Board of Advisors, Discover Magazine, 1999.
  • NSF/DARPA Workshop on Development and Learning, Invited participant, Lansing, MI, April 2000.
  • Workshop on Intelligent Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, invited participant, University of Linkoping, Sweden, May 1998.
  • Research Consultant, Sony Digital Creatures (DCL) Laboratory / Sony Intelligence Dynamics Laboratory (SIDL), Tokyo, Japan, 1998-2006.
  • Research Consultant, Georgia Power, Atlanta, GA, 1999.
  • External Thesis Examiner, University of Stockholm, May 1998.
  • External Thesis Opponent, University of Aalborg, April 1998.
  • Judge, Discover Magazine Awards for Technological Innovation, Robotics Category, 1998.
  • Member, Advisory Board, Dickerson Vision Technologies, Atlanta, GA, 1997.
  • DARPA Small Multi-Agent Reconnaissance Technology Workshop, invited participant, Washington, DC, May 1997.
  • Research Consultant, Sycamore Research, Santa Barbara, CA, 1996.
  • External Thesis Reviewer, University of Alberta, 1997.
  • External Thesis Reviewer, McGill University, 1996.
  • ARL Robotics Technology Workshop, invited participant, Alexandria, VA, May 1996.
  • Intelligent Manufacturing Systems Metamorphic Material Handling System Inter-regional Kick-off Meeting, invited participant, Tokyo, Japan, July 1995.
  • 1995 NSF Coordination Theory and Collaboration Technology Workshop, invited participant, Ann Arbor, MI, March 1995.
  • ONR Autonomous Ocean Sampling Network Design Workshop, invited participant, Boston, MA, July 1994.
  • NSF-CONACyT Joint Workshop on US-Mexico Cooperation in Computer Science and Engineering, invited participant, El Paso, TX, Feb. 1994.
  • AAAI Robot Competition, faculty advisor for Georgia Tech Team, San Jose, CA, July 1992, Washington, D.C., July 1993 and Seattle, WA, July 1994. Won first place in 1994.
  • AUVS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Competition, faculty co-advisor for Georgia Tech team, Atlanta, GA, July 1991, 1993 and 1994. Won first place in 1993.
  • Futurescape 1991, panel discussion on Nurturing that Valuable Talent in Math and Science, Kennesaw State College, GA, April 27, 1991.
  • JPL Planning Evaluation Workshop, invited participant, Newport Beach, CA, Feb. 21-23, 1990.
  • Civil Engineering, Volume 60, No. 10, Contributor to article "The Challenge of the '90s", pp. 44-53, October 1990.
  • Research chronicled in BusinessWeek, New York Times, Time Magazine, New Scientist, Popular Science, Cable News Network, TBS InterAct Atlanta, Chronicle of Higher Education, Robotics World, Popular Mechanics, The Final Frontier, Engineering Times, Materials Management and Distribution, Technology Update, EDP Weekly, United Press International, Associated Press, Wall Street Journal, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Communications of the ACM, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Computer Age, IEEE Expert, Manufacturing Engineering, Finance and Commerce, Industrial Automation Outlook, Construction Specifier, Quality, Tooling and Production, Radio-Electronics, The Economist, Atlanta Magazine, Military History Magazine. Der Spiegel, Wired, and numerous others.
  • Consultant/Commentator to Cable News Network on neural network technology, artificial intelligence, and robot muscle-like actuators; WSB-TV Atlanta on artificial intelligence; ABC News on Robot Companions.

  • Technical Reviewer for:

    Proposals/Program:

    ARO/RSTA program oversight panel; Army Research Organization; DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory CESAR review panel; EU Framework Programs; Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund; Italian Ministry Program for University Research; Kansas Defense 2000 Program; NASA CESDIS Program, AI/Expert Systems review panel; NASA Surface Systems review panel; NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts; National Science Foundation; NSF CISE Instrumentation review panel; Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; National Institutes of Health; Swedish Research Council for Engineering Sciences; Swiss National Science Foundation; Texas Higher Ed. Coordinating Board - Research Programs Div. review panel; University of Western Ontario Academic Development Fund; etc.

    Technical Papers and Books:

    AAAI-97/98; Addison-Wesley Publishing; Artificial Intelligence Journal; Autonomous Robots; Biological Cybernetics; Cambridge University Press; Computing Reviews (ACM); Computer (IEEE); Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory; Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications; Conference of the Cognitive Science Society; European Conference on Artificial Intelligence; Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences; IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation; IEEE Control Systems Magazine; IEEE Expert; IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology; IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation; IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering; IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation; IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics; IJCAI; Image and Vision Computing Journal; Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing Journal; International Journal of Approximate Reasoning; International Journal of Computer Vision; International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence; International Journal of Robotics and Automation; International Journal of Robotics Research; ISIC/CIRA/ISAS; Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc.; Journal of Adaptive Behavior; Journal of Applied Intelligence; Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control; Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence; Journal of Intelligent Control and Systems; Journal of Integrated Computer-aided Engineering; Journal of Robotics and Autonomous Systems; Journal of Robotic Systems; Kluwer Academic Publishers; Machine Learning; Machine Vision and Applications; Mechatronics; MIT Press; Robotica; etc.

    Committees - National/International:

  • Distinguished Lecture Committee Chair, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, 2013-2014.
  • Executive Board Member, Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security (CETMONS), 2011-.
  • Vice Chair, Fellow Evaluation Committee, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, 2011.
  • Board of Governors , IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, elected to three-year term, 2010-2012.
  • Human Rights and Ethics Committee, Standing Committee, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, Co-chair, 2006-11.
  • Liaison to Social Implications of Technology Society, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, 2006-09,2014-15.
  • CNN Future Summit Nominating Committee, 2006.
  • Army Research Laboratory Robotics Technical Advisory Board, National Academy Panel on Digitization and Communication Sciences, 2004.
  • Scientific Board of the IEEE-RAS/IFRR School of Robotics Science, Member, 2004--.
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Committee on Robot Ethics, Founding Co-chair, 2004-9.
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Constitution and Bylaws Committee, 2002-03.
  • IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Technical Activities Board, 2002-03.
  • DARPA ISAT study group on Mixed-Initiative Control and Monitoring within Human-'Bot Systems, 3/01-12/01.
  • Robotics Council, National Science Foundation, 2001-02.
  • Administrative Committee, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, elected to consecutive terms 1999-2001, 2002-2004.
  • Scientific Advisory Committee, Centre for Autonomous Systems, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, 1998--.
  • Appointment Committee, Professor of Computer Vision, Odense University, Denmark, 1998.
  • Center for Autonomous Systems Executive Committee, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, 1997-98.
  • IFAC Technical Committee on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles, 1996-01.
  • National Center for Advanced Technologies, Key Technologies Road Map Team for Artificial Intelligence, 1990-91.

  • Committees - Georgia Tech:

    Institute:

    Institute for People and Technology Campus Advisory Committee, 2013-; Search Committee, Associate Vice President for Research, 2013; Search Committee, Executive Vice President for Research, 2010; Dean Review Committee, 2009-10; Institute Review Committee for Academic Programs, 2001-2004,2006-08; Manufacturing Research Center Faculty Advisory Committee, 1995-97; Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, elected 3 year term for 1994-97 (vice-chair 95-96); Academic Senate, elected 1994-96,2000-02; Sigma Xi Ph.D. Thesis Award Committee, 1994; Manufacturing Policy Council, member, 1994-1997; Steering Committee for CIMS Mechatronics Laboratory, 1993-96 (Chair, 1993-4); General Faculty Assembly, College of Computing delegate, elected 1992, 1994; Institute Patent Committee, 1992; Search Committee for Vice President of Information Technology, 1992; Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems Committee, 1989-96; NASA Working Group, 1989-1990.

    College of Computing:

    Standing Search and Appointment Committee, 2007-08; College Review Committee, 2004-08; Executive Committee, 2000-01,2 005-06; Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Chair, 1996-97; Faculty Search Committee, 1987-89, 1992, 2008; Ph.D. Admissions Committee, 1989-91, 1993-96 (Chair 95-96); Computing Policy Committee, 1991-92; Space Utilization Committee, Chair, 1991; Faculty Honors Committee, 1999-2001, Chair, 2001-02. Ph.D. Student Review Committee, Chair, 1992,1998.

    Honors:

  • Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology, 2012-.

  • Recipient of 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Research Award from the University of Massachusetts Computer Science Department.

  • "Deceitful Robots", included in Time Magazine's 'The 50 Best Inventions of 2010', November 2010.

  • "Guilty Robots", included in New York Times' 9th Annual Year in Ideas, 2009.

  • Winner of Best Technical Paper Award for Wagner, A., and Arkin, R.C., "A Framework for Situation-based Social Interaction", IEEE Workshop on Robots and Human Interactive Communications (RO-MAN '06), Hatfield, U.K., Oct. 2006.

  • Elected IEEE Fellow in 2003.

  • Named Georgia Tech Regents' Professor in 2002, the first person so named in the College of Computing's history.

  • Recipient of Outstanding Senior Faculty Research Award, College of Computing, Georgia Tech, April 2001.

  • Elected Senior Member of the IEEE in 1991.

  • Recipient of Advisor Award for 1993 Doctoral Dissertation Award, The Monie A. Ferst Memorial Sigma XI Research Award given to Erika Rogers, May 1993.

  • Recipient of Contribution Award for advising winner of Student Technical Paper Competition, Science Applications international Corporation, paper written by Alexander Stoytchev, April 2005.

  • Recipient of Contribution Award for advising winner of Student Technical Paper Competition, Science Applications international Corporation, paper written by Robin R. Murphy, June 1990.

  • Included in Who's Who in America 63rd edition; Who's Who in the World , 8th-9th editions; Who's Who in the East, 21st editions; Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 21st edition; Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1st edition; Who's Who in the Media and Communication, 1st edition; Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America, 1st edition.

  • Member of Hawthorne College Engineering Advisory Board (1984-85).

  • Faculty Member of the Year (and Macebearer) of Hawthorne College 1982-83.

  • Membership in Professional Societies:

    Association for Computing Machinery (ACM); Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); IEEE Computer Society; IEEE Robotics and Automation Society; IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology.