Current and Recent Funded Research Projects

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

Acquisition of Autonomous Behaviors by Robotic Assistants
8/02-12/04, $1025K
DARPA MARS 2020 (NASA, VU, MIT, UMass, USC)
Acquisition of autonomous behaviors

A Software Architecture and Tools for Autonomous Mobile Robots
7/99-6/02, $646K (MARS)
Development of agent-based robot control, navigation, and interfaces

Research on Interactive Human-Robot Interaction
7/01-12/03, $335K
Development of cognitive agents for humanoid robots

Tools and Techniques for Agent-Based Adaptive Human-Robot Interaction
6/01-9/02, $93K
Development of adaptive human-robot interface architecture and tools

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Phase IV: Learning and Sensory-Motor Feedback for Remote Teleoperation
5/07-4/08, $200K

Robot Behavior Acquisition: Superposition and Composting of Behaviors Learned Through Teleoperation
7/03-6/04, $78K

Robot Acquisition of Active Maps Through Teleoperation and Vector Space Analysis
7/02-6/03, $78K

NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP)

Integration of Visual Attention using a Sensory EgoSphere
9/07-8/08, $30K
9/06-8/07, $24K
9/05-8/06, $24K

Acquisition of Basic Behaviors Through Teleoperation Using Robonaut
9/04-8/05, $24K
9/03-8/04, $24K

Machine Perception to Facilitate Human-Robot Interaction
9/02-8/03
9/01-8/02
9/00-8/01

National Science Foundation (NSF)

ITR: A Biologically Inspired Adaptive Working Memory System for Efficient Robot Control and Learning
12/03-11/08, $1,596,360 br> Development of biologically-inspired working memory systems for robotic control, perception and learning

REU Supplement to ITR: A Biologically Inspired Adaptive Working Memory System for Efficient Robot Control and Learning
9/04 - 12/06, $12K [CIS - University of Missouri-Columbia collaboration]

Intentional Vision in Humans and Robots
9/04 - 9/07, $485,958 [Peabody - CIS Collaboration]

US-UK Exploratory Workshop on Cognitive Robotics and Control
4/05 - 3/06, $49,956