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Audio Localization for Robots Using Parallel Cerebellar Models (2018)
Journal Article
Baxendale, M., Pearson, M., Nibouche, M., Secco, E., & Pipe, T. (2018). Audio Localization for Robots Using Parallel Cerebellar Models. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 3(4), 3185-3192. https://doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2018.2850447

© 2016 IEEE. A robot audio localization system is presented that combines the outputs of multiple adaptive filter models of the Cerebellum to calibrate a robot's audio map for various acoustic environments. The system is inspired by the MOdular Selec... Read More about Audio Localization for Robots Using Parallel Cerebellar Models.

Systematic and realistic testing in simulation of control code for robots in collaborative human-robot interactions (2016)
Journal Article
Araiza-Illan, D., Western, D., Pipe, A. G., & Eder, K. (2016). Systematic and realistic testing in simulation of control code for robots in collaborative human-robot interactions. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 9716, 20-32. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-40379-3_3

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. Industries such as flexible manufacturing and home care will be transformed by the presence of robotic assistants. Assurance of safety and functional soundness for these robotic systems will requi... Read More about Systematic and realistic testing in simulation of control code for robots in collaborative human-robot interactions.

Coverage-driven verification — An approach to verify code for robots that directly interact with humans (2015)
Journal Article
Pipe, A., Araiza-Illan, D., Western, D., Pipe, A. G., & Eder, K. (2015). Coverage-driven verification — An approach to verify code for robots that directly interact with humans. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 9434, 69-84. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26287-1_5

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. Collaborative robots could transform several industries, such as manufacturing and healthcare, but they present a significant challenge to verification. The complex nature of their working environ... Read More about Coverage-driven verification — An approach to verify code for robots that directly interact with humans.

Text line aggregation (2014)
Conference Proceeding
Beck, C., Broun, A., Mirmehdi, M., Pipe, T., & Melhuish, C. (2014). Text line aggregation. In M. De Marsico, A. Tabbone, & A. Fred (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods. , (393-401). https://doi.org/10.5220/0004817903930401

We present a new approach to text line aggregation that can work as both a line formation stage for a myriad of text segmentation methods (over all orientations) and as an extra level of filtering to remove false text candidates. The proposed method... Read More about Text line aggregation.

Perception of own and robot engagement in human-robot interactions and their dependence on robotics knowledge (2013)
Journal Article
Pipe, A., Hall, J., Tritton, T., Rowe, A., Pipe, A. G., Melhuish, C., & Leonards, U. (2014). Perception of own and robot engagement in human-robot interactions and their dependence on robotics knowledge. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 62(3), 392-399. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2013.09.012

Communication between socially assistive robots and humans might be facilitated by intuitively understandable mechanisms. To investigate the effects of some key nonverbal gestures on a human's own engagement and robot engagement experienced by humans... Read More about Perception of own and robot engagement in human-robot interactions and their dependence on robotics knowledge.

Biomimetic vibrissal sensing for robots (2011)
Journal Article
Charles Sullivan, J., Pearson, M. J., Pearson, M., Mitchinson, B., Sullivan, J. C., Pipe, A. G., & Prescott, T. J. (2011). Biomimetic vibrissal sensing for robots. Philosophical Transactions B: Biological Sciences, 366(1581), 3085-3096. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2011.0164

Active vibrissal touch can be used to replace or to supplement sensory systems such as computer vision and, therefore, improve the sensory capacity of mobile robots. This paper describes how arrays of whisker-like touch sensors have been incorporated... Read More about Biomimetic vibrissal sensing for robots.

Dynamic soaring flight in turbulence (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Deittert, M., Richards, A., Toomer, C., & Pipe, A. G. (2009, August). Dynamic soaring flight in turbulence. Paper presented at Navigation & Control Conference

Fuzzy classifier system architectures for mobile robotics: An experimental comparison (2007)
Journal Article
Carse, B., Pipe, A. G., Pipe, A. G., & Carse, B. (2007). Fuzzy classifier system architectures for mobile robotics: An experimental comparison. International Journal of Intelligent Systems, 22(9), 993-1019. https://doi.org/10.1002/int.20235

We present an experimental comparison between two approaches to optimization of the rules for a fuzzy controller. More specifically, the problem is autonomous acquisition of an "investigative" obstacle avoidance competency for a mobile robot. We repo... Read More about Fuzzy classifier system architectures for mobile robotics: An experimental comparison.

Implementing spiking neural networks for real-time signal-processing and control applications: A model-validated FPGA approach (2007)
Journal Article
Nibouche, M., Melhuish, C., Pipe, A. G., Pearson, M. J., Pearson, M., Pipe, A. G., …Nibouche, M. (2007). Implementing spiking neural networks for real-time signal-processing and control applications: A model-validated FPGA approach. IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, 18(5), 1472-1487. https://doi.org/10.1109/TNN.2007.891203

In this paper, we present two versions of a hardware processing architecture for modeling large networks of leaky-integrate-and-fire (LIF) neurons; the second version provides performance enhancing features relative to the first. Both versions of the... Read More about Implementing spiking neural networks for real-time signal-processing and control applications: A model-validated FPGA approach.

Whiskerbot: A robotic active touch system modeled on the rat whisker sensory system (2007)
Journal Article
Pearson, M. J., Pearson, M., Pipe, A. G., Melhuish, C., Mitchinson, B., & Prescott, T. J. (2007). Whiskerbot: A robotic active touch system modeled on the rat whisker sensory system. Adaptive Behavior, 15(3), 223-240. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059712307082089

The Whiskerbot project is a collaborative project between robotics engineers, computational neuroscientists and ethologists, aiming to build a biologically inspired robotic implementation of the rodent whisker sensory system. The morphology and mecha... Read More about Whiskerbot: A robotic active touch system modeled on the rat whisker sensory system.

Embryonics: A path to artificial life? (2006)
Journal Article
Zhang, X., Dragffy, G., & Pipe, A. G. (2006). Embryonics: A path to artificial life?. Artificial Life, 12(3), 313-332. https://doi.org/10.1162/artl.2006.12.3.313

Electronic systems, no matter how clever and intelligent they are, cannot yet demonstrate the reliability that biological systems can. Perhaps we can learn from these processes, which have developed through millions of years of evolution, in our purs... Read More about Embryonics: A path to artificial life?.

Empirically inspired simulated electro-mechanical model of the rat mystacial follicle-sinus complex (2004)
Journal Article
Mitchinson, B., Gurney, K. N., Redgrave, P., Melhuish, C., Pipe, A. G., Pearson, M., …Prescott, T. J. (2004). Empirically inspired simulated electro-mechanical model of the rat mystacial follicle-sinus complex. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 271(1556), 2509-2516. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2004.2882

In whiskered animals, activity is evoked in the primary sensory afferent cells (trigeminal nerve) by mechanical stimulation of the whiskers. In some cell populations this activity is correlated well with continuous stimulus parameters such as whisker... Read More about Empirically inspired simulated electro-mechanical model of the rat mystacial follicle-sinus complex.