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Published papers

Heikkilä S. S., Halme A., Schiele A., "Affordance-based indirect task communication for astronaut-robot cooperation", Journal of Field Robotics, vol. 29, pages 576–600, July-August 2012. (Bibtex, pdf)

Heikkilä S.S., Halme A., "Indirect Human-Robot Task Communication Using Affordances", Proceedings of the 20th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Atlanta, USA, August 2011. (Bibtex, pdf pdf) Ro-Man 2011 best paper award winner!

Heikkilä, S.S. "The Role of Natural Interaction in Astronaut-Robot Cooperation", International Astronautical Congress (IAC), Prague, Czech Republic, September 2010. (Bibtex, pdf pdf)

Heikkilä S.S., Halme A., Schiele A., "Human-Human Inspired Task and Object Definition for Astronaut-Robot Cooperation", Proceedings of of The 10th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS), Sapporo, Japan, August 2010. (Bibtex, pdf pdf)

Zebenay M., Heikkilä S.S., "Manipulator Control for Physical Astronaut-Robot Interaction", Proceedings of The 10th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS), Sapporo, Japan, August 2010. (Bibtex, pdf pdf)

Heikkilä S.S. "Implementing Human-Robot Interaction Applications with GIMnet/MaCI", Proceedings of GIMNET 2010, Espoo, Finland, June 2010. (Bibtex, pdf pdf)

Heikkilä S.S., Didot F., Halme A., "Centaur-type service robot technology assessment for astronaut assistant development", Proceedings of 10th ESA Workshop on Advanced Space Technologies for Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), Noordwijk, Netherlands, November, 2008. (BibTex, pdf pdf)

Heiskanen P., Heikkilä S.S., Halme A., "Development of a dynamic mobile robot simulator for astronaut assistance", Proceedings of 10th ESA Workshop on Advanced Space Technologies for Robotics and Automation (ASTRA), Noordwijk, Netherlands, November, 2008. (BibTex, pdf pdf)

Ph.D thesis

Heikkilä S.S., "Affordance-Based Task Communication Methods for Astronaut-Robot Cooperation", Doctoral dissertation, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, November 2011. (Bibtex, pdf pdf)

M.Sc. theses

  • Persson M., "Coordinated Control of Two Robotic Manipulators for Physical Interactions with Astronauts", 2010. (pdf pdf)
  • Zebenay M., "Manipulator Control for Physical Astronaut-Robot Interaction", 2009. (pdf pdf)
  • Heiskanen P., "Development of a Dynamic Simulator of a Mobile Robot for Astronaut Assistance", 2008. (pdf pdf)

Annotated SpacePartner project bibliography

The bibliography of SpacePartner project includes publications from Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), especially

  • Sharing situational awareness
  • Task coordination
  • Robot control architectures

SpacePartner annotated bibliography, (c) SpacePartner project

Term definitions used in the SpacePartner project

The definitions refer to the SpacePartner annotated bibliography bibtex keys.
SpacePartner term definitions, (c) SpacePartner project

SimPartner - Dynamic real-time rigid-body mobile robot simulator

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Elmo Whistle 5/60 motor controller Linux CAN driver

Open source driver that enables to control Elmo Whistle 5/60 motor controller through CAN network interface in Linux. 2009_12_08_elmo_api.tar.bz2