Journal Articles

  • Elizabeth Croft, Karon MacLean, Brian T. Gleeson, Amir Haddadi, Chris Parker, ClĂ©ment Gosselin, Denis Laurendeau, Frank P. Ferrie, Andrew Phan, Javier A. Alcazar, Leandro Barajas, Roland Menassa Collaborative, Human-focused, Assistive Robotics for Manufacturing (CHARM): Bringing HRI to Manufacturing Assembly. Submitted to the International Journal of Robotics Research in 2012 (currently in review).

  • Chris A. C. Parker and Elizabeth Croft Lifting with People: The Design and Tuning of a Cooperative Lifting Controller for pHRI. Submitted to the International Journal of Robotics Research in 2011 (currently in review).

  • AJung Moon, Chris A. C. Parker, Elizabeth Croft, H. F. Machiel Van der Loos. Design and Impact of Hesitation Gestures during Human­Robot Resource Conflicts. Submitted to Journal of Human Robot Interaction in 2011 (currently in review).

  • Chris A. C. Parker and Hong Zhang. Biologically inspired collective comparisons by robotic swarms. In the International Journal of Robotics Research, 30(5): 524-535, 2011.

  • Chris A. C. Parker and Hong Zhang, Collective unary decision-making by decentralized multiple-robot systems applied to the task-sequencing problem. In Swarm Intelligence, 4(3): 199-220, 2010.

  • Parker, Chris A. C. and Zhang, Hong. Cooperative Decision-Making in Decentralized Multiple-Robot Systems: the Best-of-N Problem. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 14(2): 240-251, 2009.

  • Parker, Chris A. C. and Zhang, Hong. Collective Robotic Site Preparation. Journal of Adaptive Behaviour, 14(1): 5-19, 2006.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Chris Parker and Elizabeth Croft. Design & Personalization of a Cooperative Carrying Robot Controller. To appear in Proceedings of 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2012), pages 3916-3921, 2012.

  • Wesley Chan, Chris A. C. Parker, H. F. Machiel Van der Loos, Elizabeth Croft. Teaching Robots How to Share: Grip Forces and Load Forces in Handovers. In Proceedings of 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI 2012), pages 9-16, 2012.

  • Chris Parker and Elizabeth Croft. Experimental investigation of human-robot cooperative carrying. In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE/RSJ Int'l Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), pages 3361-3366, 2011.

  • AJung Moon, Chris A. C. Parker, Elizabeth A., H. F. Machiel Van der Loos. Did you see it hesitate? - empirically grounded design of hesitation trajectories for collaborative robots. In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE/RSJ Int'l Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), pages 1194-1199, 2011.

  • Chris Parker and Elizabeth Croft. J-Strips: Haptic joint limit warnings for human-robot interaction. In Proceedings of 2010 ASME Int'l Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, paper IMECE2010-40717, 2010.

  • Susana Zoghbi, Chris Parker, Elizabeth Croft, H. F. Machiel Van der Loos. Enhancing Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction Through Physiological-Signal Based Communication. In Proceedings of Workshop on Multimodal Human-Robot Interfaces, 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010), 2010.

  • Davide De Carli, Evan Hohert, Chris A. C. Parker, Susana Zoghbi, Simon Leonard, Elizabeth Croft, Antonio Bicchi. Measuring Intent in Human-Robot Cooperative Manipulation. In Proceedings of 2009 IEEE International Workshop on Haptic Audio Visual Environments and Games (HAVE 2009), pages 159-163, 2009.

  • Parker, Chris A. C. and Zhang, Hong. Consensus-Based Task Sequencing in Decentralized Multiple-Robot Systems using Local Communication. In Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE/RSJ Int'l Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2008), pages 1421-1426, 2008.

  • Parker, Chris A. C. and Zhang, Hong. A Practical Implementation of Random Peer-to-Peer Communicaiton for a Multiple-Robot System. In Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2007), pages 3730-3735, 2007.

  • Parker, Chris A. C. and Zhang, Hong. An Analysis of Random Peer-to-Peer Communication for System-Level Coordination in Decentralized Multiple-Robot Systems. In Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE/RSJ Int'l Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2006), pages 398-403, 2006.

  • Parker, Chris A. C. and Zhang, Hong. Active versus Passive Expression of Preference in the Control of Multiple-Robot Decision-Making. In proceedings of the 2005 IEEE/RSJ Int'l Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2005), pages 915-920, 2005.

  • Parker, Chris A. C. and Zhang, Hong. Biologically Inspired Decision Making for Collective Robotic Systems. In proceedings of the 2004 IEEE/RSJ Int'l Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2004), pages 375-380, 2004.

  • Parker, Chris A. C. and Zhang, Hong. Collective Decision Making: A Biologically Inspired Approach to Making up All of Your Minds. In proceedings of 1st IEEE Int'l Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2004), pages 250-255, 2004.
         Winner of "Best Student Paper"

  • Parker, Chris A. C., Zhang, Hong and Kube, Ronald C. Blind Bulldozing: Multiple Robot Nest Construction. In proceedings of the 2003 IEEE/RSJ Int'l Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2003), pages 2010-2015, 2003.

  • Parker, Christopher and Zhang, Hong. Robot Collective Construction by Blind Bulldozing. In proceedings of the 2002 IEEE Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics 2002 (SCM 2002), pages 59-63, 2002.

Poster Presentations and Abstracts

  • Parker, Chris A. C. and Zhang, Hong. Implementing Collective Robotic Construction with Blind Bulldozing. Abstract in proceedings of 2nd International Workshop on the Mathematics and Algorithms of Social Insects (MASI 2003), 2003.

Book Chapters

  • C. Ronald Kube, Chris A. C. Parker, Tao Wang, Hong Zhang. Biologially Inspired Collective Robotics. Chapter in Recent Developments in Biologically Inspired Computing, Leandro Nunes de Castro and Fernando J. Von Zuben, eds. Publisher: Idea Group Inc. (IGI), 2004.
    ISBN: 159140313-8

Overview

On this page, you can information on my publications, including my current research on intelligent robot assistants, and my prior (graduate) work on multiple-robot systems inspired by social insects. Feel free to email me with any questions that you might have about this work.


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