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Publications from 2008
Conference Articles
  1. John Anderson and Jacky Baltes. Robotics and AI as a Motivator for the Attraction and Retention of Computer Science Undergraduates in Canada. In Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium on Using AI to Motivate Greater Participation in Computer Science, AAAI Spring Symposium Series, Stanford, CA, March 2008. [Slides]
    Abstract:
    Since the burst of the dot-com bubble in 2000, computer science has seen a significant decrease in enrollment in universities across North America. While this has been well-publicized in the media in the United States, Canada's numbers in this regard have been significantly worse. Within Canada, however, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba has been relatively fortunate: while a noticeable decrease has occurred, it is statistically much less than has occurred across Canada and the U.S. There are a number of reasons for this, one of which is the use of artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics in particular, as a tool for student recruitment and retention. In this paper, we examine enrollment trends of our university compared to the rest of the continent, discuss some of the reasons behind these trends, and describe how we use AI, and robotics in particular, as tools to attract and retain computer science students.

    @inproceedings{AndersonBaltes08:RoboticsforCS.pdf,
    author = {John Anderson and Jacky Baltes},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium on Using AI to Motivate Greater Participation in Computer Science},
    title = {Robotics and AI as a Motivator for the Attraction and Retention of Computer Science Undergraduates in Canada},
    year = {2008},
    series = {AAAI Spring Symposium Series},
    address = {Stanford, CA},
    month = {March},
    slides = {http://aalab.cs.umanitoba.ca/%7eandersj/Publications/pdf/SpringSymp08Slides.pdf},
    pdf = {http://aalab.cs.umanitoba.ca/%7eandersj/Publications/pdf/SS08RoboticsforCS.pdf},
    abstract = {Since the burst of the dot-com bubble in 2000, computer science has seen a significant decrease in enrollment in universities across North America. While this has been well-publicized in the media in the United States, Canada's numbers in this regard have been significantly worse. Within Canada, however, the Department of Computer Science at the University of Manitoba has been relatively fortunate: while a noticeable decrease has occurred, it is statistically much less than has occurred across Canada and the U.S. There are a number of reasons for this, one of which is the use of artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics in particular, as a tool for student recruitment and retention. In this paper, we examine enrollment trends of our university compared to the rest of the continent, discuss some of the reasons behind these trends, and describe how we use AI, and robotics in particular, as tools to attract and retain computer science students.} 
    }
    


  2. John Anderson, Jacky Baltes, Michael de Denus, Jeff Allen, and and Daniel Troniak. Keystone Mixed Reality. In L. Iocchi, H. Matsubara, A. Weitzenfeld, and C. Zhou, editors, RoboCup-2008 Proceedings CD (Team Description Papers), Suzhou, China, July 2008.
    @inproceedings{RC2008KMR,
    author = {John Anderson and Jacky Baltes and Michael de Denus and Jeff Allen and and Daniel Troniak},
    title = {Keystone Mixed Reality},
    booktitle = {RoboCup-2008 Proceedings CD (Team Description Papers)},
    editor = {L. Iocchi and H. Matsubara and A. Weitzenfeld and C. Zhou},
    address = {Suzhou, China},
    year = {2008},
    month = {July},
    pdf = {http://aalab.cs.umanitoba.ca/%7eandersj/Publications/pdf/keystoneMixedReality.pdf} 
    }
    


  3. Jonathan Bagot, John Anderson, and Jacky Baltes. Vision-Based Multi-Agent Slam for Humanoid Robots. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CIRAS-2008), pages 171-176, June 2008. [Slides] [Videos]
    Abstract:
    A solution to the SLAM problem using multiple homogeneous humanoid robots with limited processing power, noisy sensor data, and inconsistent locomotion is described and implemented on two real humanoid robots. The solution uses particle filters and the concept of frontier-based exploration.

    @inproceedings{BagotMASlam,
    author = {Jonathan Bagot and John Anderson and Jacky Baltes},
    title = {Vision-Based Multi-Agent Slam for Humanoid Robots},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computational Intelligence, Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CIRAS-2008)},
    year = {2008},
    month = {June},
    pages = {171--176},
    videos = {http://aalab.cs.umanitoba.ca/videos/index.php?i=./publications/humanoid_slam},
    pdf = {http://aalab.cs.umanitoba.ca/%7eandersj/Publications/pdf/BagotMASlam.pdf},
    slides = {http://aalab.cs.umanitoba.ca/%7eandersj/Publications/pdf/BagotMASlamSlides.pdf},
    abstract = {A solution to the SLAM problem using multiple homogeneous humanoid robots with limited processing power, noisy sensor data, and inconsistent locomotion is described and implemented on two real humanoid robots. The solution uses particle filters and the concept of frontier-based exploration.} 
    }
    


  4. Jacky Baltes. Ronaldinho's Metal Friends - 10 Years of Robotic Soccer Competitions. In Robot Vision 2008 (Keynote Address), Auckland, NZ, February 2008.
    @inproceedings{robovis08kn,
    author = {Jacky Baltes},
    title = {Ronaldinho's Metal Friends - 10 Years of Robotic Soccer Competitions},
    booktitle = {Robot Vision 2008 (Keynote Address)},
    address = {Auckland, NZ},
    month = {February},
    year = {2008},
    pdf = {http://aalab.cs.umanitoba.ca/%7ejacky/Publications/pdf/robvis_2008_kn.pdf} 
    }
    


  5. Sara McGrath, John Anderson, and Jacky Baltes. Model-Free Active Balancing for Humanoid Robots. In L. Iocchi, H. Matsubara, A. Weitzenfeld, and C. Zhou, editors, Proceedings of RoboCup-2008: Robot Soccer World Cup XII, Suzhou, China, July 2008. [Slides]
    @inproceedings{RC2008McGrath,
    author = {Sara McGrath and John Anderson and Jacky Baltes},
    title = {Model-Free Active Balancing for Humanoid Robots},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of RoboCup-2008: Robot Soccer World Cup XII},
    editor = {L. Iocchi and H. Matsubara and A. Weitzenfeld and C. Zhou},
    address = {Suzhou, China},
    year = {2008},
    month = {July},
    pdf = {http://aalab.cs.umanitoba.ca/%7eandersj/Publications/pdf/ActiveBalancing.pdf},
    slides = {http://aalab.cs.umanitoba.ca/%7eandersj/Publications/pdf/balancingPoster.pdf} 
    }
    


  6. Brian McKinnon, Jacky Baltes, and John Anderson. Stereo-Vision Based Control of a Car using Fast Line-Segment Extraction. In L. Iocchi, H. Matsubara, A. Weitzenfeld, and C. Zhou, editors, Proceedings of RoboCup-2008: Robot Soccer World Cup XII, Suzhou, China, July 2008. [Slides]
    @inproceedings{RC2008McKinnon,
    author = {Brian McKinnon and Jacky Baltes and John Anderson},
    title = {Stereo-Vision Based Control of a Car using Fast Line-Segment Extraction},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of RoboCup-2008: Robot Soccer World Cup XII},
    editor = {L. Iocchi and H. Matsubara and A. Weitzenfeld and C. Zhou},
    address = {Suzhou, China},
    year = {2008},
    month = {July},
    pdf = {http://aalab.cs.umanitoba.ca/%7eandersj/Publications/pdf/SegmentExtraction.pdf},
    slides = {http://aalab.cs.umanitoba.ca/%7eandersj/Publications/pdf/lineSegmentPoster.pdf} 
    }
    



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