Publications

Journal Articles

M. Novitzky, C. Pippin, T.R. Collins, T.R. Balch, and M.E. West. "AUV Behavior Recognition using Behavior Histograms, HMMs, and CRFs," Journal ROBOTICA, Cambridge Univesity Press. February 2014. 

Selected Publications/Presentations

[P21]  Michael Novitzky, Paul Robinette, Danielle K. Gleason, and Michael R. Benjamin. A platform for studying human-machine teaming on the water with physiological sensors. In Workshop on Human-Centered Robotics: Interaction, Physiological Integration and Autonomy at RSS 2017, Cambridge, MA, Jul 2017. 

[P20]  Kyle L. Woerner, Michael Novitzky, Michael R. Benjamin, and John J. Leonard. Legibility and predictability of protocol-constrained motion: Evaluating human-robot ship interactions under COLREGS collision avoidance requirements. In Workshop on Mathematical Models, Algorithms, and Human-Robot Interaction at RSS 2017, Cambridge, MA, Jul 2017. 

[P19]  Paul Robinette, Michael Novitzky, and Michael R. Benjamin. Trusting a robot as a user versus as a teammate. In Workshop on Morality and Social Trust in Autonomous Robots at RSS 2017, Cambridge, MA, Jul 2017. 

[P18] L. Paull, J. Tani, H. Ahn, J. Alonso-Mora, L. Carlone, M. Cap, J. Dusek, Y. Fang, Y.F. Chen, C. Choi, D. Hoehener, Shih-Yuan Liu, M. Novitzky, I. F. Okuyama, J. Pazis, F. Rosman, V. Varricchio, Hsueh-Cheng Wang, D. Yershov, H. Zhao, M. Benjamin, C. Carr, M. Zuber, S. Karaman, E. Frazzoli, D. Del Vecchio, D. Rus, J. P. How, J. Leonard, and A. Censi. "Duckietown: An open, inexpensive and flexible platform for autonomy education and research." IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017. 

[P17] M. Novitzky, H. R.R. Dougherty, M. R. Benjamin. "A Human-robot Speech Interface for an Autonomous Marine Teammate," 8th International Conference on Social Robotics, Kansas City MO November 1-3, 2016.

[P16] Michael Novitzky and Michael R. Benjamin. Aquaticus: a platform for human-robot teaming competitions. In North East Robotics Colloquium (NERC), 2016. 

[P15] K. Woerner, M. R. Benjamin, M. Novitzky, and J. Leonard. "Collision avoidance road test for COLREGS-Constrained autonomous vehicles," In IEEE/MTS Oceans, 2016. 

[P14] M. Novitzky, H. R.R. Dougherty, M. R. Benjamin. "Towards a Human-Robot Speech Interface for an Autonomous Teammate," IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) August 26-31 2016, New York, New York.

[P13] M. Novitzky and M. R. Benjamin. "Aquaticus: a mixed human machine robotic competition," North East Robotics Colloquium (NERC) 2015, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA.

[P12] Novitzky, Michael and Balch, Tucker R., “Towards trajectory adaptation for recognition (TAR),” ICRA 2015: Workshop on Persistent Autonomy for Aquatic Robotics (PAAR), 2015. 

[P11] Michael Novitzky, Tucker R. Balch, and Lora Weiss. "Optimizing Robot Behavior for Improved Recognition by Teammates," International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS), Daejeon, South Korea. November, 2014. 

[P10] Michael Novitzky, Michael R. Benjamin, Thomas R. Collins, Tucker R. Balch, Michael E. West, and Lora Weiss. "Behavior-based Communication for Cooperative Mine Clearing with an ASV," International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS), Daejeon, South Korea. November, 2014. 

[P9] M. Novitzky, C. Pippin, T.R. Collins, T.R. Balch, and M.E. West, "Bio-Inspired Multi-Robot Communication through Behavior Recognition," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), 2012.

[P8] M. Novitzky, C. Pippin, T.R. Collins, T.R. Balch, and M.E. West, "Conditional Random Fields for Behavior Recognition of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles," Distributed Autonomous Robotics Systems (DARS), 2012.

[P7] M. Novitzky, C. Pippin, T.R. Collins, T.R. Balch, and M.E. West, "Behavior Recognition of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Using Forward-Looking Sonar," Distributed Autonomous Robotics Systems (DARS), 2012. 

[P6] Michael Novitzky, Charles Pippin, Tucker Balch, Thomas Collins, and Michael E. West. "Behavior Recognition of an AUV Using Forward-Looking Sonar. RSS Workshop on Marine Robotics. July 2011.

[P5] M. Novitzky, "Improvement of Multi-AUV Cooperation through Teammate Verification," Workshops at the Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2011.

[P4] H. Kim, A. Kogan, C. Dasgupta, M. Novitzky, and E.Y.L. Do, "Grocery Hunter: a fun game for children to combat obesity." Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, 2011. 

[P3] M.E. West, T.R. Collins, J.R. Bogle, A. Melim, and M. Novitzky "An Overview of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Systems and Sensors at Georgia Tech." AUSI Sensors and Systems, November 2010. 

[P2] West et al., "Design and Development of the YellowFin UUV for Homogenous Collaborative Missions." AUVSI Unmanned Systems, August 2010.

[P1] Charles Pippin, Gary Gray, Michael Matthews, Dave Price, Ai-Ping Hu, Warren Lee, Michael Novitzky, Paul Varnell, "The Design of an Air-Ground Research Platform for Cooperative Surveillance", GTRI Technical Report 112010, 2010.