Publications

Journal Articles

[J2] M.R. Benjamin, M. Defilippo, P. Robinette, M. Novitzky. Obstacle Avoidance Using Mutli-Objective Optimization and a Dynamic Obstacle Manager. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 2019.

[J1] 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

[P26]   M. Novitzky, P. Robinette, C. Fitzgerald, M. Benjamin, H. Schmidt. Aquaticus: Pub- licly Available Datasets from a Marine Human-Robot Teaming Testbed. In ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (Alt-HRI), 2019. (Under Review)

[P25]  A. Gupta, M. Novitzky, M.R. Benjamin Learning Autonomous Marine Behaviors in MOOS-IvP. In OCEANS, Charleston, South Carolina, October 2018.

[P24] M. Novitzky, P. Robinette, M.R. Benjamin, D. Gleason, C. Fitzgerald, H. Schmidt Preliminary Interactions of Human-Robot Trust, Cognitive Load, and Robot Intelli- gence Levels in a Competitive Game. Late Breaking Report in the 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Chicago Illinois, March 2018.

[P23] M. Novitzky, M.R. Benjamin, P. Robinette, H.R.R. Dougherty, C. Fitzgerald, H. Schmidt Virtual Reality for Immersive Simulated Experiments of Human-Robot Interactions in the Marine Environment. 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human- Robot Interaction (HRI) 2018 Workshop on Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality for Human-Robot Interaction, Chicago Illinois, March 2018.

[P22] P. Robinette, M. Novitzky, M.R. Benjamin, Longitudinal Interactions Between Human and Robot Teammates in a Marine Environment. 2018 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) 2018 Workshop on Longitudinal Human-Robot Teaming, Chicago Illinois, March 2018.

[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.