Distributed Learning

P. Varshavskaya, L. P. Kaelbling, and D. Rus, Efficient Distributed Reinforcement Learning Through Agreement, 9th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS), Tsukuba Japan, November 2008. [ pdf ]

Modular Robotics

P. Varshasvskaya, L. P. Kaelbling, and D. Rus Automated Design of Adaptive Controllers for Modular Robots Using Reinforcement Learning, International Journal of Robotics Research 27:3-4 (Special Issue on Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robots), Mar-Apr 2008 [ pdf - preprint ]

P. Varshavskaya, L. P. Kaelbling, and D. Rus, On Scalability Issues in Reinforcement Learning for Self-Reconfiguring Modular Robots, Digital Proceedings of the RSS Workshop on Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robots, Philadelphia PA, August 2006 [ pdf ]

I. Vasilescu, P. Varshavskaya, K. Kotay, and D. Rus, Autonomous Modular Optical Underwater Robot (AMOUR): Design, Prototype and Feasibility Study, International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Barcelona, Spain, April 2005. [ pdf ]

P. Varshavskaya, L.P. Kaelbling, and D. Rus, Learning Distributed Control for Modular Robots, International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Sendai, Japan, September-October 2004 [ pdf ] [ gzipped ps ]

J. Conradt, R.J. Douglas, P. Varshavskaya, and K. Preuschoff, A CPG-driven Autonomous Robot, Seventeenth Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (demo track), Vancouver, BC, Canada, December 2003 [ pdf ]

J. Conradt, P. Varshavskaya, Distrubuted Central Pattern Generator Control for a Serpentine Robot, International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2003 [ pdf ] [ ps ]

P. Varshavskaya, J. Conradt, WormBot - A Mobile Robotic Worm, INE Progress Report, January 2003 [ pdf ]

Humanoid Robotics

R.A. Brooks, L. Aryananda, A. Edsinger, P. Fitzpatrick, C.C. Kemp, U.-M. O'Reilly, E. Torres-Jara, P. Varshavskaya, and J. Weber, Sensing and manipulating built-for-human environments, International Journal of Humanoid Robotics 1:1 (March 2004), pp.1-28 [ pdf ]

P. Varshavskaya (Varchavskaia), Behavior-Based Early Language Development on a Humanoid Robot, Second International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics, Edinburgh, UK, August 2002 [ pdf ] [ gzipped ps ]

P. Varchavskaia, P. Fitzpatrick, and C. Breazeal, Characterizing and Processing Robot-Directed Speech, Proceedings of Second International Conference on Humanoid Robotics, Tokyo, Japan, November 2001 [ pdf ] [ ps ]

C. Breazeal, A. Edsinger, P. Fitzpatrick, B. Scassellati, and P. Varchavskaia, Social Constraints on Animate Vision, IEEE Intelligent Systems, August 2000 [ pdf ]


P. Varshavskaya, Distributed Reinforcement Learning for Self-Reconfiguring Modular Robots, PhD Thesis, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, July 2007 [ pdf ]

P. Varchavskaia, Early Pragmatic Language Development for an Infant Robot, Master's Thesis, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, February 2002