Publications







Go to the Healthcare Robotics Lab website to find my recent publications. On this page, I've listed older publications of mine that were not products of my lab. You can look at my CV for a complete list of my publications that I update at least once a year.








Charlie Kemp. Practical Challenges for Developmental Robotics. Reply to Dialog: "Which skills most need development?". IEEE CIS AMD Newsletter. (Vol. 5, No. 2), pg 3-4, October, 2008.

Charles C. Kemp, Paul Fitzpatrick, Hirohisa Hirukawa, Kazuhito Yokoi, Kensuke Harada, and Yoshio Matsumoto. Chapter 56: Humanoids, Springer Handbook of Robotics, Springer, June, 2008.

Aaron Edsinger and Charles C. Kemp. Chapter: Two Arms are Better Than One: A Behavior-Based Control System for Assistive Bimanual Manipulation, Recent Progress in Robotics: Viable Robotic Service to Human, Vol. 370 of Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, pg. 345-355, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, February, 2008.

Aaron Edsinger and Charles C. Kemp. Human-Robot Interaction for Cooperative Manipulation: Handing Objects to One Another. Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), 2007.

Aaron Edsinger and Charles C. Kemp. Two Arms are Better than One: A Behavior-Based Control System for Assistive Bimanual Manipulation. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), 2007. best paper finalist (top 4)

Charlie Kemp. Three Broad Themes for Testing Machines. Reply to Dialog: "How can we assess open-ended development?". IEEE CIS AMD Newsletter. (Vol. 4, No. 1), pg 6-7, April, 2007.

Charles C. Kemp, Aaron Edsinger, and Eduardo Torres-Jara. Challenges for Robot Manipulation in Human Environments. IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine. (Volume 14, Issue 1), pg 20-29, March 2007.

Charles C. Kemp. Wearables and Robots: A Shared View. IEEE Pervasive Computing. (Vol. 5, No.3), pg 16-20, July-September 2006.

Aaron Edsinger and Charles C. Kemp. Manipulation in Human Environments. Proceedings of the IEEE/RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robotics (Humanoids06), 2006. best paper award

Aaron Edsinger and Charles C. Kemp. What Can I Control? A Framework for Robot Self-Discovery. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics (EpiRob 2006), Paris, France, September, 2006.

Charles C. Kemp and Aaron Edsinger. What Can I Control?: The Development of Visual Categories for a Robot's Body and the World that it Influences. 5th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning: Special Session on Perceptual Systems and their Development (ICDL5), 2006.

Charles C. Kemp and Aaron Edsinger. Robot Manipulation of Human Tools: Autonomous Detection and Control of Task Relevant Features. 5th IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning: Special Session on Classifying Activities in Manual Tasks (ICDL5), 2006.

Aaron Edsinger and Charles C. Kemp. Toward Robot Learning of Tool Manipulation from Human Demonstration. February 22nd, 2006.

Charles C. Kemp and Aaron Edsinger. Visual Tool Tip Detection and Position Estimation for Robotic Manipulation of Unknown Human Tools. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, CSAIL, AIM Tech. Report, AIM-2005-037, December, 2005.

Charles C. Kemp. Capturing Everyday Human Manipulation. Workshop on Humanoid Manipulation, Robotics: Science & Systems. Cambridge, Massachusetts. June, 2005. (original abstract, poster in original OpenOffice.org format)

Charles C. Kemp. A Wearable System that Learns a Kinematic Model and Finds Structure in Everyday Manipulation by using Absolute Orientation Sensors and a Camera. PhD thesis at MIT, May, 2005.

Charles C. Kemp. Duo: A Wearable System for Learning about Everyday Objects and Actions. Poster abstract for International Symposium on Wearable Computing (ISWC) 2004, Washington DC, November 1, 2004. (ppt slides from poster/demo, slides in original OpenOffice.org format)

Rodney Brooks, Lijin Aryananda, Aaron Edsinger, Paul Fitzpatrick, Charles Kemp, Una-May O'Reilly, Eduardo Torres-Jara, Paulina Varshavskaya, and Jeff Weber. Sensing and manipulating built-for-human environments. International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, 1:1, pp. 1-28, 2004.

Charles C. Kemp. Duo: A Human/Wearable Hybrid for Learning About Common Manipulable Objects. Humanoids 2003.

Paul Fitzpatrick and Charles C. Kemp. Shoes as a platform for vision. International Symposium on Wearable Computing (ISWC) 2003, White Plains NY.

Artur Arsenio, Paul Fitzpatrick, Charles C. Kemp, Giorgio Metta. The whole world in your hand: active and interactive segmentation. Third International Workshop on Epigenetic Robotics, 2003.

Charles C. Kemp. Humans As Robots. In MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory Research Abstracts, September, 2002, pg. 332-334.

Charles C. Kemp. Think Like a Rat. Paper for MIT EECS Area Exam, November, 2001. (The accompanying presentation in ppt, and OpenOffice.org formats.) The paper looks at computational models of place cells in the rat hippocampus. Professors Hal Abelson, Leslie Kaelbling, and Marvin Minsky formed the committee.

Rodney A. Brooks, Cynthia Breazeal (Ferrell), Robert Irie, Charles C. Kemp, Matthew Marjanovic, Brian Scassellati, Matthew M. Williamson. Alternative Essences of Intelligence. Proceedings of 15th Nat. Conf. on AI (AAAI 1998).

Cynthia Breazeal (Ferrell) and Charles C. Kemp. An Ontogenetic Perspective to Scaling Sensorimotor Intelligence. 1996 AAAI Fall Symposium -- Embodied Cognition and Action. (The presentation I wrote and gave at the symposium, slides in OpenOffice.org format)