Publications

Links to my pages on Google Scholar, DBLP

Journals:

  • J2 Baris Akgun and Andrea L. Thomaz. Simultaneously Learning Action and Goal Models from Demonstration. Autonomous Robots, Vol:40, Issue: 2, Pgs:211-227, February 2016. [link][pre-print]
  • J1 Baris Akgun, Maya Cakmak, Karl Jiang, Andrea L. Thomaz. Keyframe-based Learning from Demonstration. International Journal of Social Robotics, Vol:4 Pgs:343-355, 2012. [link][pre-print]

Conferences:

  • C10 Doğancan Kebude, Cem Eteke, Metin Sezgin and Baris Akgun. Communicative Cues for Reach-to-Grasp Motions: From Humans to Robots. International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, 2018. [pdf]
  • C9 Hayati Havlucu, Terry Eskenazi, Baris Akgun, Mehmet Cengiz Onbasli, Aykut Coskun and Oguzhan Özcan. Flow State Feedback Through Sports Wearables: A Case Study on Tennis. Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, 2018. [link]
  • C8 Kalesha Bullard, Baris Akgun, Sonia Chernova, and Andrea L. Thomaz. Grounding Action Parameters from Demonstration. IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2016. [link]
  • C7 Vivian Chu, Baris Akgun and Andrea L. Thomaz. Learning Haptic Affordances from Demonstration and Human-Guided Exploration. IEEE Haptics Symposium, 2016. [link]
  • C6 Baris Akgun and Andrea L. Thomaz. Self-improvement of learned action models with learned goal models.. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2015. [link]
  • C5 Andrey Kurenkov, Baris Akgun, and Andrea L. Thomaz. An Evaluation of GUI and Kinesthetic Teaching Methods for Constrained-Keyframe Skills. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2015. [link]
  • C4 Tesca Fitzgerald, Keith McGreggor, Baris Akgun, Ashok K. Goel and Andrea L. Thomaz. Visual Case Retrieval for Interpreting Skill Demonstrations. 23rd International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning, 2015.
  • C3 Baris Akgun, Maya Cakmak, Jae Wook Yoo, Andrea L. Thomaz. Trajectories and Keyframes for Kinesthetic Teaching: A Human-Robot Interaction Perspective. ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 2012. Best paper nominee. [link]
  • C2 Baris Akgun, Mike Stilman. Sampling Heuristics for Optimal Motion Planning in High Dimensions. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2011. [link]
  • C1 Baris Akgun, Doruk Tunaoğlu, Erol Şahin. Action Recognition Through an Action Generation Mechanism. International Conference on Epigenetic Robotics, 2010. [pdf]

Turkish Journals, Conferences and Other Publications:

  • TC2 Sanaz Taheri Boshrooyeh, Öznur Özkasap and Baris Akgun. Distributed Landmark Placement in P2P Networks. IEEE SİNYAL İŞLEME ve İLETİŞİM UYGULAMALARI KURULTAYI , 2018. [link]
  • TO1 Doğancan Kebude, Cem Eteke and Baris Akgun. Robotik Amaç İletişiminde İnsansı İpuçları. Poster, Türkiye Robotbilim Konferansı , 2018.
  • TC1 Utku Erdem, Yusuf Aydın, Cem Eteke, Baris Akgun and Çağatay Başdoğan. Fiziksel İnsan-Robot Etkileşiminde Yapay Öğrenme ile İnsan Niyetini Algılama. Türkiye Robotbilim Konferansı , 2018.

Workshops Papers, Symposiums and Other Publications:

  • O9 Dogancan Kebude and Baris Akgun. Learning for Intent Communication: Human-Human Interaction Studies as a Source. IROS Workshop on Synergies Between Learning and Interaction, 2017. [pdf]
  • O8 Dogancan Kebude, Metin Sezgin and Baris Akgun. Exploring Communicative Arm Motion for Human-Robot Interaction. RSS Workshop on Mathematical Models, Algorithms, and Human-Robot Interaction, 2017. [pdf]
  • O7 Baris Akgun, Kalesha Bullard, Vivian Chu and Andrea L. Thomaz. An HRI
    Approach to Learning from Demonstration. AAAI Fall Symposium Series, 2014. [pdf]
  • O6 Tesca Fitzgerald, Keith McGreggor, Baris Akgun, Ashok. K. Goel and Andrea .L. Thomaz. A Visual Analogy Approach to Source Case Retrieval in Robot Learning from Observation.AAAI Workshop, 2014.
  • O5 Baris Akgun and A.L. Thomaz. Learning Constraints with Keyframes. RSS Workshop on Programming with Constraints, 2013. [pdf]
  • O4 Baris Akgun, Kaushik Subramanian and Andrea L. Thomaz. Novel Interaction Strategies for Learning from Teleoperation. AAAI Fall Symposium Series, 2012. [pdf]
  • O3 Baris Akgun, Kaushik Subramanian, Jaeeun Shim and Andrea L. Thomaz Learning Tasks and Skills Together from a Human Teacher. Extended Abstract. Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2011.
  • O2 Baris Akgun, Maya Cakmak, Jae Wook Yoo and Andrea L. Thomaz. Augmenting Kinesthetic Teaching with Keyframes. Proceedings of the ICML Workshop on New Developments in Imitation Learning, 2011.
  • O1 Baris Akgun, Nilgün Dağ, Tahir Bilal, Ilkay Atıl, Erol Şahin. Unsupervised Learning of Affordance Relations on a Humanoid Robot. International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, 2009. [link]

Thesis:

  • PhD Thesis: Baris Akgun, Robots Learning Actions and Goals from Everyday People. Supervisor: Dr. Andrea Lockerd Thomaz. Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015. [pdf]
  • MSc Thesis: Baris Akgun, Action Recognition Through Action Generation. Supervisor: Dr. Erol Sahin. Middle East Technical University, 2010. [pdf]