Nina Barrameda Zumel

Computer Scientist
Representation and Reasoning
Artificial Intelligence Center
SRI International


Research Interests

Current Projects

Past Projects

Academic Background

I joined the Representation and Reasoning Group in November, 1997.


Representative Publications at SRI

A. Saffiotti, N.B. Zumel, and E.H. Ruspini, "Multi-Robot Team Coordination using Desirabilities", submitted to The 6th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-6), to be held in Venice, Italy, July 25-27, 2000.

K.L. Myers, N.B. Zumel, and P. Garcia, "Automated Capture of Rationale for the Detailed Design Process"; presented at the Eleventh Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 1999.

K.L. Myers, N.B. Zumel, and P. Garcia, "Acquiring Design Rationale Automatically"; A longer version of the IAAI paper, accepted to appear in the Journal Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing.

Representative Publications at CMU

Online versions of these papers can be found on the publications page of the Manipulation Lab at CMU's Robotics Institute.

N. B. Zumel. A Nonprehensile Method for Reliable Parts Orienting. Ph.D. thesis, 1997.

N. B. Zumel and M. A. Erdmann. Nonprehensile Manipulation for Orienting Parts in the Plane. 1997 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

N. B. Zumel and M. A. Erdmann. Nonprehensile Two Palm Manipulation with Non-Equilibrium Transitions between Stable States. 1996 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, v. 4, pp. 3317-3323.

N. B. Zumel and M. A. Erdmann. Balancing of a Planar Bouncing Object. 1994 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, v. 4, pp. 2949-2954.

Other Work

This isn't exactly representative, but it was really cool.

E. Krotkov, R. Klatzky, and N. Zumel. Robotic Perception of Material: Experiments with Shape-Invariant Acoustic Measures of Material Type. In Experimental Robotics IV, O. Khatib and K. Salibury, editors. Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences, 200. Springer-Verlag, 1996. Proceedings of Conference, June-July 1995.


Nina B. Zumel zumel@ai.sri.com