News

We will be at IROS 2018!

We will be traveling to Madrid for the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.  We have three papers in the regular sessions:

  1. Localization of Classified Objects in SLAM Using Nonparametric Statistics and Clustering
  2. A Robot System for Automated Wound Filling with Jetted Materials
  3. Minimax Iterative Dynamic Game: Application to Nonlinear Robot Control Tasks

We also have posters at two workshops

  1. Vision-based Drones: What’s Next?
  2. Second Workshop on Multi-robot Perception-Driven Control and Planning

Hot New Publications for the Summer!

We have several of new journal and conference publications that recently appeared or will soon!

We are at ICRA 2018

Nick Gans is representing the SeRViCE Lab at the 2018 International Conference on Robotics and Automation.

We have a poster and paper in the Vision for Navigation 1 Session

We have several posters in the in the late-breaking paper sections as well

  • Minimax Iterative Dynamic Game: Application to Nonlinear Robot Control Tasks  – WeA-LBP.4
  • Extremum Seeking Control for Model-Free Auto-Tuning of Powered Prosthetic Legs – WeP-LBP.4
  • Classification and Localization of Objects in SLAM Using Nonparametric Statistics and Clustering – WeP-LBP.9
  • A Robot System for Automated Wound Filling with Jetted Materials – ThA-LBP.1

New Publications in the New Year

We have good news to kick off 2018.

QuEst: A Quaternion-Based Approach for Camera Motion Estimation from Minimal Feature Points,” by K. Fathian ; J.P. Ramirez Paredes ; E. Doucette ; J. W. Curtis ; N. Gans, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, is now available in preprint

“Parameter Estimation and Line Width Control of Robot Guided Inkjet
Deposition,” by B. Jafari, N. Lee, B. Antohe and N. Gans was accepted to appear at the 2018 American Controls Conference.

New Research Funding Awards

The SeRViCE Lab has projects funded on two new grants starting in September:

  • Time-Invariant, Multi-Objective Extremum Seeking Control for Model-Free Auto-Tuning of Powered Prosthetic Legs, from the National Science Foundation
  • Distributed Control and Vision-Based Estimation for UAS Autonomy, from the Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate

We were at CCTA

Lab Member Saurav Kumar was just at the 2017 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications.  His paper “Automatic Tuning of Virtual Constraint-Based Control Algorithms for Powered Knee-Ankle Prostheses” was nominated for best student paper!

We will be at IROS 2017

Lab member Olalekan Ogunmolu will present the paper “Soft-NeuroAdapt: A 3-DOF Neuro-Adaptive Patient Pose Correction System For Frameless and Maskless Cancer Radiotherapy” and poster “Robustness Margins and Robust Guided Policy Search for Deep Reinforcement Learning.”

Congratulations also to Olalekan for a slew of awards.  He is a finalist for the Robotics Entrepreneurship Forum and Start-Up Competition held at IROS, and he won travel grants for both IROS and the preceding ROSCon!

See you in Vancouver!