Program

The conference will feature talks, presentations, posters and discussions starting on Dec 18 morning through December 21 evening. See the program at a glance for an overview. The conference schedule is also available. The program will include regular sessions in New Delhi and special sessions in Agra overlooking the Taj Mahal.

The list of accepted papers (both oral presentation and poster presentation) is below. Posters will be presented electronically. Bring your poster on your laptop and we'll provide a VGA cable and a large screen. (Please don't bring a paper poster.)

 
Papers accepted for oral presentation

Controlling Closed-Chain Robots with Compliant SMA Actuators: Algorithms and Experiments
Kyle Gilpin, Eduardo Torres-Jara, Daniela Rus

Continuous Control of the DLR Light-weight Robot III by a human with tetraplegia using the BrainGate2 Neural Interface System
Joern Vogel, Sami Haddadin, John Simeral, Sergey Stavisky, Daniel Bacher, Leigh Hochberg, John Donoghue, Patrick van der Smagt

Grounding Verbs of Motion in Natural Language Commands to Robots
Thomas Kollar, Stefanie Tellex, Deb Roy, Nicholas Roy

An Experimental Study of Time Scales and Stability in Networked Multi-Robot Systems
Nathan Michael, Mac Schwager, Vijay Kumar, Daniela Rus

Soft Autonomous Materials - Using Active Elasticity and Embedded Distributed Computation
Nicolaus Correll, Cagdas Onal, Haiyi Liang, Erik Schoenfeld, Daniela Rus

Interface Design and Control Strategies for a Robot Assisted Ultrasonic Examination System
Francois Conti, Jaeheung Park, Oussama Khatib

Aerial Grasping from a Helicopter UAV Platform
Paul Pounds, Aaron Dollar

Towards Reliable Grasping and Manipulation in Household Environments
Matei Ciocarlie, Kaijen Hsiao, Edward Gil Jones, Sachin Chitta, Radu Rusu, Ioan Sucan

Motion-Language Association Model for Human-Robot Communication
Wataru Takano, Minoru Kanazawa, Yoshihiko Nakamura

Interactive Perception of Articulated Objects
Dov Katz, Andreas Orthey, Oliver Brock

RGB-D Mapping: Using Depth Cameras for Dense 3D Modeling of Indoor Environments
Peter Henry, Michael Krainin, Evan Herbst, Xiaofeng Ren, Dieter Fox

Using Near-Field Stereo Vision for Robotic Grasping in Cluttered Environments
Adam Leeper, Kaijen Hsiao, Eric Chu, Kenneth Salisbury

Planning and Control of a Humanoid Robot for Navigation on Uneven Multi-scale Terrain
Koichi Nishiwaki, Joel Chestnutt, Satoshi Kagami

On the Comparative Analysis of Locomotory Systems with Vertical Travel
Galen Haynes, Daniel E. Koditschek

An Experimental Validation of Robotic Tactile Mapping in Harsh Environments such as Deep Sea Oil Well Sites
Francesco Mazzini, Steven Dubowsky

A Pipeline for the Segmentation and Classification of 3D Point Clouds
Bertrand Douillard, J. Underwood, V. Vlaskine, A. Quadros, S. Singh

A Bayesian Approach to Learning 3D Representations of Dynamic Environments
Ralf Kaestner, Nikolas Engelhard, Rudolph Triebel, Roland Siegwart

Vision-based Reacquisition for Task-Level Control
Matthew Walter, Yuli Friedman, Matthew Antone, Seth Teller

Automatic Self-Calibration Of A Full Field-Of-View 3D n-Laser Scanner
Mark Sheehan, Alastair Harrison, Paul Newman

An optimization-based estimation and adaptive control approach for human-robot cooperation
Wilm Decre, Herman Bruyninckx, Joris De Schutter

Motion-aided Network SLAM
Joseph Djugash, Sanjiv Singh

Trajectory Generation and Control for Precise Aggressive Maneuvers with Quadrotors
Daniel Mellinger, Nathan Michael, Vijay Kumar

MiniMag: A Hemispherical Electromagnetic System for 5-DOF Wireless Micromanipulation
Bradley Kratochvil, Michael Kummer, Sandro Erni, Ruedi Borer, Dominic Frutiger, Simone Schuerle, Bradley Nelson

On-line Mobile Robot Model Identification using Integrated Perturbative Dynamics
Forrest Rogers-Marcovitz, Alonzo Kelly

Mechanics of Continuum Robots with External Loading and General Tendon Routing
D. Caleb Rucker, Robert Webster III

Smooth Coordination and Navigation for Multiple Differential-Drive Robots
Jamie Snape, Stephen J. Guy, Jur van den Berg, Dinesh Manocha

A General Framework for Temporal Calibration of Multiple Proprioceptive and Exteroceptive Sensors
Jonathan Kelly, Gaurav Sukhatme

Improved Stability of Running Over Unknown Rough Terrain via Prescribed Energy Removal
Bruce Miller, Ben Andrews, Jonathan Clark

Mightability: A Multi-State Visuo-Spatial Reasoning for Human-Robot Interaction
Amit Kumar Pandey, Rachid Alami

Cost-Effective Mapping using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Ecology Monitoring Applications
Mitch Bryson, Alistair Reid, Calvin Hung, Fabio Ramos, Salah Sukkarieh

Interaction Force, Impedance and Trajectory Adaptation: by Humans, for Robots
Etienne Burdet, Ganesh Gowrishankar, Chenguang Yang, Alin Albu-Schaeffer

Unsupervised Calibration for Multi-beam Lasers
Jesse Levinson, Sebastian Thrun

Learning from Demonstration: A Study of Visual and Auditory Communication and Influence Diagrams
Nathan Koenig, Leila Takayama, Maja J Mataric

Automotive Safety Solutions through Technology and Human-Factors Innovation
Jochen Heinzman, Alex Zelinsky

Experiments with Motor Primitives to learn Table Tennis
Jan Peters, Katharina Muelling, Jens Kober

Delay and Dropout Tolerant State Estimation for MAVs
Frédéric Bourgeois, Laurent Kneip, Stephan Weiss, Roland Siegwart

Effects of sensory precision on mobile robot localization and mapping
John Rogers, Alexander Trevor, Carlos Nieto-Granda, Alex Cunningham, Manohar Paluri, Nathan Michael, Frank Dellaert, Henrik Christensen, Vijay Kumar

Calibrating a multi-arm multi-sensor robot: A Bundle Adjustment Approach
Vijay Pradeep, Kurt Konolige, Eric Berger

Mapping Complex Marine Environments with Autonomous Surface Craft
Jacques Leedekerken, Maurice Fallon, John Leonard

A Novel Discretely Actuated Steerable Probe for Percutaneous Procedures
Elif Ayvali, Mingyen Ho, Jaydev Desai

Manipulation Capabilities with Simple Hands
Alberto Rodriguez, Matthew Mason, Siddhartha Srinivasa

Simultaneous Tracking and Sampling of Dynamic Oceanographic Features with Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and Lagrangian Drifters
Jnaneshwar Das, Frederic Py, Thom Maughan, Tom O'Reilly, Monique Messie, John Ryan, Kanna Rajan, Gaurav Sukhatme

Reducing Uncertainty in Human-Robot Interaction: A Cost Analysis Approach
Junaed Sattar, Gregory Dudek

Top-down vs. Bottom-up Model-Based Methodologies for Distributed Control: A Comparative Experimental Study
Gregory Mermoud, Utkarsh Upadhyay, William C. Evans, Alcherio Martinoli

 
Papers accepted for electronic poster and multimedia presentation

Estimation of Thruster Configurations for Reconfigurable Modular Underwater Robots
Marek Doniec, Carrick Detweiler, Daniela Rus

Characterization of Dynamic Behaviors in a Hexapod Robot
Haldun Komsuoglu, Anirudha Majumdar, Yasemin Ozkan Aydin, Daniel E. Koditschek

HangBot: a Ceiling Mobile Robot with Robust Locomotion under a Large Payload
Rui Fukui, Hiroshi Morishita, Taketoshi Mori, Tomomasa Sato

FLIRT: Interest Regions for 2D Range Data with Applications to Robot Navigation
Gian Diego Tipaldi, Manuel Braun, Kai Arras

Perception Quality Evaluation for Visual and Infrared Cameras in Challenging Environmental Conditions
Christopher Brunner, Thierry Peynot

Multi-Task Learning of Visual Odometry Estimators
Vitor Guizilini, Fabio Ramos

Any-Com Multi-Robot Path-Planning with Dynamic Teams: Multi-Robot Coordination under Communication Constraints
Michael Otte, Nikolaus Correll

Compliant Leg Shape, Reduced-Order Models and Dynamic Running
Jae Yun Jun, Duncan Haldane, Jonathan Clark

Towards Fully Autonomous Bacterial Microrobots
Sylvain Martel

Closed-Loop Actuated Surgical System Utilizing Real-Time In-Situ MRI Guidance
Gregory Cole, Kevin Harrington, Hao Su, Alex Camilo, Julie Pilitsis, Gregory Fischer

Fabrication of Highly Articulated Miniature Snake Robot Structures Using In-Mold Assembly of Compliant Joints
Arvind Ananthanarayanan, Felix Bussemer, Satyandra Gupta, Jaydev Desai

Control of an Omnidirectional Walking Simulator
Manish Chauhan, Rajeevlochana, C. G., Subir Kumar Saha, S. P. Singh

Control of Robotic Manipulators with Input-Output Delays: An Experimental Verification
Yen-Chen Liu, Nikhil Chopra

Model-Based Control and Estimation of Humanoid Robots via Orthogonal Decomposition
Michael Mistry, Akihiko Murai, Katsu Yamane, Jessica Hodgins

Enhancement of Multi-User Teleoperation Systems by Prediction of Dyadic Haptic Interaction
Daniela Feth, Angelika Peer, Martin Buss

The Reconfigurable Omnidirectional Articulated Mobile Robot (ROAMeR)
Qiushi Fu, Xiaobo Zhou, Venkat Krovi

Practical Motion Planning in Unknown and Unpredictable Environments
Rayomand Vatcha, Jing Xiao

Experiments in Vision-Laser Fusion using the Bayesian Occupancy Filter
John-David Yoder, Mathias Perrollaz, Igor Paromtchik, Yong Mao, Christian Laugier

Towards Experimental Analysis of Challenge Scenarios in Robotics
Geoffrey Hollinger, Sanjiv Singh

Sensitivity of Task Space Performance to Null Space Control in presence of Model Uncertainties
Ngoc Dung Vuong, Chongyou Ma, Marcelo Ang