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Publications                                    by year by subject

2006

Carrick Detweiler, Marsette Vona, Keith Kotay, Daniela Rus (2006) Hierarchical Control for Self-assembling Mobile Trusses with Passive and Active Links.  IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Orlando FL. [pdf]

2005

Keith Kotay and Daniela Rus (2005) Efficient Locomotion for a Self-Reconfiguring Robot, Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Barcelona, Spain. [pdf]
Iuliu Vasilescu, Keith Kotay, Daniela Rus, Matthew Dunbabin and Peter Corke (2005) Data Collection, Storage, and Retrieval with an Underwater Sensor Network. Proceedings of ACM Sensys. [pdf]
Keith Kotay, Ron Peterson, and Daniela Rus (2005) Experiments with Robots and Sensor Networks for Mapping and Navigation, International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, Port Douglas, Australia. [pdf]
Qun Li and Daniela Rus (2005) Navigation Protocols in Sensor Networks. ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, vol. 1, pg 1-28 [pdf]
Jon Bredin, Erik Demaine, Mohammad Hajiaghayi, and Daniela Rus (2005) Deploying Sensor Nets with Guaranteed Capacity and Fault Tolerance. Proceedings of Mobihoc [pdf]
Iuliu Vasilescu, Paulina Varshavskaya, Keith Kotay, and Daniela Rus (2005) Autonomous Modular Optical Underwater Robot (AMOUR): Design, Prototype and Feasibility Study, International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Barcelona, Spain. [pdf]
Peter Corke, Ron Peterson and Daniela Rus (2005) Localization and Navigation Assisted by Cooperating Networked Sensors and Robots. International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 24 No. 9. [pdf]
Marsette A. Vona and Daniela Rus (2005) Voronoi toolpaths for PCB mechanical etch: Simple and intuitive algorithms with the 3D GPU. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Barcelona, Spain. [pdf]

2004

Keith Kotay and Daniela Rus (2004) Generic Distributed Assembly and Repair Algorithms for Self-Reconfiguring Robots, Proc. of IEEE Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Sendai, Japan. [pdf]
David Moore, John Leonard, Daniela Rus, Seth Teller (2004) Robust Distributed Network Localization with Noisy Range Measurements Proceedings of ACM Sensys. (best paper award) [pdf]
Paulina Varshavskaya, Leslie Pack Kaelbling and Daniela Rus. (2004) Learning Distributed Control for Modular Robots, International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Sendai, Japan. [pdf]
Vijay Kumar, Daniela Rus, and Sanjiv Singh (2004) Robot and Sensor Networks for First Responders. IEEE Pervasive Computing. [pdf]
Zack Butler, Peter Corke, Ron Peterson, and Daniela Rus (2004) From animals to robots: virtual fences for controlling cattle, submitted to the International Journal on Robotics Research. Also in Proceedings of the 2004 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics. [pdf]
Qun Li and Daniela Rus (2004) Global Clock Synchronization for Sensor Networks. In Proceedings of Infocom. An expanded version has been accepted to the Journal of Distributed Algorithms (2005). [pdf]
Zack Butler, Keith Kotay, Daniela Rus, and Kohji Tomita (2004) Generic Distributed Control for Locomotion with Self-reconfiguring Robots, International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 23, no. 9, pp 919-938. [pdf]

2003

Zack Butler and Daniela Rus (2003) Distributed planning and control for modular robots with unit-compressible modules. In International Journal of Robotics Research , vol. 22, no. 9, pp 699-715. [pdf]
Zack Butler and Daniela Rus (2003) Event-based control for mobile sensor networks, IEEE Pervasive Computing, 2(4), pp 10-18. [pdf]
Bruce Donald, Chris Levey, Craig McGray, Daniela Rus, and Mike Sinclair (2003)
Power delivery and locomotion of untethered micro-actuators, Journal of Micromechanical Systems, 10(6) pp 947-959. [pdf]
Robert Fitch, Zack Butler, and Daniela Rus (2003) Reconfiguration Planning for Heterogeneous Self-Reconfiguring Robots. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on Inteligent Robot Systems (IROS). [pdf]
Daniela Rus and Marsette Vona (2003) Crystalline Robots: Self-reconfiguration with Compressible Unit Modules. The International Journal of Robotics Research
Vol. 22, No. 9, pp 699--715. [pdf]

2002

Zack Butler, Robert Fitch, and Daniela Rus (2002) Distributed Control for Unit-compressible Robots: Goal-recognition, Locomotion and Splitting, IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics. vol. 7, no. 4, pp 418--430, 2002IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics. vol. 7, no. 4, pp 418--430. [pdf]
Zack Butler, Satoshi Murata, and Daniela Rus (2002) Distributed Replication Algorithms for Self-Reconfiguring Modular Robots. Proceedings of DARS. [pdf]
Zack Butler, Keith Kotay, Daniela Rus and Koji Tomita (2002) Generic Decentralized Control for a Class of Self-Reconfigurable Robots. Proceedings of ICRA [pdf]
Zack Butler, Robert Fitch and Daniela Rus (2002) Distributed Goal Recognition Algorithms for Modular Robots. Proceedings of ICRA. [pdf]

2001

Robert Fitch, Zack Butler and Daniela Rus (2001) 3D Rectilinear Motion Planning with Minimum Bends. Proceedings of IROS. [pdf]
Z. Butler, S. Byrnes and D. Rus (2001) Distributed Motion Planning for Modular Robots with Unit-Compressible Modules. Proceedings of IROS. [pdf]
Z. Butler, K. Kotay, D. Rus and K. Tomita (2001) Cellular Automata for Decentralized Control of Self-Reconfigurable Robots. Proceedings of ICRA Workshop on Modular Self-Reconfigurable Robots. [pdf]

2000

A Basis for Self-repair using Crystalline Modules (R.Fitch, D. Rus and M.Vona). In Proceedings of Intelligent Autonomous Systems 2000. [ps.gz]
Algorithms for Self-reconfiguring Molecule Motion Planning (K. Kotay and D. Rus). In IROS 2000. [ps.gz]
Locomotion Versatility through Self-reconfiguration (K. Kotay and D. Rus), In Robots and Autonomous Systems [ps.Z]
The Inchworm Robot: a Multi-functional System (K. Kotay and D. Rus) (2000) Autonomous Robots [ps.Z]
Daniela Rus and Marsette Vona (2000) A Physical Implementation of the Self-reconfiguring Crystalline Robot. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp 1726-1733, San Francisco, CA. [pdf]
Daniela Rus and Marsette Vona (2000) A Basis for Self-reconfiguring Robots using Crystal Modules. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intellegent Robots and Systems, Oct. 2000, pp 2194--2202. [pdf]

1999

Self-reconfiguration planning with Compressible Unit Modules (D. Rus and M. Vona), submitted to the 1999 Conference on Robotics and Automation [ps.Z]
The Self-reconfiguring Molecule: Design and Control Algorithms (K. Kotay, D. Rus, and M. Vona, and C. McGray), In the 1999 Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics; Also in ICRA98 [ps.Z]
A Mobile Manipulator, (M. Mason, D. Pai, D. Rus, L. Taylor, and M. Erdmann), in Proceedings of the 1999 Conference on Robotics and Automation [ps.Z]
Experiments with Desk-top Mobile Manipulators (M. Mason, D. Pai, D. Rus, J. Howell, L. Taylor, and M. Erdmann) in Proceedings of the 1999 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics [ps.gz]
Experiments in Constrained Prehensile Manipulation: Distributed manipulation with Ropes (B. Donald, L. Gariepy, K. Kotay, and D. Rus), in Proceedings of the 1999 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics [ps.Z]

1998

Motion Synthesis for the Self-reconfiguring Robotic Molecule (K. Kotay and D. Rus), In Proceedings of the 1998 Conference on Intelligent Robot Systems [ps.Z]
Self-reconfiguring Molecules as 3D Metamorphic Robots (C. McGray and D. Rus), in In Proceedings of the 1998 Conference on Intelligent Robot Systems [ps.gz]
The Self-reconfiguring Robotic Molecule (Keith Kotay, Daniela Rus, Marsette Vona, Craig McGray). IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 1998, pp 424--431, Leuven, Belgium. [pdf]

1997

Versatility for Unknown Worlds: Mobile Sensors and Self-reconfiguration (D. Rus and K. Kotay), in 1997 Field and Service Robotics [ps.Z]
Task-Reconfigurable Robots: Navigators and Manipulators (K. Kotay and D. Rus), in 1997 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics [ps.Z]
The Self-organizing Desk (D. Rus and P. de Santis) in the 1997 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence [ps.Z]
Information invariants for cooperating autonomous mobile robots (B. Donald, J. Jennings, and D. Rus), International Journal of Robotics Research 16(5) 673-702, 1997 [ps.Z]
Coordinated reorientation of polygonal parts (D. Rus), in Algorithmica 19(1/2) 129-147, 1997 [ps.Z]
Minimalism + Distribution = Supermodularity (B. Donald, J. Jennings, and D. Rus), in Journal of Experimental and and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 9(1997) 293-321, 1997 [ps.Z]
In-hand Dexterous Manipulation of 3D piecewise-smooth objects (D. Rus), in International Journal of Robotics Research [ps.Z]

1996 and earlier

Guiding Distributed Manipulation with Mobile Sensors (D. Rus, A Kabir, K. Kotay, and M. Souter), in Proceedings of the 1996 International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration [ps.Z]
Navigating 3d Steel Web Structures with an Inchworm Robot (K. Kotay and D. Rus), in Proceedings of the 1996 Conference on Intelligent Robot Systems [ps.Z]
Moving Furniture with Mobile Robots (D. Rus, B. Donald, and J. Jennings), in Proceedings of the 1995 International Symposium on Intelligent Robot Systems [ps.Z]
Information Invariants for distributed manipulation: experiments in minimalism (K. Bohringer, R. Brown, B. Donald, J. Jennings, and D. Rus), in Proceedings of the 1995 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics [ps.Z]