Below you will find highlights of MRC faculty publications. Each link leads to the abstract or/and full text of these publications. 

Planar formation control of a school of robotic fish: theory and experiments
Derek Paley
Frontiers in Control Engineering
Planar formation control of a school of robotic fish: theory and experiments
Overcoming the force limitations of magnetic robotic surgery: magnetic pulse actuated collisions for tissue-penetrating-needle for tetherless interventions Overcoming the force limitations of magnetic robotic surgery: magnetic pulse actuated collisions for tissue-penetrating-needle for tetherless interventions
Yancy Diaz-Mercado
Advanced Intelligent Systems
Deep-readout random recurrent neural networks for real-world temporal data
Cornelia Fermüller and Yiannis Aloimonos
SN Computer Science
Deep-readout random recurrent neural networks for real-world temporal data
Bending properties of an extensile fluidic artificial muscle Bending properties of an extensile fluidic artificial muscle
Norman Wereley
Frontiers in Robotics and AI
Passivity-based control of robots: theory and examples from the literature
Nikhil Chopra
IEEE Control Systems Magazine
Passivity-based control of robots: theory and examples from the literature
Thermal camouflaging MXene robotic skin with bio-inspired stimulus sensation and wireless communication Thermal camouflaging MXene robotic skin with bio-inspired stimulus sensation and wireless communication
Po-Yen Chen
Advanced Functional Materials
Universal vehicle with improved stability for safe operation in air, water and terrain environments
Norman Wereley
United States Patent Application
Universal vehicle with improved stability for safe operation in air, water and terrain environments
RoboCat: a category theoretic framework for robotic interoperability using goal-oriented programming RoboCat: a category theoretic framework for robotic interoperability using goal-oriented programming
William Regli
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
B-GAP: Behavior-rich simulation and navigation for autonomous driving
Dinesh Manocha
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
B-GAP: Behavior-rich simulation and navigation for autonomous driving
Dynamic modeling and simulation of electric scooter interactions with a pedestrian crowd using a social force model Dynamic modeling and simulation of electric scooter interactions with a pedestrian crowd using a social force model
Jae Kun Shim and Derek Paley
IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems
Automatic strain sensor design via active learning and data augmentation for soft machines
Po-Yen Chen
Nature Machine Intelligence
Automatic strain sensor design via active learning and data augmentation for soft machines
Physics-informed modeling and control of multi-actuator soft catheter robots Physics-informed modeling and control of multi-actuator soft catheter robots
Ryan D. Sochol and Mark D. Fuge
Soft Robotics
COVID surveillance robot: Monitoring social distancing constraints in indoor scenarios COVID surveillance robot: Monitoring social distancing constraints in indoor scenarios
Dinesh Manocha
PLOS One
Going hands-free: MagnetoSuture™ for untethered guided needle penetration of human tissue ex vivo
Yancy Diaz-Mercado
Robotics
Going hands-free: MagnetoSuture™ for untethered guided needle penetration of human tissue ex vivo
Magnetically steerable serial and parallel structures by mold-free origami templating and domain setting Magnetically steerable serial and parallel structures by mold-free origami templating and domain setting
Po-Yen Chen
Advanced Materials Technologies
Viscoelastic fluid-inspired swarm behavior to reduce susceptibility to local minima: the chain siphon algorithm
Michael Otte
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Mcguire-2021-Viscoelastic_fluid-inspired_swarm_behavior_to_reduce_susceptibility_to_local_minima
DeepPaSTL: Spatio-temporal deep learning methods for predicting long-term pasture terrains using synthetic datasets DeepPaSTL: spatio-temporal deep learning methods for predicting long-term pasture terrains using synthetic datasets
Pratap Tokekar
Agronomy
Robust 2D/3D vehicle parsing in arbitrary camera views for CVIS
Dinesh Manocha
IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, 2021
Robust 2D/3D vehicle parsing in arbitrary camera views for CVIS
BoMuDANet: unsupervised adaptation for visual scene understanding in unstructured driving environments BoMuDANet: unsupervised adaptation for visual scene understanding in unstructured driving environments
Dinesh Manocha
IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, 2021
HighlightMe: detecting highlights from human-centric videos
Dinesh Manocha
IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision, 2021
HighlightMe: detecting highlights from human-centric videos
Modeling flight and battery dynamics of a flapping-gliding unmanned aerial vehicle Modeling flight and battery dynamics of a flapping-gliding unmanned aerial vehicle
Derek Paley
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
Contractile pneumatic artificial muscle generates extension by actuating an integrated pushrod
Norman Wereley
Smart Materials
Contractile pneumatic artificial muscle generates extension by actuating an integrated pushrod
Discovering optimal strategies for mitigating COVID-19 spread using machine learning: Experience from Asia Discovering optimal strategies for mitigating COVID-19 spread using machine learning: Experience from Asia
Miroslaw J. Skibniewskie
Sustainable Cities and Society
Bayesian optimization for design of multi-actuator soft catheter robots
Ryan SocholAxel Krieger and Mark Fuge
IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics
Bayesian optimization for design of multi-actuator soft catheter robots
Fully 3D-printed soft robots with integrated fluidic circuitry Fully 3D-printed soft robots with integrated fluidic circuitry
Ryan Sochol
Science Advances
OF-VO: Efficient navigation among pedestrians using commodity sensors
Dinesh Manocha
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
OF-VO: Efficient navigation among pedestrians using commodity sensors
Order effects of measurements in multi-agent hypothesis testing Order effects of measurements in multi-agent hypothesis testing
John Baras
Communications in Information and Systems
Magnetic particle reinforced elastomer composites for additive manufacturing
Norman Wereley
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Magnetic particle reinforced elastomer composites for additive manufacturing
Deliberative acting, planning and learning with hierarchical operational models Deliberative acting, planning and learning with hierarchical operational models
Dana Nau
Artificial Intelligence
Photogrammetric measurement and analysis of the shape profile of pneumatic artificial muscles
Norman Wereley
Pneumatic Soft Actuators
Photogrammetric measurement and analysis of the shape profile of pneumatic artificial muscles
Path-based sensors: paths as sensors, Bayesian updates, and Shannon information gathering Path-based sensors: paths as sensors, Bayesian updates, and Shannon information gathering
Michael Otte
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
Influence of hydraulic versus pneumatic working fluids on quasi-static force response of fluidic artificial muscles
Norman Wereley
Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
Influence of hydraulic versus pneumatic working fluids on quasi-static force response of fluidic artificial muscles
Relating sensor degradation to vehicle situational awareness for autonomous air vehicle certification Relating sensor degradation to vehicle situational awareness for autonomous air vehicle certification
Huan Xu
Journal of Aerospace Information Systems
Unveiling the neuromechanical mechanisms underlying the synergistic interactions in human sensorimotor system
Yancy Diaz-Mercado and Jae Kun Shim
Scientific Reports
Unveiling the neuromechanical mechanisms underlying the synergistic interactions in human sensorimotor system
Characterization and analysis of extensile fluidic artificial muscles Characterization and analysis of extensile fluidic artificial muscles
Norman Wereley
Actuators
Forecasting action through contact representations from first person video
Cornelia Fermüller and Yiannis Aloimonos
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
Forecasting action through contact representations from first person video

 

A gradient-based approach for coordinating smart vehicles and traffic lights at intersections A gradient-based approach for coordinating smart vehicles and traffic lights at intersections
Yancy Diaz-Mercado
IEEE Control Systems Letters
Robust nonlinear control-based trajectory tracking for quadrotors under uncertainty
Yiannis AloimonosCornelia Fermüller, and Huan Xu
IEEE Control Systems Letters
Robust nonlinear control-based trajectory tracking for quadrotors under uncertainty
UAV state and parameter estimation in wind using calibration trajectories optimized for observability UAV state and parameter estimation in wind using calibration trajectories optimized for observability
Derek Paley
IEEE Control Systems Letters
Characterization and nonlinear models of bending extensile/contractile pneumatic artificial muscles
Norman Wereley
Smart Materials and Structures
Characterization and nonlinear models of bending extensile/contractile pneumatic artificial muscles
Rotor-induced airflow for odor source detection on nano-quadcopters Rotor-induced airflow for odor source detection on nano-quadcopters
Pamela Abshire
IEEE Sensors
Autonomous flight-test data in support of safety of flight certification
Huan Xu
Journal of Air Transportation
Autonomous flight-test data in support of safety of flight certification
Models and methods for intelligent highway routing of human-driven and connected-and-automated vehicles Models and methods for intelligent highway routing of human-driven and connected-and-automated vehicles (Book chapter)
John Baras
IntechOpen
Bioinspired sensing, actuation, and control in underwater soft robotic systems
Derek Paley and Norman Wereley (Eds.)
Springer
Bioinspired sensing, actuation, and control in underwater soft robotic systems
Future and impact of rehabilitation robotics on post-stroke care and recovery Future and impact of rehabilitation robotics on post-stroke care and recovery
Anindo Roy
Technology and Global Public Health
Generating certification evidence for autonomous aerial vehicles decision-making
Huan Xu
Journal of Aerospace Information Systems
Generating certification evidence for autonomous aerial vehicles decision-making
Learning a spatial field in minimum time with a team of robots Learning a spatial field in minimum time with a team of robots
Pratap Tokekar
IEEE Transactions on Robotics
Metareasoning structures, problems, and modes for multiagent systems: a survey
Jeffrey HerrmannHuan Xu, and Michael Otte
IEEE Access
Metareasoning structures, problems, and modes for multiagent systems: a survey
A bio-hybrid odor-guided autonomous palm-sized air vehicle A bio-hybrid odor-guided autonomous palm-sized air vehicle
Timothy Horiuchi
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Mitigation of ground impact hazard for safe unmanned aerial vehicle operations
Huan Xu
Journal of Aerospace Information Systems
Mitigation of ground impact hazard for safe unmanned aerial vehicle operations
Communication Maintenance of Robotic Parasitic Antenna Arrays Communication maintenance of robotic parasitic antenna arrays
Nikhil Chopra
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
A bug’s-eye view
Yiannis Aloimonos and Cornelia Fermüller
Science Robotics
A bug’s-eye view
Construction automation and robotics for high-rise buildings: development priorities and key challenges Construction automation and robotics for high-rise buildings: development priorities and key challenges
Miroslaw J. Skibniewski
The Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
Learning visual motion segmentation using event surfaces
Cornelia Fermüller and Yiannis Aloimonos
2020 IEEE/CVF Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
Learning visual motion segmentation using event surfaces
EVDodgeNet: deep dynamic obstacle dodging with event cameras EVDodgeNet: deep dynamic obstacle dodging with event cameras
Cornelia Fermüller and Yiannis Aloimonos
2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
MagnetoSuture: tetherless manipulation of suture needles
Axel Krieger
IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics
MagnetoSuture: tetherless manipulation of suture needles
An experimental comparison of autonomous robotic and manual laparoscopic suturing An experimental comparison of autonomous robotic and manual laparoscopic suturing
Axel Krieger
The Journal of Urology
Auctions for multi-robot task allocation in communication limited environments
Michael Otte
Autonomous Robots
Auctions for multi-robot task allocation in communication limited environments
Novel bending and helical extensile/contractile pneumatic artificial muscles inspired by elephant trunk Novel bending and helical extensile/contractile pneumatic artificial muscles inspired by elephant trunk 
Norman M. Wereley
Soft Robotics
Geometric gait design for a starfish‐inspired robot using a planar discrete elastic rod model
Derek A. Paley
Advanced Intelligent Systems
Geometric gait design for a starfish‐inspired robot using a planar discrete elastic rod model
Integration of porous monolithic structures within microfluidic systems Integration of porous monolithic structures within microfluidic systems
Donald L. Devoe 
United States Patent, University of Maryland, College Park
Integrating optimal vehicle routing and control with load-dependent vehicle dynamics using a confidence bounds for trees-based approach
Nikhil Chopra
Journal Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control
Integrating optimal vehicle routing and control with load-dependent vehicle dynamics using a confidence bounds for trees-based approach
Bioinspired pursuit with a swimming robot using feedback control of an internal rotor Bioinspired pursuit with a swimming robot using feedback control of an internal rotor
Derek A. Paley
Bioinspiration and Biomimetics
Geometric attitude and position control of a quadrotor in wind
Derek A. Paley
Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics
Geometric attitude and position control of a quadrotor in wind
Cooperative mapping and target search over an unknown occupancy graph using mutual information Cooperative mapping and target search over an unknown occupancy graph using mutual information
Derek A. Paley
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Guest editorial: Special issue on robot communication challenges: real-world problems, systems, and methods
Michael Otte 
Autonomous Robots
Special issue on robot communication challenges: real-world problems, systems, and methods
APE: An Acting and Planning Engine APE: An acting and planning engine
Dana Nau
Advances in Cognitive Systems
Modeling locomotion in a segmented soft robot using planar discrete elastic rods
Derek Paley
Bulletin of the American Physical Society
Modeling locomotion in a segmented soft robot using planar discrete elastic rods
Experimental comparison of decentralized task allocation algorithms under imperfect communication Experimental comparison of decentralized task allocation algorithms under imperfect communication
Huan Xu and Michael Otte
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters

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