The paper "Cloud Automation: Precomputing Roadmaps for Flexible Manipulation" by Kostas Bekris, Rahul Shome, Athanasios Krontiris, Andrew Dobson has been accepted to appear in an upcoming Special Issue of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine on "Emerging Advances and Applications in Automation".
The PRACSYS lab at Rutgers University is publicly releasing a software package that provides a lightweight implementation of Stable Sparse-RRT (SST), a motion planner for systems with dynamics.
Kostas Bekris was awarded a Best Reviewer Award during the 2014 "Robotics: Science and Systems" conference at Berkeley, CA.
The paper "An Extensible Software Architecture for Composing Motion and Task Planners" (Zakary Littlefield, Athanasios Krontiris, Andrew Kimmel, Andrew Dobson, Rahul Shome, Kostas Bekris) has been accepted to appear in the International Conference on Simulation, Modeling, and Programming for Autonomous Robots (SIMPAR) in Bergamo, Italy, October 20-23, 2014.
The PRACSYS lab had the pleasure of hosting Prof. Victor M. Gonzalez from the University of Oviedo, Spain, during the summer of 2014.
During the academic year of 2014, the PRACSYS lab will be hosting Prof. Alberto Ferreira De Souza from the Federal University of Espírito Santo. Welcome to Rutgers Alberto!
Our research group had the opportunity to present to various conferences and workshops during the summer months of 2014. Please contact kostas.bekris\AT\cs.rutgers.edu if you are interested in any of the following presentations or corresponding paper/reports:
The paper Sparse Methods for Efficient Asymptotically Optimal Kinodynamic Planning (Yanbo Li, Zakary Littlefield, Kostas Bekris) has been accepted to appear in the 2014 Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR) in Istanbul, Turkey, August 3-5.
This paper describes a method for sampling-based motion planning, which is the first to the best of our knowledge that achieves all of the following objectives:
The paper An Experimental Study for Identifying Features of Legible Manipulator Paths (Min Zhao, Rahul Shome, Isaac Yochelson, Kostas Bekris, Eileen Kowler) has been accepted to appear in the 2014 International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER) in Morocco, June 15-18.
The goal of this paper is to evaluate how different types of manipulator paths inform people about the intended target location of the manipulator's end-effector.
The submission "Decentralized Adaptive Path Selection for Multi-Agent Conflict Minimization" by Andrew Kimmel and Kostas Bekris has been accepted to appear in the peer-reviewed Planning and Robotics workshop, which will be co-located with the ICAPS 2014 conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and will take place June 22-23, 2014. Submissions to the PlanRob meeting go through a peer-reviewed process.