IEEE RAM article on Cloud Automation using Roadmap-based Planners

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".

Papers Accepted at SIMPAR 2014, DARS 2014 and HUMANOIDS 2014

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.

Paper Accepted at WAFR 2014 on Asymptotically Optimal Kinodynamic Planning

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:

Paper accepted at the 2014 ISER conference

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.

Workshop report accepted to appear at the Planning and Robotics workshop at ICAPS 2014

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.