For detailed information on this course please see the course syllabus in html or pdf format.
|Course Survey||Weds, Aug 22nd, 5pm|
|Email with final project group members||Weds, Sept 12th, 5pm|
|Draft project proposals (bring 3 printed copies)||Thurs, Sept 27th, start of class|
|Project proposals due via email||Sat, Sept 29th, 3pm|
|Project status report due via email||Weds, Oct 31st, 5pm|
|Last chance to submit reviews||Tues, Nov 20th|
|Project report||Nov 20/26th, 5pm|
|Project review||Thurs, Nov 29th, 3pm|
|Project presentations||Dec 4/6th|
Most articles are available from on campus by clicking on the links
below. If this does not work (or you are off campus), try google or
the UNL library website. If
you are still unable to download the article, contact a classmate or
me for a copy.
|Week||Readings||Tentative Due Dates|
|Week 1, Aug 20th||
 M. Dunbabin and L. Marques, "Robots for Environmental Monitoring: Significant Advancements and Applications," IEEE Robotics Automation Magazine, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 24-39, Mar. 2012.
 E. Guizzo and T. Deyle, "Robotics Trends for 2012 [The Future Is Robots]," IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 119-123, Mar. 2012.
|Week 2, Aug 27th||
 J. Bohren, T. Foote, J. Keller, A. Kushleyev, D. Lee, A. Stewart, P. Vernaza, J. Derenick, J. Spletzer, and B. Satterfield, Little Ben: The Ben Franklin Racing Team's entry in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge," Journal of Field Robotics, vol. 25, no. 9, pp. 598-614, 2008.
 E. Guizzo, "Soft Robotics [Turning Point]," IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 128-125, Mar. 2012.
 A. M. Dollar and R. D. Howe, "The Highly Adaptive SDM Hand: Design and Performance Evaluation," The International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 585-597, Apr. 2010.
 L. Natale and E. Torres-Jara, "A sensitive approach to grasping," in Proceedings of the sixth international workshop on epigenetic robotics, 2006, pp. 87-94.
|Week 3, Sept 3rd
Labor Day Monday
 P. P. Neumann, S. Asadi, A. J. Lilienthal, M. Bartholmai, and J. H. Schiller, "Autonomous Gas-Sensitive Microdrone: Wind Vector Estimation and Gas Distribution Mapping," IEEE Robotics Automation Magazine, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 50-61, Mar. 2012.
 G. Muscato, F. Bonaccorso, L. Cantelli, D. Longo, and C. D. Melita, "Volcanic Environments: Robots for Exploration and Measurement," IEEE Robotics Automation Magazine, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 40-49, Mar. 2012.
 M. Purugganan and J. Hewitt. How to Read a Scientific Article. Rice University, 2004. Online.
 B. J. Julian, M. Angermann, M. Schwager, and D. Rus, "Distributed Robotic Sensor Networks: An Information Theoretic Approach," The International Journal of Robotics Research, Aug. 2012.
|Week 4, Sept 10th||
 (continued) B. J. Julian, M. Angermann, M. Schwager, and D. Rus, "Distributed Robotic Sensor Networks: An Information Theoretic Approach," The International Journal of Robotics Research, Aug. 2012.
G. Welch and G. Bishop. "An Introduction to the Kalman Filter.," Available Online.
 P. Abbeel, A. Coates, M. Montemerlo, A. Ng, and S. Thrun, "Discriminative training of Kalman filters," in Proc. of Robotics: Science and Systems, 2005.
READ UP TO SECTION 4  R. Smith, M. Self, and P. Cheeseman, "Estimating uncertain spatial relationships in robotics," Autonomous robot vehicles, vol. 1, pp. 167-193, 1990.
|Decide on project groups|
|Week 5, Sept 17th||
Tuesday: Group Meetings
 H. Durrant-Whyte and T. Bailey, "Simultaneous localization and mapping: part I," Robotics & Automation Magazine, IEEE, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 99-110, 2006.
FINISH READING PAPER  R. Smith, M. Self, and P. Cheeseman, "Estimating uncertain spatial relationships in robotics," Autonomous robot vehicles, vol. 1, pp. 167-193, 1990.
|Week 6, Sept 24th||
 C. Teulie, L. Eck, E. Marchand, and N. Gue, "Model-based tracking for UAV position control," in 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2010, pp. 1084-1089.
 K. Wenzel, A. Masselli, and A. Zell, "Automatic Take Off, Tracking and Landing of a Miniature UAV on a Moving Carrier Vehicle," Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 221-238, 2011.
Thursday: Project Proposal Peer Editing
|Final project proposal|
|Week 7, Oct 1st||
 Y. Jiang, J. R. Amend, H. Lipson, and A. Saxena, "Learning hardware agnostic grasps for a universal jamming gripper," in 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012, pp. 2385-2391.
 S. Zhou, J. Xi, M. W. McDaniel, T. Nishihata, P. Salesses, and K. Iagnemma, "Self-supervised learning to visually detect terrain surfaces for autonomous robots operating in forested terrain," Journal of Field Robotics, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 277-297, Mar. 2012.
 G. Klein and D. Murray, Parallel Tracking and Mapping for Small AR Workspaces," in Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2007. ISMAR 2007. 6th IEEE and ACM International Symposium on, 2007, pp. 225-234.
 T. Whelan, M. Kaess, M. Fallon, H. Johannsson, J. Leonard, and J. McDonald, "Kintinuous: Spatially Extended KinectFusion," Jul. 2012.
|Week 8, Oct 8th||
Tuesday and Thursday: No Class (at IROS). Read and review:
 S. G. Yuen, D. P. Perrin, N. V. Vasilyev, P. J. del Nido, and R. D. Howe, "Force Tracking With Feed-Forward Motion Estimation for Beating Heart Surgery," Robotics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 888-896, 2010.
 S. Scherer, S. Singh, L. Chamberlain, and S. Saripalli, "Flying Fast and Low Among Obstacles," in Robotics and Automation, 2007 IEEE International Conference on, 2007, pp. 2023-2029.
 V. Zykov, E. Mytilinaios, M. Desnoyer, and H. Lipson, "Evolved and Designed Self-Reproducing Modular Robotics," Robotics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 308-319, 2007.
|Week 9, Oct 15th
Fall Break Mon-Tues
Tuesday: NO CLASS
 J. Mendoza, M. Veloso, and R. Simmons, "Motion Interference Detection in Mobile Robots," International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012.
 M. Mueller and R. D'Andrea, "Critical Subsystem Failure Mitigation in an Indoor UAV Testbed," International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012.
|Week 10, Oct 22nd||
Tuesday: NO CLASS, PROJECTS
 J. H. Gillula and C. J. Tomlin, "Reducing Conservativeness in Safety Guarantees by Learning Disturbances Online: Iterated Guaranteed Safe Online Learning," in Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems, 2012.
 O. Pettersson, "Execution monitoring in robotics: A survey," Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 53, no. 2, pp. 73-88, Nov. 2005.
|Week 11, Oct 29th||
 S. R. Buss, "Introduction to inverse kinematics with jacobian transpose, pseudoinverse and damped least squares methods," University of California, San Diego, 2004.
 M. Laffranchi, N. G. Tsagarakis, and D. G. Caldwell, "CompAct Arm: a Compliant Manipulator with Intrinsic Variable Physical Damping," in Robotics: Science and Systems, Sydney, Australia, 2012.
 G. Gioioso, G. Salvietti, M. Malvezzi, and D. Prattichizzo, "An Object-Based Approach to Map Human Hand Synergies onto Robotic Hands with Dissimilar Kinematics," Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems, Sydney, Australia, 2012.
 D. Mellinger, M. Shomin, N. Michael, and V. Kumar, "Cooperative grasping and transport using multiple quadrotors," in Proceedings of the International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, 2010.
|Final project status reports|
|Week 12, Nov 5th||
 R. Y. Wang and J. Popovic, "Real-time hand-tracking with a color glove," ACM Transactions on Graphics, vol. 28, no. 3, 2009.
 P. Agarwal, S. Kumar, J. Ryde, J. Corso, and V. Krovi, "Estimating Human Dynamics On-the-fly Using Monocular Video For Pose Estimation," in Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems, Sydney, Australia, 2012.
 K. Gilpin, A. Knaian, and D. Rus, "Robot pebbles: One centimeter modules for programmable matter through self-disassembly," in 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2010, pp. 2485-2492.
 K. Gilpin and D. Rus, "A distributed algorithm for 2D shape duplication with smart pebble robots," in 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012, pp. 3285-3292.
|Week 13, Nov 12th||
 M. Valenti, B. Bethke, J. P. How, D. P. de Farias, and J. Vian, "Embedding Health Management into Mission Tasking for UAV Teams," in American Control Conference, 2007. ACC ’07, 2007, pp. 5777-5783.
 O. Spinka and Z. Hanzalek, "Energy-Aware Navigation and Guidance Algorithms for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," in 2011 IEEE 17th International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA), 2011, vol. 2, pp. 83-88.
 N. K. Yilmaz, C. Evangelinos, P. Lermusiaux, and N. M. Patrikalakis, "Path Planning of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for Adaptive Sampling Using Mixed Integer Linear Programming," IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 522-537, Oct. 2008.
|Thurs: Last chance to review article|
|Week 14, Nov 19
Tuesday: How to give talks Patrick Winston Video
Thursday: NO CLASS, Thanksgiving
|Tues: Final project article due|
|Week 15, Nov 26th||
Tuesday: NO CLASS, Peer Review Articles
Thursday: CSE Colloquium 4pm, 115 Avery, Ella Atkins, University of Michigan
|Thurs: Final project reviews due, Thurs 3pm|
|Week 15, Dec 4th||
Jinfu & Mohsen,
John-Paul & Baoliang,
Kearney & Eric
Thursday: Allan & Leonard, Sreeja & Tao, Mamur & Andrew