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Journal and Conference Papers, Selected Technical Reports

2016
105U. Ruiz, V. Isler
Capturing an Omnidirectional Evader in Convex Environments Using a Differential Drive Robot
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 1(2): 1007-1013, 2016.
104N. Noori, A. Renzaglia, J. V. Hook, V. Isler
Constrained Probabilistic Search for a One-Dimensional Random Walker
IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 32(2): 261-274, 2016.
103P. A. Plonski, J. Vander Hook, C. Peng, N. Noori, V. Isler
Environment Exploration in Sensing Automation for Habitat Monitoring
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, PP(99): 1-14, 2016.
102Patrick A. Plonski, Joshua Vander Hook, Volkan Isler
Environment and Solar Map Construction for Solar-Powered Mobile Systems
IEEE Trans. Robotics, 32(1): 70--82, 2016.
101H. Bayram, J. V. Hook, V. Isler
Gathering Bearing Data for Target Localization
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 1(1): 369-374, 2016.
100Z. Li, V. Isler
Large Scale Image Mosaic Construction for Agricultural Applications
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 1(1): 295-302, 2016.
99Pratap Tokekar, Volkan Isler
Polygon guarding with orientation
Computational Geometry, 58: 97 - 109, 2016.
98N. Noori, A. Beveridge, V. Isler
Pursuit-Evasion: A Toolkit to Make Applications More Accessible Tutorial
IEEE Robotics Automation Magazine, PP(99): 1-1, 2016.
97P. Tokekar, J. V. Hook, D. Mulla, V. Isler
Sensor Planning for a Symbiotic UAV and UGV System for Precision Agriculture
IEEE Transactions on Robotics, PP(99): 1-1, 2016.
96N. Stefas, H. Bayram, V. Isler
Vision-Based UAV Navigation in Orchards
In 5th IFAC Conference on Sensing, Control and Automation Technologies for Agriculture, 2016.
2015
95Brendan P. W. Ames, Andrew Beveridge, Rosalie Carlson, Claire Djang, Volkan Isler, Stephen Ragain, Maxray Savage
A Leapfrog Strategy for Pursuit-Evasion in a Polygonal Environment
Int. J. Comput. Geometry Appl., 25(2): 77--100, 2015.
94Joshua Vander Hook, Pratap Tokekar, Volkan Isler
Algorithms for Cooperative Active Localization of Static Targets With Mobile Bearing Sensors Under Communication Constraints
IEEE Trans. Robotics, 31(4): 864--876, 2015.
93Ubaldo Ruiz, Volkan Isler
Capturing an Omnidirectional Evader in Convex Environments using a Differential Drive Robot
CoRR, abs/1508.06333, 2015.
92Lindsay Berry, Andrew Beveridge, Jane Butterfield, Volkan Isler, Zachary Keller, Alana Shine, Junyi Wang
Line-of-Sight Pursuit in Strictly Sweepable Polygons
CoRR, abs/1508.07603, 2015.
91Volkan Isler, Brian Sadler, Libor Preuchil, Shuichi Nishio
Networked Robots TC Spotlight
IEEE Robot. Automat. Mag., 22(3): 25--29, 2015.
90Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics XI - Selected Contributions of the Eleventh International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, WAFR 2014, 3-5 August 2014, Bo\ugazi\cci University, \.Istanbul, Turkey
2015.
2014
89J. Vander Hook, P. Tokekar, V. Isler
Cautious Greedy Strategy for Bearing-Only Active Localization: Analysis and Field Experiments
Journal of Field Robotics, 31(2), 2014.
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88P. Tokekar, N. Karnad, V. Isler
Energy-Optimal Trajectory Planning for Car-Like Robots
Autonomous Robots, 2014.
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87N. Noori, V. Isler
Lion and Man Game on Polyhedral Surfaces with Boundary
In IEEE Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014.
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86 Alessandro Renzaglia, Narges Noori, Volkan Isler
The Role of Target Modeling in Designing Search Strategies
In IEEE Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014.
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85J. Vander Hook, V. Isler
Pursuit and Evasion with Uncertain Bearing Measurements
In Proc. 2014 Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, 2014.
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84P. Tokekar, V. Isler, A. Franchi
Multi-Target Visual Tracking with Aerial Robots
In Proc. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2014.
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83P. A. Plonski, V. Isler
A Competitive Online Algorithm for Exploring a Solar Map
In Proc. International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2014.
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82P. Tokekar, V. Isler
Polygon Guarding with Orientation
In Proc. International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2014.
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81N. Noori, V. Isler
Lion and Man Game on Convex Terrains
In Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR), 2014.
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80 Patrick A Plonski, Joshua Vander Hook, Volkan Isler
Environment and Solar Map Construction for Solar-Powered Mobile Systems
Technical Report, Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota, 2014.
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79 Joshua Vander Hook, Volkan Isler
Pursuit and Evasion with Uncertain Bearing Measurements
Technical Report, Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota, 2014.
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2013
78 Patrick A Plonski, Pratap Tokekar, Volkan Isler
Energy-Efficient Path Planning for Solar-Powered Mobile Robots
Journal of Field Robotics, 2013.
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77N. Noori, V. Isler
Lion and Man with Visibility in Monotone Polygons
International Journal of Robotics Research, 2013.
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76 Deniz Ozsoyeller, Andrew Beveridge, Volkan Isler
Symmetric Rendezvous Search on the Line with an Unknown Initial Distance
IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2013.
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75P. Tokekar, E. Branson, J. Vander Hook, V. Isler
Tracking Aquatic Invaders: Autonomous Robots for Monitoring Invasive Fish
IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 20(3): 33-41, 2013.
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74 Narges Noori, Alessandro Renzaglia, Volkan Isler
Searching for a One-Dimensional Random Walker: Deterministic Strategies with a Time Budget When Crossing is Allowed
In IEEE Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013.
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73 Alessandro Renzaglia, Narges Noori, Volkan Isler
Searching for a One-Dimensional Random Walker: Randomized Strategy with Energy Budget
In IEEE Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013.
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72P. Tokekar, J. Vander Hook, D. Mulla, V. Isler
Sensor Planning for a Symbiotic UAV and UGV system for Precision Agriculture
In Proc. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013.
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71P. Tokekar, V. Isler
Sensor Placement and Selection for Bearing Sensors with Bounded Uncertainty
In Proc. International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2013.
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70 Joshua Vander Hook, Pratap Tokekar, Volkan Isler
Bearing-Only Active Target Localization Strategies for a System of Two Communicating Mobile Robots: Full Technical Report
Technical Report, Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota, 2013.
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69 Narges Noori, Patrick Plonski, Alessandro Renzaglia, Pratap Tokekar, Joshua Vander Hook, Volkan Isler
Long-Term Search Through Energy Efficiency and Harvesting
Technical Report, Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota, 2013.
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2012
68O. Tekdas, Y. Kumar, V. Isler, R. Janardan
Building a Communication Bridge With Mobile Hubs
IEEE Tran. on Automation Science and Engineering, 9(1): 171--176, 2012.
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67D. Bhadauria, K. Klein, V. Isler, S. Suri
Capturing an Evader in Polygonal Environments with Obstacles: The Full Visibility Case
International Journal of Robotics Research, 2012.
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66O. Tekdas, D. Bhadauria, V. Isler
Efficient Data Collection from Wireless Nodes under the Two-Ring Communication Model
International Journal of Robotics Research, 2012.
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65J. Vander Hook, P. Tokekar, V. Isler
Cautious Greedy Strategy for Bearing-based Active Localization: Experiments and Theoretical Analysis
In Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2012.
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64J. Vander Hook, P. Tokekar, E. Branson, P. Bajer, P. Sorensen, V. Isler
Local Search Strategy for Active Localization of Multiple Invasive Fish
In Proc. International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, 2012.
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63N. Karnad, V. Isler
Modeling Human Motion Patterns for Multi-Robot Planning
In Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2012), 2012.
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62 Patrick A. Plonski, Pratap Tokekar, Volkan Isler
Energy-Efficient Path Planning for Solar-Powered Mobile Robots
In The 12th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics, 2012.
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61N. Noori, V. Isler
Lion and Man with Visibility in Monotone Polygons
In Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR), 2012.
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2011
60D. Bhadauria, O. Tekdas, V. Isler
Robotic Data Mules for Collecting Data over Sparse Sensor Fields
Journal of Field Robotics, 28(3): 388--404, 2011.
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59T. Chung, G. Hollinger, V. Isler
Search and pursuit-evasion in mobile robotics
Autonomous Robots(3), 2011.
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58D. Bhadauria, V. Isler
Capturing an Evader in a Polygonal Environment with Obstacles
In 22nd International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2011.
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57P. Tokekar, N. Karnad, V. Isler
Energy-Optimal Velocity Profiles for Car-Like Robots
In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2011.
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56E. Stump, N. Michael, V. Kumar, V. Isler
Visibility-Based Deployment of Robot Formations for Communication Maintenance.
In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2011.
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55P. Tokekar, J. Vander Hook, V. Isler
Active Target Localization for Bearing Based Robotic Telemetry
In Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2011.
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54D.~Bhadauria, V.~Isler, O.~Tekdas
Efficient Data Collection from Wireless Nodes under Two-Ring Communication Model
Technical Report, No. 11-015, University of Minnesota - Computer Science and Engineering, 2011.
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2010
53P. Tokekar, D. Bhadauria, A. Studenski, V. Isler
A Robotic System for Monitoring Carp in Minnesota Lakes
Journal of Field Robotics, 27(3): 681--685, 2010.
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52O. Tekdas, W. Yang, V. Isler
Robotic Routers: Algorithms and Implementation
Int. Journal of Robotics Research, 29(1), 2010.
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51O. Tekdas, V. Isler
Sensor Placement for Triangulation Based Localization
IEEE Tran. Automation Science and Engineering, 7(3): 681--685, 2010.
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50N. Karnad, V. Isler
A Multi-Robot System for Unconfined Video-Conferencing
In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2010.
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49D. Bhadauria, V. Isler, A. Studenski, P. Tokekar
A Robotic Sensor Network for Monitoring Carp in Minnesota Lakes
In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2010.
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48E. Meisner, S. Das, V. Isler, J. Trinkle, S. Sabanovic, L. Caporael
Predictive State Representations for Grounding Human-Robot Communication
In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2010.
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47O. Tekdas, P. Plonski, N. Karnad, V. Isler
title
In Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2010 IEEE International Conference on TITLE = Maintaining Connectivity in Environments with Obstacles, 2010.
2009
46O. Tekdas, N. Karnad, V. Isler
Efficient Strategies for Collecting Data from Wireless Sensor Network Nodes using Mobile Robots
In 14th International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR), 2009.
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45E. Meisner, S. Sabanovic, V. Isler, L. Caporael, J. Trinkle
ShadowPlay: A Generative Model for Nonverbal Human-Robot Interaction
In 4th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, 2009.
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44O. Tekdas, Y. Kumar, V. Isler, R. Janardan
Building a Communication Bridge with Mobile Hubs
In 5th International Workshop on Algorithmic Aspects of Wireless Sensor Networks (ALGOSENSORS), 2009.
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43D. Bhadauria, V. Isler
Data Gathering Tours for Mobile Robots
In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2009.
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42N. Karnad, V. Isler
Lion and Man Game in the Presence of a Circular Obstacle
In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2009.
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41E. Meisner
Learning Controllers for Human-Robot Interaction
PhD Thesis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2009.
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2008
40M. Pavone, N. Bisnik, E. Frazzoli, V. Isler
A Stochastic and Dynamic Vehicle Routing Problem with Time Windows and Customer Impatience
ACM/Springer Journal of Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), 2008.
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39E. Meisner, V. Isler, J. Trinkle
Controller Design for Human-Robot Interaction
Autonomous Robots, 24(2): 123--134, 2008.
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38V. Isler, M. Magdon-Ismail
Sensor Selection Problem in Arbitrary Dimensions
IEEE Tran. Automation Science and Engineering, 5(4): 651--660, 2008.
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37V. Isler, N. Karnad
The Role of Information in the Cop-Robber Game
Theoretical Computer Science, 3(399): 179--190, 2008.
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36O. Tekdas, J.H. Lim, A. Terzis, V. Isler
Using Mobile Robots to Harvest Data from Sensor Fields
IEEE Wireless Communications, 2008.
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35E. Meisner, W. Yang, V. Isler
Network Formation through Coverage and Freeze-Tag
In Eighth International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, 2008.
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34N. Karnad, V. Isler
Bearing-Only Pursuit
In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2008.
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33O. Tekdas, V. Isler
Robotic Routers
In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2008.
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32W. Yang
An Algorithm for Network Formation and an Implementation of a Mobile Robotic Router System
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008.
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31O. Tekdas
Placement and Connectivity Maintenance Algorithms for Robotic Sensor Networks
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008.
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30N. Karnad
The Role of Sensing Information in Pursuit-Evasion Games
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008.
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2007
29N. Bisnik, A. Abouzeid, V. Isler
Stochastic Event Capture Using Mobile Sensors Subject to a Quality Metric
IEEE Tran. on Robotics, 23(4): 676 -- 692, 2007.
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28M. Pavone, N. Bisnik, E. Frazzoli, V. Isler
Decentralized Vehicle Routing in a Stochastic and Dynamic Environment with Customer Impatience
In First International Conference on Robot Communication and Coordination (RoboComm), 2007.
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27O. Tekdas, V. Isler
Sensor Placement Algorithms for Triangulation Based Localization
In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2007.
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26S. Kamath, E. Meisner, V. Isler
Triangulation Based Multi Target Tracking with Mobile Sensor Networks
In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2007.
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25S. Kamath
Distributed Algorithms for Camera Network Localization and Multiple Target Tracking using Mobile Robots
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2007.
2006
24V. Isler, S. Kannan, S. Khanna
Randomized Pursuit-Evasion with Local Visibility
SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics, 1(20): 26--41, 2006.
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23V. Isler, R. Bajcsy
The Sensor Selection Problem for Bounded Uncertainty Sensing Models
IEEE Tran. Automation Science and Engineering, 4(3): 372--381, 2006.
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22V. Isler
Placement and Distributed Deployment of Sensor Teams for Triangulation Based Localization
In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2006.
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21V. Isler, B. Wilson, R. Bajcsy
Building a 3D Virtual Museum of Native American Baskets
In Proc. Third International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission, 2006.
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20N. Bisnik, V. Isler, A. Abouzeid
Stochastic Event Capture Using Mobile Sensors Subject to a Quality Metric
In The Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MOBICOM), 2006.
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2005
19C. Belta, V. Isler, G. J. Pappas
Discrete Abstractions for Robot Motion Planning and Control in Polygonal Environments
IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 5(21): 864--875, 2005.
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18V. Isler, S. Kannan, S. Khanna
Randomized Pursuit-Evasion in a Polygonal Environment
IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 5(21): 864--875, 2005.
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17V. Isler, S. Khanna, J. Spletzer, C.J. Taylor
Target Tracking with Distributed Sensors: The Focus of Attention Problem
Computer Vision and Image Understanding Journal(1-2): 225--247, 2005.
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16V. Isler, R. Bajcsy
The Sensor Selection Problem for Bounded Uncertainty Sensing Models
In Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN), 2005.
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15V. Isler, D. Sun, S. Sastry
Roadmap Based Pursuit-Evasion and Collision Avoidance
In Robotics: Science and Systems, 2005.
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2004
14V. Isler, S. Kannan, K. Daniilidis, P.Valtr
VC-Dimension of Exterior Visibility
IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, 26(5): 667--671, 2004.
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13V. Isler, S. Kannan, S. Khanna
Randomized Pursuit-Evasion with Limited Visibility
In ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, 2004.
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12V. Isler, K. Daniilidis, G.J. Pappas, C. Belta
Hybrid Control for Visibility-Based Pursuit-Evasion Games
In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2004.
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11V. Isler, K. Daniilidis, S. Kannan
Sampling Based Sensor-Network Deployment
In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2004.
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10A. Efros, V. Isler, J. Shi, M. Visontai
Seeing Through Water
In Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS), 2004.
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9V. Isler, S. Kannan, S. Khanna
Locating and Capturing an Evader in a Polygonal Environment
In Sixth International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, 2004.
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8V. Isler
Algorithms for Distributed and Mobile Sensing
PhD Thesis, Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2004.
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2003
7V. Isler, J. Spletzer, S. Khanna, C.J. Taylor
Target Tracking with Distributed Sensors: The Focus of Attention Problem
In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2003.
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6V. Isler, S. Kannan, K. Daniilidis
Local Exploration: Online Algorithms and A Probabilistic Framework
In Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2003.
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2002
5J. Mulligan, V. Isler, K. Daniilidis
Trinocular Stereo: A New Algorithm and its Evaluation
International Journal of Computer Vision, 47: 51-61, 2002.
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4K. Daniilidis, C. Geyer, V. Isler, A. Makadia
Omnidirectional Sensing for Robot Control
In Control Problems in Robotics, 2002.
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2001
3J. Mulligan, V. Isler, K. Daniilidis
Performance evaluation of stereo for tele-presence
In Proc. Int. Conf. on Computer Vision, 2001.
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2V. Isler
Theoretical Robot Exploration
Technical Report, Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2001.
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1V. Isler, S. Kannan, K. Daniilidis
VC-Dimension of Exterior Visibility of Polyhedra
Technical Report, No. MS-CIS-01-34, Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2001.
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Theses

  • Onur Tekdas, Improving communication in networked systems using mobile robots, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Minnesota, 2011.
  • Deepak Bhadauria, Path planning algorithms for robots in a data muling system, M.S. Thesis, University of Minnesota, 2010.
  • Eric Meisner, Learning Controllers for Human-Robot Interaction, PhD Thesis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2009.
  • Nikhil Karnad, THE ROLE OF SENSING INFORMATION IN PURSUIT-EVASION GAMES, M.S. Thesis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008
  • Onur Tekdas, PLACEMENT AND CONNECTIVITY MAINTENANCE ALGORITHMS FOR ROBOTIC SENSOR NETWORKS, M.S. Thesis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008
  • Wei Yang, AN ALGORITHM FOR NETWORK FORMATION AND AN IMPLEMENTATION OF A MOBILE ROBOTIC ROUTER SYSTEM, M.S. Thesis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2008 download
  • Seema Kamath, DISTRIBUTED ALGORITHMS FOR CAMERA NETWORK LOCALIZATION AND MULTIPLE TARGET TRACKING USING MOBILE ROBOTS, M.S. Thesis, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2007 download