News about publications

New research paper on visual-servo control for aerial robots published in J. Nonlinear Science

Congratulations to Ph.D. student Dejun Guo for publishing his work on visual-servo control for aerial robots in the special issue “Robotics: mechanics and control of locomotion” of the Journal of Nonlinear Science.

Jim Carrico and Dejun Guo ICRA 2017 papers accepted

Jim Carrico’s and Dejun Guo’s ICRA 2017 papers were recently accepted. The papers are: J. D. Carrico, K. J. Kim and K. K. Leang, “3D-Printed Ionic Polymer Metal Composite Soft Crawling Robot”, IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation, 2017, to appear. D. Guo, H. Wang, W. Chen, […]

New article on automatic collision avoidance for UAVs published in Autonomous Robots

New article entitled, “On-board model-based automatic collision avoidance: application in remotely-piloted unmanned aerial vehicles”, by D. Bareiss, J. R. Bourne and K. K. Leang was recently published in Autonomous Robots. The article can be accessed by following this link: http://rdcu.be/oOIG An evaluation version of the article can […]

Recent work on automatic collision avoidance for UAVs presented at 2016 International Symposium on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2016)

Recent work on automatic collision avoidance for UAVs presented at 2016 International Symposium on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2016): Daman Bareiss, Jur van den Berg, Jake Abbott, Kam K. Leang (2016): Study of Improved Pilot Performance using Automatic Collision Avoidance for Tele-operated Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. […]

William Nagel wins Best Session Presentation Award at ACC 2016

William Nagel wins Best Session Presentation Award for paper entitled, “Master- Slave Control with Hysteresis Inversion for Dual-Stage Nanopositioning Systems”, at the American Control Conference in Boston, MA, July 6-8, 2016. ABSTRACT: This paper focuses on motion control of a piezo-based dual-stage nanopositioner where hysteresis and dynamic effects dominate […]

Chris Pratt’s ICRA paper and video make the final cut of ICRA 2016 Video Trailer Episode I — Flying Robots!

Chris Pratt and Prof. Kam Leang’s ICRA paper and video make the final cut of ICRA 2016 Video Trailer Episode I — Flying Robots! Paper is entitled, “Dynamic Underactuated Flying-Walking (DUCK) Robot”.  The work will be presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), which […]

Congratulations to Jim Carrico and Nick Traeden who are winners of the 2015 SMASIS Conf. Best Student Paper Award!

Congratulations to Jim Carrico and Nick Traeden, winners of 2015 ASME SMASIS (Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures, and Intelligent Systems) Conference Student Best Paper Award, held September 21-23, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jim and Nick’s work describes a new 3D printing technique for fabricating ionic polymer-metal composite actuators […]

New publication in Scientific Reports “Nanothorn electrodes for ionic polymer-metal composite artificial muscles” with Prof. Kim’s group at UNLV

Nanothorn electrodes for ionic polymer-metal composite artificial muscles V. Palmre, D. Pugal, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang, K. Asaka, A. Aabloo Scientific Reports, 4 : 6176, 2014. ABSTRACT Ionic polymer-metal composites (IPMCs) have recently received tremendous interest as soft biomimetic actuators and sensors in various bioengineering […]

Monolithic IPMC Fins for Propulsion and Maneuvering in Bioinspired Underwater Robotics

Joel J. Hubbard, Maxwell Fleming, Viljar Palmre, David Pugal, Kwang J. Kim, and Kam K. Leang* IEEE JOURNAL OF OCEANIC ENGINEERING, VOL. 39, NO. 3, JULY 2014 ABSTRACT: Emerging bioinspired underwater systems, such as autonomous ocean mapping and surveillance vehicles, that maneuver through their environment by mimicking […]

Range-based control of dual-stage nanopositioning systems

G. C. Clayton, C. J. Dudley, K. K. Leang (2014), Review of Scientific Instruments, 85 (4), pp. 045003 (6 pages). ABSTRACT: A novel dual-stage nanopositioner control framework is presented that considers range constraints. Dual-stage nanopositioners are becoming increasingly popular in applications such as scanning probe microscopy due to […]

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