Robotics related publications

2017

32.Position and Linear Velocity Estimation for Position-Based Visual Servo Control of an Aerial Robot in GPS-Denied EnvironmentsD. Guo, K. K. Leang (2017): Position and Linear Velocity Estimation for Position-Based Visual Servo Control of an Aerial Robot in GPS-Denied Environments. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), Tysons Corner, Virginia, USA, October 11-13, 2107 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia, 2017. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
31.Mutual Information Control for Target Acquisition: A Method to Localize a Gas/Chemical Plume Source Using a Mobile SensorJ. R. Bourne, K. K. Leang (2017): Mutual Information Control for Target Acquisition: A Method to Localize a Gas/Chemical Plume Source Using a Mobile Sensor. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC) Tyson Corner, Virginia, USA, October 11-13, 2017, October 11-13, 2107 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia, 2017. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
30.Guest Editorial: Focused Section on Advances in Soft RoboticsX. Tan, K. K. Leang, Z. Yin (2017): Guest Editorial: Focused Section on Advances in Soft Robotics. International Journal of Intelligent Robotics and Applications, 1 (2), pp. 121 - 123, 2017. (Type: Journal Article | BibTeX)
29.Modeling and Adaptive Nonlinear Disturbance Observer for Closed-Loop Control of In-Ground-Effects on Multi-rotor UAVsX. He, M. Calaf, K. K. Leang (2017): Modeling and Adaptive Nonlinear Disturbance Observer for Closed-Loop Control of In-Ground-Effects on Multi-rotor UAVs. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC) Tyson Corner, Virginia, USA, October 11-13, 2017, October 11-13, 2107 at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons Corner, Virginia, 2017. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
28.Adaptive Vision-Based Leader- Follower Formation Control of Mobile RobotsH. Wang, D. Guo, X. Liang, W. Chen, G. Hu, K.K. Leang (2017): Adaptive Vision-Based Leader- Follower Formation Control of Mobile Robots. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 64 (4), pp. 2893 - 2902, 2017. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
27.Smart Actuator Technologies: Design, Modeling, Fabrication, and Control for Mechatronic and Robotic Systems (expected 2018)Kam K. Leang, Kwang J. Kim (2017): Smart Actuator Technologies: Design, Modeling, Fabrication, and Control for Mechatronic and Robotic Systems (expected 2018). Elsevier, 2017. (Type: Book | BibTeX)
26.Adaptive-Repetitive Visual-Servo Control of Low-Flying Aerial Robots via Uncalibrated High-Flying CamerasD. Guo, J. Bourne, H. Wang, W. Yim, K. K. Leang (2017): Adaptive-Repetitive Visual-Servo Control of Low-Flying Aerial Robots via Uncalibrated High-Flying Cameras. Journal of Nonlinear Science, Special issue on robotics: mechanics and control of locomotion, 27 (4), pp. 1235-1256, 2017. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
25.Fused Filament 3D Printing of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites for Soft RoboticsK. K. Leang, J. D. Carrico (2017): Fused Filament 3D Printing of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites for Soft Robotics. SPIE Smart Structures and Materials and Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring, Portland, OR, March 26-29, 2017., 2017. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
24.3D-Printed Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Soft Crawling RobotJ. D. Carrico, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang, (2017): 3D-Printed Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Soft Crawling Robot. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, May 29 - June 3, 2017, 2017. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
23.Eye-in-Hand Tracking Control of a Free-Floating Space ManipulatorH. Wang, D. Guo, H. Xu, W. Chen, T. Liu, K. K. Leang, (2017): Eye-in-Hand Tracking Control of a Free-Floating Space Manipulator. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (In press), 2017. (Type: Journal Article | BibTeX)
22.Particle filter based gas/chemical plume source localization for autonomous mobile robotsJ. R. Bourne, K. K. Leang (2017): Particle filter based gas/chemical plume source localization for autonomous mobile robots. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Munich, Germany, July 3-7, 2017 (under review), 2017. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
21.Repetitive Control Design and Implementation for Periodic Motion Tracking in Aerial VehiclesX. He, D. Guo, K. K. Leang (2017): Repetitive Control Design and Implementation for Periodic Motion Tracking in Aerial Vehicles. American Control Conference May 24-26, Seattle, WA, 2017, 2017. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
20.A Unified Leader-Follower Scheme for Mobile Robots with Uncalibrated On-board CameraD. Guo, H. Wang, W. Chen, M. Liu, Z. Xia, K. K. Leang (2017): A Unified Leader-Follower Scheme for Mobile Robots with Uncalibrated On-board Camera. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, May 29 - June 3, 2017. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
19.On-Board Model-Based Automatic Collision Avoidance: Application in Remotely Piloted Unmanned Aerial VehiclesD. Bareiss, J. Bourne, K. K. Leang (2017): On-Board Model-Based Automatic Collision Avoidance: Application in Remotely Piloted Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Autonomous robots (In press), 41 (7), pp. 1539-1554, 2017. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)

2016

18.Design and modeling of the dynamic underactuated flying-walking (DUCK) robotChristopher J. Pratt (2016): Design and modeling of the dynamic underactuated flying-walking (DUCK) robot. University of Utah, 2016. (Type: Masters Thesis | Links | BibTeX)
17.Study of Improved Pilot Performance using Automatic Collision Avoidance for Tele-operated Unmanned Aerial VehiclesDaman 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. 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics, October 23-27, 2016, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2016. (Type: Inproceeding | Links | BibTeX)
16.Model-based collision avoidance for dynamic single- and multi-robot systems: theory and application in ground and aerial robotsD. Bareiss (2016): Model-based collision avoidance for dynamic single- and multi-robot systems: theory and application in ground and aerial robots. University of Utah, 2016. (Type: PhD Thesis | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
15.Dynamic underactuated flying-walking (DUCK) robotC. J. Pratt, K. K. Leang (2016): Dynamic underactuated flying-walking (DUCK) robot. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 3267 - 3274, 2016. (Type: Inproceeding | Links | BibTeX)

2015

14.A  Micro Spherical Rolling and Flying RobotChristopher J. Dudley, Alex Woods, Kam K. Leang (2015): A Micro Spherical Rolling and Flying Robot. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), September 28 - October 02, Hamburg, Germany, 2015. (Type: Inproceeding | Links | BibTeX)
13.Stochastic automatic collision avoidance for  tele-operated unmanned aerial vehiclesDaman Bareiss, Jur van den Berg, Kam K. Leang (2015): Stochastic automatic collision avoidance for tele-operated unmanned aerial vehicles. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), September 28 - October 02, pp. 4818-4825, Hamburg, Germany, 2015. (Type: Inproceeding | Links | BibTeX)
12.Fused Filament Additive Manufacturing of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Soft Active 3D StructuresJ. D. Carrico, N. W. Traeden, M. Aureli, K. K. Leang, (2015): Fused Filament Additive Manufacturing of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Soft Active 3D Structures. ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems (SMASIS), September 21-23, 2015 in Colorado Springs, Colorado., Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2015, (Jim Carrico and Nick Traeden were winners of the 2015 SMASIS Conf. Best Student Paper Award!). (Type: Inproceeding | Links | BibTeX)

2014

11.Monolithic IPMC fins for propulsion and maneuvering in bio-inspired underwater robotics J. J. Hubbard, M. Fleming, V. Palmre, D. Pugal, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2014): Monolithic IPMC fins for propulsion and maneuvering in bio-inspired underwater robotics. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 39 (3), pp. 540 - 551, 2014. (Type: Journal Article | Links | BibTeX)
10.A spherical aerial terrestrial robotChristopher J. Dudley (2014): A spherical aerial terrestrial robot. University of Nevada, Reno, 2014. (Type: Masters Thesis | Links | BibTeX)

2013

9.Control of a Quadcopter Aerial Robot Using Optic Flow SensingBrandon M. Hurd (2013): Control of a Quadcopter Aerial Robot Using Optic Flow Sensing. University of Nevada, Reno, 2013. (Type: Masters Thesis | Links | BibTeX)
8.An IPMC-enabled bio-inspired bending/twisting fin for underwater applications V. Palmre, M. Fleming, J. J. Hubbard, D. Pugal, S. Kim, K. J. Kim, K. K. Leang (2013): An IPMC-enabled bio-inspired bending/twisting fin for underwater applications. Smart Mater. Struct., 22 , pp. 014003, 2013. (Type: Journal Article | Abstract | Links | BibTeX)
7.Augmented proportional-derivative control of a micro quadcopter N. L. Johnson, K. K. Leang (2013): Augmented proportional-derivative control of a micro quadcopter. ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference, 2013. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
6.Unmanned aircraft systems in environmental science: cheaper, better, faster and more accessible large scale data collection to improve understanding of natural resources M. Walker, K. K. Leang, S. Tyler, S. Lether, P. Weisberg (2013): Unmanned aircraft systems in environmental science: cheaper, better, faster and more accessible large scale data collection to improve understanding of natural resources. CABNR/NAES/UNCE Main Station - Field Day, 2013. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)

2012

5.Integrated sensing for IPMC actuators using strain gages for underwater applications K. K. Leang, Y. Shan, S. Song, K. J. Kim (2012): Integrated sensing for IPMC actuators using strain gages for underwater applications. IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatronics, 17 (2), pp. 345 – 355, 2012. (Type: Journal Article | BibTeX)

2011

4.Design and characterization of sectored (patterned) IPMC actuators for propulsion and maneuvering in bio-inspired underwater systemsJoel J. Hubbard (2011): Design and characterization of sectored (patterned) IPMC actuators for propulsion and maneuvering in bio-inspired underwater systems. University of Nevada, Reno, 2011. (Type: Masters Thesis | Links | BibTeX)
3. K. J. Kim, D. Pugal, K. K. Leang (2011): A twistable artificial muscle for underwater robotic applications. US-Korea Summit on Science and Engineering (UKC), 2011. (Type: Inproceeding | BibTeX)
2.A twistable ionic polymer-metal composite artificial muscle for marine applications K. J. Kim, D. Pugal, K. K. Leang (2011): A twistable ionic polymer-metal composite artificial muscle for marine applications. Marine Technology Society Journal, 45 (4), pp. 83 – 98, 2011. (Type: Journal Article | BibTeX)

1999

1.The design of a mobile robot kit for mechatronics coursesK. K. Leang (1999): The design of a mobile robot kit for mechatronics courses. University of Utah, 1999. (Type: Masters Thesis | BibTeX)