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This work was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) through the NSERC Canadian Field Robotics Network (NCFRN).

For the purposes of the above acknowledgement, “NCFRN support” can be defined as:

1) direct funding support (e.g., student salary, or use of NCFRN-funded equipment in your lab, etc.);

2) work that was undertaken as a direct result of the NCFRN technical agenda, even if funded from complementary sources;

3) work for which NCFRN was a direct scientific influence. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015

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Dudek - McGill Mobile Robotics Lab

*** NEW *** Adapting Learned Robotics Behaviours through Policy Adjustment
Juan Camilo Gamboa Higuera, David Meger, and Gregory Dudek
2017 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

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*** NEW *** Phytoplankton Hotspot Prediction With an Unsupervised Spatial Community Model
Arnold Kalmbach, Yogesh Girdhar, Heidi M. Sosik, and Gregory Dudek
2017 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

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*** NEW *** Underwater multirobot convoying using tracking-by-detection
Florian Shkurti, Wei-Di Chang, Peter Henderson, Md. Jahidul Islam, Juan Camilo Gamboa Higuera, Jimmy Li, Travis Manderson, Anqi Xu, Gregory Dudek, and Junaed Sattar.
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'16), Daejeon, Korea. October, 2016.

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*** NEW *** Topologically distinct trajectory predictions for probabilistic pursuit
Florian Shkurti, and Gregory Dudek
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'16), Daejeon, Korea. October, 2016.

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*** NEW *** Context-Coherent Scenes of Objects for Camera Pose Estimation
Jimmy Li, David Meger and Gregory Dudek
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2017, Vancouver, Canada

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*** NEW *** Data-driven selective sampling for marine vehicles using multi-scale paths
Sandeep Manjanna and Gregory Dudek
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2017, Vancouver, Canada

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*** NEW *** Benchmark Environments for Multitask Learning in Continuous Domains
Peter Henderson, Wei-Di Chang, Florian Shkurti, Johanna Hansen, David Meger, and Gregory Dudek
International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML '17), Workshop on Lifelong Learning, Sydney, Australia

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*** NEW *** Collaborative Sampling Using Heterogeneous Marine Robots Driven by Visual Cues
Sandeep Manjanna, Johanna Hansen, Alberto Quattrini Li, Ioannis Rekleitis and Gregory Dudek
In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. May 2017.

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Sharf - McGill Aerospace Mechatronics Lab

*** NEW *** Quadrotor Collision Characterization and Recovery Control
G. Dicker, F. Chui and I. Sharf,
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA2017, Singapore, May 29-June 3, 2017.

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*** NEW *** Control, Localization and Human Interaction with an Autonomous Lighter-than-air Performer
St-Onge, D., P.-Y. Breches, I. Sharf, N. Reeves, I. Rekleitis, P. Abouzakhm, Y. Girdhar, A. Harmat, G. Dudek and P. Giguere
Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Vol. 88, pp. 165-186, 2017

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Marshall - Queen's Mining Systems Lab

*** NEW *** Design of a Novel Auto-Rotating UAV Platform for Underground Mine Cavity Surveying
Jordan Mitchell, Joshua A. Marshall
In Proceedings of the 2017 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA's 119th National Western Mining Conference & Exhibition, Denver, CO, February 2017

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*** NEW *** Industrial-scale autonomous wheeled-vehicle path following by combining iterative learning control with feedback linearization
L. G. Dekker, J. A. Marshall, and J. Larsson.
In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2017), Vancouver, BC, September 2017.
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*** NEW *** Towards controlling bucket fill factor in robotic excavation by learning admittance control setpoints.
H. Fernando, J. A. Marshall, H. Almqvist, and J. Larsson.
In Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR 2017), Zürich, Switzerland, September 2017.

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Jenkin - York Vision, Graphics, and Robotics Lab

*** NEW *** The effect of long-term exposure to microgravity on the perception of upright
Laurence R. Harris, Michael Jenkin, Heather Jenkin, James E. Zacher, Richard T. Dyde
Nature Microgravity, 3:3 2017

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*** NEW *** On the utility of additional sensors in aquatic simultaneous localization and mapping.
Codd-Downey, R. and Jenkin, M.
Proc. IEEE ICRA 2017, Singapore, 2017.

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*** NEW *** Autonomous trail following.
Hoveidar-Sefid, M. and Jenkin, M.
Proceedings ICINCO 2017, Madrid, Spain. 2017.

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*** NEW *** An extensible avatar (EA) toolkit for human robot interaction.
Al Tarawneh, E. and Jenkin, M.
ACM Celebration of Women in Computing womENcourage. Barcelona, Spain, 2017.

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Tsotsos - Lab for Active and Attentive Vision

*** NEW *** Active Perception Revisited
Bajscy, R., Aloimonos, Y., Tsotsos, J.K.
Autonomous Robots, 1-20, 2017

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*** NEW *** Agreeing To Cross: How Drivers and Pedestrians Communicate
Rasouli, A., Kotseruba, I., Tsotsos, J.K.,
IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Redondo Beach, CA, USA. June 11-14, 2017.

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*** NEW *** Person Following Robot using a Stereo Vision Based CNN Tracker
Bao Xin Chen, Raghavender Sahdev and John Tsotsos,
International Conference on Computer Vision Systems (ICVS) 2017, Shenzen, China, July 2017 (received Best Conference Paper Finalist Award)

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*** NEW *** Person Following Robot Using Selected Online Ada-Boosting with a Stereo Camera
Bao Xin Chen, Raghavender Sahdev and John K. Tsotsos
In the 14th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision, Edmonton, Alberta, May 16-19, 2017.

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*** NEW *** Vision-Based Fallen Person Detection for the Elderly
Markus D. SolbachJohn K. Tsotsos
5th International Workshop on Assistive Computer Vision and Robotics (ACVR), Venice, Italy, October 28th, 2017
Subjects: Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (cs.CV)

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*** NEW *** Integrating Three Mechanisms of Visual Attention for Active Visual Search
Amir Rasouli, John K. Tsotsos
International Symposium on Attention in Cognitive Systems (ISACS) in Association with IROS, 2017
Subjects: Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (cs.CV)

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Waslander - Waterloo WAVELab

*** NEW *** State initialization for recurrent neural network modeling of time-series data
N. Mohajerin, S.L. Waslander
Neural Networks (IJCNN), 2017 International Joint Conference on, 2330-2337

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*** NEW *** Autonomous active calibration of a dynamic camera cluster using next-best-view
J. Rebello, A. Das, and S. L. Waslander
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, Canada, Sep. 2017.

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Vaughan SFU Autonomy Lab

*** NEW *** Robust Sensor Fusion for Finding HRI Partners in a Crowd
Shokoofeh Pourmehr, Jack Thomas, Jake Bruce, Jens Wawerla, Richard Vaughan.
Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, May 2017

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Barfoot - Autonomous Space Robotics Lab

*** NEW *** Expanding the Limits of Vision-based Localization for Long-term Route-following Autonomy
Michael Paton, Francois Pomerleau, Kirk MacTavish, Chris J. Ostafew, Timothy D. Barfoot
Journal of Field Robotics, special issue on “Field and Service Robotics”, 34(1):98–122, 2017.

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Zhang - UofA Robotics Research Lab

*** NEW *** Fast-SeqSLAM: A Fast Appearance Based Place Recognition Algorithm
Sayem Mohammad Siam and Hong Zhang
2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation Singapore

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*** NEW *** A chordiogram image descriptor using local edgels
Xiaolong Wang, Hong Zhang, Guohua Peng
Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Volume 49, November 2017, Pages 129-140

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*** NEW *** Moving Object Detection in Time-Lapse or Motion Trigger Image Sequences Using Low-Rank and Invariant Sparse Decomposition
Moein Shakeri, Hong Zhang
International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Venice, Italy. October 22-29, 2017

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Dudek - McGill Mobile Robotics Lab

Multi-Target Search Strategies
Malika Meghjani, Sandeep Manjanna, and Gregory Dudek
IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR'16), Lausanne, Switzerland. October, 2016

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Multi-Target Rendezvous
Malika Meghjani, Sandeep Manjanna, and Gregory Dudek
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'16), Daejeon, Korea. October, 2016. [Finalist for Best Paper Award on Safety and Rescue Robotics]

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Fast and Efficient Rendezvous in Street Networks
Malika Meghjani, Sandeep Manjanna, and Gregory Dudek
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'16), Daejeon, Korea. October, 2016.

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Maintaining Efficient Collaboration with Trust-Seeking Robots
Anqi Xu and Gregory Dudek
In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pages 3312-3319, Daejeon, South Korea. October 2016. (Nominated for the IROS KROS Best Paper Award on Cognitive Robotics)

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Multi-Robot Path Planning for Selective Coverage
Sandeep Manjanna, Nikhil Kakodkar, and Gregory Dudek 
ICRA 2016 Workshop on Fielded Multi-robot Systems Operating on Land, Sea, and Air, Stockholm, Sweden. May 2016.

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Learning to Generalize Spatial Relationships
Jimmy Li, David Meger, and Gregory Dudek
In Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden. May 2016.

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Texture-Aware SLAM Using Stereo Imagery And Inertial Information
Travis Manderson, Florian Shkurti, and Gregory Dudek
In Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), Victoria, Canada. June 2016

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Efficient Terrain Driven Coral Coverage Using Gaussian Processes for Mosaic Synthesis
Sandeep Manjana, Nikhil Kakodkar, Malika Meghjani and Gregory Dudek
In Proceedings of the 2016 Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), Victoria, Canada. June 2016.

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Tsotsos - Lab for Active and Attentive Vision

Joint Attention in Autonomous Driving (JAAD)
I Kotseruba, A Rasouli, JK Tsotsos
arXiv preprint arXic:1609.04741, 2016

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Dynamic label propagation for semi-supervised multi-class multi-label classification
B Wang, J Tsotsos
Pattern Recognition 52, 75-84, 2016

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Robot Navigation via Spatial and Temporal coherent semantic maps
I Kostavelis, K Charalampous, A Gasteratos, JK Tsotsos
Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence 48, 173-187, 2016

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Sensor Planning for Optimal 3D Visual Search with Task Constraints
Rasouli, A., Tsotsos, J.K.,
Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision, 2016

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Indoor Place Recognition for Localization of Social Robots
Sahdev, R., Tsotsos, J.K.,
Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision, 2016

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Zhang - UofA Robotics Research Lab

Tree-based Indexing for Real-time ConvNet Landmark-based Visual Place Recognition
Yi Hou, Hong Zhang, and Shilin Zhou
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems

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llumination Invariant Representation of Natural Images for Vi- sual Place Recognition
Moein Shakeri and Hong Zhang,
2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, South Korea.

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M2DP: A Novel 3D Point Cloud Descriptor and Its Application in Loop Closure Detection
Li He, Xiaolong Wang, and Hong Zhang, “”, 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, South Korea.

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Efficient Monocular Coarse-to-Fine Object Pose Estimation
Rong Feng and Hong Zhang,
2016 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), Harbin, China, pp. 1617– 1622.

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A Sequential Solution to Moving Object Detection Using Low-Rank Approximation 
Moein Shakeri and Hong Zhang
Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Vol. 146, pp. 27-39. May 2016

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Synthetic Viewpoint Prediction
Andy Hess, Nilanjan Ray, and Hong Zhang
13th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), Victoria, Canada. June 1-3, 2016,

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A Robotic Off-Line Program System on SolidWorks
Hongmin Wu, Huajian Deng , Yang Cao, Yisheng Guan, and Hong Zhang
2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Zhuhai, China, December 6-9, 2015, pp. 1711-1716.

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Vaughan SFU Autonomy Lab
Optimal Robot Selection By Gaze Direction in Multi-Human Multi-Robot Interaction
Lingkang Zhang, Richard Vaughan.
Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'16), October 2016
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UAV, Come To Me: End-to-End, Multi-Scale Situated HRI with an Uninstrumented Human and a Distant UAV

Valiallah (Mani) Monajjemi, Sepehr MohaimenianPour, Richard Vaughan.
Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'16), October 2016

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Tiny People Finder: Long-Range Outdoor HRI by Periodicity Detection
Jake Bruce, Valiallah (Mani) Monajjemi, Jens Wawerla and Richard T. Vaughan.
Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision, (CRV'16), Victoria, BC, Canada 2016

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What Untrained People Do When Asked “Make The Robot Come To You” (Late-breaking abstract)
Shokoofeh Pourmehr, Jack Thomas and Richard T. Vaughan
Proceedings of the 2016 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-robot Interaction, 2016

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Waslander - Waterloo WAVELab

The constriction decomposition method for coverage path planning

S. Brown and S. L. Waslander

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, South Korea, Oct. 2016.

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Calibration of a dynamic camera cluser for multi-camera visual slam
A. Das and S. L. Waslander
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, South Korea, Oct. 2016.

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Internet of drones
M. Gharibi, R. Boutaba, and S. L. Waslander 
IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 1148–1162, Mar. 2016. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2016.2537208.

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Multi-channel generalized-icp: a robust framework for multi-channel scan registration
J. Servos and S. L. Waslander
Robotics and Autonomous Systems, to appear, April. 2016.

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Degenerate motions in multicamera cluster SLAM with non-overlapping fields of view
M. J. Tribou, D. Wang, and S. L. Waslander
Image and Vision Computing, vol. 50, pp. 27-41, 2016. doi:10.1016/j.imavis.2016.01.005.

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3d scan registration using curvelet features in planetary environments
S. Ahuja, P. Iles, and S. L. Waslander
Journal of Field Robotics, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 243–259, Mar. 2016.

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Pineau - McGill Reasoning and Learning Lab

Online Bagging and Boosting for Imbalanced Data Streams
B. Wang, J. Pineau
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. 2016

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Generalized Dictionary for Multitask Learning with Boosting
B. Wang, J.Pineau
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). 2016

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Learning Time Series Models for Pedestrian Motion Prediction
C. Zhou, B.B. Balle, J. Pineau.
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). 2016.

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Multitask Generalized Eigenvalue Program
B. Wang, B.B. Balle, J. Pineau.
American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI). 2016.

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Jenkin - York Vision, Graphics, and Robotics Lab

A multi-user tabletop display with enhanced mobile visuals for teaching and collaborative training

Uribe, A., Kapralos, B., Hogue, A., Kanev, K., Jenkin, M. and Barneva, R. P.
Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges -- Northeastern Region. Clinten, NY, 2016. A short description of the work appears in Journal of Computing Sciences in Colleges, 31: 60-62, 2016.

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A novel tabletop and tablet-based display system to support learner-centric ophthalmic anatomy education
Codd-Downey, R., Shewaga, R., Uribe-Quevedo, A., Kapralos, B., Kanev, K. and Jenkin, M. 
Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics, Otranto, Lecce, Italy, 2016. This has been published in L. De Paoplis and A. Mongelli (Eds.)Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Computer Graphics, Vol. 2, Springer, 2016.

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Moving the sailing stone
Tarawneh, E., Perrett, D., Singh, J, Codd-Downey, R., Sefi, M. H., Jeetman, S. J. and Jenkin, M.
Proc. IEEE ICIA, Ningbo, China, 2016.

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Mapping GPS-denied aquatic environments
Codd-Downey, R. and Jenkin, M.
Proc. IEEE ICIA, Ningbo, China, 2016.

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Sharf - McGill Aerospace Mechatronics Lab

Dynamics of a quadrotor undergoing impact with a wall,
F. Chui, G. Dicker and I. Sharf,
ICUAS 2016 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Arlington, VA, June 7-10, 2016

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Bio-inspired Time-to-contact Control for Autonomous Quadrotor Vehicles
B. Thomsen, M. Zhang, and I. Sharf
Vision-based Topological SLAM for a Quadrotor UAV, 2016 AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, San Diego,  Jan. 4-8, 2016.

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Bachmayer - Memorial Autonomous Ocean Systems Lab

Risk Analysis of an Autonomous Surface Craft for Operation in Harsh Ocean Environments.

Zhi, L., Bachmayer, R., Vardy, A. (2016).
Proceedings of the IEEE-OES AUV2016, 6-9th November 2016.

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Towards Autonomous Underwater Iceberg Profiling using a Mechanical Scanning Sonar on a Underwater Slocum Glider

Zhou, M., Bachmayer, R., de Young, B. (2016).
Proceedings of the IEEE-OES AUV2016, 6-9th November 2016.

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Energy optimal depth control for long range underwater vehicles with applications to a hybrid underwater glider.
Claus, B., Bachmayer R.
Autonomous Robots. Springer US; 2016

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A Parametrized Geometric Magnetic Field Calibration Method for Vehicles with Moving Masses with Applications to Underwater Gliders.
Claus, B., Bachmayer, R.
Journal of Field Robotics (accepted) 2016

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The Development of Sea Ice Thickness Measurement Sensor.
Li, S., Bachmayer, R., Cui, J.
In proceedings of: The Twenty-fifth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, 21-26 June, Kona, Hawaii, USA.

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A Method of Above-water Iceberg 3D Modelling Using Surface Imaging.
Wang, Y., De Young, B., Bachmayer, R.
In proceedings of: The Twenty-fifth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, 21-26 June, Kona, Hawaii, USA.

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Marshall - Queen's Mining Systems Lab

Automated rapid mapping of joint orientations with mobile LiDAR
M. J. Gallant and J. A. Marshall.
In the International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences, vol. 90, pp. 1-14, December 2016.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmms.2016.09.014

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The LiDAR Compass: Extremely lightweight heading estimation with axis maps
M. J. Gallant and J. A. Marshall.
In Robotics  and Autonomous Systems, vol. 82, pp. 35-45, August 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2016.04.005

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Automated three-dimensional axis mapping with a mobile platform
M. J. Gallant and J. A. Marshall.
In Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, May 2016.  DOI: 10.1109/ICRA.2016.7487236

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Two-dimensional axis mapping using LiDAR
M. J. Gallant and J. A. Marshall.
In IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 150-160, January 2016. DOI: 10.1109/TRO.2015.2506162

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The LiDAR Compass: Extremely lightweight heading estimation with axis maps.
M.J. Gallant and J.A. Marshall.
Robotics and Autonomous Systems (accepted April 12, 2016).

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Admittance control for robotic loading: Design and experiments with a 1-tonne loader and a 14-tonne LHD.
A. A. Dobson, J. A. Marshall, and J. Larsson.
Invited paper Journal of Field Robotics (accepted March 31, 2016).

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Automated three-dimensional axis mapping with a mobile platform.
M.J. Gallant and J.A. Marshall.
Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, May 2016.

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On the design and selection of vehicle coordination policies for underground mine production ramps.
M. Pasternak and J. A. Marshall.
International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, vol. 26, no. 5, September 2016.

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Two-dimensional axis mapping using LiDAR.
M. J. Gallant and J. A. Marshall.
In IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol.32, no.1, pp.150-160. January 2016

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Barfoot - Autonomous Space Robotics Lab

Robust Monocular Visual Teach and Repeat Aided by Local Ground Planarity and Color-constant Imagery
Lee Clement, Jonathan Kelly, Timothy D. Barfoot
Journal of Field Robotics, special issue on “Field and Service Robotics”, 34(1):74–97, 2016.

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Editorial: Special Issue on Space Robotics
Barfoot T D and Wettergreen D.  
Journal of Field Robotics, 33(2):155–156, 2016.

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“Robust Constrained Learning-based NMPC Enabling Reliable Mobile Robot Path Tracking”
Ostafew C J, Schoellig A P, and Barfoot T D. 
International Journal of Robotics Research, to appear, 2016.

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Regionally Accelerated Batch Informed Trees (RABIT*): A Framework to Integrate Local Information into Optimal Path Planning.
Choudhury S, Gammell J D, Barfoot T D, Srinivasa S S, and Scherer S. 
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, 16-21 May 2016.

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The Line Leading the Blind: Towards Nonvisual Localization and Mapping for Tethered Mobile Robots. 
McGarey P, MacTavish K, Pomerleau F, and Barfoot T D.
In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), to appear. Stockholm, Sweden, 16-21 May 2016.

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Dudek - McGill Mobile Robotics Lab

Towards Autonomous Robotic Coral Reef Health Assessment
T. Manderson, D. Meger, J. Li, D. Cortés Poza, N. Dudek, and G. Dudek
Proceedings of Field and Service Robotics (FSR). Toronto, Canada, 24-26 June 2015.

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Autonomous Gait Selection for Energy Efficient Walking
Sandeep Manjanna, Gregory Dudek
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '15), pages 5155-5162, Seattle, USA, May 2015.

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Uncertainty reduction via heuristic search planning on hybrid metric/topological map
Q. Zhang, I. Rekleitis, and G. Dudek
Proceedings of Conference on Computer and Robot Vision, June 2015

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Learning Legged Swimming Gaits from Experience
D. P. Meger, J. C. Gamboa Higuera, A. Xu, P. Giguere, G. Dudek
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '15), pages 5155-5162, Seattle, USA, May 2015.

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Towards Efficient Collaborations with Trust-Seeking Adaptive Robots
Anqi Xu and Gregory Dudek
Proceedings of the 10th Human-Robot Interaction Pioneers Workshop (HRI Pioneers '15), Portland, USA, March 2015.

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OPTIMo: Online Probabilistic Trust Inference Model for Asymmetric Human-Robot Collaborations
Anqi Xu and Gregory Dudek
Proceedings of the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interactions (HRI '15), Portland, USA, March 2015

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Waslander - Waterloo WAVELab

Planning paths for package delivery in heterogeneous multi-robot teams
N. Mathew, S. L. Smith, and S. L. Waslander
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 1298–1308, Oct. 2015

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Entropy based keyframe selection for multi-camera visual slam
A. Das and S. L. Waslander
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg, Germany, Oct. 2015, pp. 3676–3681.

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Modelling a quadrotor vehicle using a modular deep recurrent neural network
N. Mohajerin and S. L. Waslander
IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Hong Kong, China, Oct. 2015.

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Multi-robot rendezvous for recharging in persistent tasks.
N. Mathew, S. L. Smith, and S. L. Waslander.
IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 31(1):128-142, February 2015.

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Coordinated landing of a quadrotor on a skid-steered ground vehicle in the presence of time delays.
J. Daly, Y. Ma, and S.L. Waslander
Available online, Autonomous Robots, 38(2):179-191, February 2015.

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Dynamic path following controllers for planar vehicles.
A. Akhtar, C. Nielsen and S.L. Waslander
IEEE Transactions on Robotics 10 pages, 31(2):269-279, April 2015.
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Barfoot - Autonomous Space Robotics Lab

Editorial: Special Issue on Calibration for Field Robotics
Furgale P T, Pradalier C, and Barfoot T D 
Journal of Field Robotics, 32(5):629–631, 2015.

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Continuous-Time Batch Trajectory Estimation Using Temporal Basis Functions
Furgale P T, Tong C H, Barfoot T D, and Sibley G
International Journal of Robotics Research, 34(14):1688–1710, 2015.

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Full STEAM Ahead: Exactly Sparse Gaussian Process Regression for Batch Continuous-Time Trajectory Estimation on SE(3)
Anderson S, and Barfoot T D.
In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). Hamburg, Germany, 28 September - 2 October 2015

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Batch Nonlinear Continuous-Time Trajectory Estimation as Exactly Sparse Gaussian Process Regression
Anderson S, Barfoot T D, Tong C H, and Sarkka S.
Autonomous Robots, special issue on “Robotics Science and Systems”, 39(3):221–238, 2015.

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Relative Continuous-Time SLAM
Anderson S, MacTavish K, and Barfoot T D.
International Journal of Robotics Research, 34(12):1453–1479, 2015.

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Editorial: Special Issue on the Sixteenth International Symposium on Robotics Research, 2013
Barfoot T D and Brock O.
International Journal of Robotics Research, 34(7):835–836, 2015.

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Learning-Based Nonlinear Model Predictive Control to Improve Vision-Based Mobile Robot Path Tracking
Ostafew C J, Collier J, Schoellig A P, and Barfoot T D.
Journal of Field Robotics, 2015. Accepted on January 12, 2015. 33(1):133–152, 2015. Manuscript # ROB-14-0132.

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Learning to Assess Terrain From Human Demonstration Using an Introspective Gaussian-Process Classifier
Berczi L P and Barfoot T D.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pages 3178–3185. Seattle, Washington, 26-30 May 2015.

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Monocular Visual Teach and Repeat Aided by Local Ground Planarity
Clement L, Kelly J, and Barfoot T D.
Proceedings of Field and Service Robotics (FSR). Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics 113, pages 547–561. Toronto, Canada, 24-26 June 2015.

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Batch Informed Trees (BIT*): Sampling-based Optimal Planning via the Heuristically Guided Search of an Implicit Random Geometric Graph
Gammell J D, Srinivasa S S, and Barfoot T D.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). Seattle, Washington, 26-30 May 2015. (arXiv:1405.5848 [cs.RO])

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Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt: Place Recognition with Colour- Constant Images
MacTavish K, Paton M, and Barfoot T D.
Proceedings of Field and Service Robotics (FSR). 113, pages 187–199. Toronto, Canada, 24-26 June 2015.

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System Design of a Tethered Robotic Explorer (TReX) for 3D Mapping of Steep Terrain and Harsh Environments
McGarey P, Pomerleau F, and Barfoot T D.
Proceedings of Field and Service Robotics (FSR). Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics 113, pages 267–281. Toronto, Canada, 24-26 June 2015.

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Conservative to Confident: Treating Uncertainty Robustly Within Learning-Based Control
Ostafew C J, Schoellig A P, and Barfoot T D.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). pages 421–427. Seattle, Washington, 26-30 May 2015.

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It's Not Easy Seeing Green: Lighting-Resistant Stereo Visual Teach and Repeat Using Color-Constant Images
Paton M, MacTavish K, Ostafew C J, and Barfoot T D.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). pages 1519–1526. Seattle, Washington, 26-30 May 2015.

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Eyes in the Back of Your Head: Robust Visual Teach and Repeat Through Multiple Stereo Cameras
Paton M, Pomerleau F, and Barfoot T D.
Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV). pages 46–53. Halifax, Canada, 3-5 June 2015.

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In the Dead of Winter: Challenging Vision-Based Path Following in Extreme Conditions
Paton M, Pomerleau F, and Barfoot T D.
Proceedings of Field and Service Robotics (FSR). Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics 113, pages 563–576. Toronto, Canada, 24-26 June 2015.

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Being in Two Places at Once: Smooth Visual Path Following on Globally Inconsistent Pose Graphs
van Es S K and Barfoot T D.
Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV). Halifax, Canada, 3-5 June 2015.

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At All Costs: A Comparison of Robust Cost Functions for Camera Correspondence Outliers
MacTavish K A and Barfoot T D.
Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV). pages 62–69. Halifax, Canada, 3-5 June 2015.

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Marshall - Queen's Mining Systems Lab

Admittance control for robotic loading: Underground field trials with an LHD.
A. A. Dobson, J. A. Marshall, and J. Larsson.
Proceedings of the 10th Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR 2015), Toronto, ON, June 2015. Conference best paper award!

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Registration of noisy point clouds using virtual interest points.
M. T. Ahmed, M. Mohamad, J. A. Marshall, and M. Greenspan
In Proceedings of the 12th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV 2015), Halifax, NS, June 2015. Best vision paper award!

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Visual indoor positioning using a single camera.
E. Deretey, M. T. Ahmed, J. A. Marshall, and M. Greenspan.
In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN 2015), pp. 1-9, Banff, AB, October 2015.

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Towards intensity-augmented SLAM with LiDAR and ToF sensors.
R. Hewitt and J. A. Marshall.  In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg, Germany, September 2015.

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Fundamental behaviours of production traffic in underground mine haulage ramps.
D. Haviland and J. A. Marshall.
In International Journal of Mining Science and Technology, vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 7-14, January 2015.

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Sharf - McGill Aerospace Mechatronics Lab

Multi-Camera Parallel Tracking and Mapping with Non-overlapping Fields of View
Michael J. Tribou, Adam Harmat, David W. L. Wang, Inna Sharf, Steven L. Waslander
Accepted to International Journal of Robotics Research. Vol. 34, no. 12, pp. 1480-1500, October 2015.

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Zhang - UofA Robotics Research Lab

Base Frame Calibration for Multi-Robot Coordinated Systems
Huajian Deng, Hongmin Wu, Yang Cao, Yisheng Guan, and Hong Zhang
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Zhuhai, China, pp. 1489-1494. December 6-9, 2015.

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3-DOF Point Cloud Registration Using Congruent Triangles
Xiaolong Wang, Hong Zhang, and Guohua Peng  
2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Hamburg, Germany, pp. 1943-1948, September, 2015.

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Convolutional Neural Network-Based Image Representation for Visual Loop Closure Detection
Yi Hou, Hong Zhang and Shilin Zhou
2015 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation, Lijiang, China, August 2015.

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Use of convolutional neural networks to automate the detection of wildlife from remote cameras.
Rajarshi Maiti, Yi Hou, Colleen Cassady St. Clair and Hong Zhang.
In Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems (CIS) and Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics (RAM), 7th International Conference on. IEEE, Siem Reap, Cambodia, pp. 42-47, July 15-17, 2015.

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Keypoint matching by outlier pruning with consensus constraint.
Yang Liu, Rong Feng and Hong Zhang.
In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

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Person tracking and following with 2D laser scanners.
Angus Leigh, Joelle Pineau, Nicolas Alejandro Olmedo and Hong Zhang.
In 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

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Online loop-closure detection via dynamic sparse Representation.
Moein Shakeri, and Hong Zhang.
In Field and Service Robotics (FSR), 10th Conference on. 2015.

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Pineau - McGill Reasoning and Learning Lab

Automatically characterizing driving activities on board smart wheelchairs from accelerometer data
H.K. Yuen, J. Pineau, P. Archambault.
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS). 2015.

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Person Tracking and Following with 2D Laser Scanners
A. Leigh, J. Pineau, N. Olmedo, H. Zhang.
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). 2015.

NOTE: please refer to Zhang's publications for the PDF


Socially Adaptive Path Planning in Dynamic Environments Using Inverse Reinforcement Learning
B. Kim, J. Pineau. International Journal of Social Robotics (SORO). 2015.

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Automatic Detection and Classification of Unsafe Events during Power Wheelchair Use
J. Pineau, A.K. Moghaddam, H.K.Yuen, P. Archambault, F. Routhier, F. Michaud, P. Boissy.
IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine (JTEHM). Accepted.

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Jenkin - York Vision, Graphics, and Robotics Lab

Interprofessional critical care training: interactive virtual learning environments and simulations

Dubrowski, A., Kapralos, B., Kanev, K. and Jenkin, M. . Proc. 6th Int. Conf. on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications. Corfu, Greece, 2015.

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RCON: dynamic mobile interfaces for command and control of ROS-enabled robots.
Codd-Downey, R. and Jenkin, M.
Proc. 12th Int. Conf. on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics. Colmar, France, 2015.

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An infection algorithm for leader election: experimental results for a chain
Jenkin, M. and Dymond, P.
Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Information and Automation (ICIA). Lijiang, China, 2015.

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Sensor coverage with a heterogeneous fleet of surface vessels.
Mojiri Forooshani, P. and Jenkin, M.
Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Information and Automation (ICIA). Lijiang, China, 2015.

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RCON: dynamic mobile interaces for command and control of ROS-enabled robots.
Codd-Downey, R., and Jenkin, M.
Proc. 12th. Int. Conf. on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics. Colmar, France, 2015. (to appear).

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Bachmayer - Memorial Autonomous Ocean Systems Lab

A Parameterized Geometric Magnetic Field Calibration Method for Vehicles with Moving Masses with Applications to Underwater Gliders.
Claus, B., Bachmayer R.
Proc. Field and Service Robotics 2015, Toronto, ON, 2015.

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Vaughan - SFU Autonomy Lab

Drums: A Middleware-Aware Distributed Robot Monitoring System
Mani Monajjemi, Jens Wawerla, and Richard T. Vaughan.
Proceedings of the 12th Middleware Doctoral Symposium, ACM 2015

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Human-Robot Rendezvous by Co-operative Trajectory Signals,
Jake Bruce, Jens Wawerla, and Richard Vaughan.
10th ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. on Human-Robot Interaction, Workshop on Human-Robot Teaming. Portland, USA, 2015.
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Orbiting a Moving Target with Multi-Robot Collaborative Visual SLAM
Jacob M. Perron, Rui Huang, Jack Thomas, Lingkang Zhang, Ping Tan and Richard T. Vaughan.
Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Multi VIew Geometry in RObotics (MVIGRO) at Robotics Science and Systems (RSS'15), Rome, Italy 2015
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UAV, Do You See Me? Establishing Mutual Attention Between an Uninstrumented Human and an Outdoor UAV In Flight
Mani Monajjemi, Jake Bruce, Seyed Abbas Sadat, Jens Wawerla, Richard T. Vaughan.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'15), Hamburg, Germany 2015

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A Sensor Fusion Framework for Finding an HRI partner in a Crowd
Shokoofeh Pourmehr, Jake Bruce, Jens Wawerla and Richard Vaughan
Workshop on Designing and Evaluating Social Robots for Public Settings, IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2015

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Fractal Trajectories for Online Non-Uniform Aerial Coverage.
Seyed Abbas Sadat, Jens Wawerla and Richard Vaughan.
Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Autonomous Systems (ICRA), Seattle, USA, 2015. 

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The SFU Mountain Dataset: Semi-Structured Woodland Trails Under Changing Environmental Conditions
Jake Bruce, Jens Wawerla and Richard T. Vaughan.
Workshop on Visual Place Recognition in Changing Environments at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'15 workshop), Seattle, WA, USA, 2015

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Dudek - McGill Mobile Robotics Lab

Interactive Autonomous Driving through Adaptation from Participation.
Anqi Xu, Qiwen Zhang, David Meger, and Gregory Dudek.
To appear in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems (ICIUS '14), Montreal, Canada, September 2014.

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Curiosity Based Exploration for Learning Terrain Models.
Yogesh Girdhar, David Whitney, and Gregory Dudek.
In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014), Hong Kong.

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Exploring Underwater Environments with Curiosity.
Yogesh Girdhar and Gregory Dudek.
Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV '14), Montreal, Canada. May 2014.

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3D Trajectory Synthesis and Control for a Legged Swimming Robot.
David Meger, Florian Shkurti, David Cortes Poza, Philippe Giguere and Gregory Dudek.
In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '14), Chicago, USA. September 2014.

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Ear-based Exploration on Hybrid Metric/Topological Maps.
Qiwen Zhang, David Whitney, Florian Shkurti, and Ioannis Rekleitis.
In Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS '14), Chicago, USA. September 2014.

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Asymmetric Rendezvous Search at Sea
Meghjani, M., Shkurti, F., Gamboa Higuera, J.C., Kalmbach, A., Whitney, D., Dudek, G,
Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision
keywords: asymmetric rendezvous, search strategies, AUV, drifting target

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Multi-Agent Rendezvous on Street Networks
Meghjani, M., Dudek, G.
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
keywords: multi-agent rendezvous, distance optimal rendezvous, planning in urban environment

* This publication generated a Network Technology Disclosure in Nov 2014

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Adaptive Parameter EXploration (APEX): Adaptation of Robot Autonomy from Human Participation
Xu, A., Kalmbach, A., Dudek, G.
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
keywords: parameter adaptation, human-robot interaction, supervisor-worker, Adaptation from Participation

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Maximizing visibility in collaborative trajectory planning
Shkurti, F., Dudek, G.
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
keywords: multi-robot path planning, line-of-sight path planning, photographer-subject, central RRT* planner

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Jenkin - York Vision, Graphics, and Robotics Lab

Sound localization on tabletop computers: a comparison of two amplitude panning methods.
Kapralos, B., Larn, J., Collins, K., Hogue, A., Kanev, K. and Jenkin, M.
ACM Computers in Entertainment (CIE). Volume 12, 2014.

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Deterministic topological visual SLAM
Wang, H, Jenkin, M. and Dymond, P.
Proc. ACM Symposium on Information and Communication Technology. Hanoi, Vietnam, 2014.

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The effect of blur on the perception of up.
Harris, L. R. and Jenkin, M.
Optometry and Vision Science 91: 103-110, 2014.

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Integrating multiple soft constraints for planning practical paths.
Yang, J., Dymond, P. and Jenkin, M.
Proc. IEEE/RSJ IROS. Chicago, IL, 2014

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From ROS to Unity: leveraging robot and virtual environment middleware for immersive teleoperation.
Codd-Downey, R., Mojiri Forooshani, P., Speers, A., Wang, H. and Jenkin, M.
Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Information and Automation (ICIA). Hailar, China, 2014.

Note: finalist for the best student paper award

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Building a ROS node for a NMEA depth and temperature sensor.
Codd-Downey, R., Jenkin, M. and Speers, A.
Proc. 11th Int. Conf. on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), Vienna, Austria, 2014.

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How much gravity is needed to establish the perception of upright?
Harris, L. R., Herpers, R., Hofhammer, T. and Jenkin, M.
PLoS ONE 9(9): e106207, 2014.

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Vaughan - SFU Autonomy Lab

Recursive Non-Uniform Coverage of Unknown Terrains for UAVs.
Seyed Abbas Sadat and Jens Wawerla and Richard T. Vaughan.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'14), Chicago, USA 2014.

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Drums: A Middleware-Aware Distributed Robot Monitoring System.
Valiallah Monajjemi and Jens Wawerla and Richard T. Vaughan.
Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision, (CRV'14), Montreal, QC, Canada 2014.

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"You Are Green": A Touch-to-name Interaction in an Integrated Multi-modal Multi-robot HRI System (Late-breaking abstract).
Pourmehr, Shokoofeh and Monajjemi, Valiallah (Mani) and Sadat, Seyed Abbas and Zhan, Fei and Wawerla, Jens and Mori, Greg and Vaughan, Richard.
Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-robot Interaction, New York, NY, USA ACM 2014.

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Integrating Multi-modal Interfaces to Command UAVs (Video).
Monajjemi, Valiallah (Mani) and Pourmehr, Shokoofeh and Sadat, Seyed Abbas and Zhan, Fei and Wawerla, Jens and Mori, Greg and Vaughan, Richard.
Proceedings of the 2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-robot Interaction, New York, NY, USA ACM 2014.

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Feature-Rich Path Planning for Robust Navigation of MAVs with Mono-SLAM
S.A. Sadat, K Chutskoff, D Jungic, J Wawerla, R Vaughan
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'14), 2014
keywords: KEYWORDS

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"You two, join Green": A Human Multi-Robot Interface for Creating and Commanding Teams of Robots
S Pourmehr
RI Pioneers Workshop @ HRI 2014, Bielefeld, Germany 2014
keywords: KEYWORDS

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Bachmayer - Memorial Autonomous Ocean Systems Lab

Terrain Aided Navigation for an Underwater Glider
Claus B., Bachmayer R.
Journal of Field Robotics. Accepted.

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Initial Performance Analysis on Underside Iceberg Profiling with Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.
Zhou, M., Bachmayer R., de Young B.
Extended abstract submitted. Proceedings of MTS/IEEE Oceans 2014, St. John’s, Canada. 14-19 September 2014.

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Modelling and identification of a Robust Autonomous Surface Craft for Deployment in Harsh Ocean Environment.
Li, Z., Bachmayer R.
Extended abstract submitted. Proceedings of MTS/IEEE Oceans 2014, St. John’s, Canada. 14-19 September 2014.

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Development of Semi-Submersible Unmanned Surface Craft.
Smith, N., Bachmayer R.
Extended abstract submitted. Proceedings of MTS/IEEE Oceans 2014, St. John’s, Canada. 14-19 September 2014.

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Towards Navigation of Underwater Gliders in Seasonal Sea Ice.
Claus, B., Bachmayer R.
Extended abstract submitted. Proceedings of MTS/IEEE Oceans 2014, St. John’s, Canada. 14-19 September 2014.

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Design and testing of a magnetically-geared underwater propulsion system for autonomous underwater and surface craft.
MacNeil, L., Claus B., Bachmayer R.
Extended abstract submitted. Proceedings of MTS/IEEE Oceans 2014, St. John’s, Canada. 14-19 September 2014.

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Assessing the Viability of Ultrasonic Distance Sensors for a Wave Profiling System.
Heys, W., Bachmayer R.
Proceedings of MTS/IEEE Oceans 2014, St. John’s, Canada. 14-19 September 2014.

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Towards Online Terrain Aided Navigation of Underwater Gliders.
Claus, B., Bachmayer, R.
IEEE-OES AUV 2014, Oxford, USA, 6-9 October, 2014.

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Working Towards Seafloor and Underwater Iceberg Mapping with a Slocum Glider.
Zhou, M., Bachmayer, R., and deYoung, B.
IEEE-OES AUV 2014, Oxford, USA, 6-9 October, 2014.

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Pineau - McGill Reasoning and Learning Lab

Laser-based Person Tracking for Clinical Locomotion Analysis
A. Leigh, J. Pineau.
IROS workshop on Rehabilitation & Assistive Robotics. September 2014.

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Rephrasing the Problem of Robotic Social Navigation
A. Sutcliffe, J. Pineau, D. Grollman.
IROS workshop on Assistive Robotics for Individuals with Disabilities: HRI Issues and Beyond. September 2014.

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Estimating People's Subjective Experiences of Robot Behavior
Andrew Sutcliffe, Daniel Grollman, Joelle Pineau
AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction. November 2014.

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The Potential Impact of Intelligent Power Wheelchair Use on Social Participation: Perspectives of Users, Caregivers, and Clinicians.
P. Rushton, D. Kairy, P. Archambault, E. Pituch, C. Torkia, A. El-Fathi, P. Stone, F. Routhier, R. Forget, J. Pineau, R. Gourdeau, L. Demers.
Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology. 2014.

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Exploring Powered Wheelchair Users and Their Caregivers' Perspectives on Potential Intelligent Power Wheelchair Use: A Qualitative Study.
D. Kairy, P. Rushton, P. Archambault, E. Pituch, C. Torkia, A. El Fathi, P. Stone, F. Routhier, R. Forget, L. Demers, J. Pineau, R. Gourdeau.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2014. vol.11. pp.2244-2261.

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Barfoot - Autonomous Space Robotics Lab

Batch Continuous-Time Trajectory Estimation as Exactly Sparse Gaussian Process Regression
Barfoot T D, Tong C H, and Särkkä S.
In Proceedings of Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS). Berkeley, USA, 12-16 July 2014.

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Informed RRT*: Optimal Sampling-based Path Planning Focused via Direct Sampling of an Admissible Ellipsoidal Heuristic.
Gammell J D, Srinivasa S S, and Barfoot T D.
In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pages 2997–3004. Chicago, Illinois, 14-18 September 2014.

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Learning-Based Nonlinear Model Predictive Control to Improve Vision-Based Mobile Robot Path-Tracking in Challenging Outdoor Environments.
Ostafew C J, Schoellig A P, and Barfoot T D.
In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pages 4029–4036. Hong Kong, China, 31 May - 7 June 2014.

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Speed Daemon: Experience-based Mobile Robot Speed Scheduling.
Ostafew C J, Schoellig A P, Barfoot T D, and Collier J.
In Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), pages 56–62. Montreal, Quebec, 7-9 May 2014.

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Associating Uncertainty with Three-Dimensional Poses for use in Estimation Problems
Barfoot T. D. and Furgale P. T.
IEEE Transactions on Robotics
keywords: Exponential maps, homogeneous points, matrix Lie groups, pose uncertainty, transformation matrices

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Marshall - Queen's Mining Systems Lab

Estimating the heading of a Husky mobile robot with a LiDAR compass based on direction maps.
M. J. Gallant, J. A. Marshall, and B. K. Lynch.
Invited paper in Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems, Montreal, QC, September 2014.

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Lunar prospecting: Autonomous localization of volatiles on the Moon with a mobile robot.
R. Hewitt and B. Lynch.
In Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS 2014), Montreal, QC, June 2014.

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Automatic identification of large fragments in a pile of broken rock using a time-of-flight camera
McKinnon, C., Marshall, J.A.
IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 935-942, July 2014
keywords: field robotics, mining and construction automation, object identification, point cloud data processing

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Sharf - McGill Aerospace Mechatronics Lab

Autonomous Flight of a Quadrotor Using Multi-Camera Visual SLAM.
M. Zhang, A. Harmat and I. Sharf.
2014 International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2014, Montreal.

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Ground Effect Experiments and Model Validation with Draganflyer X8 Rotorcraft.
I. Sharf, M. Nahon, A. Harmat, W. Khan, M. Michini, N. Speal, M. Trentini, T. Tsadok and T. Wang.
ICUAS 2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, May 27, 2014 - May 30, 2014, Orlando, FL.

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Multi-Camera Tracking and Mapping for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Unstructured Environments.
Adam Harmat, Michael Trentini and Inna Sharf.
Journal of Intelligent and Robotic systems, DOI 10.1007/s10846-014-0085-y.

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Towards Full Omnidirectional Depth Sensing using Active Vision for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Harmat, A., Sharf, I.
Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision
keywords: active vision, depth sensing, unmanned aerial vehicle, omnidirectional, structured light

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Tsotsos - Lab for Active and Attentive Vision

Attention in Autonomous Robotic Visual Search
Rasouli, A., Tsotsos, J.K.
I-SAIRAS
keywords: autonomous visual search, attention, saliency map

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Visual Saliency Improves Autonomous Visual Search
Rasouli, A., Tsotsos, J.K.
Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision
keywords: visual attention, visual search, autonomy, motion planning

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Waslander - Waterloo WAVELab

Path following using dynamic transverse feedback linearization for car-like robots.
A. Akhtar, C. Nielsen, and S. L. Waslander.
Accepted to IEEE Transactions on Robotics, pp. 1-10, September, 2014.

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Using RGB Information to Improve NDT Distribution Generation and Registration Convergence
Servos, J. and S. L. Waslander
In International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems, Montreal, QC, Canada, October, 2014.

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3D Scan Registration using Curvelet Features in Planetary Environments
Siddhant Ahuja, Peter Iles, Steven L. Waslander
12th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space (i-SAIRAS), June, Canada.

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Scale recovery in multicamera cluster SLAM with non-overlapping fields of view.
M. J. Tribou, S. L. Waslander and D. Wang.
In Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 126:53-66, September 2014.

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Modular Deep Recurrent Neural Network: Application to Quadrotors.
N. Mohajerin and S. L. Waslander.
In IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2014), San Diego, CA, USA, October, 2014..

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Multi Channel Generalized-ICP
Servos, J. and S. L. Waslander.
In International Conference on Intelligent Unmanned Systems, Montreal, QC, Canada, October, 2014.

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Model-aided State Estimation for Quadrotor Micro Air Vehicles amidst Wind Disturbances.
D. Abeywardena, Z. Wang, G. Dissanayake, S. L. Waslander and S. Kodagoda.
In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Chicago, IL, USA, October 2014

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Optimal path planning in cooperative heterogeneous multi-robot delivery systems.
N. Mathew, S. L. Smith, and S. L. Waslander.
In Eleventh International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR), Istanbul, Turkey, August 2014

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Mapping, Planning and Detection Strategies for Autonomous Sample Return
Das, A., Diu, M., Mathew, N., Scharfenberger, C., Servos, J., Wong, A., Zelek, J. S., Clausi, D. A., and Waslander, S. L.
Journal Of Field Robotics
keywords: SLAM, complete coverage, object detection, GPS-denied-environment

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Outlier Rejection for Visual Odometry using Parity Space Methods.
Das, A. and Waslander, S. L
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2014
keywords: visual odometry, group partity outlier rejection, partiy initialized RANSAC

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Multi Channel Generalized-ICP
Servos, J. and Waslander, S. L.
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2014
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Scan registration using the normal distributions transform with region growing clustering.
S. Ahuja and Steven. L. Waslander.
AIAA Scitech 2014
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3D Scan Registration using Curvelet Features
Ahuja, S., and Waslander, S. L.,
Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision 2014
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Scan Registration for Large Pointclouds in Planetary Environments.
Ahuja, S., and Waslander, S. L.
International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Automation in Space
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Autonomous Maritime Landings for Low-cost VTOL Aerial Vehicles.
Ling, K., Chow, D., Das, A. and Waslander, S. L.
In 11th Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV). Montreal, QC, May 2014.
keywords: mobile robotics, autonomous landing, quadrotor, vision, target-tracking

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Scan Registration using Segmented Region Growing NDT
Das, A., Waslander, S.L.
to appear in International Journal of Robotics Research, 33(13):1645-1663, Nov 2014.
keywords:

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Relative pose estimation for a nonoverlapping multicamera cluster.
M. J. Tribou, D. Wang, and S. L. Waslander.
to appear in Computer Vision and Image Understanding
keywords: KEYWORDS

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Zhang - UofA Robotics Research Lab

A background subtraction algorithm for a pan-tilt camera.
Ying Chen and Hong Zhang.
In 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO). 

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Mobile robot system architecture for people tracking and following applications
Nicolas A. Olmedo, Hong Zhang, and Michael Lipsett
2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), Bali, Indonesia, December 2014.

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Detection of Small Moving Objects Using a Moving Camera.
Moein Shakeri and Hong Zhang.
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Chicago, IL, USA, October 2014.

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An Efficient Visual Loop Closure Detection Method in a Map of 20 Million Key Locations
Wu, J., Zhang, H., Guan, Y.
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, China, 2014
keywords: SLAM, visual loop closure detection, minimal image representation, efficient similarity measure, large-scale maps

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An Efficient Index for Visual Search in Appearance-Based SLAM
Hajebi, K., Zhang, H.
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, China, 2014
keywords: visual bag of words SLAM, sped-up vector quantization

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Dudek - McGill Mobile Robotics Lab

Towards Modeling Real-Time Trust in Asymmetric Human-Robot Collaborations
Xu, A., Dudek, G.
International Symposium of Robotics Research
keywords: human-robot interaction, supervisor-worker team efficiency, human-robot trust

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Autonomous Adaptive Exploration using Realtime Online Spatiotemporal Topic Modeling
Girdhar, Y., Giguere P., Dudek, G.
To appear in the International Journal of Robotics Research, 2013
keywords: online topic modelling, surprise based exploration, underwater robotics

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Unsupervised Environment Recognition and Modeling using Sound Sensing
Kalmbach, A., Girdhar, Y., Dudek, G.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
keywords:loop-closing, topic modelling, audio-based environment classification

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Fair Subdivision of Multirobot Tasks
Higuera, J. C., Dudek, G.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
keywords: heterogeneous robot team, task preference function

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On the complexity of searching for an evader with a faster pursuer
Shkurti, F., Dudek, G.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
keywords: visibility-based pursuit evasion, environment clearing strategies

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Wide-Speed Autopilot System for a Swimming Hexapod Robot
Giguere, P., Girdhar, Y., Dudek, G.
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer and Robot Vision
keywords: underwater robotics, oscillating foils, control, gain Scheduling, station-keeping

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Using Gait Change for Terrain Sensing by Robots
Manjanna, S., Dudek, G., Giguere, P.
Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer and Robot Vision
keywords: legged robots, terrain classification, gait parameters

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Ninja Legs: Amphibious One Degree of Freedom Robotic Legs
Dey, B. B., Manjanna, S., Dudek, G.
Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
keywords:legged robots, amphibious robots, mechanical design
* This publication generated a Network Technology Disclosure in Nov 2013

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Jenkin - York Vision, Graphics, and Robotics Lab

Lightweight tablet devices for command and control of ROS-enabled robots
Speers, A., Mojiri Forooshani, P., Dicke, M. and Jenkin, M
International Conference on Advanced Robotics (ICAR), Uruguay, 2013
keywords: human-robot interaction, tablet interfaces, field robotics

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Asymmetrical representation of body orientation
Barnett-Cowan, M., Jenkin, H. L., Jenkin, M., R., Harris, L., R
Journal of Vision, 13: 1-11 2013
keywords: body sense, gravity, leftward bias, percep- tual upright, multisensory integration

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Enhancing exploration in topological worlds with a directional immovable marker.
Wang, H., Jenkin, M., Dymond, P.
Procedings of 10th Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision, Regina, Canada, 2013
keywords: loop-closing with an external marker

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Planning practical paths for tentacle robots
Yang, J., Codd-Downey, R., Dymond, P., Xu, J., Jenkin, M
Proc. ICAART, Spain, 2013
keywords: Path planning, tentacle robotics, redundant manipulators

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Autonomous underwater agents
Calce, A., Mojiri Forooshani, P., Speers, A.
Proc. ICAART , Spain, 2013
keywords: autonomous aquatic agents

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Diver-based control of a tethered unmanned underwater vehicle
Speers, A. and Jenkin, M.
Proc. ICINCO, Iceland, 2013
keywords: underwater robotics, human-robot communication
* This publication generated a Network Technology Disclosure in Jul 2013

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Vaughan - SFU Autonomy Lab

Sustainable Robot Foraging: adaptive fine-grained multi-robot task allocation for Maximum Sustainable Yield of biological resrouces
Z Song, R Vaughan
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2013
keywords: KEYWORDS

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A robust integrated system for selecting and commanding multiple robots
Pourmehr, S., Monajjemi, V., Wawerla, J., Vaughan, R. T.
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, May 2013
keywords: simple and natural human robot interfaces

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You Two! Take Off! Creating, modifying and commanding groups of robots using face engagement and indirect speech in voice commands
Pourmehr, S., Monajjemi, V., Vaughan, R. T., Mori, G.
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2013
keywords: simple and natural human robot interfaces

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HRI in the Sky: Creating and Commanding Teams of UAVs with a Vision-mediated Gestural Interface
Monajjemi, V., Wawerla, J., Vaughan, R. T., Mori, G.
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2013
keywords: simple and natural human robot interfaces, gaze control, gesture control, multi-robot control

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Bachmayer - Memorial Autonomous Ocean Systems Lab

An Analysis of Iceberg Profiling Strategies using Unmanned Ocean Systems
Zhou M., Bachmayer R.
IEEE Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference, Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, November 2013
keywords: iceberg, AUV, ROV, ASC, sonar

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An Embedded ROS-based Machine Vision System Implemented on the Autonomous Surface Vehicle
Li Z, Bachmayer R.

IEEE - Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference, Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, November 2013

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A Modified Sequential Importance Re-sampling Algorithm for Small Embedded Systems
Claus B., Bachmayer R.
Newfoundland Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference, Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, November 2013
keywords: underwater gliders, AUVs, navigation, TAN

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The development of a robust autonomous surface craft for deployment in harsh environment
Li Z., Bachmayer R.
Proceeding Oceans 2013 MTS/IEEE, US, 2013
keywords: ASV, target tracking, ARToolbox

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Autonomous marine systems for harsh environments
Bachmayer R.
To appear in the proceedings (Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science) of the Workshop on Marine Robotics and Applications at Eurocast 2013, Spain
keywords: Newfoundland environment, underwater gliders, unmanned marine surface vehicles

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Pineau - McGill Reasoning and Learning Lab

Users' Perspectives of Intelligent Power Wheelchair Use.
D. Kairy, P. Archambault, P.W. Rushton, E. Pituch, A. El Fathi, C. Torkia, P. Stone, F. Routhier, R. Forget, L. Demers, J. Pineau, R. Gourdeau.
RESNA Annual Conference. 2013.

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Design and validation of an intelligent wheelchair towards a clinically-functional outcome
Boucher P., Atrash, A., Kelouwani, A., Honoré, W., Nguyen, H., Villemure, J., Routhier, F., Cohen, P., Demers, L., Forget, R., Pineau, J.
Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, vol.10: 58. pp.1-16, 2013
keywords: assistive robotics, intelligent powered wheelchairs, wheelchair skills test

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Learning from Limited Demonstrations
Kim, B., Farahmand, A.M., Pineau, J., Precup, D.
Neural Information Processing Systems, 2013
(conference) keywords: learning from demonstration, limited and noisy data, approximate policy iteration with demonstration

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Maximum Mean Discrepancy Imitation Learning
Kim, B., Pineau, J.
Robotics: Science and Systems, 2013
(conference) keywords: imitation learning, training under safety conditions, training with limited data

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[duplicate] Maximum Mean Discrepancy Imitation Learning
Kim, B., Pineau, J.
Robotics: Science and Systems, 2013
(conference) keywords: imitation learning, navigation control, social environment, safety and efficiency of learning

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Barfoot - Autonomous Space Robotics Lab

Towards Lighting-Invariant Visual Navigation: An Appearance-Based Approach Using Scanning Laser-Rangefinders
McManus C, Furgale P T, and Barfoot T D.
Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 61:836–852, 2013
keywords: appearance-based lidar, lighting-invariant visual odometry, visual teach and repeat

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Lighting-Invariant Visual Teach and Repeat Using Appearance-Based Lidar
McManus C, Furgale P T, Stenning B E, and Barfoot T D
Journal of Field Robotics, 30(2):254–287, 2013
keywords: appearance-based lidar, lighting-invariant visual odometry, visual teach and repeat

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Planning using a Network of Reusable Paths: A Physical Embodiment of a Rapidly Exploring Random Tree
Stenning B E, McManus C, and Barfoot T D.
Journal of Field Robotics, special issue on “Space Robotics”, 30(6):916–950, 2013
keywords: path-planning strategies, exploration strategies, network of reusable paths, RRT

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Evaluation of Heterogeneous Measurement Outlier Rejection Schemes for Robotic Planetary Surface Mapping
Tong C H and Barfoot T D
Acta Astronautica, 88:146–162, 2013
keywords: surface mapping, outlier rejection, SLAM

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Gaussian Process Gauss-Newton for Non-Parametric Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
Tong C H, Gingras D, Larose K, Barfoot T D, and Dupuis E.
International Journal of Robotics Research, 32(5):507–525, 2013
keywords: SLAM, continuous time, gaussian processes

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The Canadian Planetary Emulation Terrain 3D Mapping Dataset
Tong C H, Furgale P T, and Barfoot T D.
International Journal of Robotics Research, 32(4):389–395, 2013
keywords: distributed robotics SLAM, space robotics, field and service robotics

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RANSAC for Motion-Distorted 3D Visual Sensors
Anderson S and Barfoot T D
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
keywords: visual odometry, motion-compensated RANSAC

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Towards Relative Continuous-Time SLAM
Anderson S and Barfoot T D
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
keywords: SLAM, relative coordinate frame, continuous time

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A Proof-of-Concept, Rover-Based System for Autonomously Locating Methane Gas Sources on Mars
Berczi L P, Gammell J D, Tong C H, , Daly M, and Barfoot T D.
Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision
keywords: autonomous, rover, spectrometer, sign, methane

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Two-axis Scanning Lidar Geometric Calibration using Intensity Imagery and Distortion Mapping
Dong H, Anderson S, and Barfoot T D
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
keywords: calibration procedure for two axis lidar

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Blinded by the Light: Exploiting the Deficiencies of a Laser Rangefinder for Rover Attitude Estimation
Gammell J D, Tong C H, and Barfoot T D
Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision
keywords: lidar, sun sensing, attitude estimation, pose estimation, rover odometry

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Rover Odometry Aided by a Star Tracker
Gammell J D, Tong C H, Berczi P, Anderson S, Barfoot T D, and Enright J.
IEEE Aerospace Conference
keywords: star tracker, attitude estimation, pose estimation, rover odometry

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Occupancy Grid Mapping with Markov Chain Monte Carlo Gibbs Sampling
Merali R S and Barfoot T D
International Conference on Robotics and Automation
keywords: mapping, MCMC, gibbs sampling

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Visual Teach and Repeat, Repeat, Repeat: Iterative Learning Control to Improve Mobile Robot Path Tracking in Challenging Outdoor Environments
Ostafew C J, Schoellig A P, and Barfoot T D
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
keywords: visual teach and repeat, path learning

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Towards Autonomous Mobile Robots for the Exploration of Steep Terrain
Stenning B E, Bajin L, Robson C, Peretroukhin V, Osinski G R, and Barfoot T D.
International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR)
keywords: cliff-descending Clearpath Husky, visual teach and repeat, network of reusable paths

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Gaussian Process Gauss-Newton for 3D Laser-Based Visual Odometry
Tong C H and Barfoot T D
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
keywords: visual odometry, laser rangefinder, gaussian process gauss-newton

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Into Darkness: Visual Navigation based on a Lidar-Intensity-Image Pipeline
Barfoot T D, McManus C, Anderson S, Dong H, Beerepoot E, Tong C H, Furgale P, Gammell J D, and Enright J
International Symposium on Robotics Research
keywords: visual navigation, lidar intensity images, visual odometry, visual teach and repeat

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Place Revisiting for Planetary Rovers: An Enabling Technology and Field Testing of Three Mission Concepts
Barfoot T D, Stenning B E, Gammell J D, Tong C H, McManus C, Berczi L P, Osinski G R, Daly M, and Dickinson Cbr
International Conference on Robotics and Automation
keywords: network of reusable paths

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Hercules: Analogue Testing of a Canadian Lunar Rover Prototype
Langley C, McCoubrey R, Ratti J, Ghafoor N, Gagnon C, Barfoot T D, and Picard M.
International Astronautical Congress
keywords: lunar rover prototype

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Hercules et al: Recent Canadian Exploration Rover Prototypes
McCoubrey R, Langley C, Ghafoor N, Gagnon C, Barfoot T D, and Picard M
International Conference on Robotics and Automation
keywords: lunar rover prototypes

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Marshall - Queen's Mining Systems Lab

Mining Robotics. Invited Chapter 59, Part F
Marshall, J.A., Bonchis, A., Nebot, E.M., Schedling, S.
To appear in Springer Handbook of Robotics, 2nd edition
keywords: mining robotics

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3D time-of-flight camera for surveying remote cavities mined with a jet boring system
Ingram, C., Marshall, J.A.
Proceedings of the 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining
keywords: mining robotics

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Automated laser scanner 2D positioning and orienting by method of triangulateration for underground mine surveying
Simela, J.V., Marshall, J.A., Daneshmend, L.K.
Proceedings of the 30th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining
keywords: mining robotics

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Robust vehicle routing policies using local communications and sensing
Pike, D., Givigi, S., Marshall, J.A., Taylor, A., Beaulieu, A.
Proceedings of the 2013 American Control Conference
keywords: autonomous science, planetary robotics, Bayesian networks

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Rover-based autonomous science by probabilistic identification and evaluation
Gallant, M.J., Ellery, A., Marshall, J.A.
Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems
keywords: autonomous science, planetary robotics, Bayesian networks

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Sharf - McGill Aerospace Mechatronics Lab

Kinodynamic Motion Planning for UAVs: A Minimum Energy Approach
N. Rikovitch, I. Sharf
AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Boston, US, August 2013
(refereed conference article) keywords: Kinodynamic RRT, ...

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Waslander - Waterloo WAVELab

Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicle Teams: Recent Work and Open Problems
Waslander, S. L.
To appear in Autonomous Control Systems and Vehicles
keywords: book chapter, heterogeneous robot teams, search, target tracking, inspection, persistent surveillance, mapping

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Existence Detection of Objects in Images for Robot Vision Using Saliency Histogram Features
Scharfenberger, C., Waslander, S. L., Zelek, J., and Clausi, D.,
To appear in Computer and Robot Vision 2013
keywords: existence detection, histogram features, saliency maps

 

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A Graph-Based Approach to Multi-Robot Rendezvous for Recharging in Persistent Tasks
Mathew, N., Smith, S. L., and Waslander, S. L.,
Procedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Germany, 2013
keywords: multi-robot teams, path planning, graph model

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Underwater Stereo Mapping with Refraction Correction
Servos, J., Smart, M., Waslander, S.L.
Procedings of IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
keywords: underwater robotics, SLAM, stereo vision

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Zhang - UofA Robotics Research Lab

Cooperative Targeting: Detection and Tracking of Small Objects with a Dual Camera System
Shakeri, M., Zhang, H.
Proceedings of the 9th Conference of Field and Survice Robotics, Australia, 2013
keywords: object detection, object tracking

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Path localization using Gabor-Gist
Mills, M., Zhang, H.
proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, China, 2013
keywords: visual localization along a path, segment specific visual components

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Adaptive Shape Prior in Graph Cut Image Segmentation
Wang, H., Zhang, H., Ray, N.
Pattern Recognition, Volume 46, Issue 5, May 2013 pp. 1409-1414
keywords: template, adaptive shape prior, graph cut, image segmentation

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Object Joint Detection and Tracking Using Adaptive Multiple Motion Models
Wang, Z., Bensalah, M., Ray, N., Zhang, H.
The Visual Computer
keywords: joint detection and tracking, multi-motion model, object kinematic state

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Stability of biped robotic walking with frictional constraints
Zhou X., Guan Y., Jiang L., Zhu H., Cai C., Wu W., Zhang H.
Robotica, Volume 31, Issue 04, July 2013, pp. 573-588
keywords: stability, biped walking, frictional constraint, legged robot, modular robot

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A Measure of Perceptual Aliasing in Image Descriptors
Wang J., Zhang, H.
Tenth Conference on Computer and Robot Vision
keywords: perceptual aliasing, performance metric, image descriptors, discriminating power

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Dudek - McGill Mobile Robotics Lab

Monitoring Marine Environments using a Team of Heterogeneous Robots
Girdhar, Y., Xu, A., Shkurti, F., Higuera, J.C.G., Meghjani M., Giguere P., Rekleitis I., Dudek G.
RSS 2012 Workshop on Robotics for Environmental Monitoring
keywords: underwater robotics, heterogeneous robot teams, online topic-modelling

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Autonomous Adaptive Underwater Exploration using Online Topic Modelling
Girdhar, Y., Giguere P., Dudek G.
13th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics
keywords: online topic modelling, surprise based exploration, underwater robotics

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Jenkin - York Vision, Graphics, and Robotics Lab

The relative contributions of radial and laminar optic flow to the perception of linear self-motion
Harris, L, Herpers, R., Jenkin, M., Allison, R., S., Jenkin, H., Kapralos, B., Scherfgen, D. and Felsner, S.
Journal of Vision, 12: 1-10, 2012
keywords:self-motion perception, optic flow, virtual reality, vection, distance perception

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The perception of upright under Lunar gravity
Harris, L., Jenkin, M., Jenkin, H., Zacher, J.
Journal of Gravitational Physiology, 19: 2-16, 2012
keywords: perception on the moon, perceived vertical, magnitude of gravity vector, multisensory cue combination

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Reaching analysis of wheelchair users using motion planning methods
Yang, J., Dymond, P., Jenkin, M.
Proc. ICOST, 2012, Italy
keywords: wheelchair accessibility, reaching analysis, motion planning.

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Bachmayer - Memorial Autonomous Ocean Systems Lab

Analysis and development of a buoyancy-pitch based depth control algorithm for a hybrid underwater glider.
Claus, B., Bachmayer, R., Cooney, L.
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, IEEE/OES, Sept. 2012
keywords: AUV, Slocum Glider, Autopilot

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Tsotsos - Lab for Active and Attentive Vision

A computational Learning Theory of Active Object Recognition Under Uncertainty
Andreopoulos, A., Tsotsos J. K.
International Journal of Computer Vision, 1-48, 2012
keywords: object recognition, visual search, active vision, attention, computational complexity of vision

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Waslander - Waterloo WAVELab

3D Scan Registration Using the Normal Distributions Transform with Ground Segmentation and Point Cloud Clustering
Das, A., Servos, J., and Waslander, S. L.,
Procedings of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Germany, 2013
keywords:

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Path following for a quadrotor using dynamic extension and transverse feedback linearization
Akhtar, A., Waslander, S. L., and Nielsen, C.
51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, USA, 2012
keywords: quadrotors, path following

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A Nonlinear Path Following Controller for an Underactuated Unmanned Surface Vessel
Daly, J., Tribou, M., and Waslander, S. L
Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Portugal, 2012
keywords: Mobile robotics, path following control, surface vessel, navigation.

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Scan Registration with Multi-Scale K-Means Normal Distributions Transform
Das, A. and Waslander, S. L.,
Proceedings of International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Portugal, 2012
keywords: scan registration

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Zhang - UofA Robotics Research Lab

Visual homing for a mobile robot using direction votes from flow vectors
Stewart R., Mills M., Zhang, H.

IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems, Sept. 2012

keywords: visual navigation, teach-replay, route following

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Visual Loop Closure Detection with a Compact Image Descriptor
Liu, Y., Zhang, H.
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, October 2012
keywords: perceptual aliasing, performance metric, image descriptors, discriminating power

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A Novel Background Subtraction Method for Object Detection Under Sudden Illumination Change
Shakeri, M., Zhang, H.
32nd Chinese Control Conference, July 2013
keywords: background subtraction, moving object, sudden illumination change

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