About

The Robotics Algorithms & Autonomous Systems (RAAS) Lab is part of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at Virginia Tech.

We design algorithms and build systems to enable teams of robots to act as sensing agents. Our research is at the intersection of theory and systems and is motivated by real-world applications to environmental monitoring and precision agriculture.

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Recent Publications

  • L. Zhou and P. Tokekar, “Active Target Tracking with Self-Triggered Communications,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{zhou2017active,
    author = {Lifeng Zhou and Pratap Tokekar},
    title = {Active Target Tracking with Self-Triggered Communications},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
    year = {2017},
    note = {To appear},
    }
  • P. Dames, P. Tokekar, and V. Kumar, “Detecting, Localizing, and Tracking an Unknown Number of Moving Targets Using a Team of Mobile Robots,” International Journal of Robotics Research, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @Article{dames2017detecting,
    author = {Philip Dames and Pratap Tokekar and Vijay Kumar},
    title = {Detecting, Localizing, and Tracking an Unknown Number of Moving Targets Using a Team of Mobile Robots},
    journal = {International Journal of Robotics Research},
    year = {2017},
    note = {To appear},
    }
  • Y. Sung and P. Tokekar, “Algorithm for Searching and Tracking an Unknown and Varying Number of Mobile Targets using a Limited FoV Sensor,” in Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{sung2017algorithm,
    author = {Yoonchang Sung and Pratap Tokekar},
    title = {Algorithm for Searching and Tracking an Unknown and Varying Number of Mobile Targets using a Limited FoV Sensor},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
    year = {2017},
    note = {To appear},
    }
  • G. Christie, A. Shoemaker, K. Kochersberger, P. Tokekar, L. McLean, and A. Leonessa, “Radiation Search Operations using Scene Understanding with Autonomous UAV and UGV.,” Journal of Field Robotics, 2017.
    [Bibtex]
    @Article{christie2017radiation,
    author = {Gordon Christie and Adam Shoemaker and Kevin Kochersberger and Pratap Tokekar and Lance McLean and Alexander Leonessa},
    title = {Radiation Search Operations using Scene Understanding with Autonomous UAV and UGV.},
    journal = {Journal of Field Robotics},
    year = {2017},
    note = {To appear},
    url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/1609.00017},
    }

Funding

ICTAS Seed Funding