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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

  • R. Fitch, V. Isler, P. Tokekar, and D. Scaramuzza, “Guest editorial: Special issue on active perception,” Autonomous Robots, 2018.
    [Bibtex] [DOI]
    @Article{fitch2018guest,
    author = {Robert Fitch and Volkan Isler and Pratap Tokekar and Davide Scaramuzza},
    title = {Guest editorial: Special issue on active perception},
    journal = {Autonomous Robots},
    year = {2018},
    month = {Jan},
    issn = {1573-7527},
    day = {31},
    doi = {10.1007/s10514-018-9695-8},
    url = {https://doi.org/10.1007/s10514-018-9695-8},
    }
  • P. Shanthakumar, K. Yu, M. Singh, J. Orevillo, E. Bianchi, M. Hebdon, and P. Tokekar, “View Planning and Navigation Algorithms for Autonomous Bridge Inspection with UAVs,” in International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER), 2018.
    [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{shanthakumar2018view,
    author = {Prajwal Shanthakumar and Kevin Yu and Mandeep Singh and Jonah Orevillo and Eric Bianchi and Matthew Hebdon and Pratap Tokekar},
    title = {View Planning and Navigation Algorithms for Autonomous Bridge Inspection with UAVs},
    booktitle = {International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER)},
    year = {2018},
    note = {Accepted},
    }
  • P. Maini, G. Gupta, P. Tokekar, and P. B. Sujit, “Visibility-based Persistent Monitoring in a 1.5 D Terrain using a Heterogenous Robot Team,” in Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2018.
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{maini2018visibility,
    author = {Parikshit Maini and Gautam Gupta and Pratap Tokekar and P.B. Sujit},
    title = {Visibility-based Persistent Monitoring in a 1.5 D Terrain using a Heterogenous Robot Team},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
    year = {2018},
    note = {To appear},
    }
  • P. Maini, K. Yu, P. B. Sujit, and P. Tokekar, “Persistent Monitoring with Refueling on a Terrain using a Team of Aerial and Ground Robots,” in Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2018.
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
    @InProceedings{maini2018persistent,
    author = {Parikshit Maini and Kevin Yu and P.B. Sujit and Pratap Tokekar},
    title = {Persistent Monitoring with Refueling on a Terrain using a Team of Aerial and Ground Robots},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)},
    year = {2018},
    note = {To appear},
    }

 

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