Publications on Mobile Robotics

Intensity-based navigation with global guarantees. K. Taylor and S. M. LaValle. Autonomous Robots, 36(4):349--364, 2014. [pdf].

Optimal gap navigation for a disc robot. R. Lopez-Padilla, R. Murrieta-Cid, and S. M. LaValle. In Proc. Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, 2012. [pdf].

Rendezvous without coordinates. J. Yu, D. Liberzon, and S. M. LaValle. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 57(2):421--434, 2012. [pdf].

Controlling wild bodies using linear temporal logic. L. Bobadilla, O. Sanchez, J. Czarnowski, K. Gossman, and S. M. LaValle. In Proceedings Robotics: Science and Systems, 2011. [pdf].

Manipulating ergodic bodies through gentle guidance. L. Bobadilla, K. Gossman, and S. M. LaValle. In Proceedings IEEE Conference on Robot Motion and Control, 2011. [pdf].

Controlling wild mobile robots using virtual gates and discrete transitions. L. Bobadilla, F. Martinez, E. Gobst, K. Gossman, and S. M. LaValle. In Proc. American Control Conference, 2012. [pdf].

Controlling wild bodies using discrete transition systems. L. Bobadilla, O. Sanchez, J. Czarnowski, K. Gossman, and S. M. LaValle. Autonomous Robots, 2012. Invited submission for special issue. Under review, [pdf].

Learning the Delaunay triangulation of landmarks from a distance ordering sensor. M. Katsev and S. M. LaValle. In Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2011. [pdf].

Mapping and pursuit-evasion strategies for a simple wall-following robot. M. Katsev, A. Yershova, B. Tovar, R. Ghrist, and S. M. LaValle. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 27(1):113--128, 2011. [pdf].

Searching and mapping among indistinguishable convex obstacles. B. Tovar and S. M. LaValle. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2010. [pdf].

I-Bug: An intensity-based bug algorithm. K. Taylor and S. M. LaValle. In Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2009. [pdf].

Probabilistic localization with a blind robot. L. H. Erickson, J. Knuth, J. M. O'Kane, and S. M. LaValle. In Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2008. [pdf].

Chapter 12: Planning Under Sensing Uncertainty, Planning Algorithms. S. M. LaValle. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., 2006. [pdf] [Entire Book].

Chapter 13: Differential Models, Planning Algorithms. S. M. LaValle. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., 2006. [pdf] [Entire Book].

Localization with limited sensing. J. M. O'Kane and S. M. LaValle. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 23(4):704--716, August 2007. [pdf].

Using a robot to learn geometric information from permutations of landmarks. B. Tovar, L. Freda, and S. M. LaValle. In Contemporary Mathematics, volume 438, pages 33--45. American Mathematical Society, 2007. [pdf].

Distance-optimal navigation in an unknown environment without sensing distances. B. Tovar, R Murrieta-Cid, and S. M. LaValle. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 23(3):506--518, June 2007. [pdf].

Minimum wheel-rotation paths for differential drive mobile robots among piecewise smooth obstacles. H. Chitsaz and S. M. LaValle. In Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2007. [pdf].

Learning combinatorial information from alignments of landmarks. L. Freda, B. Tovar, and S. M. LaValle. In Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2007. [pdf].

Mapping and navigation from permutations of landmarks. B. Tovar, L. Freda, and S. M. LaValle. Technical report, Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois, June 2006. [pdf].

On comparing the power of mobile robots. J. M. O'Kane and S. M. LaValle. In Proceedings Robotics: Science and Systems, 2006. [pdf].

Algorithms for planning under uncertainty in prediction and sensing. J. M. O'Kane, B. Tovar, P. Cheng, and S. M. LaValle. In Autonomous Mobile Robots: Sensing, Control, Decision-Making, and Applications. Marcel Dekker, 2006. [pdf].

Almost-sensorless localization. J. M. O'Kane and S. M. LaValle. In Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2005. [pdf].

Information spaces for mobile robots. B. Tovar, A. Yershova, J. M. O'Kane, and S. M. LaValle. In Proceedings International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control (RoMoCo 2005), 2005. [pdf].

Bitbots: Simple robots solving complex tasks. A. Yershova, B. Tovar, R. Ghrist, and S. M. LaValle. In Proceedings AAAI National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2005. [pdf].

Locally-optimal navigation in multiply-connected environments without geometric maps. B. Tovar, S. M. LaValle, and R. Murrieta-Cid. In Proceedings IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2003. [pdf].

Optimal navigation and object finding without geometric maps or localization. B. Tovar, S. M. LaValle, and R. Murrieta-Cid. In Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pages 464--470, 2003. [pdf].

Motion planning with visibility constraints: Building autonomous observers. H. H. Gonz\'alez-Ba\ nos, L. Guibas, J.-C. Latombe, S. M. LaValle, D. Lin, R. Motwani, and C. Tomasi. In Y. Shirai and S. Hirose, editors, Proceedings Eighth International Symposium on Robotics Research, pages 95--101. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1998. [pdf].

Finding an unpredictable target in a workspace with obstacles. S. M. LaValle, D. Lin, L. J. Guibas, J.-C. Latombe, and R. Motwani. In Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pages 737--742, 1997. [pdf].

Motion strategies for maintaining visibility of a moving target. S. M. LaValle, H. H. Gonz\'alez-Ba\ nos, C. Becker, and J.-C. Latombe. In Proceedings IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pages 731--736, 1997. [pdf].