APRIL 14, 2014
Room 1
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Registration  
8:30 AM 10:00 AM Registration

Plenary Sessions 1, 2

Brendan English, Rail Pod
Joe Jones, Harvest Automation

10:00 AM 10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM 12:00 PM Registration

Session 1: Mobile Robots

Remote Retail Monitoring and Stock Assessment using Mobile Robots
Swagat Kumar, Geetika Sharma, Nishant Kejriwal, Saumil Jain, Madhvi Kamra, Brijendra Singh and Vishal Kumar Chauhan
Innovation Lab, Tata Consultancy Services, New Delhi, India

Giving Patients A Lift – The Robotic Nursing Assistant (RoNA)
ienan Ding, Yi-Je Lim, Mario Solano, Kevin Shadle, Chris Park, Chris Lin, John Hu Hstar Technologies Co., USA

Simultaneous Multi-Vehicle Control and Obstacle Avoidance using Supervised Optimal Planning
Micho Radovnikovich and Ka C. Cheokm Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Oakland University, USA

Ultra Wide-Band Trajectory Following for an Omnidirectional Factory Automation Vehicle
Micho Radovnikovich, Paul Fleck and Kevin Hallenbeck Dataspeed, Inc., USA

A Multi-Ball Drive for Omni-Directional Mobility
Biruk A. Gebre, Zachary Ryter, Sean R. Humphreys, Scott M. Ginsberg, Sean P. Farrell, William Capon, William Robbins, Anthony Kauffman, Kishore Pochiraju, Design and Manufacturing Institute, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Stevens Institute of Technology , USA

12:00 PM 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM 2:15 PM Registration

Plenary Sessions 3

Rich Erb, Robotics Trends & RoboBusiness

2:15 PM 2:45 PM Coffee Break
2:45 PM 4:15 PM Registration

Session 2: Communication and Control Papers

Message Authentication Codes for Secure Remote Non-Native Client Connections to ROS Enabled Robots
Russell Toris, Craig Shue, and Sonia Chernova, Department of Computer Science, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

Reliable, Cloud-based Communication for Multi-Robot Systems
Ronny Hartanto, Robotics Innovation Center, Germany
Markus Eich, Robotics Innovation Center, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Germany

A Behavioural Control Strategy of Human-Human Interaction in an Object Transfer Task
Paramin Neranon, Robert Bicker, School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Newcastle University, United Kingdom

Multi-Kilohertz Control of Multiple Robots via IEEE-1394 (Firewire)
Zihan Chen, Peter Kazanzides, Dept. of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Real-Time Teleop with Non-Prehensile Manipulation
Youngbum Jun, Mechanical Engineering Drexel University, USA, Jonathan Weisz, Computer Science Department, Columbia University, USA, Christopher Rasmussen, Computer & Information Sciences Department University of Delaware, USA, Peter Allen, Computer Science Department Columbia University, USA, Paul Oh, Mechanical Engineering Drexel University, USA

4:15 PM 4:30 PM Coffee Break
4:30 PM 5:50 PM Registration Session 3: Aerial Robots

Image Stitching Techniques for An Intelligent Portable Aerial Surveillance System
Ruixiang Du, Taskin Padir, Robotics Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA

GPS-Denied Hover Stabilization of a Quad-rotor via Visual Servoing
Louis H. Buck, Dartmouth College, USA, David R. Manegold, Physical Sciences, Inc. USA, and Laura E. Ray, Senior Member, IEEE, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, USA

Insertion Tasks using an Aerial Manipulator
Christopher ,Korpela, Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab, Drexel Univeristy, USA, Matko Orsag, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Todd Danko, Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab, Drexel Univeristy, USA and Paul Oh, Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab, Drexel Univeristy, USA

Toward Coordinated Manipulator-Host Visual Servoing for Mobile Manipulating UAVs
Todd W. Danko and Paul Y. Oh, Drexel Autonomous Systems Laboratory Drexel University, USA

6:00 PM 8:00 PM Reception
APRIL 15, 2014
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Registration  
8:30 AM 10:00 AM Registration

Plenary Sessions 4 and 5

Holly Yanco, UMass Lowell
Mathieu Kemp, Bluefin Robotics

10:00 AM 10:30 AM Coffee Break
10:30 AM 12:00 PM Registration

Session 4: Service Robots I

Truss Assembly and Welding by Intelligent Precision Jigging Robots
Erik Komendera, Department of Computer Science University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, John T. Dorsey, William R. Doggett NASA Langley Research Center, USA, Nikolaus Correll, Department of Computer Science University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

DRC-Hubo Walking on Rough Terrains
Hongfei Wang and Yuan F. Zheng Electiral and Computer Engineering Ohio State University, USA, Youngbum Jun and Paul Oh Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Drexel University, USA

Assembly Path Planning for Stable Robotic Construction
Michael McEvoy, Erik Komendera and Nikolaus Correll, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Contact Wrench Space Stability Estimation for Humanoid Robots
Robert W. Ellenberg, Paul Y. Oh, Drexel University, USA

12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 2:20 PM Registration

Session 5: Service Robots II

Design Improvements and Dynamic Characterization on Fluidic Elastomer Actuators for a Soft Robotic Snake
Ming Luo, Robotics Engineering Program, Weijia Tao, Fuchen Chen, Tri K. Khuu, Selim Ozel, Robotics Engineering Program, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA, Cagdas D. Onal, Mechanical Engineering Department and Robotics Engineering Program, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Towards the Design of a New Humanoid Robot for Domestic Applications
Conor McGinn, Michael Cullinan, Donal Holland, Kevin Kelly, Dept. of Mechanical & Manuf. Engineering Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Abstracting Perception and Manipulation in End-User Robot Programming using Sikuli
Michael Kasper, Nikolaus Correll, Tom Yeh, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Graph-based Ground Segmentation of 3D LIDAR in Rough Area
Zhu Zhu, Jilin Liu, epartment of Information Science and Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, China

2:20 PM 2:50 PM Coffee Break
2:50 PM 4:10 PM Registration

Session 6: Sensors and Other Technologies

Shallow Blue: A Low-cost Platform for Embodied Chess Play
Debra Burhans, Robert Selkowitz, Jerod Sikorskyj, Computer Science/Physics Canisius College, USA, Michael Lanighan, School of Computer Science University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Early Phases of Humanoid Vehicle Ingress Using Depth Cameras
Christopher Rasmussen, Dept. Computer & Information Sciences, University of Delaware, USA, Kiwon Sohn, Karthikeyan Yuvraj, and Paul Oh, Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, USA

An Algorithm to Identify Docking Locations for Autonomous Surface Vessels from 3-D LiDAR Scans
Joel M. Esposito, Systems Engineering Department United States Naval Academy Annapolis, USA, Mitchell Graves, GRASP Laboratory University of Pennsylvania, USA

LuminoCity: a 3D printed, illuminated city generated from LADAR data
Matt R. Fetterman, Zachary J. Weber, Robert A. Freking, Andrew Volpe, David Scott, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA

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