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Current Research publications and talks

Flight of the Robobees
Robert Wood, Radhika Nagpal, Gu-Yeon Wei
Scientific American, March 2013.

Simbeeotic: A Simulator and Testbed for Micro-Aerial Vehicle Swarm Experiments, Bryan Kate, Jason Waterman, Karthik Dantu, Matt Welsh,
Intl Conf. on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN, SPOTS Track), Beijing, China, April 2012. Runner-up for Best Paper Award (SPOTS Track) Best Demo Award (IPSN-SPOTS 2012)  (pdf

Collective Transport of Complex Objects by Simple Robots: Theory and Experiments Mike Rubenstein, Adrian Cabrera, Justin Werfel, Golnaz Habibi, James McLurkin, Radhika Nagpal Intl. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS), May 2013.  (pdf)

Kilobot: A Low Cost Scalable Robot System for Collective Behaviors
Michael Rubenstein, Christian Ahler, Radhika Nagpal
IEEE Intl. Conf on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012. (pdf)

A Comparison of Deterministic and Stochastic Approaches for Allocating Spatially Dependent Tasks in Micro-Aerial Vehicle Collectives

Karthik Dantu, Spring Berman, Bryan Kate, Radhika Nagpal
IEEE Intl. Conference on Robots and Systems (IROS), Oct 2012. (pdf)

Programming A Swarm of Micro-Air Vehicles Using Karma.
Karthik Dantu, Bryan Kate, Jason Waterman, Peter Bailis, Matt Welsh
ACM Conference on Networked Embedded Systems (SENSYS) 2011. (pdf)

 

Optimization of Stochastic Strategies for Spatially Inhomogeneous Robot Swarms: A Case Study in Commercial Pollination (pdf)
Spring Berman, Radhika Nagpal, and Adam Halasz
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2011.

Design of Control Policies for Spatially Inhomogeneous Robot Swarms with Application to Commercial Pollination (pdf)

Spring Berman, Vijay Kumar, and Radhika Nagpal. 
2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA'11), Shanghai, China.

 

Karma: A Distributed OperatingSystem for Micro-UAV Swarms - Extended Abstract.
Peter Bailis, Karthik Dantu, Bryan Kate, Jason Waterman, Matt Welsh
Poster at OSDI 2010, Vancouver, Canada, Oct, 2010.

 

Positional communication and private information in honeybee foraging models.
Peter Bailis, Radhika Nagpal, and Justin Werfel.
7th International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ANTS ), September 2010 (Winner of Best Student Paper Award) (pdf)