• B. Charrow, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Cooperative multi-robot estimation and control for radio source localization. Intl. J. Robot. Research, Oct. 2012. To Appear. [DOI]
  • M. Turpin, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. CAPT: Concurrent assignment and planning of trajectories for multiple robots. Intl. J. Robot. Research, 33(1):98–112, Jan. 2014. [DOI]
  • S. Shen, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Obtaining liftoff indoors: Autonomous navigation in confined indoor environments. IEEE Robot. Autom. Mag., 20(4):40–48, Dec. 2013. [DOI] [Movie]
  • L. C. A. Pimenta, G. A. S. Pereira, M. M. Goncalves, N. Michael, M. Turpin, and V. Kumar. Decentralized controllers for perimeter surveillance with aerial robots. Adv. Robot., 27(9):697–709, May 2013. [DOI]
  • L. C. A. Pimenta, M. M. Bosque, R. C. Mesquita, G. A. S. Pereira, L. Chaimowicz, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Swarm coordination based on the smoothed particle hydrodynamics technique. IEEE Trans. Robot., 29(2):383–399, Apr. 2013. [DOI]
  • S. Shen, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. A stochastic differential equation-based exploration algorithm for autonomous indoor 3D exploration with a micro-aerial vehicle. Intl. J. Robot. Research, 31(12):1431–1444, Oct. 2012. [DOI]
  • N. Michael, S. Shen, K. Mohta, Y. Mulgaonkar, V. Kumar, K. Nagatani, Y. Okada, S. Kiribayashi, K. Otake, K. Yoshida, K. Ohno, E. Takeuchi, and S. Tadokoro. Collaborative mapping of an earthquake-damaged building via ground and aerial robots. J. Field Robot., 29(5):832–841, Sept. 2012. [DOI]
  • V. Kumar and N. Michael. Opportunities and challenges with autonomous micro aerial vehicles. Intl. J. Robot. Research, 31(11):1279–1291, Sept. 2012. [DOI]
  • M. Turpin, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Trajectory design and control for aggressive formation flight with quadrotors. Auton. Robots, 33(1-2):143–156, Aug. 2012. [DOI]
  • D. Mellinger, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Trajectory generation and control for precise aggressive maneuvers with quadrotors. Intl. J. Robot. Research, 31(5):664–674, Apr. 2012. [DOI]
  • N. Michael and V. Kumar. Control of ensembles of aerial robots. Proc. of the IEEE, 99(9):1587–1602, Sept. 2011. [DOI]
  • J. Fink, N. Michael, S. Kim, and V. Kumar. Planning and control for cooperative manipulation and transportation with aerial robots. Intl. J. Robot. Research, 30(3):324–334, Mar. 2011. [DOI] [Movie]
  • N. Michael, J. Fink, and V. Kumar. Cooperative manipulation and transportation with aerial robots. Auton. Robots, 30(1):73–86, Jan. 2011. [DOI]
  • N. Michael, D. Mellinger, Q. Lindsey, and V. Kumar. The GRASP multiple micro UAV testbed. IEEE Robot. Autom. Mag., 17(3):56–65, Sept. 2010. [DOI]
  • G. L. Mariottini, F. Morbidi, D. Prattichizzo, N. V. Valk, N. Michael, G. Pappas, and K. Daniilidis. Vision-based localization for leader–follower formation control. IEEE Trans. Robot., 25(6):1431–1438, Dec. 2009. [DOI]
  • N. Moshtagh, N. Michael, A. Jadbabaie, and K. Daniilidis. Vision-based, distributed control laws for motion coordination of nonholonomic robots. IEEE Trans. Robot., 25(4):851–860, Aug. 2009. [DOI]
  • N. Michael and V. Kumar. Planning and control of ensembles of robots with nonholonomic constraints. Intl. J. Robot. Research, 28(8):962–975, Aug. 2009. [DOI]
  • N. Michael, J. Fink, and V. Kumar. Controlling ensembles of robots via a supervisory aerial robot. Adv. Robot., 22(12):1361–1377, Dec. 2008. [DOI]
  • N. Michael, J. Fink, and V. Kumar. Experimental testbed for large multi-robot teams: Verification and validation. IEEE Robot. Autom. Mag., 15(1):53–61, Mar. 2008. [DOI]
  • V. R. Desaraju and N. Michael. Hierarchical adaptive planning in environments with uncertain, spatially-varying disturbance forces. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., Hong Kong, China, May 2014. To Appear.
  • V. Indelman, E. Nelson, N. Michael, and F. Dellaert. Multi-robot pose graph localization and data association from unknown initial relative poses via expectation maximization. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., Hong Kong, China, May 2014. To Appear.
  • S. Shen, Y. Mulgaonkar, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Multi-sensor fusion for robust autonomous flight in indoor and outdoor environments with a rotorcraft MAV. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., Hong Kong, China, May 2014. To Appear.
  • T. Ozaslan, S. Shen, Y. Mulgaonkar, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Inspection of penstocks and featureless tunnel-like environments using micro UAVs. In Proc. of the Intl. Conf. on Field and Service Robot., Brisbane, Australia, Dec. 2013.
  • B. Grocholsky and N. Michael. Exploiting mobility heterogeneity in micro-aerial vehicle deployments for environment exploration. In Intl. Workshop on Wireless Networking and Control for Unmanned Auton. Vehicles, Atlanta, GA, Dec. 2013.
  • S. Shen, Y. Mulgaonkar, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Vision-based state estimation and trajectory control towards high-speed flight with a quadrotor. In Proc. of Robot.: Sci. and Syst., Berlin, Germany, June 2013. [URL]
  • B. Charrow, V. Kumar, and N. Michael. Approximate representations for multi-robot control policies that maximize mutual information. In Proc. of Robot.: Sci. and Syst., Berlin, Germany, June 2013. [URL]
  • M. Turpin, K. Mohta, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Goal assignment and trajectory planning for large teams of aerial robots. In Proc. of Robot.: Sci. and Syst., Berlin, Germany, June 2013. [URL] [Movie]
  • S. Shen, Y. Mulgaonkar, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Vision-based state estimation for autonomous rotorcraft MAVs in complex environments. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., pages 1750–1756, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2013. [DOI] [Movie]
  • M. Turpin, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Computationally efficient trajectory planning and task assignment for large teams of unlabeled robots. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., pages 834–840, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2013. [DOI] [Movie]
  • K. Sreenath, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Trajectory generation and control of a quadrotor with a cable-suspended load – a differentially-flat hybrid system. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., pages 4873–4880, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2013. [DOI]
  • N. Michael, S. Shen, K. Mohta, V. Kumar, K. Nagatani, Y. Okada, S. Kiribayashi, K. Otake, K. Yoshida, K. Ohno, E. Takeuchi, and S. Tadokoro. Collaborative mapping of an earthquake damaged building via ground and aerial robots. In Proc. of the Intl. Conf. on Field and Service Robot., Matsushima, Japan, July 2012. [Movie]
  • S. Shen and N. Michael. State estimation for indoor and outdoor operation with a micro-aerial vehicle. In Proc. of the Intl. Sym. on Exp. Robot., Quebec City, Canada, June 2012. [Movie]
  • B. Charrow, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Cooperative multi-robot estimation and control for radio source localization. In Proc. of the Intl. Sym. on Exp. Robot., Quebec City, Canada, June 2012.
  • M. Turpin, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Trajectory planning and assignment in multirobot systems. In Proc. of the Intl. Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robot., Cambridge, MA, June 2012.
  • M. Turpin, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Decentralized formation control with variable shapes for aerial robots. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., pages 23–30, Saint Paul, MN, May 2012. [DOI] [Movie]
  • N. Atanasov, J. L. Ny, N. Michael, and G. J. Pappas. Stochastic source seeking in complex environments. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., pages 3013–3018, Saint Paul, MN, May 2012. [DOI]
  • S. Shen, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Autonomous indoor 3D exploration with a micro-aerial vehicle. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., pages 9–15, Saint Paul, MN, May 2012. [DOI] [Movie]
  • J. Derenick, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Energy-aware coverage control with docking for networked robots. In Proc. of the IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intell. Robots and Syst., pages 3667–3672, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 2011. [DOI]
  • N. Michael, E. Stump, and K. Mohta. Persistent surveillance with a team of MAVs. In Proc. of the IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intell. Robots and Syst., pages 2708–2714, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 2011. [DOI]
  • V. Kumar and N. Michael. Opportunities and challenges with autonomous micro aerial vehicles. In Proc. of the Intl. Sym. of Robot. Research, Flagstaff, AZ, Aug. 2011. Invited.
  • E. Stump and N. Michael. Multi-robot persistent surveillance planning as a vehicle routing problem. In Proc. of the IEEE Conf. on Autom. Sci. and Eng., pages 569–575, Trieste, Italy, Aug. 2011. Finalist, Best Paper Award. [DOI]
  • M. Turpin, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Trajectory design and control for aggressive formation flight with quadrotors. In Proc. of the Intl. Sym. of Robot. Research, Flagstaff, AZ, Aug. 2011. [Movie]
  • E. Stump, N. Michael, V. Kumar, and V. Isler. Visibility-based deployment of robot formations for communication maintenance. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., pages 4498–4505, Shanghai, China, May 2011. [DOI]
  • M. Schwager, N. Michael, V. Kumar, and D. Rus. Time scales and stability in networked multi-robot systems. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., pages 3855–3862, Shanghai, China, May 2011. Finalist, Best Paper Award. [DOI]
  • S. Shen, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Autonomous multi-floor indoor navigation with a computationally constrained MAV. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., pages 20–25, Shanghai, China, May 2011. Finalist, Best Paper Award. [DOI] [Movie]
  • J. Rogers, A. Trevor, C. Nieto-Granda, A. Cunningham, M. Paluri, N. Michael, and H. Christensen. Effects of sensory precision on mobile robot localization and mapping. In Proc. of the Intl. Sym. on Exp. Robot., Delhi, India, Dec. 2010.
  • D. Mellinger, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Trajectory generation and control for precise aggressive maneuvers with quadrotors. In Proc. of the Intl. Sym. on Exp. Robot., Delhi, India, Dec. 2010. [Movie]
  • N. Michael, M. Schwager, V. Kumar, and D. Rus. An experimental study of time scales and stability in networked multi-robot systems. In Proc. of the Intl. Sym. on Exp. Robot., Delhi, India, Dec. 2010.
  • D. Mellinger, M. Shomin, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Cooperative grasping and transport using multiple quadrotors. In Intl. Sym. on Distributed Auton. Syst., Lausanne, Switzerland, Nov. 2010. Best Student Paper Award. [DOI] [Movie]
  • S. Bhattacharya, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Distributed converage and exploration in unknown non-convex environments. In Intl. Sym. on Distributed Auton. Syst., Lausanne, Switzerland, Nov. 2010. [DOI]
  • V. M. Goncalves, L. C. A. Pimenta, C. A. Maia, G. A. S. Pereira, B. C. O. Dutra, N. Michael, J. Fink, and V. Kumar. Circulation of curves using vector fields: actual robot experiments in 2D and 3D workspaces. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., pages 1136–1141, Anchorage, AK, May 2010. [DOI]
  • J. Fink, N. Michael, A. Kushleyev, and V. Kumar. Experimental characterization of radio signal propagation in indoor environments with application to estimation and control. In Proc. of the IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intell. Robots and Syst., pages 2834–2839, St. Louis, MO, Oct. 2009. [DOI] [Movie]
  • J. Fink, N. Michael, S. Kim, and V. Kumar. Planning and control for cooperative manipulation and transportation with aerial robots. In Proc. of the Intl. Sym. of Robot. Research, Luzern, Switzerland, Aug. 2009. [DOI] [Movie]
  • N. Michael, S. Kim, J. Fink, and V. Kumar. Kinematics and statics of cooperative multi-robot aerial manipulation with cables. In ASME Intl. Design Eng. Tech. Conf. & Comput. and Inf. in Eng. Conf., San Diego, CA, Aug. 2009. [DOI]
  • N. Michael, J. Fink, and V. Kumar. Cooperative manipulation and transportation with aerial robots. In Proc. of Robot.: Sci. and Syst., Seattle, WA, June 2009. Best Student Paper Award. [URL] [Movie]
  • N. Michael, M. M. Zavlanos, V. Kumar, and G. J. Pappas. Maintaining connectivity in mobile robot networks. In O. Khatib, V. Kumar, and G. J. Pappas, editors, Experimental Robotics: The Eleventh Intl. Sym., volume 54 of Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, pages 117–126. Springer Berlin, 2009. [DOI]
  • N. Michael and V. Kumar. Controlling shapes of ensembles of robots of finite size with nonholonomic constraints. In Proc. of Robot.: Sci. and Syst., Zurich, Switzerland, June 2008. Finalist, Best Student Paper Award. [URL]
  • N. Moshtagh, N. Michael, A. Jadbabaie, and K. Daniilidis. Bearing-only control laws for balanced circular formations of ground robots. In Proc. of Robot.: Sci. and Syst., Zurich, Switzerland, June 2008. [URL]
  • L. C. A. Pimenta, N. Michael, R. C. Mesquita, G. A. S. Pereira, and V. Kumar. Control of swarms based on hydrodynamic models. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., pages 1948–1953, Pasadena, CA, May 2008. [DOI]
  • N. Michael, M. M. Zavlanos, V. Kumar, and G. J. Pappas. Distributed multi-robot task assignment and formation control. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., pages 128–133, Pasadena, CA, May 2008. [DOI]
  • N. Michael, J. Fink, S. G. Loizou, and V. Kumar. Architecture, abstractions, and algorithms for controlling large teams of robots: Experimental testbed and results. In Proc. of the Intl. Sym. of Robot. Research, Hiroshima, Japan, Nov. 2007. [DOI]
  • N. Michael, J. Fink, and V. Kumar. Controlling a team of ground robots via an aerial robot. In Proc. of the IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intell. Robots and Syst., pages 965–970, San Diego, CA, Oct. 2007. [DOI]
  • J. Fink, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Composition of vector fields for multi-robot manipulation via caging. In Proc. of Robot.: Sci. and Syst., Atlanta, GA, June 2007. [URL]
  • N. Michael, C. Belta, and V. Kumar. Controlling three dimensional swarms of robots. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., pages 964–969, Orlando, FL, May 2006. [DOI]
  • L. Chaimowicz, N. Michael, and V. Kumar. Controlling swarms of robots using interpolated implicit functions. In Proc. of the IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robot. and Autom., pages 2487–2492, Barcelona, Spain, Apr. 2005. [DOI]
  • N. Michael, M. Schwager, and V. Kumar. Editorial: Special issue on 3D exploration, mapping, and surveillance. Intl. J. Robot. Research, 31(12):1347–1348, Oct. 2012. [DOI]
  • N. Michael, D. Scaramuzza, and V. Kumar. Editorial: Special issue on micro-UAV perception and control. Auton. Robots, 33(1-2):1–3, Aug. 2012. [DOI]
  • N. Michael and V. Kumar. Autonomous navigation with teams of aerial robots. In Proc. of the SPIE Conf. on Micro and Nanotechnology Sensors, Syst., and Applications, Orlando, FL, Apr. 2011. [DOI]
  • J. Rogers, M. Paluri, A. Cunningham, H. I. Christensen, N. Michael, V. Kumar, J. Ma, and L. Matthies. Distributed autonomous mapping of indoor environments. In Proc. of the SPIE Conf. on Micro and Nanotechnology Sensors, Syst., and Applications, Orlando, FL, Apr. 2011. [DOI]
  • N. Michael, S. Kim, J. Fink, and V. Kumar. Kinematics and statics of cooperative multi-robot aerial manipulation with cables. Technical report, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, Mar. 2009.