Research

Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

  1. Huichan Zhao, Jonathan Jalving, Rukang Huang, Ross A. Knepper, Andy Ruina and Robert Shepherd, "A helping hand: Soft orthosis with integrated optical strain sensors and EMG control", IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 23(3):55-64, September 2016.
  2. Mehmet Dogar, Ross A. Knepper, Andrew Spielberg, Changhyun Choi, Henrik I. Christensen and Daniela Rus, "Multi-scale assembly with robot teams", International Journal of Robotics Research, 34(13), November 2015. Invited Submission.
  3. Ross A. Knepper, Stefanie Tellex, Adrian Li, Nicholas Roy and Daniela Rus, "Recovering from failure by asking for help", Autonomous Robots, 39(3):347-362, October 2015. Invited Submission.
  4. Thomas Howard, Mihail Pivtoraiko, Ross A. Knepper and Alonzo Kelly, "Model-predictive motion planning for autonomous mobile robots", IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, 21(1):64-73, March 2014.
  5. Ross A. Knepper and Matthew T. Mason, "Realtime informed path sampling for motion planning search", International Journal of Robotics Research, 31(11):1231-1250, September 2012. Invited Submission.
  6. Siddhartha S. Srinivasa, Dmitry Berenson, Maya Cakmak, Alvaro Collet, Mehmet R. Dogar, Anca D. Dragan, Ross A. Knepper, Tim Niemueller, Kyle Strabala, Mike Vande Weghe and Julius Ziegler, "HERB 2.0: Lessons learned from developing a mobile manipulator for the home", Proceedings of the IEEE, 100(8):2410-2428, August 2012. Invited Submission.
  7. Ross A. Knepper, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa and Matthew T. Mason, "Toward a deeper understanding of motion alternatives via an equivalence relation on local paths", International Journal of Robotics Research, 31(2):168-187, February 2012. Invited Submission.
  8. Mihail Pivtoraiko, Ross A. Knepper and Alonzo Kelly, "Differentially constrained mobile robot motion planning in state lattices", Journal of Field Robotics, 26(3):308-333, 2009.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers

  1. Ross A. Knepper, Christoforos I. Mavrogiannis, Julia Proft and Claire Liang, "Implicit communication in a joint action", Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Vienna, Austria, March 2017.
  2. Christoforos I. Mavrogiannis and Ross A. Knepper, "Decentralized multi-agent navigation planning with braids", Proceedings of the Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, San Francisco, USA, December 2016.
  3. Wil Thomason and Ross A. Knepper, "Recognizing unfamiliar gestures for human-robot interaction through zero-shot learning", Proceedings of the International Symposium of Experimental Robotics, Tokyo, Japan, October 2016.
  4. Minae Kwon, Malte F. Jung and Ross A. Knepper, "Human expectations of social robots", Late Breaking Report at the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Christchurch, New Zealand, March 2016.
  5. Abhishek Anand and Ross Knepper, "ROSCoq: Robots powered by constructive reals", The 6th Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving, Nanjing, China, August 2015.
  6. Ian Lenz, Ross A. Knepper and Ashutosh Saxena, "DeepMPC: Learning deep latent features for model predictive control", Proceedings of the Robotics Science and Systems Conference, Rome, Italy, July 2015.
  7. Javier Alonso-Mora, Ross A. Knepper, Roland Siegwart and Daniela Rus, "Local motion planning for collaborative multi-robot manipulation of deformable objects", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Seattle, USA, May 2015.
  8. Laura Lindzey, Ross A. Knepper, Howie Choset and Siddhartha S. Srinivasa, "The feasible transition graph: Encoding topology and manipulation constraints for multirobot push-planning", Proceedings of the Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, Istanbul, Turkey, August 2014.
  9. Mehmet Dogar, Ross A. Knepper, Andrew Spielberg, Changhyun Choi, Henrik I. Christensen and Daniela Rus, "Towards coordinated precision assembly with robot teams", Proceedings of the International Symposium of Experimental Robotics, Marrakesh; Essaouira, Morocco, June 2014.
  10. Stefanie Tellex, Ross A. Knepper, Adrian Li, Nicholas Roy and Daniela Rus, "Asking for help using inverse semantics", Proceedings of the Robotics Science and Systems Conference, Berkeley, USA, July 2014. Best Paper.
  11. Jue Wang, Fadel Adib, Ross A. Knepper, Dina Katabi and Daniela Rus, "RF-Compass: Robot object manipulation using RFIDs", MobiCom: International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking, Miami, USA, October 2013.
  12. Ross A. Knepper, Todd Layton, John Romanishin and Daniela Rus, "IkeaBot: An autonomous multi-robot coordinated furniture assembly system", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2013. Best Automation Paper Finalist.
  13. Ross A. Knepper and Daniela Rus, "On the completeness of ensembles of motion planners for decentralized planning", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2013.
  14. Dan Feldman, Stephanie Gil, Ross A. Knepper, Brian Julian and Daniela Rus, "K-robots clustering of moving sensors using coresets", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2013.
  15. Ross L. Hatton, Ross A. Knepper, Howie Choset, David Rollinson, Chaohui Gong and Enric Galceran, "Snakes on a plan: Toward combining planning and control", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2013.
  16. Ross A. Knepper, Stefanie Tellex, Adrian Li, Nicholas Roy and Daniela Rus, "Single assembly robot in search of human partner: Versatile grounded language generation", Late Breaking Report at the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Tokyo, Japan, March 2013.
  17. Ross A. Knepper and Daniela Rus, "Pedestrian-inspired sampling-based multi-robot collision avoidance", Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, Paris, France, September 2012.
  18. Ross A. Knepper and Matthew T. Mason, "Improved hierarchical planner performance using local path equivalence", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Francisco, USA, September 2011.
  19. Ross A. Knepper and Matthew T. Mason, "Realtime informed path sampling for motion planning search", Proceedings of the International Symposium on Robotics Research, Flagstaff, USA, August 2011.
  20. Ross A. Knepper, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa and Matthew T. Mason, "An equivalence relation for local path sets", Proceedings of the Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, Singapore, December 2010.
  21. Ross A. Knepper, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa and Matthew T. Mason, "Hierarchical planning architectures for mobile manipulation tasks in indoor environments", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Anchorage, USA, May 2010.
  22. Ross A. Knepper and Matthew T. Mason, "Path diversity is only part of the problem", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Kobe, Japan, May 2009.
  23. Ross A. Knepper and Matthew T. Mason, "Empirical sampling of path sets for local area motion planning", Proceedings of the International Symposium of Experimental Robotics, Athens, Greece, July 2008.
  24. Michael S. Branicky, Ross A. Knepper and James J. Kuffner, "Path and trajectory diversity: Theory and algorithms", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Pasadena, USA, May 2008.
  25. Ross A. Knepper and Alonzo Kelly, "High performance state lattice planning using heuristic look-up tables", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Beijing, China, October 2006.
  26. Thomas M. Howard, Ross A. Knepper and Alonzo Kelly, "Constrained optimization path following of wheeled robots in natural terrain", Proceedings of the International Symposium of Experimental Robotics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2006.
  27. Howie Choset, Ross Knepper, Joleen Flasher, Sean Walker, Andrew Alford, Dean Jackson, David Kortenkamp, Jaime J. Fernandez and Robert R. Burridge, "Path planning and control for AERCam, a free-flying inspection robot in space", Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Detroit, USA, May 1999.
  28. Ross A. Knepper, "On the communicative aspect of human-robot joint action", Workshop: Toward a Framework for Joint Action, What About Common Ground?, New York, USA, August 2016.

Workshops

  1. Christoforos I. Mavrogiannis and Ross A. Knepper, "Towards socially competent navigation of pedestrian environments", Workshop on social trust in autonomous robots, at the Proceedings of the Robotics Science and Systems Conference, Ann Arbor, USA, June 2016.
  2. Wil Thomason and Ross A. Knepper, "Recognizing unfamiliar gestures for human-robot interaction through zero-shot learning", Workshop on model learning for human-robot communication, at the Proceedings of the Robotics Science and Systems Conference, Ann Arbor, USA, June 2016.
  3. Christoforos I. Mavrogiannis and Ross A. Knepper, "Interpretation and communication of pedestrian intentions using braid groups", Workshop on intention recognition in HRI, at the Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Christchurch, New Zealand, March 2016.
  4. Minae Kwon, Malte F. Jung and Ross A. Knepper, "Human expectations of social robots", Workshop on challenges and best practices to study HRI in natural interaction settings, at the Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Christchurch, New Zealand, March 2016.
  5. Ross A. Knepper, Dishaan Ahuja, Geoffrey Lalonde and Daniela Rus, "Distributed assembly with AND/OR graphs", IROS 2014 workshop on AI robotics, at the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Chicago, USA, September 2014.
  6. Ross A. Knepper, Stefanie Tellex, Adrian Li, Thomas M. Howard, Daniela Rus and Nicholas Roy, "Asking for help: Assembling furniture by asking for help from a human partner", Collaborative manipulation: New challenges for robotics and HRI, at the Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Tokyo, Japan, March 2013.
  7. Ross A. Knepper and Daniela Rus, "Human-inspired distributed collision avoidance", Many-robot systems: Crossing the reality gap, at the Workshop at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, St. Paul, USA, May 2012.

Technical Reports

  1. Laura Lindzey, Howie Choset, Siddhartha Srinivasa and Ross A. Knepper, "Multirobot pushing—How many robots are sufficient?", Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-12-15, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May 2012.
  2. Ross A. Knepper, Siddhartha S. Srinivasa and Matthew T. Mason, "Curvature bounds on the weighted voronoi diagram of two proximal paths with shape constraints", Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-10-25, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November 2010.
  3. Mihail Pivtoraiko, Ross A Knepper and Alonzo Kelly, "Optimal, smooth, nonholonomic mobile robot motion planning in state lattices", Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-07-15, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, May 2007.