MRS 2019 The 2nd International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems
August 22-23, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

2019 International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems (MRS)
August 22-23, 2019, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

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Last updated on August 21, 2019. This conference program is tentative and subject to change

Technical Program for Thursday August 22, 2019

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ThK1T1 Special Session, Room T1 Add to My Program 
Keynote by Peter Stone  
Chair: Sabattini, LorenzoUniversity of Modena and Reggio Emilia
ThPH1T1 Regular Session, Room T1 Add to My Program 
Poster Highlights I  
Chair: Solovey, KirilStanford University
09:45-09:48, Paper ThPH1T1.1 Add to My Program
ROS-CBT: Communication Benchmarking Tool for the Robot Operating System
Masaba, KizitoDartmouth College
Quattrini Li, AlbertoDartmouth College
09:48-09:51, Paper ThPH1T1.2 Add to My Program
Experimental Validation of Stable Coordination for Multi-Robot Systems with Limited Fields of View Using a Portable Multi-Robot Testbed EXTENDED ABSTRACT
Mukherjee, PratikVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Santilli, MatteoUniversità Degli Studi Roma Tre
Gasparri, AndreaUniversità Degli Studi Roma Tre
Williams, RyanVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
09:51-09:54, Paper ThPH1T1.3 Add to My Program
A Hardware and Software Testbed for Underactuated Self-Assembling Robots
Nilles, AlexandraUniversity of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana
Wasserman, JustinUniversity of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana
Born, AustinUniversity of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana
Horn, ChrisUniversity of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana
Born, JohnUniversity of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana
LaValle, Steven MUniversity of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana, University of Oulu
09:54-09:57, Paper ThPH1T1.4 Add to My Program
Effective Heuristics for Multi-Robot Path Planning in Warehouse Environments
Han, Shuai D.Rutgers University
Yu, JingjinRutgers University
09:57-10:00, Paper ThPH1T1.5 Add to My Program
LLDM: Locally Linear Distance Maps for Robot Motion Planning
Putman, JosiahDartmouth College
Oh, LisaDartmouth College
Zhao, LuyangDartmouth College
Honnold, EvanDartmouth College
Brown, GalenUniversity of Notre Dame
Wang, WeifuUniversity at Albany, SUNY
Balkcom, DevinDartmouth College
ThPP1T1 Regular Session, Room T1 Add to My Program 
Paper Presentation I: Planning and Task Allocation  
Chair: Otte, Michael W.University of Maryland
10:00-10:15, Paper ThPP1T1.1 Add to My Program
On Minimum Time Multi-Robot Planning with Guarantees on the Total Collected Reward
Sadeghi, ArminUniversity of Waterloo
Asghar, Ahmad BilalUniversity of Waterloo
Smith, Stephen L.University of Waterloo
10:15-10:30, Paper ThPP1T1.2 Add to My Program
Decentralized Multiple Mobile Depots Route Planning for Replenishing Persistent Surveillance Robots
Ding, YifanCarnegie Mellon University
Luo, WenhaoCarnegie Mellon University
Sycara, KatiaCarnegie Mellon University
10:30-10:45, Paper ThPP1T1.3 Add to My Program
Collision-Aware Task Assignment for Multi-Robot Systems
Wu, FangEcole Polytechnique De Montreal
Varadharajan, Vivek shankarEcole Polytechnique De Montreal
Beltrame, GiovanniEcole Polytechnique De Montreal
10:45-11:00, Paper ThPP1T1.4 Add to My Program
Anytime Multi-Arm Task and Motion Planning for Pick-And-Place of Individual Objects Via Handoffs
Shome, RahulRutgers University
Bekris, Kostas E.Rutgers University
ThPH2T1 Regular Session, Room T1 Add to My Program 
Poster Highlights II  
Chair: Shome, RahulRutgers University
11:30-11:33, Paper ThPH2T1.1 Add to My Program
Cooperative Control of Autonomous Floating Modular Structure without Communication
Wang, WeiMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Mateos, LuisMIT
Wang, ZijianStanford University
Huang, Kuan WeiMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Schwager, MacStanford University
Ratti, CarloMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Rus, DanielaMIT
11:33-11:36, Paper ThPH2T1.2 Add to My Program
Towards a Scalable, Self-Reconfigurable Robot with Compliant Modules
Ceron, StevenCornell University
Horowitz, LoganCornell University
Wilson, Nialah JenaeCornell University
Chen, ClaireCornell University
Kim, Daniel SCornell University
Petersen, Kirstin HagelskjaerCornell University
11:36-11:39, Paper ThPH2T1.3 Add to My Program
A Soft-Bodied Modular Reconfigurable Robotic System Composed of Interconnected Kilobots
Pratissoli, FedericoUniversità Degli Studi Di Modena E Reggio Emilia
Reina, AndreagiovanniUniversity of Sheffield
Kaszubowski Lopes, YuriThe University of Sheffield
Sabattini, LorenzoUniversity of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Gross, RoderichThe University of Sheffield
11:39-11:42, Paper ThPH2T1.4 Add to My Program
A Bio-Inspired Transportation Network for Scalable Swarm Foraging
Lu, QiUniversity of New Mexico
Moses, MelanieUniversity of New Mexico
ThPP2T1 Regular Session, Room T1 Add to My Program 
Paper Presentation II: Aerial and Marine Applications  
Chair: Beltrame, GiovanniEcole Polytechnique De Montreal
11:45-12:00, Paper ThPP2T1.1 Add to My Program
Monitoring Access to User Defined Areas with Swarms of UAVs in Urban Environments
Gupta, ManasUniversity of Maryland, College Park
Lin, Ming C.University of North Carolina
Manocha, DineshUniversity of Maryland
Xu, HuanUniversity of Maryland
Otte, Michael W.University of Maryland
12:00-12:15, Paper ThPP2T1.2 Add to My Program
Mobile Radiation Source Interception by Aerial Robot Swarms
Yadav, IndrajeetUniversity of Delaware
Tanner, Herbert G.University of Delaware
12:15-12:30, Paper ThPP2T1.3 Add to My Program
Multi-Robot Navigation Support System for a Team of Underwater Robots
Quraishi, Anwar AhmadÉcole Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne
Bahr, AlexanderEcole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne
Schill, FelixEcole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne (EPFL)
Martinoli, AlcherioEPFL
12:30-12:45, Paper ThPP2T1.4 Add to My Program
Trajectory Planning for the Shapeshifting of Autonomous Surface Vessels
Gheneti, BantiMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Park, ShinkyuMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Kelly, RyanMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Meyers, DrewMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Leoni, PietroMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Ratti, CarloMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Rus, DanielaMassachusetts Institute of Technology
ThPH3T1 Regular Session, Room T1 Add to My Program 
Poster Highlights III  
Chair: Quattrini Li, AlbertoDartmouth College
14:00-14:03, Paper ThPH3T1.1 Add to My Program
Decentralized Dynamic Task Allocation in Swarm Robotic Systems for Disaster Response
Ghassemi, PayamUniversity at Buffalo
DePauw, DavidUniversity at Buffalo
Chowdhury, SoumaUniversity at Buffalo, State University of New York
14:03-14:06, Paper ThPH3T1.2 Add to My Program
Multirobot Simultaneous Path Planning and Task Assignment on Graphs with Stochastic Costs
Yang, FanStony Brook University
Chakraborty, NilanjanStony Brook University
14:06-14:09, Paper ThPH3T1.3 Add to My Program
Self-Reactive Planning of Multi-Robots with Dynamic Task Assignments
Yang, QinUniversity of Georgia
Luo, ZhiweiUniversity of Georgia
Song, WenzhanUniversity of Georgia
Parasuraman, RamviyasUniversity of Georgia
14:09-14:12, Paper ThPH3T1.4 Add to My Program
Multi-Agent Pursuit-Evasion under Uncertainties with Redundant Robot Assignments
Zhang, LeimingLeihigh University
Prorok, AmandaUniversity of Cambridge
Bhattacharya, SubhrajitLehigh University
14:12-14:15, Paper ThPH3T1.5 Add to My Program
Scheduling Spare Drones for Persistent Task Performance with Several Replacement Stations - EXTENDED ABSTRACT
Hartuv, ErezBar-Ilan University
Agmon, NoaBar Ilan University
Kraus, SaritBar-Ilan University
ThK2T1 Special Session, Room T1 Add to My Program 
Keynote by Bryan Low  
Chair: Shell, DylanTexas A&M University
ThPT1 , Room T1 Add to My Program 
Poster Session I & Coffee Break (sponsored by Amazon Robotics)  
ThPP3T1 Regular Session, Room T1 Add to My Program 
Paper Presentation III: Swarms  
Chair: Dames, PhilipTemple University
16:00-16:15, Paper ThPP3T1.1 Add to My Program
Robots That Sync and Swarm: A Proof of Concept in ROS 2
Barciś, AgataUniversity of Klagenfurt
Barciś, MichałUniversity of Klagenfurt
Bettstetter, ChristianUniversity of Klagenfurt
16:15-16:30, Paper ThPP3T1.2 Add to My Program
A Minimalistic Approach to Segregation in Robot Swarms
Mitrano, PeterUniversity of Michigan
Burklund, JordanWorcester Polytechnic Institute
Giancola, MichaelWorcester Polytechnic Institute
Pinciroli, CarloWorcester Polytechnic Institute
16:30-16:45, Paper ThPP3T1.3 Add to My Program
Distributed Algorithm for Selecting Leaders for Supervisory Robotic Swarm Control
Lewkowicz, MichalYale University
Agarwal, RohilFranklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Chakraborty, NilanjanStony Brook University
16:45-17:00, Paper ThPP3T1.4 Add to My Program
The Robotic Swarm Contamination Problem
Avrahami, SapirBar Ilan Univeristy
Agmon, NoaBar Ilan University
17:00-17:15, Paper ThPP3T1.5 Add to My Program
Communication through Motion: Legibility of Multi-Robot Systems
Capelli, BeatriceUniversity of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Secchi, CristianUniv. of Modena & Reggio Emilia
Sabattini, LorenzoUniversity of Modena and Reggio Emilia
ThK3T1 Special Session, Room T1 Add to My Program 
Keynote by Dan Halperin  
Chair: Bekris, Kostas E.Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey




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