Books, Conference Papers and Thesis

Book Chapters:

[B3] T. Nguyen, H. M. La, V. Azimi, and T-T. Han. Bounded Distributed Flocking Control of  Nonholonomic Mobile Robots,    in the Book “Swarm Intelligence – From Concepts to Applications.” September, 2018. Print: 978-1-78561-313-5,eBook: 978-1-78561-314-2, IET, UK.

[B2] H. M. LaMulti-Robot Swarm for Cooperative Scalar Field Mapping,    in the Book “Handbook of Research on Design, Control, and Modeling of Swarm Robotics,” IGI Global, 2015, 383-395. Web. 14 Dec. 2015. DOI:10.4018/978-1-4666-9572-6.ch014

[B1] H. M. La, and W. Sheng, Flocking control algorithms for multiple agents in cluttered and noisy environments,  in the Book ” Bio-Inspired Self-Organizing Robotic Systems, Studies in Computational Intelligence.” Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2011, Vol. 355, pp. 53-79, DOI:10.1007/978-3-642-20760-0_3.

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Conferences:

[50] M. Rahimi, S. Gibb, Y. Shen, and H. M. La. A Comparison of Various Approaches to Reinforcement Learning Algorithms for Multi-robot Box Pushing. The 2018 Springer International Conference on Engineering Research and Applications (ICERA), pp. 16-40, December 1-2, 2018, Thai Nguyen, Vietnam.

[C49] L. Nguyen , S. Gibb, H. X.  Pham, and H. M. La. A Mobile Robot for Automated Civil Infrastructure Inspection and Evaluation. Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), August 6-8, 2018, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Best Paper Finalist

[C48] H. X.  Pham, H. M. La, D. Feil-Seifer, and L. Nguyen. Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous UAV Navigation Using Function Approximation. Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), August 6-8, 2018, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

[C47] H. X. Pham, H. M. La, D. Feil-Seifer, and L. V. Nguyen. Performance Comparison of Function Approximation-based Q Learning Algorithms for Autonomous UAV Navigation. The 15th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (UR), June 26-30, Hawaii, USA.

[C46] S. Gibb, H. M. La, S. Louis. A Genetic Algorithm for Convolutional Network Structure Optimization for Concrete Crack Detection In Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation  (IEEE CEC), July 8-13, 2018, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

[C45] S. Gibb, T. D. Le, H. M. La, R. Schmid, and T.  Berendsen. A Multi-functional Inspection Robot for Civil Infrastructure Evaluation and Maintenance. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), September 24-28, 2017, Vancouver, Canada. The first two authors, Tuan Le and Spencer Gibb, have made equal contributions to this work.

[C44] H. X. Pham, H. M. La, D. Feil-Seifer, and M. Deans. A Distributed Control Framework for a Team of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Dynamic Wildfire Tracking. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), September 24-28, 2017, Vancouver, Canada.

[C43] A. Singandhupe, H. M. La, D. Feil-Seifer, P. Huang, L. Guo, and M. Li. Securing a UAV Using Individual Characteristics From an EEG Signal. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Oct. 5-8, 2017, Banff, Canada.  

[C42] D. Connell, and H. M. La. Dynamic Path Planning and Replanning for Mobile Robots using RRT*. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Oct. 5-8, 2017, Banff, Canada.

[C41] T. Nguyen and H. M. La. Distributed Formation Control of Nonlonolomic Mobile Robots by Bounded Feedback in the Presence of Obstacles. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics (RCAR), July 14-18, 2017, Okinawa, Japan.

[C40] T. D. Le, S. Gibb, N. H. Pham, H. M. La, L. Falk and T.  Berendsen. Autonomous Robotic System using Non-Destructive Evaluation methods for Bridge Deck Inspection. In Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 29-June 3, 2017, Singapore. (Best Service Robotics Paper Award Finalist). The first two authors, Tuan Le and Spencer Gibb, have made equal contributions to this work.

[C39] S. Gibb and H. M. La. Automated Rebar Detection for Ground-Penetrating Radar. The 12th International Symposium on Visual Computing, December 12-14, 2016 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. PDF

[C38] N. H. Pham and H. M. La. Design and Implementation of an Autonomous Robot for Steel Bridge Inspection. In Proceedings of the 54th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, pages 1-8, Sept. 27-30, 2016, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA.

[C37] T. Nguyen, T. T. Han and H. M. La. Distributed Flocking Control of Mobile Robots by Bounded Feedback. In Proceedings of the 54th Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, pages 1-6, Sept. 27-30, 2016, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA.

[C36] T. H. Dinh, Q. P. Ha and H. M. La, Computer vision-based method for concrete crack detection. In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics and Vision (ICARCV), pages 1-6, November 13-15, 2016, Phuket, Thailand. PDF

[C35] J. Leaman, H. M. La and L. V. Nguyen. Development of a Smart Wheelchair for People with Disabilities. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI), pages 279-284, September 19-21, 2016, Baden-Baden, Germany. PDF

[C34] A .D Dang, H. M. La and J. Horn. Distributed Formation Control for Autonomous Robots Following Desired Shapes in Noisy Environment. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI), pages 285-290, September 19-21, 2016, Baden-Baden, Germany. PDF

[C33] A. Woods, H. M. La, Q. P. Ha. A Novel Extended Potential Field Controller for Use on Aerial Robots. The 12th Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), pages 286-291, August 21-24, 2016, Dallas, Texas, USA.

[C32] T. T. Han, H. M. La, B. H. Dinh. Flocking of Mobile Robots by Bounded Feedback. The 12th Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), pages 689-694, August 21-24, 2016, Dallas, Texas, USA. PDF

[C31] N. H. Pham, H. M. La, Q. P. Ha, S. N. Dang, A. H. Vo and Q. H. Dinh. Visual and 3D Mapping for Steel Bridge Inspection Using a Climbing Robot. The 33rd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC), pages 1-8, July 18-21, 2016, Auburn, Alabama, USA. PDF

[C30] L. V. Nguyen and H. M. La. A Human Foot Motion Localization Algorithm Using IMU. American Control Conference, July 6-8, 2016 Boston, Massachusetts, USA. PDF

[C29] A. C. Woods and H. M. La, Dynamic Target Tracking and Obstacle Avoidance using a Drone, The 11th International Symposium on Visual Computing, December 14-16, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. PDF

[C28] M. Jafari, S. Sengupta and H. M. La, Adaptive Flocking Control of Multiple Unmanned Ground Vehicles by Using a UAV, The 11th International Symposium on Visual Computing, December 14-16, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. PDF

[C27] M. T. Nguyen, H. M. La and K. A. Teague, Compressive and Collaborative Mobile Sensing for Scalar Field Mapping in Robotic Networks, The  53rd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing, pages, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2015, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. PDF

[C26] N. Gucunski, S. H. Kee, H. M. La , B. Basily, A. Maher and H. Ghasemi, Implementation of a Fully Autonomous Platform for Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks RABIT, Structures Congress, pages 367-378, April 23-25, 2015, Portland, Oregon, USA.

[C25] L. V. Nguyen and H. M. La, Development of a Smart Shoe for Building a Real-Time 3D Map, The 32nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC), pages 1-8, June 15-18, 2015, Oulu, Finland. (Ten Best Paper Short List ) PDF

[C24] K. Dinh, N. Gucunski, J. Y. Kim, T. Duong, H. M. La, Attenuation-based Methodology for Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks using GPR, The 32nd International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC), pages 1-8, June 15-18, 2015, Oulu, Finland. PDF

[C23] T. Nguyen, H. M. La and M. Jafari, On the Formation Control of a Multi Vehicle System, The ISSAT International Conference on Modeling of Complex Systems and Environments (MCSE), pages, June 8-10, 2015, Da Nang, Vietnam.

[C22] L. V. Nguyen, H. M. La, and T. H. Duong, Dynamic Human Gait Phase Detection Algorithm, The ISSAT International Conference on Modeling of Complex Systems and Environments (MCSE), pages, June 8-10, 2015, Da Nang, Vietnam. PDF

[C21] J. Leaman and H. M. La, iChair: Intelligent Powerchair for Severely Disabled People, The ISSAT International Conference on Modeling of Complex Systems and Environments (MCSE), pages, June 8-10, 2015, Da Nang, Vietnam. PDF

[C20] N. Gucunski, B. Basily, S. H. Kee, H. M. La, H. Pavardeh, A. Maher and H. Gashemi. Multi NDE Technology Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks by RABITTM Platform NDE/NDT for Structural Materials Technology for Highway & Bridges, August 25, 2014.

[C19] T. T. Nguyen and H. M. LaFormation Control of Multiple Rectangular Agents with Limited Communication Ranges, The 10th International Symposium on Visual Computing (ISVC), Dec. 8-10, 2014, Las Vegas, USA.

[C18] H. M. La, N. Gucunski, S. H. Kee, J. Yi, T. Senlet and L. Nguyen, Autonomous Robotic System  for Bridge Deck Data Collection and Analysis,  IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), September 14-18, 2014,Chicago, USA. PDF

[C17] H. M. La, N. Gucunski, S. H. Kee, and L. Nguyen, Visual and Acoustic Data Analysis for the Bridge Deck Inspection Robotic System,  The 31st International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction and Mining (ISARC), July 9-11, 2014, Sydney, Australia. PDF

[C16] H. M. La, R. S. Lim, B. B. Basily, N. Gucunski, J. Yi,  A. Maher, F. A. Romero and H. Parvardeh, Autonomous Robotic System for High-Efficiency Non-Destructive Bridge Deck Inspection and EvaluationIEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), August 17 – 21, 2013, Madison, WI, USA. PDF

[C15] H. M. La, W. Sheng and J. Chen, Cooperative and active sensing in mobile sensor networks for scalar field mapping, IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), August 17 – 21, 2013, Madison, WI, USA. PDF

[C14] H. M. La, R. S. Lim, W. Sheng and J. Chen, Cooperative flocking and learning in multi-robot systems for predator avoidance, IEEE International Conference on CYBER Technology on Automation, Control and Intelligent Systems (CYBER), May 26 – 29, 2013, Nanjing, China. PDF

[C13] H. M. La, R. S. Lim J. Du, W. Sheng, G. Li, S. Zhang and H. Chen, A small-scale research platform for intelligent transportation systems, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), December 7-11, 2011,Phuket, Thailand. PDF

[C12] H. M. La and W. Sheng, Cooperative sensing in mobile sensor networks based on distributed consensus, Signal and Data Processing of Small Targets conference, Proceedings of SPIE’s,, Vol. OP110, August 23 – 25, 2011, San Diego, California, USA. PDF, BibTex

[C11] H. M. La, R. S. Lim, W. Sheng and H. Chen, Decentralized flocking control with minority of informed agents, IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), June 21 – 23, 2011, Beijing, China. PDF

[C10] R. S. Lim, H. M. La, Z. Shan and W. Sheng, Developing a crack inspection robot for bridge maintenance, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 9 – 13, 2011, Shanghai, China. PDF

[C9] H. M. La and Weihua Sheng, Flocking control algorithms for multiple agents in cluttered and noisy environments, Workshop in Bio-Inspired Self-Organizing Robotic Systems on the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 3 – 8, 2010, Alaska, USA.

[C8] H. M. La,   R. S. Lim and W. Sheng, Hybrid system of reinforcement learning and flocking control in multi-robot domain, Conference on Theoretical and Applied Computer Science (TACS), November 5, 2010, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. (Best Paper Award) PDF

[C7] H. M. La and W. Sheng, Flocking control of multiple agents in noisy environments, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 3 – 8, 2010, Alaska, USA. PDF

[C6] H. M. La and W. Sheng, Multi-target tracking and observing in mobile sensor networks, Conference on Theoretical and Applied Computer Science (TACS), October 24th, 2009, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA.

[C5] H. M. La, T. H. Nguyen, C. H. Nguyen and H. N. Nguyen, Optimal flocking control for a Mobile Sensor Network Based a Moving Target TrackingIEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics(SMC), October 11 – 14, 2009, San Antonio, Texas, USA. PDF

[C4] H. M. La and W. Sheng, Adaptive flocking control for dynamic target tracking in mobile sensor networks IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), October 11 – 15, 2009,  St. Louis, Missouri, USA. PDF

[C3] H. M. La and W. Sheng, Moving targets tracking and observing in a distributed mobile sensor network, American Control Conference (ACC), June 10 – 12, 2009, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. (Best Session Presentation Award) PDF

[C2] H. M. La and W. Sheng, Flocking control of a mobile sensor network to track and observe a moving target, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 12 – 17, 2009, Kobe, Japan. PDF

[C1] H. M. La and W. Sheng, Robust adaptive control with leakage modification for a nonlinear model of Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMC), IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), December 14 – 17, 2008, Bangkok, Thailand. PDF

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Thesis:

[T3] D. Connell. Dynamic Path Planning and Replanning for Mobile Robot Team Using RRT*. Master Thesis. University of Nevada, Reno, May 2017. PDF

[T2] T. D. Le. A Multi-Functional Robot For Civil Infrastructure Inspection. Master Thesis. University of Nevada, Reno, April 2017. PDF

[T1] A. C. Woods. An Extended Potential Field Controller for use on Aerial Robots. Master Thesis. University of Nevada, Reno, May 2016. PDF

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Media Exposure and News:

[M5] Feds (FHWA) demonstrate bridge inspection robot, By Matt Nussbaum / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 12, 2014, Available at: Link

[M4] One-of-a-Kind Robot Inspects D.C. Area Bridges, NBC4 Washington, Feb.26, 2013. Link

[M3] The future of bridge health management: A revolutionary new technology to assess and monitor bridge  deck condition, Rutgers   Transportation Today, Issue 11,  Jan., 2013. Link

[M2] W. Sheng and H. M. La, Network of cooperating mobile sensors used for mapping, SPIE Newsroom / Defense & Security, August 30th, 2011.  Link

[M1] W. Sheng, H. M. La, R. S. Lim and Z. Shan, Vision-guided robotics: Intelligent robot performs bridge integrity analysis, Vision Systems Design, September 1st, 2011. Link



 Poster Presentations:

[P3] Multiple Dynamic Target Tracking and Observing in a Mobile Sensor Network, the 2008 Electrical and Computer Engineering Design Day, Oklahoma State University (Won First Prize), PDF.

[P2] Adaptive flocking control for mobile sensor network to track a moving target, the 2009 Electrical and Computer Engineering Design Day, Oklahoma State University, PDF.

[P1] Autonomous crack detection using  mobile robot, the 2009 Electrical and Computer Engineering Design Day, Oklahoma State University, PDF.

 

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