
PUBLICATIONS
2017
 J. Baca, B. Woosley, P. Dasgupta and C. Nelson, “Configuration Discovery of Modular Selfreconfigurable Robots: RealTime, Distributed, IR + XBee Communication Method,” Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), (accepted, to appear).
2016
 A. Dutta, P. Dasgupta, C. Nelson, "A Bottomup Search Algorithm for Sizeconstrained Partitioning of Modules to Generate Configurations in Modular Robots," Web Intelligence, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 6782.
 A. Dutta, P. Dasgupta, "Simultaneous Configuration formation and Information Collection by Modular Robotic Systems," International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2016, pp. 52165221.
 A. Dutta, P. Dasgupta, C. Nelson, "Distributed Adaptive Locomotion Learning in ModRED Modular SelfReconfigurable Robot", Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotics Systems (DARS), 2016.
 Hossain, K. M., Nelson, C. A., Dasgupta, P., Baca, J. (2016) “Modular Robot Task Functionality Driven by Hybrid Automata,” Proceedings of the 12th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA), Auckland, New Zealand, Aug. 2931, 2016.
 Hossain, K. M., Nelson, C. A., Dasgupta, P. (2016) “Enumeration of Configurations and their Kinematics for ModRED II Modular Robots,” in Proceedings of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC 2016), Aug. 2124, 2016, Charlotte, NC, USA, ASME Paper No. IDETC201660307.
2015
 J. Baca, B. Woosley, P. Dasgupta and C. Nelson, “RealTime Distributed Configuration Discovery of Modular Selfreconfigurable Robots,” Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015, pp. 19191924 .
 A. Dutta, P. Dasgupta, J. Baca, C. Nelson, "Spanning Tree Partitioning Approach for Configuration Generation in Modular Robots", (best student paper award runnerup) Proc. 28th International FLAIRS Conference, 2015, pp. 360365. [pdf]
2014
 J. Baca*, S. Hossain*, P. Dasgupta, C. Nelson and A. Dutta, "ModRED: Hardware design and reconfiguration planning for a high dexterity modular selfreconfigurable robot for extraterrestrial exploration," Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), vpol 62, no. 7, 2014, pp. 10021015.(*: equal contribution from both authors)
 A. Dutta, P. Dasgupta, J. Baca and C. Nelson, "searchUCSG: A Fast Coalition Structure Search Algorithm for Modular Robot Reconfiguration under Uncertainty," Robotica, vol. 32, no. 2, 2014, pp. 225244.
 J. Baca, B. Woosley, P. Dasgupta, A. Dutta, and C. Nelson, "Coordination of Modular Robots by means of Topology Discovery and Leader Election: Improvement of the Locomotion Case," Distributed Autonomous Robots and Systems (DARS), 2014.
 J. Baca, B. Woosley, P. Dasgupta and C. Nelson, "Coordination of Modular Robots Based on Topology Discovery and Leader Election Strategies," IROS Workshop on Modular and Swarm Systems 2014.
 S. G. M. Hossain, C. Nelson and P. Dasgupta, "Locomotion Gaits and Configurations using ModRED and ModRED II Modular Robots," IROS Workshop on Modular and Swarm Systems, 2014.
 A. Dutta and P. Dasgupta, "MultiRobot Path Planning for Effective Information Collection under Uncertainty," IROS Workshop on AI in Robotics, 2014.[pdf] [slides]
 S. G. M. Hossain, C. Nelson and P. Dasgupta, "Design of ModRED II: a Modular Selfreconfigurable Robot for Planetary Exploration," ICRA Workshop on Research Challenges and Crosscutting Applications of Modular Robot Systems, 2014.
 S. G. M. Hossain, C. Nelson, K. Chu and P. Dasgupta, "Kinematics and Interfacing of ModRED: A SelfHealing Capable, 4DOF Modular SelfReconfigurable Robot," ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, vol 6, no. 4, 2014. DOI: 10.1115/1.4028132
2013

A. Dutta, P. Dasgupta, J. Baca and C. Nelson, "searchUCSG: A Fast Coalition Structure Search Algorithm for Modular Robot Reconfiguration under Uncertainty," (to appear) Robotica, 2013.

J. Baca*, S. Hossain*, P. Dasgupta, C. Nelson and A. Dutta "ModRED: Hardware design and reconfiguration planning for a high dexterity modular selfreconfigurable robot for extraterrestrial exploration," (accepted) Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS), 2013.(*: equal contribution from both authors)

J. Baca, P. Dasgupta, S. Hossain, and C. Nelson, "Modular Robot Locomotion based on a Distributed Fuzzy Controller: The Combination of ModRED's Basic Module Motions," (accepted) Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013.

A. Dutta, P. Dasgupta, J. Baca and C. Nelson, "A BottomUp Search Algorithm for Dynamic Reformation of Agent Coalitions," (accepted) IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technlogy (IAT), 2013.

A. Dutta, P. Dasgupta, J. Baca and C. Nelson, "Towards Autonomously Predicting and Learning a Robot’s Efficiency in Performing Tasks," (accepted) WIIAT 2013 Workshop on Sensing, Perceiving, and Understanding Actions, 2013.

A. Dutta, P. Dasgupta, J. Baca and C. Nelson, "A Block Partitioning Algorithm for Modular Robot Reconfiguration under Uncertainty," (accepted) European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR), 2013.

A. Dutta, P. Dasgupta, J. Baca and C. Nelson, "A Fast Reconfiguration Algorithm for Modular Robots under Uncertainty using Block Partitioning", Autonomous Robots and MultiRobot Systems (ARMS) workshop, 2013 (colocated with AAMAS 2013).

P. Dasgupta, J. Baca, S. M. G. Hossain, A. Dutta, and C. Nelson, "Mechanical Design and Computational Aspects for Locmotion and Reconfiguration of the ModRED Modular Robot", (Demo Paper), 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi Agent Systems (AAMAS), pp. 13591360, 2013.

S. M. G. Hossain, C. Nelson and P. Dasgupta, "RoGenSiD – A Rotaryplate Genderless Singlesided Docking Mechanism for Modular Selfreconfigurable Robots", ASME IDETC 2013, Paper No. DETC201312938, Portland, OR, Aug. 47, 2013.
2012

J. Baca, A. Dutta, P. Dasgupta, C. Nelson, "Dynamic Gait Adaptation on the ModRED MSR Using a Fuzzy Logic Technique", (Poster), Int. Sym. on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS), 2012.

A. Dutta, P. Dasgupta, J. Baca, C. Nelson, "A Fast Coalition Structure Search Algorithm for Modular Robot Reconfiguration Planning under Uncertainty", Int. Sym. on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS), 2012.

S. G. M. Hossain, C. Nelson and P. Dasgupta ''Hardware Design and Testing of ModRED – A Modular Selfreconfigurable Robot System,” 2nd ASME/IEEE International Conference on Reconfigurable Mechanisms and Robots (REMAR), 2012, Tianjin, China.

P. Dasgupta, V. Ufimtsev, C. Nelson, and S. G. M. Hossain, "SelfReconfiguration in Modular Robots using Coalition Games with Uncertainty," 11th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS), 2012, Valencia, Spain.

P. Dasgupta, V. Ufimtsev, and C. Nelson, "Dynamic Reconfiguration in Modular Robots using Graph Partitioning,” 122nd Annual Meeting, Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Lincoln, NE, 2012. (abstract)

S. G. M. Hossain, C. Nelson and P. Dasgupta “Recent Progress on ModRED – A Modular SelfReconfigurable Robot for Space Exploration,” 12nd Annual Meeting, Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Lincoln, NE, 2012. (abstract)
2011

P. Dasgupta, V. Ufimtsev, C. Nelson, and S. G. M. Hossain, "SelfReconfiguration in Modular Robots using Coalition Games with Uncertainty," AAAI Workshop on Autonomous Action Planning for Autonomous Mobile Robots (PAMR) , 2011, pp. 5763. [ pdf]

K. Chu, C. Nelson and S. G. M. Hossain, "Design of a 4DOF Modular SelfReconfigurable Robot with Novel Gaits," ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 2011 (DETC201147746) [ pdf].

Z. Ramaekers, P. Dasgupta and C. Nelson, “Dynamically reconfiguring modular robots for efficient maneuverability in initially unknown terrains," 121st Annual Meeting, Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Lincoln, NE, 2011. [ abstract].
2010 and earlier

C. Nelson, K. Chu, P. Dasgupta and Z. Ramaekers, “ModRED: A Modular SelfReconfigurable Robot For Autonomous Extraterrestrial Exploration and Discovery”, NASA Western Regional Conference, September 2010. [ ppt slides].

C. Nelson, K. Chu and P. Dasgupta, “ModRED: A Modular SelfReconfigurable Robot For Autonomous Extraterrestrial Exploration and Discovery”, Planetary Rovers Workshop, (colocated with International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2010), Anchorage, AK, 2010.

P. Dasgupta, “A swarmbased multirobot system for lunar and Mars surface mapping,” Proceedings of the 119th Annual Meeting, Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Lincoln, NE, 2009, pp. 24.

R. Bell, “Multiagent Swarmed Space Exploration System (MASSES),” Proceedings of the 117th Annual Meeting, Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Lincoln, NE, 2007, pp. 23.
