Publications

Journal Publications:

  • Tan, R. and Kumar, M., “Tracking of Ground Mobile Targets by Quadrotor UAVs”, Journal of Unmanned Systems (accepted), 2014.
  • Kivelevitch, E., Sharma, B., Ernest, N., Kumar, M., and Cohen, K., “A Hierarchical Market Solution to the Min-Max Multiple Depots, Multiple Traveling Salesmen Problem”, Journal of Unmanned Systems, Vol. 2, No. 1, DOI: 10.1142/S230138501450006X, pp. 87-100, 2014.
  • Sharma, B., Ramakrishnan, S., and Kumar, M., “Cyclic Pursuit in a Multi-Agent Robotic System with Double- Integrator Dynamics Under Linear Interactions”, Robotica, Vol. 31, No. 7, DOI No.: 10.1017/S0263574713000271, pp. 1037 – 1050, 2013.
  • Kivelevitch, E., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “A Market-Based Solution to the Multiple Traveling Salesmen Problem”, Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Vol. 72, No. 1, DOI No.: 10.1007/s10846-012-9805-3, pp. 21-40, 2013.
  • Narasimha, K., Kivelevitch, E., and Kumar, M., “Ant Colony Optimization Technique for Solving Min-Max Multi Depot Vehicle Routing Problem”, Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, DOI No.: 10.1016/j.swevo.2013.05.005, 2013.
  • HomChaudhuri, B. and Kumar, M., “Market-Based Distributed Optimization Approaches for Three Classes of Resource Allocation Problems”, Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks, Vol.1, pp. 1- 12, DOI: 10.2316/Journal.211.2012.1.211-1047, 2012.
  • HomChaudhuri, B., Kumar, M., and Cohen, K., “Resource Allocation and Optimal Fireline Building using a Genetic Algorithm for Fighting Forest Fires”, International Journal of Computational Methods, Vol. 10, No. 6, 28 pages, 2013, DOI No.: 10.1142/S0219876213500357.
  • Zhao, S. and Kumar, M., “Self-localization and Tracking of Multiple Robots in Experimental Setups”, International Journal of Robotics and Automation, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 244-254, 2012.
  • Kumar, M., Cohen, K., and HomChaudhuri, B., “Cooperative Control of Multiple Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles for Monitoring and Fighting Wildfires”, Journal of Aerospace, Computing, Information, and Computation, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 1- 16, Jan. 2011.
  • Kumar, M., Garg, D., and Kumar, V., “Segregation of Heterogeneous Units in a Swarm of Robotic Agents”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 743 – 748, March 2010.
  • Kumar, M. and Garg, D., “Intelligent Sensor Uncertainty Modeling Techniques and Data Fusion”, Control and Intelligent Systems, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 67 -77, 2009.
  • Kumar, M., Garg, D., and Zachery, R., “A Method for Judicious Fusion of Inconsistent Multiple Sensor Data”, IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 723-733, May 2007.
  • Kumar, M. and Garg, D., “Neuro-Fuzzy Controller Applied to Multiple Robot Cooperative Control”, Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol. 32, Issue 3, 2005, pp. 234 – 239.
  • Kumar, M. and Garg, D., “Sensor Based Estimation and Control of Forces and Moments in Multiple Cooperative Robots”, Transactions of the ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol. 126, Issue 2, June 2004, pp. 276-283.
  • Garg, D. and Kumar, M., “Optimization Techniques Applied To Multiple Manipulators for Path Planning and Torque Minimization”, Journal for Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, vol. 15, 2002, pp. 241-252.

Books:

  • Kumar, M. and Ramakrishnan, S., Ant Colony Inspired Robotic Swarm Systems, Springer, 2011 (agreement signed 12/21/2010).

Book Chapters:

  • Kumar, M. and Garg, D., “Multi-Sensor Data Fusion in Presence of Uncertainty and Inconsistency in Data”, Sensor and Data Fusion, (Nada Milisavljevic, Editor) IN-TECH Publications, ISBN 978-3-902613-52-3, Austria, Feb. 2009, pp. 225 – 243.
  • Garg, D. and Kumar, M., “Neural Controllers”, In Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering, (Benjamin Wah, Editor), Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470050118.ecse071, 2008.
  • Garg, D. and Kumar, M., “Multi Sensor Fusion in a Flexible Workcell Environment”, In Mechatronics and Machine Vision 2002: Current Practice, Research Studies Press Ltd., England, 2002, pp. 87-95.

Peer Reviewed Conference Publications:

  • Huang, S., Anand, S., Sundaram, M., and Kumar, M., “EXPLORES: An Integrated Learning Environment to Produce Industry Ready Graduates”, Proceedings of the IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, DOI No. 10.1109/FIE.2013.6685089, Oklahoma City, OK, 2013, pp. 1513-1515.
  • Sharma, B., Kumar, M., and Cohen, K., “Spatio-Temporal Estimation of Fire Growth”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Palo Alto, CA, 2013.
  • Tan, R. and Kumar, M., “Proportional Navigation (PN) Based Tracking of Ground Targets by Quadrotor UAVs”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Palo Alto, CA, 2013.
  • Garg, S., Sharma, B., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “A Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Based Algorithm for Smoke Filtering in Videos”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2013, pp. 3529-3534.
  • HomChaudhuri, B., Kumar, M., and Devabhaktuni, V., “A Distributed Market-Based Solution for DC Optimal Power Flow Problem”, Proceedings of the ASME’s Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Paper No. DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8740, doi:10.1115/DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8740, 2012, pp. 785-791.
  • Sharma, B., Ramakrishnan, S., and Kumar, M., “Cyclic Pursuit in a Multi-Agent System with Double-Integrator Dynamics under Non-Linear Interactions”, Proceedings of the ASME’s Dynamic System and Control Conference, Paper No. DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8788, doi:10.1115/DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8788, 2012, pp. 431-438.
  • Ramakrishnan, S., Sharma, B., and Kumar, M., “A Numerical Study of the Stochastic Cuker-Smale Flocking Model”, Proceedings of the ASME’s Dynamic System and Control Conference, Paper No. DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8860, doi:10.1115/DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8860, 2012, pp. 333-338.
  • HomChaudhuri, B., Kumar, M., and Devabhaktuni, V., “Market Based Approach for Solving Optimal Power Flow problem in Smart Grid”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2012, pp. 3251 – 3256.
  • Narasimha, K. S. V., Kivelevitch, E., and Kumar, M., “Ant Colony Optimization Technique to Solve the Min-Max Multi Depot Vehicle Routing Problem”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2012.
  • Gilles, J., Sharma, B., Ferenc, W., Kastein, H, Lieu, L., Wilson, R., Huang, Y. R., Bertozzi, A. L., HomChaudhuri, B., Ramakrishnan, S., and Kumar, M., “Robot Swarming over Internet”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2012, pp. 6065-6070.
  • Kivelevitch, E., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “Market-Based Solution to the Allocation of Tasks to Agents”, Proceedings of Complex Adaptive Systems Conference, 2011.
  • Kumar, M. and Garg, D., “Aggregation of Heterogeneous Units in a Swarm of Robotic Agents”, Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Reconfigurable Control Systems, Boise, Idaho, pp. 107 – 112, 2011.
  • Ramakrishnan, S. and Kumar, M., “Nonlinear Energy Harvesting Using Coupled Micro-scale Oscillator Arrays”, Proceedings of ASME 2011 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability and 9th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference, 2011.
  • HomChaudhuri, B., Kumar, M., and Devabhaktuni, V., “A Market based Distributed Optimization for Power Allocation in Smart Grid”, Proceedings of the ASME’s Dynamic System and Control Conference, Paper No. DSCC2011-6140, 2011, pp. 1-8.
  • Tennety, S. and Kumar, M., “Mobile Robot Navigation in Hilly Terrain Using Reinforcement Learning Techniques”, Proceedings of the ASME’s Dynamic System and Control Conference, Paper No. DSCC 2011-6096, 2011.
  • Zhao, S., Ramakrishnan, S., and Kumar, M., “Density-based Control of Multiple Robots”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2011, pp. 481-486.
  • Narasimha, K. S. V.  and Kumar, M., “Ant Colony Optimization Technique to Solve the Min-Max Single Depot Vehicle Routing Problem”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2011, pp. 3257-3262.
  • HomChaudhuri, B. and Kumar, M., “Market Based Allocation of Power in Smart Grid”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2011, pp. 3251-3256.
  • Tennety, S. and Kumar, M., “Autonomous Navigation in Unknown Road-like Environments using Support Vector Machines”, ASME’s Dynamic System and Control Conference, Paper No. DSCC2010-4208, pp. 1-7, 2010.
  • Sharma, B., Venkat, K., Ramakrishnan, S., and Kumar, M., “Distributed Cyclic Motion Control of Multiple UAVs for Wildfire Monitoring”, ASME’s Dynamic System and Control Conference, Paper No. DSCC2010-4280, pp. 1-7, 2010.
  • Ramakrishnan, S. and Kumar, M., “Synthesis and Analysis of Control Laws for Swarm of Mobile Robots Emulating Ant Foraging Behavior”, ASME’s Dynamic System and Control Conference, Paper No. DSCC2010-4244, pp. 1-6, 2010.
  • HomChaudhuri, B., Kumar, M., and Cohen, K., “Optimal Fireline Generation for Wildfire Fighting in Uncertain and Heterogeneous Environment”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, pp. 5638 – 5643, 2010.
  • Zhao, S. and Kumar, M., “A Novel Way to Implement Self-Localization in a Multi-Robot Experimental Platform”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, pp. 6834 – 6839, 2010.
  • HomChaudhuri, B., Zhao, S., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “Generation of Optimal Fire – Line for Fighting Wildland Fires Using Genetic Algorithms”, ASME’s Dynamic System and Control Conference, Hollywood, CA, 2009, Paper No. DSCC2009-2707, pp. 1-6.
  • Zhao, S., HomChaudhuri, B., and Kumar, M., “A Method for Distributed Optimization for Task Allocation”, ASME’s Dynamic System and Control Conference, Hollywood, CA, 2009, Paper No. DSCC2009-2694, pp. 1-8.
  • Tennety, S., Sarkar, S., E. Hall, and Kumar, M., “Support Vector Machines Based Path Planning in an Unknown Environment”, ASME’s Dynamic System and Control Conference, Hollywood, CA, 2009, Paper No. DSCC2009-2703, pp. 1-7.
  • Sarkar, S. and Kumar, M., “Fast Swarm Based Lane Detection System for Mobile Robots on Urban Roads”, ASME’s Dynamic System and Control Conference, Hollywood, CA, 2009, Paper No. DSCC2009-2702, pp. 1-7.
  • Sarkar, S., Hall, E., and Kumar, M., “Mobile Robot Path Planning Using Support Vector Machines”,  ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Paper No. DSCC2008-2200, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2008.
  • Garg, D. and Kumar, M., “Grasping, Manipulation, and Sensing in a Cooperatively Controlled Robotic Manufacturing Workcell”, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Flexible Automation, Paper No. ISFA2008U_112, Atlanta, GA, 2008.
  • Kumar, M., Garg, D., and Kumar, V., “Self-Sorting in a Swarm of Heterogeneous Agents”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2008, pp. 117 – 122.
  • Kumar, M., Milutinović, D., and Garg, D., “Role of Stochasticity in Self-Organization of Robotic Swarms”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2008, pp. 123 – 128.
  • Kumar, M., Garg, D., and Zachery, R., “Multiple Mobile Agents Control via Artificial Potential Functions and Random Motion”, Paper No. IMECE2007-41521, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Seattle, WA, November 2007.
  • Abhishek, A., Kumar, M., and Garg, D., “Petri Net Based Modeling and Control Strategies for Flexible Manufacturing Systems”, Paper No. IMECE2006-14678, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, IL, November 2006.
  • Abhishek, A., Kumar, M., and Garg, D., “Grasp Planning for a Two-Fingered Parallel Jawed Gripper”, Paper No. IMECE2006-14654 Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, IL, November 2006.
  • Kumar, M., Garg, D., and Zachery, R., “A Generalized Approach for Inconsistency Detection in Data Fusion from Multiple Sensors”, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 2006, pp. 2078 – 2083.
  • Kumar, M., Garg, D., and Zachery, R., “Stochastic Adaptive Sensor Modeling and Data Fusion”, Proceedings of SPIE Conference on Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems, San Diego, CA, Feb-March 2006.
  • Kumar, M., Garg, D., and Zachery, R., “Intelligent Sensor Modeling and Data Fusion via Neural Network and Maximum Likelihood Estimation”, Paper No. IMECE2005-80972, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orlando, FL, November 2005.
  • Kumar, M., Garg, D., and Zachery, R., “Multi-Sensor Fusion Strategy to Obtain 3-D Occupancy Profile”, Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), Raleigh, NC, November 2005, pp. 2083 – 2088.
  • Kumar, M. and Garg, D., “Three-Dimensional Occupancy Grid with the Use of Vision and Proximity Sensors in a Robotic Workcell”, Paper Number IMECE2004-59593, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Anaheim, CA, November 14-19, 2004, 8p.
  • Parimi, R., Garg, D., and Kumar, M., “Genetic Q-Fuzzy Based Intelligent Control for Mobile Robot Navigation”, Paper Number IMECE2004-60502, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Anaheim, CA, November 13-19, 2004, 8p.
  • Kumar, M. and Garg, D., “Neural Network Based Intelligent Learning and Optimization of Fuzzy Logic Controller Parameters”, Paper Number IMECE2004-59589, Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Anaheim, CA, November 14-19, 2004, 8p.
  • Kumar, M. and Garg, D., “Intelligent Learning of Fuzzy Logic Controller via Neural Network and Genetic Algorithm”, Paper Number UL_029, Proceedings of 2004 Japan USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, Denver, CO, July 19-21, 2004, 8p.
  • Jain, P., Garg, D., and Kumar, M., “Universal Access to Multi-Robotic Workcell via World Wide Web”, Paper Number UL_025, Proceedings of the 2004 Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, Denver, CO, July 19-21, 2004, 7p.
  • Kumar, M. and Garg, D., “Intelligent Multi Sensor Fusion Techniques in Flexible Manufacturing Workcells”, Proceedings of American Control Conference, 2004, Boston, MA, pp. 5375 – 5380.
  • Kumar, M. and Garg, D., “Object Classification via Stereo Vision in a Flexible Manufacturing Work Cell”, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice, Perth, Western Australia, December 9-11, 2003, 8p.

Conference Publications Accepted Based on Abstracts:

  • Huang, S., Anand, S., Sundaram, M., and Kumar, M., “Experiential and Problem-based Learning within Opportunities for Real-world Engineering Settings”, Proceedings of the ASEE North Central Section Conference, Columbus, OH, 2013.
  • Kivelevitch, E., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “A Binary Programming Solution to the Min-Max Multiple-Depots, Multiple Traveling Salesman Problem”, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Paper No. AIAA 2013-4665, DOI: 10.2514/6.2013-4665, 2013.
  • Kivelevitch, E., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “A Market-Based Solution to the Multiple Depots, Multiple Traveling Salesmen Problem with Profits”, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Paper No. AIAA 2013-4666, DOI: 10.2514/6.2013-4666, 2013.
  • Agrawal, J., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “Fuzzy Logic Based Real-Time Prediction Model for Wild-Land Forest Fires”, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Paper No. AIAA 2013-5060, DOI: 10.2514/6.2013-5060, 2013.
  • Sharma, B., Subramanian, S., and Kumar, M., “Perimeter tracking by multiple UAVs based on a cyclic-pursuit algorithm”, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Paper No. AIAA 2013-4663, DOI: 10.2514/6.2013-4663, 2013.
  • Sabo C., Arnett T., Kumar, M., and Cohen, K., “Experimental Validation of the Allocation of UAVs under Communication Restrictions”, AIAA Paper 2013-1036, 51th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Dallas, TX, January 7-10, 2013.
  • Agrawal, J., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “Application of Fuzzy logic and GIS to develop a fire-prediction algorithm for a situational awareness based UAS for wildland fire-fighting (SIERRA)”, Paper No. AIAA-2013-0876, 51th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Dallas, TX, 2013.
  • Garg, S., Sharma, B., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “A Fuzzy Logic Based Image Processing Method for Automated Fire and Smoke Detection”, Paper No. AIAA-2013-0879, 51th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Dallas, TX, 2013.
  • Hanlon, N., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “Neuro-Fuzzy Dynamic Programming for Decision-Making and Resource Allocation of Wildland Fires”, Paper No. AIAA-2013-0880, 51th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Dallas, TX, 2013.
  • Mitchell, S., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “Precision Route Optimization using Fuzzy Intelligence (PROFIT)”, Paper No. AIAA-2013-1154, 51th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Dallas, TX, 2013.
  • Sabo, C., Kumar, M., Cohen, K., and Kingston, D., “VRP with Minimum Delivery Latency Using Linear Programming”, AIAA Paper 2012-2455 Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Garden Grove, CA, 2012.
  • Kivelevitch, E., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “A Binary Programming Solution to the Multiple-Depot, Multiple Traveling Salesman Problem with Constant Profits”, AIAA Paper 2012-2563, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, 2012.
  • Kivelevitch, E., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “Comparing the Robustness of Market-Based Task Assignment to Genetic Algorithm”, AIAA Paper 2012-2451, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Garden Grove, CA, 2012.
  • Kivelevitch, E., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “On the Scalability of the Market-Based Solution to the Multiple Traveling Salesmen Problem”, AIAA Paper 2012-2543, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Garden Grove, CA, 2012.
  • Kivelevitch, E., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “Optimized Fuzzy Market-Based Solution to the Multiple Traveling Salesmen Problem using Particle Swarm Optimization”, Proceedings of the AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, Paper No. AIAA-2012-0488, Nashville, TN, 2012.
  • Charvat, R., Ozburn, R., Bushong J., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “SIERRA: Team Flight of Zephyr UAV at West Virginia Wild Land Fire Burn”, AIAA Paper 2012-2544, AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, 19 - 21 June 2012, Garden Grove, CA.
  • Krothapalli, U., Wagner, T., and Kumar, M., “Mobile Robot Navigation Using Variable Grid Size Based Reinforcement Learning”, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Paper No. AIAA 2011-1533, St. Louis, MO, 2011, 11 pages.
  • Kumar, M., “Teaching a Graduate Course on Distributed Sensing and Controls at the University of Cincinnati”, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Paper No. AIAA 2011-1580, St. Louis, MO, 2011, 6 pages.
  • Hanlon, N., Cohen, K., Kumar, M., Tyler, B., “Neuro-Fuzzy Dynamic Programming for Decision Making and Resource Allocation during Wildland Fires”, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Paper No. AIAA 2011-1450, St. Louis, MO, 2011, 20 pages.
  • Kivelevitch, E., Cohen, K., Kumar, M., “Tasks Allocation to Agents using Market-Based Techniques”, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Paper No. AIAA 2011-1548, St. Louis, MO, 2011, 11 pages.
  • Hanlon, N., Kivelevitch, E., Kumar, M., “Genetic Algorithms for Path Planning in a Room with Obstacles”, Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Paper No. AIAA 2011-1538, St. Louis, MO, 2011, 9 pages.
  • Charvat, R., Ozburn, M. R., Bushong, S., Kumar, M., and Cohen, K., “Intelligent Integration of UAV Systems for Wildland Fire Management: Towards Concept Demonstration”, Proceedings of the  AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, Paper No. AIAA 2011-1636, St. Louis, MO, 2011, 18 pages.
  • Sabo, C., Cohen, K., Kumar, M., and Abdallah, S., “Effective Fuzzy Logic Based Path Planning for a Wildland Fire-fighting Aircraft”,  Proceedings of the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Paper No. AIAA-2010-0417, Orlando, FL, 2010.
  • Ahuja, M., Homchaudhury, B., Cohen, K., and Kumar, M., “Fuzzy Logic Based Ant Swarming for Maze Exploration”, Accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Orlando, FL, 2010.
  • Kumar, M. and Cohen, K., “Wild Land Fire Fighting Using Multiple Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles”, AIAA Unmanned Unlimited Conference and Exhibit, Paper No. AIAA-2009-1857, Seattle, WA, 2009.
  • Sabo, C., Cohen, K., Kumar, M., and Abdallah, S., “Path planning for a fire-fighting aircraft using fuzzy logic”, Proceedings of the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Paper No. AIAA-2009-1353, Jan. 2009.