Publications

Journals

J. Thomas, G. Loianno, J. Polin, K. Sreenath, and V. Kumar, “Toward autonomous avian-inspired grasping for micro aerial vehicles,” Bioinspir. Biomim., vol. 9, no. 2, p. 025010, Jun. 2014.
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Conferences

R. Hayward, M. Eckert, J. Thomas, M. Whitzer, S. Chaudhuri, T. Fitzsimons, D. Hsu, M. Yim, and V. Kumar, “The Y-Prize Competition: An Inverted X-Prize Competition for Commercializing University Research,” in International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 2014.
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J.Thomas, G. Loianno, K. Sreenath, and V. Kumar, “Toward Image Based Visual Servoing for Aerial Grasping and Perching,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014.
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M. Saska, J. Chudoba, L. Precil, J. Thomas, G. Loianno, A. Tresnak, V. Vonasek, and V. Kumar, “Autonomous deployment of swarms of micro-aerial vehicles in cooperative surveillance,” in 2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), 2014, pp. 584–595.
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M. Saska, J. Chudoba, L. Precil, J. Thomas, G. Loianno, and V. Kumar, “Plume Tracking by a Self-Stabilized Group of Micro Aerial Vehicles,” in Modelling and Simulation for Autonomous System Workshop, Rome, Italy, 2014.

J. Thomas, J. Polin, K. Sreenath, and V. Kumar, “Avian-Inspired Grasping for Quadrotor Micro UAVs,” IDETC/CIE, 2013.
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Workshops and Posters

R. Tron, J. Thomas, G. Loianno, J. Polin, K. Daniilidis, and V. Kumar, “Vision-Based Formation Control of Aerial Vehicles,” Workshop on Distributed Control and Estimation for Robotic Vehicle Networks. 2014.
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J. Thomas, J. Polin, G. Loianno, K. Sreenath, and V. Kumar, “Avian-Inspired Grasping for Quadrotor MAVs,” in Robotics: Science and Systems, Workshop on Aerial Mobile Manipulation, 2013.
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Qualification Paper

J. Thomas, “Trajectory Generation and Control for Quadrotor Grasping and Perching.” University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.
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