Publications (Google Scholar Profile HERE)

Petras Swissler, Michael Rubenstein. ReactiveBuild: Environment-Adaptive Self-Assembly of Amorphous Structures. Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS) 2021. (best student paper award) [pdf]

Hanlin Wang, Michael Rubenstein. Generating Goal Configurations for Scalable Shape Formation in Robotic Swarms. Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS) 2021. [pdf]

Petras Swissler, Michael Rubenstein. FireAnt3D: a 3D self-climbing robot towards non-latticed robotic self-assembly. 2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2020). [pdf]

Hanlin Wang, Michael Rubenstein. A Fast, Accurate, and Scalable Probabilistic Sample-Based Approach for Counting Swarm Size. Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 20). [pdf]

Hanlin Wang, Michael Rubenstein. Walk, Stop, Count, and Swap: Decentralized Multi-agent Path Finding with Theoretical Guarantees. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 5, no. 2 (2020): 1119-1126. [pdf]

Yihan Zhang, Lyon Zhang, Hanlin Wang, Fabian Bustamante, Michael Rubenstein. SwarmTalk -- Towards Benchmark Software Suites for Swarm Robotics Platforms. 2020 Proceedings of the Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 20). [pdf]

Hanlin Wang, Michael Rubenstein. Shape Formation in Homogeneous Swarms Using Local Task Swapping. IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO). [pdf]

Taosha Fan, Hanlin Wang, Michael Rubenstein, Todd Murphey. Efficient and Guaranteed Planar Pose Graph Optimization Using the Complex Number Representation. 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 19). (best student paper award) [pdf]

Michael Rubenstein, Zachary Manchester. Bio-Inspired Position Control of Satellite Constellations. Int. Symp. on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 18). [pdf]

Andrew SaLoutos, Michael Rubenstein. SpinBot: An Autonomous, Externally Actuated Robot for Swarm Applications. Int. Symp. on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 18). [pdf] (Nominated best student paper)

Petras Swissler, Michael Rubenstein. FireAnt: A Modular Robot with Full-Body Continuous Docks. Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 18). [pdf]

German Espinosa, Michael Rubenstein. Using Hardware Specialization and Hierarchy to Simplify Robotic Swarms. Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 18). [pdf]

German Espinosa, Michael Rubenstein. Towards mixed reality system with quadrotor: Autonomous drone positioning in real and virtual. Workshop: Robotics in Virtual Reality, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 18). [pdf]

Melinda Malley, Michael Rubenstein, Radhika Nagpal. Flippy: A soft, autonomous climber with simple sensing and control. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 17). [pdf]

Marc Gyongyosi, Alexander Daley, Blake Resnick, Michael Rubenstein. Low cost sensing and communication system for rotor-craft. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 17). [pdf]

Melvin Gauci, Monica E Ortiz, Michael Rubenstein, Radhika Nagpal. Error Cascades in Collective Behavior: A Case Study of the Gradient Algorithm on 1000 Physical Agents. Proceedings of the 16th Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS 16). [pdf]

Hanlin Wang, Michael Rubenstein. Autonomous mobile robot with independent control and externally driven actuation. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2016 (IROS 2016). [pdf]

Martin EW Nisser, Samuel M Felton, Michael T Tolley, Michael Rubenstein, Robert J Wood. Feedback-controlled self-folding of autonomous robot collectives. 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 16). [pdf]

Melvin Gauci, Radhika Nagpal, Michael Rubenstein. Programmable Self-Disassembly for Shape Formation in Large-Scale Robot Collectives. 13th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS 16). [pdf]

Michael Rubenstein, Bo Cimino, Radhika Nagpal, Justin Werfel. AERobot: An Affordable One-Robot-Per-Student System for Early Robotics Education. In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2015. [pdf]

Lucian Cucu, Michael Rubenstein, Radhika Nagpal. Towards Self-assembled Structures with Mobile Climbing Robots. in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2015. [pdf]

Michael Rubenstein, Alejandro Cornejo, Radhika Nagpal. Programmable Self-Assembly in a Thousand-Robot Swarm. in Science, Vol 345, no 6198, 15 Aug 2014. [link]

Aaron Becker, Golnaz Habibi, Justin Werfel, Michael Rubenstein, James McLurkin. Massive Uniform Manipulation: Controlling Large Populations of Simple Robots with a Common Input Signal. in IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2013. [pdf]

Michael Rubenstein, Christian Ahler, Nick Hoff, Adrian Cabrera, Radhika Nagpal. Kilobot: A Low Cost Robot with Scalable Operations Designed for Collective Behaviors. Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal 2013. [pdf]

Michael Rubenstein, Adrian Cabrera, Justin Werfel, Golanz Habibi, James McLurkin, Radhika Nagpal. Collective Transport of Complex Objects by Simple Robots: Theory and Experiments. Autonomous Agents and Multi-agent Systems (AAMAS), Saint Paul Minnesota, 2013. [pdf]

Michael Rubenstein, Christian Ahler, and Radhika Nagpal. Kilobot: A Low Cost Scalable Robot System for Collective Behaviors. IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Automations, St. Paul, May 2012. [pdf]

Michael Rubenstein, Wei-Min Shen. Automatic Scalable Size Selection for the Shape of a Distributed Robotic Collective. In Proc. 2010 IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Taipei Taiwan, October 2010. [pdf]

Michael Rubenstein. Self-Assembly and Self-Healing for Robotic Collectives. PhD Dissertation, Dec 2009. [pdf]

Michael Rubenstein, Wei-Min Shen. Scalable Self-Assembly and Self-Repair in a Collective Of Robots. In Proc. 2009 IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, October 2009. [pdf]

Michael Rubenstein, Wei-Min Shen. A Scalable and Distributed Approach for Self-Assembly and Self-Healing of a Differentiated Shape. In Proc. 2008 IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Nice, France, September 2008. [pdf]

Michael Rubenstein, Wei-Min Shen. A Scalable And Distributed Model for Self-Organization and Self-Healing. In Proc. 2008 Intl. Conf. on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, Estoril, Portugal, May 2008. [pdf]

Michael Rubenstein, Maks Krivokon, Wei-Min Shen. Robotic Enzyme-Based Autonomous Self-Replication. In Proc. 2004 IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Sendai, Japan, 2004. [pdf]

Michael Rubenstein, Kenneth Payne, Peter Will, Wei-Min Shen. Docking among Independent and Autonomous CONRO Self-Reconfigurable Robots. In Proc. 2004 IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, New Orleans, USA, April/May 2004. [pdf]

Harris Chiu, Michael Rubenstein, Wei-Min Shen. 'Deformable Wheel'-A Self-Recovering Modular Rolling Track. In Proc. 2008 Intl. Symposium on Distributed Robotic Systems, Tsukuba, Japan, November 2008. [pdf]

Wei-Min Shen, Harris Chiu, Michael Rubenstein, Behnam Salemi. Rolling and Climbing by the Multifunctional SuperBot Reconfigurable Robotic System. In Proc. Space Technology and Applications Intl. Forum (STAIF-08), AIP Conference Proceedings No. 969, American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY, February 2008. [pdf]

Harris Chiu, Michael Rubenstein, Wei-Min Shen. Multifunctional SuperBot with Rolling Track Configuration. In Proc. 2007 IEEE/RSJ Intl. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, San Diego, CA, November 2007. IROS 2007 Workshop on Self-Reconfigurable Robots, Systems & Applications. [pdf]

Wei-Min Shen, Maks Krivokon, Harris Chiu, Jacob Everist, Michael Rubenstein, Jagadesh Venkatesh. Multimode Locomotion via SuperBot Robots. In Proc. 2006 IEEE Intl. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Orlando, FL, 2006. [pdf]

Wei-Min Shen, Maks Krivokon, Harris Chiu, Jacob Everist, Michael Rubenstein, Jagadesh Venkatesh. Multimode Locomotion for Reconfigurable Robots. Autonomous Robots, 2006. [pdf]