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Publications

This is a (mostly) complete list of publications from my time at the University of Pennsylvania (1998-2003) and Lehigh University (2003-2019).  If you're looking to download a manuscript that you can't find here, your best bet is to check my Google Scholar page

2017

D. Schwesinger, A. Shariati, C. Montella, and J, Spletzer, “A Smart Wheelchair Ecosystem for Autonomous Navigation in Urban Environments,” Autonomous Robots, Volume 41, Issue 3, Pages 519-538, Mar 2017.   [ PDF ]

2016

D. Schwesinger and J. Spletzer, “A 3D Approach to Infrastructure-free Localization in Large Scale Warehouse Environments,” in the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), pages 274-279, Fort Worth, TX, Aug 2016   [ PDF ]

2015

T. Panzarella, D. Schwesinger and J. Spletzer, “CoPilot: Autonomous Doorway Detection and Traversal for Electric Powered Wheelchairs,” in the 2015 International Conference on Field and Service Robots (FSR2015), Toronto, June 2015   [ PDF ]

J. Grenestedt, J. Keller, S. Larson, J. Patterson, J. Spletzer, T. Trephan, “LORCA: A High Performance USV with Applications to Surveillance and Monitoring,” in the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), West Lafayette, IN, Oct 2015   [ PDF ]


2014

J. Bird, J. Langelaan, C. Montella, J. Spletzer, and J. Grenestedt, “Closing the Loop in Dynamic Soaring,” in the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conf., National Harbor, Maryland, Jan. 2014   [ PDF ]

K. Hart, C. Montella, G. Petitpas, D. Schweisinger, A. Shariati, B. Sourbeerand T. Trephan, J. Spletzer, “RoSCAR: Robot Stock Car Racing,” Proceeding sof the 2014 workshop on Mobile Augmented Reality and Robotic Technology-based Systems, Bretton Woods, NH, Jun 2014   [ PDF ]

C. Montella and J. Spletzer, “Reinforcement Learning for Autonomous Dynamic Soaring in Shear Winds,” in the 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014), Chicago,IL, Sep 2014   [ PDF ]

M. Chuah, D. Coombe, C. Garman, C. Guerrero, J. Spletzer, “Lehigh  Instrument for Learning Interaction (LILI): An Interactive Robot to Aid Development of Social Skills for Autistic Children,” in the 2014 First National Workshop for REU Research in Networking and Systems (REUNS2014), Philadelphia, PA, Oct 2014   [ PDF ]

2012

J. Langelaan, J. Spletzer, C. Montella, and J. Grenestedt, “Wind Field Estimation for Autonomous Dynamic Soaring,” the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2012), St. Paul, MN, May 2012   [ PDF ]

J. Grenestedt, C. Montella, and J. Spletzer, C. Montella, and J. Grenestedt, “Dynamic Soaring in Hurricanes,” the IEEE International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS 2012), Jun 2012   [ PDF ]

C. Montella, T. Perkins, J. Spletzer and M. Sands, “To the Bookstore! Autonomous Wheelchair Navigation in an Urban Environment,” the 8th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR 2012), Jul 2012   [ PDF ]

C. Montella, M. Pollock, D. Schwesinger, and J. Spletzer, “Stochastic Classification of Urban Terrain for Smart Wheelchair Navigation,” the IROS Workshop on Progress, Challenges and Future Perspectives inNavigation and Manipulation Assistance for Robotic Wheelchairs, VilaMoura, Portugal, Oct. 2012   [ PDF ]

2010

C. Gao and J. Spletzer, “On-line Calibration of Multiple LIDARs on a Mobile Vehicle Platform,” the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Anchorage, Alaska, May 2010   [ PDF ]

J. Grenestedt and J. Spletzer, “Optimal Energy Extraction During Dynamic Jet Stream Soaring,” the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference, Toronto, Canada, Aug 2010   [ PDF ]

J. Derenick, J. Spletzer and V. Kumar, “An Optimization-based Control Framework for Multi-robot Systems Operating in Dynamic Environments,”  the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC2010), Atlanta, GA, Dec 2010   [ PDF ]

J. Grenestedt and J. Spletzer, “Towards Perpetual Flight of a Gliding Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in the Jet Stream ,” the IEEE Conference on Decisionand Control (CDC2010), Atlanta, GA, Dec 2010   [ PDF ]

2009

C. Gao, M. Sands and J. Spletzer, “Towards Autonomous Wheelchair Systems in Urban Environments,” the 7th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR 2009), Cambridge, MA, July 2009   [ PDF ]

T. H. Miller, D. A. Stolfo and J. Spletzer, “An Automated Asset LocatingSystem (AALS) with Applications to Inventory Management,” the7th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR 2009), Cambridge, MA, Jul 2009   [ PDF ]

Jason Derenick, John Spletzer, and Ani Hsieh, “An Optimal Approach to Collaborative Target Tracking with Performance Guarantees,” the Journal of Intelligent and Robot Systems, Volume 56, Issues 1-2, Pages 47-68, Sep 2009   [ PDF ]

2008

C. Gao, I. Hoffman, T.Miller, T. Panzarella, and J. Spletzer, “Autonomous Docking of a Smart Wheelchair for the Automated Transport and Retrieval System (ATRS),” accepted to the Journal of Field Robotics, Jan 2008   [ PDF ]

Jon Bohren, Tully Foote, Jim Keller, Alex Kushleyev, Daniel Lee, Alex Stewart, Paul Vernaza, Jason Derenick, John Spletzer, and Brian Satterfield, “Little Ben: The Ben Franklin Racing Team’s Entry in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge,” the Journal of Field Robotics Volume 24, Issue 9, Pages 598-614, Sep 2008   [ PDF ]

2007

C. Gao, I. Hoffman, T. Panzarella, and J. Spletzer, “Automated Transport and Retrieval System (ATRS): A Technology Solution to Automobility for Wheelchair Users,” the 6th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR2007), July 2007  
[ PDF ]

C.J. Taylor and J. Spletzer, “A Bounded Approach to Cooperative Localization Using Relative Bearing Constraints,” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2007), San Diego, October 2007   [ PDF ]

J. Derenick, J. Spletzer and M. Ani Hsieh, “A Graph Theoretic Approach to Optimal Target Tracking for Mobile Robot Teams,” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2007), San Diego, October 2007   [ PDF ]

C. Gao, I. Hoffman, T. Miller, T. Panzarella, and J. Spletzer, “Performance Characterization of LIDAR Based Localization for Docking a Smart Wheelchair System,” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2007) Workshop on Assistive Technologies: Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics, October 2007   [ PDF ]

J. Derenick and J. Spletzer, “Convex Optimization Strategies for Coordinating Large-scale Robot Formations,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Volume 23, Issue 6, Pages 1252-1259, Dec 2007   [ PDF ]

2006

H. Sermeno-Villalta and J. Spletzer, “Vision-based Control of a Smart Wheelchair for the Automated Transport and Retrieval System (ATRS),” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2006   [ PDF ]

J. Derenick, C. Mansley and J. Spletzer, “Efficient Motion Planning Strategies for Large-scale Sensor Networks,” the Seventh International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR), July 2006   [ PDF ]

D. Coleman, J. Spletzer and M. Arnold, “Target-Logic Circuits Builtwith Holonomic Field Programmable Robot Arrays,” the 32nd EuromicroConference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA2006), Cavtat/Dubrovnik, Croatia, August 2006   [ PDF ]

2005

J. Spletzer and R. Fierro, ”Optimal Positioning Strategies for Shape Changes in Robot Teams,” in the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 754-759, Barcelona, April 2005   [ PDF ]

E. LoPresti, J. Osborn, T. Panzarella, T. Panzarella, Jr., and J. Spletzer, “Automatic Transport and Retrieval System for Power Wheelchairs,” Rehabilitative Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), June 2005   [ PDF ]

J. Derenick, C. Thorne, and J. Spletzer, “On the Deployment of a Hybrid FSO/RF Mobile Ad-hoc Network,” IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Edmonton, August 2005   [ PDF ]

V. Isler, S. Khanna, J. Spletzer and C.J. Taylor, ”Target Tracking with Distributed Sensors: the Focus of Attention Problem”, in the Journal of Computer Vision and Image Understanding: Special Issue on Attention and Performance in Computer Vision, Volume 100, Issues 1-2, October-November 2005   [ PDF ]

2003

J. Spletzer and C. J. Taylor, “Dynamic Sensor Planning and Control for Optimally Tracking Targets,” International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), vol 22, num 1, pp 7-20, Jan 2003   [ PDF ]

G. Kantor, S. Singh, R. Peterson, D. Rus, A. Das, V. Kumar, G. Pereira and J. Spletzer, “Distributed Search and Rescue with Robot and SensorTeams,” 4th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics, July 2003   [ PDF ]

V. Isler, J. Spletzer, S. Khanna, and C.J. Taylor, “Target Tracking with Distributed Sensors: The Focus of Attention Problem,” in Proceedings of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS),” pp. 792-798, Las Vegas, NM, Oct 2003   [ PDF ]

J. Spletzer and C. J. Taylor, “A Bounded Uncertainty Approach to Multi-Robot Localization,” in Proceedings of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pp. 1258-1265, Las Vegas, NV, Oct 2003   [ PDF ]

2002

J. Spletzer and C. J. Taylor, “Sensor Planning and Control in a Dynamic Environment,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Washington DC, USA, May 2002

G. A. S. Pereira, V. Kumar, J. Spletzer, C. J. Taylor and M. F. M. Campos, “Cooperative Transport of Planar Objects by Multiple Mobile Robots Using Object Closure,” in Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER), Jul 2002

A. K. Das, R. Fierro, V. Kumar, J. P. Ostrowski, J. Spletzer, and C. J. Taylor, “A Framework for Vision Based Formation Control,” Multi-Robot Systems: A Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, vol 18, num 5, pp 813-825, Oct 2002.

R. Fierro, A. Das, J. Spletzer, R. Alur, J. Esposito, Y. Hur, G. Grudic, V. Kumar, I. Lee, J. P. Ostrowski, G. Pappas, J. Southall and C. J. Taylor, ”A framework and architecture for multirobot coordination,” International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), vol 21, num 10-11, pp 977-995, Oct-Nov 2002.

A. Das, J. Spletzer, V. Kumar and C. J. Taylor, “Ad Hoc Networks for Localization and Control of Mobile Robots,” IEEE International Conference on Decision and Control, Dec 2002

2001

A. Das, R. Fierro, V. Kumar, J. Southall, J. Spletzer, and C. Taylor, “Real-time vision based control of a nonholonomic mobile robot,” IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seoul, Korea, May 2001, pp. 1714-1719

J. Spletzer, A.K. Das, R. Fierro, C.J. Taylor, V. Kumar, and J.P. Ostrowski, “Cooperative Localization and Control for Multi-robot Manipulation,” in Proceedings of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots
and Systems (IROS), Hawaii, USA, Oct 2001.

 

J. Spletzer and C. J. Taylor, “A Framework for Sensor Planning and Control with Applications to Vision Guided Multi-Robot Systems,” IEEE Computer Society Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Hawaii, USA, Dec 2001 (oral)