Publications

Mahmoudian’s team members are indicated by *

2021

1.     Moneyron C.*, Sakamoto M.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Deployment of Multiple UAVs for Area Coverage Mission with Static and Mobile Chargers”, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2021, Nashville, TN, January 11-15, 2021, accepted.

 

2020

2.     Li B.*, Page B.*, Moridian B.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Collaborative Mission Planning for Long-term Operation Considering Energy Limitations”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 4751-4758, 2020, DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2020.3003881

3.     Mahmoudian N. and Page B.*, “Mobile Underwater Docking System and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle”, U.S. Patent No. US0262529 A1, 2020.

4.     Brunet M.N., Ribeiro G.A., Mahmoudian N., and FRastgaar M., “Stereo Vision for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Detection, Tracking, and Motion Control”, IFAC World Congress 2020, Germany, July 11-17, 2020.

5.     Lambert R.*, Page B.*, Chavez J.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Low-Cost Autonomous Surface Vehicle for Multi-Vehicle Operations”, MTS/ IEEE Ocean’s 20, Mississippi, MS, October 19-22, 2020.

 

2019

6.     Li B.*, Page B.*, Hoffman J.*, Moridian B.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Rendezvous Planning for Multiple AUVs with Mobile Charging Stations in Dynamic Currents”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 1653-1660, 2019. DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2019.2896899

7.     Page B.* and Mahmoudian N., “Simulation Driven Optimization of Underwater Docking Station Design”, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering (JOE), 2019. DOI: 10.1109/JOE.2018.2885200

8.     Moridian B.*, Page B.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Sample Efficient Reinforcement Learning for Navigation in Complex Environments”, IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), Wurzburg, Germany, September 2-4, 2019.

9.     Page B.*, Ziaeefard S.*, Knop L., Rastgaar M., and Mahmoudian N., “Robotics Education To and Through College”, 10th International Conference on Robotics in Education, Vienna, Austria, April 10-12, 2019.

10.  Page B.*, Naglak J.*, Kase C.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Autonomous Docking for Exploration of Extraterrestrial Lakes”, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2019, San Diego, CA, January 7-11, 2019.

 

2018

11.  Rastgaar M., Ficanha E., Mahmoudian N., “Drone Having Drone-Catching Feature”, U.S. Patent No. US10005556 B2, 2018.

12.  Ziaeefard S.* and  Mahmoudian N.,“ Marine Robotics: an Effective Interdisciplinary Approach to Promote STEM Education”, Robotics in Education, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Series, Springer, vol 630, 154-165, 2018.

13.  Wang C., Wai L. Wang Z., Song M., and Mahmoudian N., “Reinforcement Learning-Based Multi-AUV Adaptive Trajectory Planning for Under-Ice Field Estimation”, Sensor Journal, 2018, 18, 3859. DOI:10.3390/s18113859

14.  Li B.*, Moridian B.*, Kamal A.*, Patankar S.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Multi-robot Mission Planning with Static Energy Replenishment”, Journal  , Springer, 2018. DOI: 10.1007/s10846-018-0897-2

15.  Page B.* and Naglak J.*, Sietsema M.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Littoral Magnetic and Water Column Survey Underwater Glider”, IEEE OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Symposium (AUV2018), Porto, Portugal, November 6-9, 2018.

16.  Moridian B.*, Li W., Hoffman J.*, Wensheng S., Page B.*, Sietsema M.*, Zhang Y., Wang Z., and Mahmoudian N.,“Low-cost Mobile Infrastructure for Multi-AUV Networking”, IEEE OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Symposium (AUV2018), Porto, Portugal, November 6-9, 2018.

17.  Page B.*, Li B.*, Naglak J.*, Kase C.*, Moridian B.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Integrated Mission Planning and Adaptable Docking System for AUV Persistence”, IEEE OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Symposium (AUV2018), Porto, Portugal, November 6-9, 2018.

18.  Moridian B.* and Mahmoudian N., “Training Mobile Robots from Demonstration for Semi-Autonomous Remote Operation”, IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), Philadelphia, PA, August 6-8, 2018.

19.  Li B.*, Patankar S.*, Moridian B.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Planning Large-Scale Search and Rescue using Team of UAVs and Charging Stations”, IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), Philadelphia, PA, August 6-8, 2018.  

20.  Aramizo Ribeiro G., Mahmoudian N., and Rastgaar M., “Real-Time Target Guarding using Constrained Optimization in 3D Space”, IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), Philadelphia, PA, August 6-8, 2018.

21.  Page B.*, Naglak J.*, Kase C.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Collapsible Underwater Docking Station Design and Evaluation”, MTS/ IEEE Ocean’s 18, Charleston, SC, October 21-25, 2018.

22.  Naglak J.*, Page B.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Backseat Control of SandShark AUV using ROS on RaspberryPi”, MTS/ IEEE Ocean’s 18, Charleston, SC, October 21-25, 2018.

23.  Li B.*, Moridian B.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Autonomous Oil Spill Detection: Mission Planning for ASVs and AUVs with Static Recharging”, MTS/ IEEE Ocean’s 18, Charleston, SC, October 21-25, 2018.

24.  Wang C., Wei L., Wang Z., Song M., and Mahmoudian N., “Reinforcement Learning-based Adaptive Trajectory Planning for AUVs in Under-Ice Environments”, MTS/ IEEE Ocean’s 18, Charleston, SC, October 21-25, 2018.

 

2017

25.  Ziaeefard S.*, Miller M., Rastgaar M., and Mahmoudian N., “Co-robotic Hands-on Activities: A Gateway to Engineering Design and STEM learning”, Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal, vol. 97, pp. 40-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2017.07.013

26.  Ziaeefard S.*, Page B.*, Pinar A.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Effective Turning Motion Control of Internally Actuated Autonomous Underwater Vehicles”, Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, Springer, 2017. DOI: 10.1007/s10846-017-0544-3

27.  Moridian B.*, Mahmoudian N., Weaver W., and Robinett R., “Post-Disaster Electric Power Recovery Using Autonomous Vehicles”, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE), vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 62-72, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/TASE.2016.2614927

28.  Page B.*, Ziaeefard S.*, Pinar A.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Highly Maneuverable Low-Cost Autonomous Underwater Glider: Design and Development”, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 344-349, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/LRA.2016.2617206

29.  Page B.*, Ziaeefard S.*, Moridian B.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Learning Autonomous Systems -- an Interdisciplinary Project-Based Experience”, 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Indianapolis, IN, October 18-21, 2017.

30.  Ziaeefard S.*, Page B.*, Aramizo Ribeiro G., Knop L., Miller M., Rastgaar M., and Mahmoudian N., “GUPPIE Program -- A Hands-on STEM Learning Experience for Middle School Students”, 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Indianapolis, IN, October 18-21, 2017.

31.  Knop L., Ziaeefard S.*, Aramizo Ribeiro G., Page B.*, Ficanha E., Miller M., Rastgaar M., and Mahmoudian N., “A Human-Interactive Robotic Platform for Middle School STEM Education”, 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), Indianapolis, IN, October 18-21, 2017.

32.  Page B.*, Ziaeefard S.*, Morath P.*, Stumbris V.*, and Mahmoudian N., “ROUGHIE 2.0: Improving Performance Using a Modular Design Approach”, MTS/ IEEE Ocean’s 17, Anchorage, AL, September 18-21, 2017.

33.  Miller M., Mahmoudian N., Rastgaar M., Ziaeefard S.*, Page B.*, Aramizo Ribeiro G., and Knop L., “Motivation Factors for Middle and High School Students in Summer Robotics Program”, American Society for Engineering Education Conference (ASEE), Columbus, OH, June 25-28, 2017.

 

2016

34.  Ziaeefard S.* and Mahmoudian N. “Building Micro Underwater Glider: Exploring Engineering Design and Understanding Forces and Interaction”, Michigan Science Teacher Association Journal, vol. 61.2, pp. 49-56, 2016.

35.  Li B.*, Moridian B.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Underwater Multi-robot Persistent Area Coverage Mission Planning”, MTS/ IEEE Ocean’s 16, Monterey, CA, September 19-23, 2016. 

36.  Ziaeefard S.*, Page B.*, Pinar A.*, and Mahmoudian N., “A Novel Roll Mechanism to Increase Maneuverability of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in Shallow Water”, MTS/ IEEE Ocean’s 16, Monterey, CA, September 19-23, 2016.

37.  Ziaeefard S.*, Mahmoudian N., Rastgaar M., and Miller M., “Engaging Students in STEM Learning through Co-robotic Hands-on Activities”, American Society for Engineering Education Conference (ASEE), New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016.

38.  Miller M., Mahmoudian N., Rastgaar M., Ziaeefard S.*, Patterson A. J., and Bailey J.*,  “Adding Meaningful Context to Robotics Program”, American Society for Engineering Education Conference (ASEE), New Orleans, LA, June 26-29, 2016.

 

2015

39.  Moridian B.*, Bennett D.*, Mahmoudian N., Weaver W., and Robinett R., “Design of Robotic Microgrid's Hierarchy for Power Distribution”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), Columbus, OH, October28-30, 2015.

40.  Moridian B.*, Mahmoudian N., Weaver W., and Robinett R., “Robotic Power Distribution System for Post-Disaster Operations”, IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR),  West Lafayette, IN October 18-20, 2015.

41.  Ziaeefard S.*, Aramizo Riberio G.*, and Mahmoudian N., “GUPPIE, Underwater 3D Printed Robot a Game Changer in Control Design Education”, American Control Conference (ACC), Chicago, IL, July 1-3, 2015.

42.  Aramizo Riberio G.*, Pinar A.*, Wilkening E.*, Ziaeefard S.*, and Mahmoudian N., “A Multi-level Motion Controller for Low-cost AUVs”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, WA, May 25-30, 2015.

 

2010-2015

43.  Moridian B.*, Bennett D.*, Mahmoudian N., Weaver W.W., and Robinett R., “Autonomous Power Distribution System”, 19th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), Cape Town, South Africa, August 24-29, 2014.

44.  Mitchell B.*, Mahmoudian N., and Meadows G., “Autonomous Pipeline Monitoring Navigation System”, SPIE Sensing Technology and Application, Baltimore, MD, May 5-9, 2014.

45.  Mahmoudian N.  and Woolsey C., “An Efficient Motion Control System for Underwater Gliders”, Nonlinear Engineering – Modeling and Application (NLENG), vol. 2, pp. 63-77, 2013. DOI: 10.1515/nleng-2012-0011

46.  Mitchell B.*, Wilkening E.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Underwater Gliders for Littoral Marine Research”, American Control Conference (ACC), Washington, DC, June 17-19, 2013.

47.  Mitchell B.*, Wilkening E.*, and Mahmoudian N., “Developing an Educational Underwater Glider”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Karlsruhe, Germany, May 6-10, 2013.

48.  Rastgaar M. and Mahmoudian N., “Robustness of Orthogonal Eigenstructure Control to Actuators Failure”, Nonlinear Approaches in Engineering Applications 2, R.N. Jazar and L. Dai, Springer, New York, 137-166, 2013. 

49.  Weaver W., Mahmoudian N., and Parker G., “Autonomous Mobile Power Blocks for Prepositioned Power Conversion and Distribution”, TARDEC Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium, Dearborn, MI, August 14-16, 2012.

50.  Mahmoudian N. and Paley D., “Synchronization on the N-torus with noisy measurements”, American Control Conference (ACC), San Francisco, CA, June 29-July 1, 2011.

51.  Mahmoudian N., Woolsey C., and Geisbert J., “Approximate Analytical Turning Conditions for Underwater Gliders: Implications for Motion Control and Path Planning”, IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 131-143, 2010. DOI: 10.1109/JOE.2009.2039655

 

 

Nina Mahmoudian
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
ninam@purdue.edu