Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

  1.  Bonetto, E., Goldschmid, P., Pabst, M., Black, M. J., & Ahmad, A. (2022). iRotate: Active visual SLAM for omnidirectional robots. Elsevier's Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2022.104102
  2.  Saini, N., Bonetto, E., Price, E., Ahmad, A., & Black, M. J. (2022). AirPose: Multi-View Fusion Network for Aerial 3D Human Pose and Shape Estimation. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 7(2), 4805–4812. https://doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2022.3145494
  3.  Tallamraju, R., Saini, N., Bonetto, E., Pabst, M., Liu, Y. T., Black, M., & Ahmad, A. (2020). AirCapRL: Autonomous Aerial Human Motion Capture Using Deep Reinforcement Learning. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 5(4), 6678–6685. https://doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2020.3013906
  4.  Tallamraju, R., Price, E., Ludwig, R., Karlapalem, K., Bülthoff, H. H., Black, M. J., & Ahmad, A. (2019). Active Perception based Formation Control for Multiple Aerial Vehicles. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 4(4), 4491--4498. https://doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2019.2932570
  5.  Price, E., Lawless, G., Ludwig, R., Martinovic, I., Buelthoff, H. H., Black, M. J., & Ahmad, A. (2018). Deep Neural Network-based Cooperative Visual Tracking through Multiple Micro Aerial Vehicles. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 3(4), 3193--3200. https://doi.org/10.1109/LRA.2018.2850224
  6.  Ahmad, A., Lawless, G., & Lima, P. (2017). An Online Scalable Approach to Unified Multirobot Cooperative Localization and Object Tracking. IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), 33, 1184–1199. https://doi.org/10.1109/TRO.2017.2715342
  7.  Ahmad, A., & Bülthoff, H. (2016). Moving-horizon Nonlinear Least Squares-based Multirobot Cooperative Perception. Elsevier's Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal, 83, 275--286. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2016.06.002
  8.  Lima, P., Ahmad, A., Dias, A., Conceicão, A., Moreira, A., Silva, E., Almeida, L., Oliveira, L., & Nascimento, T. (2015). Formation control driven by cooperative object tracking. Elsevier's Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal, 63(1), 68--79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2014.08.018
  9.  Ahmad, A., Xavier, J., Santos-Victor, J., & Lima, P. (2014). 3D to 2D bijection for spherical objects under equidistant fisheye projection. Computer Vision and Image Understanding, 125, 172--183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cviu.2014.04.004
  10.  Ahmad, A., & Lima, P. (2013). Multi-robot cooperative spherical-object tracking in 3D space based on particle filters. Elsevier's Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal, 61(10), 1084--1093. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2012.12.008

 

Conference Articles (peer-reviewed)

 

  1. Liu, Y. T., Price, E., Black, M.J., Ahmad, A. (2022)    Deep Residual Reinforcement Learning based Autonomous Blimp Control, Accepted to IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2022.
  2. Patel, M., Bandopadhyay, A., & Ahmad, A. (2022). Collaborative Mapping of Archaeological Sites Using Multiple UAVs. In M. H. Ang Jr, H. Asama, W. Lin, & S. Foong (Eds.), Intelligent Autonomous Systems 16 (pp. 54--70). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95892-3_5
  3. Price, E., Liu, Y. T., Black, M. J., & Ahmad, A. (2022). Simulation and Control of Deformable Autonomous Airships in Turbulent Wind. In M. H. Ang Jr, H. Asama, W. Lin, & S. Foong (Eds.), Intelligent Autonomous Systems 16 (pp. 608--626). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95892-3_46
  4.  Bonetto, E., Goldschmid, P., Black, M. J., & Ahmad, A. (2021). Active Visual SLAM with Independently Rotating Camera. 2021 European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECMR50962.2021.9568791
  5.  Tallamraju, R., Salunkhe, D., Rajappa, S., Ahmad, A., Karlapalem, K., & Shah, S. V. (2019). Motion Planning for Multi-Mobile-Manipulator Payload Transport Systems. 15th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, 1469--1474. https://doi.org/10.1109/COASE.2019.8842840
  6. Saini, N., Price, E., Tallamraju, R., Enficiaud, R., Ludwig, R., Martinović, I., Ahmad, A., & Black, M. (2019). Markerless Outdoor Human Motion Capture Using Multiple Autonomous Micro Aerial Vehicles. Proceedings 2019 IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 823--832. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICCV.2019.00091
  7.  Ahmad, A., Price, E., Tallamraju, R., Saini, N., Lawless, G., Ludwig, R., Martinovic, I., Bülthoff, H. H., & Black, M. J. (2019). AirCap -- Aerial Outdoor Motion Capture. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019), Workshop on Aerial Swarms.
  8. Tallamraju, R., Rajappa, S., Black, M. J., Karlapalem, K., & Ahmad, A. (2018). Decentralized MPC based Obstacle Avoidance for Multi-Robot Target Tracking Scenarios. 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1109/SSRR.2018.8468655
  9. Ahmad, A., Ruff, E., & Bülthoff, H. (2016). Dynamic baseline stereo vision-based cooperative target tracking. 19th International Conference on Information Fusion, 1728–1734.
  10.  Ahmad, A., & Bülthoff, H. (2015). Moving-horizon Nonlinear Least Squares-based Multirobot Cooperative Perception. 7th European Conference on Mobile Robots, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECMR.2015.7324197
  11.  Sanz, D., Ahmad, A., & Lima, P. (2015). Onboard robust person detection and tracking for domestic service robots. Robot 2015: Second Iberian Robotics Conference, 547–559. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-27149-1_42
  12.  Odelga, M., Stegagno, P., Bülthoff, H., & Ahmad, A. (2015). A Setup for multi-UAV hardware-in-the-loop simulations. 204–210. https://doi.org/10.1109/RED-UAS.2015.7441008
  13.  Ahmad, A., & Lima, P. (2015). Dataset Suite for Benchmarking Perception in Robotics. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2015.
  14.  Ventura, R., & Ahmad, A. (2015). Towards Optimal Robot Navigation in Urban Homes. RoboCup Symposium 2014: Robot World Cup XVIII, 318–331. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18615-3_26
  15. Dwiputra, R., Berghofer, J., Amigoni, F., Bischoff, R., Bonarini, A., Iocchi, L., Kraetzschmar, G., Lima, P., Matteucci, M., Nardi, D., Ahmad, A., Awaad, I., Fontana, G., Hegger, F., Hochgeschwender, N., Schiaffonati, V., & Schneider, S. (2014). Overview on the RoCKIn@Work Challenge.
  16. Schneider, S., Hegger, F., Kraetzschmar, G., Amigoni, F., Berghofer, J., Bischoff, R., Bonarini, A., Dwiputra, R., Iocchi, L., Lima, P., Matteucci, M., Nardi, D., Awaad, I., Ahmad, A., Fontana, G., Hochgeschwender, N., & Schiaffonati, V. (2014). The RoCKIn@Home User Story.
  17.  Troppan, A., Guerreiro, E., Celiberti, F., Santos, G., Ahmad, A., & Lima, P. (2013). Unknown-color spherical object detection and tracking. 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1109/Robotica.2013.6623533
  18.  Ahmad, A., Tipaldi, G., Lima, P., & Burgard, W. (2013). Cooperative Robot Localization and Target Tracking based on Least Squares Minimization. 5696–5701. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2013.6631396
  19.  Ahmad, A., Nascimento, T., Conceicao, A., Moreira, A., & Lima, P. (2013). Perception-driven multi-robot formation control. 1851–1856. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRA.2013.6630821
  20.  Ahmad, A., & Lima, P. (2013). Multi-Robot Cooperative Object Tracking Based on Particle Filters. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 61(10), 1084--1093. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.robot.2012.12.008
  21.  Lima, P., Santos, P., Oliveira, R., Ahmad, A., & Santos, J. (2011). Cooperative Localization Based on Visually Shared Objects. RoboCup 2010: Robot Soccer World Cup XIV, 350–361. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20217-9_30
  22.  Ahmad, A., Del Bue, A., & Lima, P. (2009). Background Subtraction Based on Rank Constraint for Point  Trajectories. 1–3.
  23.  Ahmad, A., & Dhang, N. (2008). Probabilistic Roadmap Method and Real Time Gait Changing Technique Implementation for Travel Time Optimization on a Designed Six-legged Robot. 1–5.

 

Research Reports

  1. Ahmad, A., Amigoni, A., Awaad, I., Berghofer, J., Bischoff, R., Bonarini, A., Dwiputra, R., Fontana, G., Hegger, F., Hochgeschwender, N., Iocchi, L., Kraetzschmar, G., Lima, P., Matteucci, M., Nardi, D., Schiaffonati, V., & Schneider, S. (2014). RoCKIn@Work in a Nutshell (No. FP7-ICT-601012 Revision 1.2; Issues FP7-ICT-601012 Revision 1.2). RoCKIn - Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics.
  2.  Ahmad, A., Amigoni, F., Awaad, I., Berghofer, J., Bischoff, R., Bonarini, A., Dwiputra, R., Fontana, G., Hegger, F., Hochgeschwender, N., Iocchi, L., Kraetzschmar, G., Lima, P., Matteucci, M., Nardi, D., & Schneider, S. (2014). RoCKIn@Home in a Nutshell (No. FP7-ICT-601012 Revision 0.8; Issues FP7-ICT-601012 Revision 0.8). RoCKIn - Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics.
  3.  Messias, J., Ahmad, A., Reis, J., Serafim, M., & Lima, P. (2013). SocRob-MSL 2013 Team Description Paper for Middle Sized League. 17th Annual RoboCup International Symposium 2013.
  4.  Ahmad, A., Awaad, I., Amigoni, F., Berghofer, J., Bischoff, R., Bonarini, A., Dwiputra, R., Hegger, F., Hochgeschwender, N., Iocchi, L., Kraetzschmar, G., Lima, P., Matteucci, M., Nardi, D., & Schneider, S. (2013). D2.1.1 RoCKIn@Home - A Competition for Domestic Service Robots  Competition Design, Rule Book, and Scenario Construction (No. FP7-ICT-601012 Revision 0.7; Issues FP7-ICT-601012 Revision 0.7). RoCKIn - Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics.
  5.  Ahmad, A., Awaad, I., Amigoni, F., Berghofer, J., Bischoff, R., Bonarini, A., Dwiputra, R., Fontana, G., Hegger, F., Hochgeschwender, N., Iocchi, L., Kraetzschmar, G., Lima, P., Matteucci, M., Nardi, D., Schiaffonati, V., & Schneider, S. (2013). D1.1 Specification of General Features of Scenarios and Robots for Benchmarking Through Competitions (No. FP7-ICT-601012 Revision 1.0; Issues FP7-ICT-601012 Revision 1.0). RoCKIn - Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics.
  6.  Ahmad, A., Awaad, I., Amigoni, F., Berghofer, J., Bischoff, R., Bonarini, A., Dwiputra, R., Hegger, F., Hochgeschwender, N., Iocchi, L., Kraetzschmar, G., Lima, P., Matteucci, M., Nardi, D., & Schneider, S. (2013). D2.1.4 RoCKIn@Work - Innovation in Mobile Industrial Manipulation Competition Design, Rule Book, and Scenario Construction (No. FP7-ICT-601012 Revision 0.7; Issues FP7-ICT-601012 Revision 0.7). RoCKIn - Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics.
  7.  Messias, J., Ahmad, A., Reis, J., Sousa, J., & Lima, P. (2011). ISocRob-MSL 2011 Team Description Paper for Middle Sized League. 15th Annual RoboCup International Symposium 2011.
  8.  Lima, P., Santos, J., Estilita, J., Barbosa, M., Ahmad, A., & Carreira, J. (2009). ISocRob-MSL 2009 Team Description Paper for Middle Sized League. 13th Annual RoboCup International Symposium 2009.

Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed)

1. Bonetto, E., Goldschmid, P., Pabst, M., Black, M. J., & Ahmad, A., iRotate: Active visual SLAM for omnidirectional robots. Elsevier's Robotics and Autonomous Systems Journal (RAS). Volume 154, August 2022.



2. Saini, N., Bonetto, E., Price, E., Ahmad, A., & Black, M. J. AirPose: Multi-View Fusion Network for Aerial 3D Human Pose and Shape Estimation. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 7(2), 4805–4812. April 2022.



3. Tallamraju, R., Saini, N., Bonetto, E., Pabst, M., Liu, Y. T., Black, M., & Ahmad, A. AirCapRL: Autonomous Aerial Human Motion Capture Using Deep Reinforcement Learning. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 5(4), 6678–6685, October 2020.



4. Tallamraju, R., Price, E., Ludwig, R., Karlapalem, K., Bülthoff, H. H., Black, M. J., & Ahmad, A. Active Perception based Formation Control for Multiple Aerial Vehicles. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 4(4), 4491--4498, October 2019.



5. Price, E., Lawless, G., Ludwig, R., Martinovic, I., Buelthoff, H. H., Black, M. J., & Ahmad, A. Deep Neural Network-based Cooperative Visual Tracking through Multiple Micro Aerial Vehicles. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 3(4), 3193--3200, October 2018.



6. Ahmad, A., Lawless, G., & Lima, P. An Online Scalable Approach to Unified Multirobot Cooperative Localization and Object Tracking. IEEE Transactions on Robotics (T-RO), 33, 1184–1199, October 2017.