Maryland Robotics Center
The Institute for Systems Research
Dr. Diaz is interested in the control and coordination of multi-agent systems using control theory, optimization, and graph theory. In particular, he is interested in developing theoretically-sound, scalable control solutions that enable effective control of large-scale networked systems, and applying these to facilitate robot swarm manipulation.
IEEE Spectrum Spotlight
Your finger on a tablet can control entire swarms of robots.
Science Magazine Spotlight
How to control a robot fleet using a smart tablet.
WSB-TV (Channel 2 Action News) Interview with Craig Lucie
Georgia tech project could change how rescuers respond to disasters.
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/georgia- tech- project- could-change-how-rescuers-res/nmXNC/
Georgia Tech News.
Controlling swarms of robots with a finger.
Want to control a swarm of robots? Georgia tech has the answer.
Watch a simple tablet control robot swarm.
Control your own robot army with the tip of your finger.
Swarming robots can now follow your fingertips.
Researchers program robots to respond to commands issued through tablet device.
Engineers program army of robots to respond to commands issued through tablet.
ENME 462: Vibrations, Controls, and Optimization II
ENME 808T: Advaced Topics: Network Control Systems
ENME 361: Vibrations, Controls, and Optimization I
ENME 462: Vibrations, Controls, and Optimization II
Interactions in Multi-Robot Systems
Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016.
Human-Swarm Interactions via Coverage of Time-Varying Densities
Wang, Yue; Zhang, Fumin (Ed.): Trends in Control and Decision-Making for Human-Robot Collaboration Systems, Chapter 15, Springer, 2017.
MagnetoSuture: Tetherless Manipulation of Suture Needles
IEEE Transactions on Medical Robotics and Bionics, 2 (2), pp. 206-215, 2020.
Sparsity Structure and Optimality of Multi-Robot Coverage Control
IEEE Control Systems Letters, 4 (1), pp. 13-18, 2020.
Coverage Control for Multirobot Teams With Heterogeneous Sensing Capabilities
Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), IEEE, 3 (2), pp. 919-925, 2018.
On Guaranteed Capture in Multi-Player Reach-Avoid Games via Coverage Control
Control Systems Letters (L-CSS), IEEE, 2 (4), pp. 767-772, 2018, ISSN: 2475-1456.
Multirobot Mixing via Braid Groups
Robotics, IEEE Transactions on, PP (99), pp. 1-11, 2017, ISSN: 1552-3098.
Multi-Robot Control Using Time-Varying Density Functions
Robotics, IEEE Transactions on, 31 (2), pp. 489-493, 2015, ISSN: 1552-3098.
Towards Autonomous Control of Magnetic Suture Needles
Intelligent Robots and Systems, IEEE International Conference on, Forthcoming, ((Under Review)).
Low-Mobility Atmospheric Sensing via Multi-Vehicle Adaptive Coverage Control
2020 AIAA AVIATION Forum, 2020.
Persistent Awareness-Based Multi-Robot Coverage Control
Forthcoming, ((Under Review)).
Decentralized Persistent Area Coverage Control with Loss of Awareness
Control Technology and Applications (CCTA), IEEE Conference on, Forthcoming, ((To Appear)).
Multi-Player Pursuer Coordination for Nonlinear Reach-Avoid Games in Arbitrary Dimensions via Coverage Control
2020 American Controls Conference (ACC), Forthcoming, ((To Appear)).
Multi-Robot Control Using Coverage Over Time-Varying Domains
2020 American Controls Conference (ACC), Forthcoming, ((To Appear, Keynote Presentation)).
Multi-Robot Control Using Coverage Over Time-Varying Non-Convex Domains
2020 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Forthcoming, ((To Appear)).
Correct-by-Construction Synthesis for Multi-Robot Mixing
Decision and Control (CDC), IEEE 54nd Annual Conference on, 2015.
Distributed Dynamic Density Coverage for Human-Swarm Interactions
American Control Conference (ACC), pp. 353-358, 2015.
Multi-Robot Mixing of Nonholonomic Mobile Robots
Control Applications (CCA), IEEE Conference on, pp. 524-529, 2014.
Shortest Paths Through 3-Dimensional Cluttered Environments
Robotics and Automation (ICRA), IEEE International Conference on, pp. 6579-6585, 2014.
Multi-Robot Mixing Using Braids
Decision and Control (CDC), IEEE 52nd Annual Conference on, pp. 2001-2005, 2013, ISSN: 0743-1546.
Optimal trajectory generation for next generation flight management systems
Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), IEEE/AIAA 32nd, pp. 3C5-1-3C5-10, 2013, ISSN: 2155-7195.
Voltage regulation for a thermoelectric generator using a KY-converter
Center for Power Electronic Systems Annual Conference (CPES), 2011.
An integrated undergraduate research experience in control, power electronics, and design using a Micromouse
Frontiers in Education, IEEE, 2010.
Maximum power control based on matching dc motor dynamics and fuel cell dynamic behavior
Center for Power Electronic Systems Annual Conference (CPES), 2010.
Interpersonal and interlimb synergies in handling of a heavy object motor task
01.08.2020, (Under Review).
Multi-Robot Control Using Coverage Over Time-Varying Domains: Extended Abstract
Controlling High-Complexity Robotic Swarms with Low-Complexity EEG Brain-Machine Interfaces
Washington, DC, 01.01.2017, (Program No. 147.38).
2015, (US Patent).
Density-Based Manipulation of Teams of Robots
2014, (US Provisional Patent).