Publications


2015

A. Dirafzoon and E. Lobaton, “A Framework for Mapping with Biobotic Insects”, In preparation. 

A. Dirafzoon, E. Lobaton, and A. Bozkurt, “Dynamic Exploration and Topological Mapping with Biobotic Swarms”, To be submitted.

A. Dirafzoon, A. Bozkurt, E. Lobaton, “ Exploration and topological mapping with Hexbugs,” In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 406–407.


2014

A. Dirafzoon, J. Betthauser, J. Schornick, and E. Lobaton, “ Mapping of Unknown Environments using Minimal Sensing from a Stochastic Swarm”, Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014), 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pp. 3842–3849, 14-18 Sept. 2014.

A. Bozkurt, E. Lobaton, M. Sichitiu,T. Hedrick, T. Latif, A. Dirafzoon, ... & H. Xiong, “Biobotic insect swarm-based sensor networks for search and rescue”, In SPIE Defense+ Security, pp. 90911L–90911L, International Society for Optics and Photonics, June 2014.

A. Dirafzoon, J. Bethhauser,J. Schornick, J. Cole, A. Bozkurt, and E. Lobaton, ”Cyborg-insect networks for mapping of unknown environments,” Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS), 2014 ACM/IEEE International Conference on, pp. 216–216, 14-17 April 2014.

A. Dirafzoon and E. Lobaton, “Robust Topological Feature Extraction for Mapping of Environments using Bio-Inspired Sensor Networks”, arXiv preprint, arXiv:1410.4622, 2014.


2013

A. Dirafzoon, A. Bozkurt, E. Lobaton, “ Robust Topological Feature Extraction for Mapping of Environments using
Bio-Inspired Sensor Networks,” submitted to The 30th Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry (SoCG 2014).

A. Dirafzoon and E. Lobaton, “Topological Mapping of Unknown Environments using an Unlocalized Robotic Swarm,” International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013


2012

A. Dirafzoon, S. Emrani, S. M. A. Salehizadeh, and M. B. Menhaj, “Coverage control in unknown environments using neural networks,” Artificial Intelligence Review, Volume 38, Issue 3, pp 237–255, Springer, 2012 [.pdf] 

2011

A. Dirafzoon, M. B. Menhaj, and A. Afshar, “Decentralized coverage control for multi-agent systems with nonlinear dynamics,” IEICE Transactions on Information and Systems, vol. 94-D, no. 1, pp. 3 - 10, 2011  [.pdf]

S. Emrani, A. Dirafzoon, and H. Talebi, “Leader-Follower Formation Control of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles with Limited Communications,” in Control Applications (CCA), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, Sept. 2011, pp 921-926 [pdf]. 

S. Emrani, A. Dirafzoon, H. Talebi, and K. Nikravesh, “Adaptive decentralized formation control of multiple autonomous underwater vehicles,” in Control Applications (CCA), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, Sept. 2011, pp 693-698 [pdf].

S. Emrani, A. Dirafzoon, H. Talebi, S. Nikravesh, and M. Menhaj, “An adaptive leaderfollower formation controller for multiple AUVs in spatial motions,” in IECON 2010 - 36th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, nov. 2010, pp. 59-64 [pdf] 

2010

A. Dirafzoon, M. Menhaj, and A. Afshar, “Voronoi based coverage control for nonholonomic mobile robots with collision avoidance,” in Control Applications (CCA), 2010 IEEE International Conference on, sept. 2010, pp. 1755-1760 [pdf]

A. Dirafzoon, S. Salehizadeh, S. Emrani, M. Menhaj, and A. Afshar, “Coverage control for mobile sensing robots in unknown environments using neural network,” in Intelligent Control (ISIC), 2010 IEEE International Symposium on, sept. 2010, pp. 1482-1487 [pdf]

A. Dirafzoon, S. Salehizadeh, S. Emrani, and M. Menhaj, “Virtual force based individual particle optimization for coverage in wireless sensor net- works,” in Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), 2010 23rd Canadian Conference on, may 2010, pp. 1-4 [pdf]

S. Emrani, S. Salehizadeh, A. Dirafzoon, and M. Menhaj, “Individual particle optimized functional link neural network for real time identification of nonlinear dynamic systems,” in Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), 2010 the 5th IEEE Conference on, June 2010, pp. 35-40 [pdf]

A. Dirafzoon, S. Emrani, S. Salehizadeh, and M. Menhaj, “Fuzzy virtual torque approach for coverage control of nonholonomic mobile robots,” in Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA), 2010 8th World Congress on, July 2010, pp. 3109-3114. [pdf]

A. Dirafzoon, M. Menhaj, and A. Afshar, “Voronoi based coverage control for nonholonomic mobile robots,” in The International Multi Conference of Engineers and Computer Scientists, 2010, pp. 987-992 [pdf]

A. Dirafzoon, S. M. A. Salehizadeh, M. Menhaj, and A. Afshar, “Coverage control for nonholonomic mobile robots using virtual force field,” in Control and Automation (ICCA), 2010 International Conference on, 2010, pp. 796- 801 [pdf]

S. M. A. Salehizadeh, A. Dirafzoon, M. Menhaj, and A. Afshar, “Coverage in wireless sensor networks based on individual particle optimization,” in Net- working, Sensing and Control (ICNSC), 2010 International Conference on, USA, April 2010, pp. 501-506 [pdf]