Journals

1. Hao-Tien Lewis Chiang, Jasmine Hsu, Marek Fiser, Lydia Tapia, Aleksandra Faust, RL-RRT: End-to-End Kinodynamic Robot Motion Planning,” to appear IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 2019

2. Hao-Tien Chiang*, Aleksandra Faust*, Marek Fiser, Antony Francis, “Learning Navigation Behaviors End to End with AutoRL,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters/ICRA, 2019 (Preprint, BibTex, Video) Blog, Press: [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], Mentioned in Jeff Dean's keynote

3. Timothy J. Draelos, Matthew G. Peterson, Hunter A. Knox, Benjamin J. Lawry, Kristin E. Phillips‐Alonge, Abra E. Ziegler, Eric P. Chael, Christopher J. Young, Aleksandra Faust, "Dynamic Tuning of Seismic Signal Detector Trigger Levels for Local Networks," Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 2018 doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0120170200 (BibTex)

4. Conrad D. James, James B. Aimone, Nadine E. Miner, Craig M. Vineyard, Fredrick H. Rothganger, Kristofor D. Carlson, Samuel A. Mulde, Timothy J. Draelos, Aleksandra Faust, Matthew J. Marinell, John H. Naegle, Steven J. Plimpton, "A historical survey of algorithms and hardware architectures for neural-inspired and neuromorphic computing applications," Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, Available online, January 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bica.2016.11.002 (Preprint, BibTex)

5. Aleksandra Faust, Ivana Palunko, Patricio Cruz, Rafael Fierro, Lydia Tapia, "Aerial Suspended Cargo Delivery through Reinforcement Learning", Artificial Intelligence, Special Issue on AI and Robotics, Volume 247, 2017, Pages 381-398, ISSN 0004-3702, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.artint.2014.11.009. (Preprint, BibTex, abstract, Video, Technical Report)

6. Aleksandra Faust, Peter Ruymgaart, Molly Salman, Rafael Fierro, Lydia Tapia, "Continuous Action Reinforcement Learning for Control-Affine Systems with Unknown Dynamics", Acta Automatica Sinica, Special Issue on Extensions of Reinforcement Learning and Adaptive Control, IEEE/CAA Journal of, Vol.1, No.3, pp. 323-336, July 2014. (Preprint, BibTex, abstract, Video, Technical Report)

7. Nick Malone, Aleksandra Faust, Brandon Rohrer, Ron Lumia, John Wood, Lydia Tapia, "Efficient Motion-based Task Learning for a Serial Link Manipulator," Transactions on Control and Mechanical Systems, Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2014

Conferences

8. Arpit Garg, Hao-Tien Lewis Chiang, Satomi Sugaya, Aleksandra Faust, Lydia Tapia, “Comparison of Deep Reinforcement Learning Policies to Formal Methods for Moving Obstacle Avoidance,” to appear at IROS 2019

9. Izzeddin Gur, Ulrich Rueckert, Aleksandra Faust, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, "Learning to Navigate the Web," The Seventh International Conference on Machine Learning (ICLR), 2019, to appear. ZdNet article; Top 10%, 30% acceptance rate. (Pdf, BibTex)

10. Hao-Tien Chiang, Aleksandra Faust, Satomi Sugaya and Lydia Tapia, "Fast Swept Volume Estimation with Deep Learning," The 13th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR), December 2018. Mentioned in Looking Back at Google’s Research Efforts in 2018. (Pdf, BibTex)

11. Aleksandra Faust, James B. Aimone, Conrad D. James, Lydia Tapia, “Resilient Computing with Reinforcement Learning on a Dynamical System: Case Study in Sorting,” 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), December 2018. ZdNet Article. (Pdf, BibTex)

12. Behzad Boroujerdian, Hasan Genc, Srivatsan Krishnan, Wenzhi Cui, Aleksandra Faust, Vijay Janapa Reddi, “MAVBench: Micro Aerial Vehicle Benchmarking,” 51st IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), October 2018. 21% acceptance rate. (Pdf, BibTex, Video)

13. Aleksandra Faust, Oscar Ramirez, Marek Fiser, Kenneth Oslund, Anthony Francis, James Davidson, Lydia Tapia, “PRM-RL: Long-range Robotic Navigation Tasks by Combining Reinforcement Learning and Sampling-based Planning”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, Australia, May 2018. Best paper in Service Robotics; Mentioned in Looking Back at Google’s Research Efforts in 2018. (pdf, Bibtex, Video)

14. Aleksandra Faust, Hao-Tien Chiang, Nathanael Rackley and Lydia Tapia, "Avoiding Moving Obstacles with Stochastic Hybrid Dynamics Using PEARL: PrEference Appraisal Reinforcement Learning," to appear at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, Sweden, May 2016 (pdf, BibTex, Video)

15. Aleksandra Faust, Nick Malone, Lydia Tapia, "Preference-balancing Motion Planning under Stochastic Disturbances," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Pages 3555-3562, Seattle, WA, May 2015. (pdf, BibTex, abstract, Video)

16. Rafael Figueroa, Aleksandra Faust, Patricio Cruz, Lydia Tapia, Rafael Fierro, "Reinforcement Learning for Balancing a Flying Inverted Pendulum," In Proc. The 11th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, July 2014 (pdf, BibTex, abstract, Video)

17. Aleksandra Faust, Ivana Palunko, Patricio Cruz, Rafael Fierro, Lydia Tapia, "Learning Swing-free Trajectories for UAVs with a Suspended Load," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pages 4887–4894, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2013. (Paper, Video, Matlab source code, presentation)

18. Ivana Palunko, Aleksandra Faust, Patricio Cruz, Lydia Tapia, Rafael Fierro, "A Reinforcement Learning Approach to Suspended Load Manipulation with Aerial Robots," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pages 4881-4886, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2013. (Paper)

19. Peter B. Merkle, Antonio Gonzales, Aleksandra Faust, Kurt W. Larson, Jack C. Bartberger, Karl E. Horak, Manuel M. Trujillo, Nathan Reynolds Schanfein, Keith M. Tolk, Nairong Nancy Wang, “Reflective Particle Tag for Arms Control and Safeguards Authentication,” INMM Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ, July 2009.

Refereed workshops

20. Aleksandra Faust, Anthony Francis, Dar Mehta, “Evolving Rewards to Automate Reinforcement Learning,” 6th AutoML@ICML, 2019 (Arxiv, BibTex) 58% acceptance rate, Mentioned in Jeff Dean's keynote.

21. Yinlam Chow, Ofir Nachum, Aleksandra Faust, Mohammad Ghavamzadeh, Edgar Duenez-Guzman, “Lyapunov-based Safe Policy Optimization for Continuous Control,” RL4RL@ICML 2019. Best paper award. (Arxiv)

22. Brian Ichter, Aleksandra Faust, “Learned Critical Probabilistic Roadmaps for Robotic Motion Planning,” Topological Methods in Robot Planning@ICRA 2019 (Paper)

23. Srivatsan Krishnan, Behzad Boroujerdian, Aleksandra Faust, Vijay Janapa Reddi, “Toward Exploring End-to-End Learning Algorithms for Autonomous Aerial Machines,” LLAF@ICRA 2019 (Paper)

24. Pararth Shah, Marek Fiser, Aleksandra Faust, J. Chase Kew, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, “FollowNet: Towards Robot Navigation by Following Natural Language Directions with Deep Reinforcement Learning,” Third Workshop in Machine Learning in the Planning and Control of Robot Motion (MLPC) at ICRA, May 2018 (Pdf, BibTex)

25. Hao-Tien Chiang, Aleksandra Faust, Lydia Tapia, “A Deep Neural Network for Swept Volume Prediction Between Configurations,” Third Workshop in Machine Learning in the Planning and Control of Robot Motion (MLPC) at ICRA, May 2018 (Pdf, Bibtex)

26. Behzad Boroujerdian, Hasan Genc, Srivatsan Krishnan, Aleksandra Faust, Vijay Janapa Reddi, "Why Compute Matters for UAV Energy Efficiency?," 2nd International Symposium on Aerial Robotics, 2018, (Pdf, BibTex)

27. Timothy Draelos, Matthew Peterson, Benjamin Lawry, Hunter Knox, Aleksandra Faust, Eric Chael, and Christopher Young, “Adaptive Self-Tuning Networks,” American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, December 2015

28. Aleksandra Faust, Hao-Tien Chiang, Nathanael Rackley and Lydia Tapia, "Dynamic Obstacle Avoidance with PEARL: PrEference Appraisal Reinforcement Learning," Second Annual Machine Learning in Planning and Control of Robot Motion Workshop, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg, Germany, October 2015 (pdf)

29. Aleksandra Faust, Nick Malone, Lydia Tapia, "Planning Preference-balancing Motions with Stochastic Disturbances," Machine Learning in Planning and Control of Robot Motion Workshop, , IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Chicago, IL, September 2014 (pdf)

30. Aleksandra Faust, Ivana Palunko, Patricio Cruz, Rafael Fierro, Lydia Tapia, "Learning Swing-free Trajectories for UAVs with a Suspended Load in Obstacle-free Environments," Autonomous Learning workshop at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Karlsruhe, Germany, May 2013.

31. Nick Malone, Aleksandra Faust, Brandon Rohrer, John Wood, Lydia Tapia, "Efficient Motion-based Task Learning," Robot Motion Planning Workshop, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vilamoura, Portugal, October 2012. (pdf, BibTex, abstract, presentation)

Technical Reports

32. Srivatsan Krishnan, Behzad Borojerdian, William Fu, Aleksandra Faust, Vijay Janapa Reddi, "Air Learning: An AI Research Platform for Algorithm-Hardware Benchmarking of Autonomous Aerial Robots", 2019. (Arxiv, GitHub)

33. Anthony Francis, Aleksandra Faust, Hao-Tien Lewis Chiang, Jasmine Hsu, J. Chase Kew, Marek Fiser, Tsang-Wei Edward Lee, “Long-Range Indoor Navigation with PRM-RL,” 2019. (Arxiv, Bibtex, Video)

34. Aleksandra Faust, Hao-Tien Lewis Chiang, Lydia Tapia, "PEARL: PrEference Appraisal Reinforcement Learning for Motion Planning," 2018. (Pdf, Arxiv, Video)

35. Lazar Supic, Rawan Naous, Ranko Sredojevic, Aleksandra Faust, Vladimir Stojanovic, "MPDCompress - Matrix Permutation Decomposition Algorithm for Deep Neural Network Compression," 2018. (Pdf, Arxiv)