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Vinay Kumar Pilania

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

E-mail: vpilania [at] umich [dot] edu
Ph.D. Thesis: Link


Research Interests: Autonomous Mobile Manipulation, Planning under Uncertainty.


Recent Publications

  • Vinay Pilania and Kamal Gupta, "Autonomous System for Mobile Pick-and-Place Task in Unknown Environments", IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine (submitted), 2017.
  • Vinay Pilania and Kamal Gupta, "Mobile Manipulator Planning under Uncertainty in Unknown Environments", International Journal of Robotics Research , 2017 (accepted).
  • Vinay Pilania and Kamal Gupta, "Localization Aware Sampling and Connection Strategies for Incremental Motion Planning under Uncertainty", Autonomous Robots, Volume 41, Issue 1, January 2017, pp. 111-132. [PDF] [Springer Link]
  • Vinay Pilania and Kamal Gupta, "A Localization Aware Sampling Strategy for Motion Planning under Uncertainty", IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburg, September 2015, pp. 6093-6099. [PDF]
  • Vinay Pilania and Kamal Gupta, "A Hierarchical and Adaptive Mobile Manipulator Planner with Base Pose Uncertainty", Autonomous Robots, Volume 39, Issue 1, June 2015, pp. 65-85. [PDF] [Springer Link]
  • Vinay Pilania and Kamal Gupta, "A Hierarchical and Adaptive Mobile Manipulator Planner", IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), Madrid, November 2014, pp. 45-51. [PDF] [IEEE Xplore Link]


Recent Videos

ICRA 2018: A Task-Oriented Approach for Retrieving an Object from a Pile.
Demonstrate our NBO (Next Best Option) planner using line and square experiments.

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Demonstrate our autonomous and integrated system for mobile pick-and-place tasks in unknown environment.
Uses our HAMP-BAU mobile manipulator planner. (left) Real experiment, (right) Simulation.

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