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Journal Articles

  1. R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras, “Curvature-Bounded Traversability Analysis for Motion Planning of Mobile Robots,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 2014. in press.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @article{Cowlagi-TRo2014,
    
      author = {R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras},
    
      title = {Curvature-Bounded Traversability Analysis for Motion Planning of Mobile Robots},
    
      journal = {IEEE Transactions on Robotics},
    
      year = {2014},
    
      note = {in press}
    
    }
    
    
  2. R. V. Cowlagi and J. H. Saleh, “Coordinability and Consistency in Accident Causation and Prevention: Formal System-Theoretic Concepts for Safety in Multilevel Systems,” Risk Analysis, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 420-433, 2013.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @article{Cowlagi-RA2013,
    
      author = {R. V. Cowlagi and J. H. Saleh},
    
      title = {Coordinability and Consistency in Accident Causation and Prevention: Formal System-Theoretic Concepts for Safety in Multilevel Systems},
    
      journal = {Risk Analysis},
    
      year = {2013},
    
      volume = {33},
    
      number = {3},
    
      pages = {420--433}
    
    }
    
    
  3. R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras, “Hierarchical Motion Planning with Dynamical Feasibility Guarantees for Mobile Robotic Vehicles,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 379 - 395, 2012.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @article{Cowlagi-TRo2012,
    
      author = {R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras},
    
      title = {Hierarchical Motion Planning with Dynamical Feasibility Guarantees for Mobile Robotic Vehicles},
    
      journal = {IEEE Transactions on Robotics},
    
      year = {2012},
    
      volume = {28},
    
      number = {2},
    
      pages = {379 -- 395}
    
    }
    
    
  4. R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras, “Multi-resolution Motion Planning for Autonomous Agents via Wavelet-based Cell Decompositions,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part B - Cybernetics, vol. 42, no. 5, pp. 1455-1469, 2012.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @article{Cowlagi-TSMCB2012,
    
      author = {R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras},
    
      title = {Multi-resolution Motion Planning for Autonomous Agents via Wavelet-based Cell Decompositions},
    
      journal = {IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Part B - Cybernetics},
    
      year = {2012},
    
      volume = {42},
    
      number = {5},
    
      pages = {1455--1469}
    
    }
    
    
  5. J. H. Saleh, K. Marais, E. Bakolas and R. V. Cowlagi, “Highlights from the literature on accident causation and system safety: Review of major ideas, recent contributions, and challenges,” Reliability Engineering and System Safety, vol. 95, no. 11, pp. 1105-1116, 2011.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @article{Cowlagi-RESS2011,
    
      author = {J. H. Saleh and K. Marais and E. Bakolas and R. V. Cowlagi},
    
      title = {Highlights from the literature on accident causation and system safety: Review of major ideas, recent contributions, and challenges},
    
      journal = {Reliability Engineering and System Safety},
    
      year = {2011},
    
      volume = {95},
    
      number = {11},
    
      pages = {1105--1116}
    
    }
    
    

Book Chapters

  1. R. V. Cowlagi and J. H. Saleh, “Coordinability and Consistency in Accident Causation and System Safety: Towards a Formal Foundation of Safety in Sociotechnical and Multilevel Systems,” pp. 1836-1844, 2010.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inbook{Cowlagi-ESREL2010,
    
      author = {R. V. Cowlagi and J. H. Saleh},
    
      title = {Coordinability and Consistency in Accident Causation and System Safety: Towards a Formal Foundation of Safety in Sociotechnical and Multilevel Systems},
    
      publisher = {Taylor & Francis},
    
      year = {2010},
    
      pages = {1836--1844}
    
    }
    
    

Conference Papers

  1. R. V. Cowlagi and D. N. Kordonowy, “Geometric Abstractions of Vehicle Dynamical Models for Intelligent Autonomous Motion,” in Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference, 2014. to appear.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inproceedings{Cowlagi-ACC2014,
    
      author = {Cowlagi, R. V. and Kordonowy, D. N.},
    
      title = {Geometric Abstractions of Vehicle Dynamical Models for Intelligent Autonomous Motion},
    
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2014 American Control Conference},
    
      year = {2014},
    
      note = {to appear}
    
    }
    
    
  2. J. H. Jeon, R. V. Cowlagi, S. C. Peters, S. Karaman, E. Frazzoli, P. Tsiotras and K. Iagnemma, “Optimal Motion Planning with the Half-Car Dynamical Model for Autonomous High-Speed Driving,” in Proceedings of the 2013 American Control Conference, 17 -- 19 Jun 2013.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inproceedings{Cowlagi-ACC2013,
    
      author = {J. H. Jeon and R. V. Cowlagi and S. C. Peters and S. Karaman and E. Frazzoli and P. Tsiotras and K. Iagnemma},
    
      title = {Optimal Motion Planning with the Half-Car Dynamical Model for Autonomous High-Speed Driving},
    
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2013 American Control Conference},
    
      year = {2013}
    
    }
    
    
  3. D. N. Kordonowy, J. T. Chambers and R. V. Cowlagi, “Contingency Management for Condition-Aware Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” in Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace 2013 Conference, 19 -- 22 Aug 2013.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inproceedings{Cowlagi-Infotech2013,
    
      author = {D. N. Kordonowy and J. T. Chambers and R. V. Cowlagi},
    
      title = {Contingency Management for Condition-Aware Unmanned Aerial Vehicles},
    
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace 2013 Conference},
    
      year = {2013}
    
    }
    
    
  4. R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras, “Hierarchical Motion Planning with Kinodynamic Feasibility Guarantees: Local Trajectory Planning via Model Predictive Control,” in Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 4003-4008, 14--18 May 2012.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inproceedings{Cowlagi-ICRA2012,
    
      author = {Cowlagi, R. V. and Tsiotras, P.},
    
      title = {Hierarchical Motion Planning with Kinodynamic Feasibility Guarantees: Local Trajectory Planning via Model Predictive Control},
    
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation},
    
      year = {2012},
    
      pages = {4003--4008}
    
    }
    
    
  5. F. Alibay, V. Desaraju, R. V. Cowlagi, J. E. Duda, A. W. Johnson and J. A. Hoffman, “Multi-Vehicle Lunar Operations Simulation using SEXTANT,” in Proceedings of the AIAA Space 2012 Conference & Exposition, Sep 2012.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inproceedings{Cowlagi-Space2012,
    
      author = {F. Alibay and V. Desaraju and R. V. Cowlagi and J. E. Duda and A. W. Johnson and J. A. Hoffman},
    
      title = {Multi-Vehicle Lunar Operations Simulation using SEXTANT},
    
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the AIAA Space 2012 Conference & Exposition},
    
      year = {2012}
    
    }
    
    
  6. R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras, “Multi-resolution H-cost Motion Planning: A New Framework for Hierarchical Motion Planning for Autonomous Mobile Vehicles,” in Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots & Systems IROS 2011, pp. 3501-3506, 25--30 Sep 2011.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inproceedings{Cowlagi-IROS2011,
    
      author = {R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras},
    
      title = {Multi-resolution H-cost Motion Planning: A New Framework for Hierarchical Motion Planning for Autonomous Mobile Vehicles},
    
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots & Systems IROS 2011},
    
      year = {2011},
    
      pages = {3501--3506}
    
    }
    
    
  7. R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras, “On the Existence and Synthesis of Curvature-Bounded Paths Inside Nonuniform Rectangular Channels,” in Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, pp. 5382 - 5387, 30 Jun -- 2 Jul 2010.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inproceedings{Cowlagi-ACC2010a,
    
      author = {Cowlagi, R. V. and Tsiotras, P.},
    
      title = {On the Existence and Synthesis of Curvature-Bounded Paths Inside Nonuniform Rectangular Channels},
    
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference},
    
      year = {2010},
    
      pages = {5382 -- 5387}
    
    }
    
    
  8. R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras, “Kinematic Feasibility Guarantees in Geometric Path Planning using History-based Transition Costs over Cell Decompositions,” in Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference, pp. 5388 - 5393, 30 Jun -- 2 Jul 2010.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inproceedings{Cowlagi-ACC2010b,
    
      author = {Cowlagi, R. V. and Tsiotras, P.},
    
      title = {Kinematic Feasibility Guarantees in Geometric Path Planning using History-based Transition Costs over Cell Decompositions},
    
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2010 American Control Conference},
    
      year = {2010},
    
      pages = {5388 - 5393}
    
    }
    
    
  9. R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras, “Multi-resolution Path Planning: Theoretical Analysis, Efficient Implementation, and Extensions for Dynamic Environments,” in Proceedings of the 49$^th$ IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 15 -- 17 Dec 2010.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inproceedings{Cowlagi-CDC2010,
    
      author = {Cowlagi, R. V. and Tsiotras, P.},
    
      title = {Multi-resolution Path Planning: Theoretical Analysis, Efficient Implementation, and Extensions for Dynamic Environments},
    
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 49$^th$ IEEE Conference on Decision and Control},
    
      year = {2010}
    
    }
    
    
  10. R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras, “Shortest Distance Problems in Graphs Using History-Dependent Transition Costs with Application to Kinodynamic Path Planning,” in Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference, pp. 414 - 419, 9 -- 12 Jun 2009.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inproceedings{Cowlagi-ACC2009,
    
      author = {R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras},
    
      title = {Shortest Distance Problems in Graphs Using History-Dependent Transition Costs with Application to Kinodynamic Path Planning},
    
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2009 American Control Conference},
    
      year = {2009},
    
      pages = {414 -- 419}
    
    }
    
    
  11. R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras, “Multiresolution Path Planning with Wavelets: A Local Replanning Approach,” in Proceedings of the 2008 American Control Conference, pp. 1220-1225, 11--13 Jun 2008.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inproceedings{Cowlagi-ACC2008,
    
      author = {Cowlagi, R. V. and Tsiotras, P.},
    
      title = {Multiresolution Path Planning with Wavelets: A Local Replanning Approach},
    
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2008 American Control Conference},
    
      year = {2008},
    
      pages = {1220--1225}
    
    }
    
    
  12. P. Tsiotras and R. V. Cowlagi, “Achieving Increased Mobility and Autonomy for Ground Vehicles over Rough Terrain,” in Proceedings of the 26th Army Science Conference, 6--8 Dec 2008.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inproceedings{Cowlagi-ASC2008,
    
      author = {P. Tsiotras and R. V. Cowlagi},
    
      title = {Achieving Increased Mobility and Autonomy for Ground Vehicles over Rough Terrain},
    
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 26th Army Science Conference},
    
      year = {2008}
    
    }
    
    
  13. R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras, “Beyond quadtrees: Cell decompositions for Path Planning using the Wavelet Transform,” in Proceedings of the 46$^th$ IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 1392-1397, 12--14 Dec 2007.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inproceedings{Cowlagi-CDC2007,
    
      author = {R. V. Cowlagi and P. Tsiotras},
    
      title = {Beyond quadtrees: Cell decompositions for Path Planning using the Wavelet Transform},
    
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 46$^th$ IEEE Conference on Decision and Control},
    
      year = {2007},
    
      pages = {1392--1397}
    
    }
    
    
  14. S. P. Bhat and R. V. Cowlagi, “Semi-global Practical Stability of Periodic Time-Varying Systems via Averaging: A Lyapunov Approach,” in Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, pp. 361-365, 13 -- 15 Dec 2006.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @inproceedings{Cowlagi-CDC2006,
    
      author = {S. P. Bhat and R. V. Cowlagi},
    
      title = {Semi-global Practical Stability of Periodic Time-Varying Systems via Averaging: A Lyapunov Approach},
    
      booktitle = {Proceedings of the 45th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control},
    
      year = {2006},
    
      pages = {361--365}
    
    }
    
    

Theses and Dissertations

  1. R. V. Cowlagi, Hierarchical Motion Planning for Autonomous Aerial and Terrestrial Vehicles. PhD thesis , Georgia Institute of Technology , 2011.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @phdthesis{Cowlagi-PhD,
    
      author = {Cowlagi, R. V.},
    
      title = {Hierarchical Motion Planning for Autonomous Aerial and Terrestrial Vehicles},
    
      school = {Georgia Institute of Technology},
    
      year = {2011}
    
    }
    
    
  2. R. V. Cowlagi, “Autonomous Mission Management System for a Group of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” 2005.
    [BibTeX]

    
    @mastersthesis{Cowlagi-MTech,
    
      author = {Cowlagi, R. V.},
    
      title = {Autonomous Mission Management System for a Group of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles},
    
      school = {Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India},
    
      year = {2005}
    
    }
    
    

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