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An article entitled "Design and Development of a Backstepping Controller Autopilot for Fixed-wing UAVs" accepted for publication

An article entitled "Design and Development of a Backstepping Controller Autopilot for Fixed-wing UAVs" by Daniele Sartori, Dr. Fulvia Quagliotti, Dr. Kimon Valavanis and myself was accepted for publication in the AIAA Journal of Aircraft.

"Rating Players in Games with Real-Valued Outcomes" accepted as an Extended Abstract at AAMAS 2013.

A paper entitled "Rating Players in Games with Real-Valued Outcomes" by Christopher Archibald, Neil Burch, Michael Bowling and myself has been accepted for publication as an Extended Abstract in the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2013).

An article entitled "UAV-borne X-band Radar for UAV Collision Avoidance" accepted for publication by Robotica

An article entitled "UAV-borne X-band Radar for UAV Collision Avoidance" by Allistair Moses, myself and Kimon Valavanis has been accepted for publication in the journal Robotica.

More information about Robotica can be found here: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ROB

"A Case for I/O Response Benchmarking of Microprocessors" accepted for publication at IECON 2012

An article entitled "A Case for I/O Response Benchmarking of Microprocessors" by Goncalo Martins, David Lacey, Allistair Moses, myself and Kimon Valavanis has been accepted for publication at the 38th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2012). Abstract follows:

The main goal of this paper is to describe a new methodology to evaluate the I/O responsiveness of microprocessors. This addresses the need for bench- marks for real-time systems that measure critical properties for system design that are not currently handled by traditional performance benchmarks. The benchmark developed under this methodology is tested on three microprocessor architectures: ARM, PIC and XMOS. The results of the benchmarks show that the response latency of systems can vary sig- nificantly between architectures and under different system loads.

"Towards Decentralized Waypoint Negotiation" to be presented at WoMP-2012: The First Workshop on MAPF

A short paper entitled "Towards Decentralized Waypoint Negotiation" authored by Ph.D. student Shawn Adams and myself will be presented at AAAI 2012 Workshop on Multi-Agent Pathfinding (WoMP-2012). The paper abstract is below:

Cooperative multi-agent path planning around a common location has many applications, and has received significant attention from the research community. Our research is motivated by the need for groups of autonomous vehicles or mobile robots to collaboratively plan efficient paths around shared navigational coordinates (waypoints) in a distributed and decentralized manner. Our ongoing research is focused on creating a distributed solution to Dresner and Stone’s Autonomous Intersection Management problem. In the future we plan to relax the constraints of this problem, and allow more flexibility in the angles of approach and departure from a single waypoint, and also plan to consider efficient group plans for multi-waypoint routes. In this paper we briefly introduce intersection management, present preliminary results for an unstructured peer-to-peer approach to the problem, and discuss future research directions.