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Michael Rubenstein

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

The Lisa Wissner-Slivka and Benjamin Slivka Professor in Computer Science

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech Room B224
Evanston, IL 60208

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Website

Research Website


Departments

Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering

Affiliations

Master of Science in Robotics Program


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Education

Ph.D Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

B.S. Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN


Research Interests

 My research interest is to advance the control and design of multi-robot systems, enabling their use instead of traditional single robots and to solve problems for which traditional robots are not suitable. Using these multi-robot systems can offer more parallelism, adaptability, and fault tolerance when compared to a traditional single robot. I am also interested in investigating how new technologies will allow for more capable multi-robot systems, and how these technologies impact the design of multi-robot algorithms, especially as these systems begin to number in the hundreds, thousands, or even millions of robots.


Selected Publications

  • Fan, Taosha; Wang, Hanlin; Rubenstein, Michael; Murphey, Todd, CPL-SLAM, IEEE Transactions on Robotics
  • Wang, Hanlin; Rubenstein, Michael, Walk, stop, count, and swap, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
  • Wang, Hanlin; Rubenstein, Michael; Rubenstein, Michael, Shape Formation in Homogeneous Swarms Using Local Task Swapping, IEEE Transactions on Robotics
  • Rubenstein, Michael; SaLoutos, Andrew, SpinBot, Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
  • Rubenstein, Michael; Manchester, Zachary, Bio-inspired Position Control of Satellite Constellations, Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems
  • Fan, Taosha; Wang, Hanlin; Rubenstein, Michael; Murphey, Todd, Efficient and Guaranteed Planar Pose Graph optimization Using the Complex Number Representation, 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2019
  • Espinosa, German; Rubenstein, Michael, Using Hardware Specialization and Hierarchy to Simplify Robotic Swarms, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2018
  • Swissler, Petras; Rubenstein, Michael, FireAnt, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2018