Technical Reports

 

This is a collection of documents that describe technical and scientific research results. Typically, but not necessarily, there results are associated with some sponsored research project. These documents do not always go through the process of independent peer review prior to their publication, and their main purpose is to support peer reviewed publications with supplementary material, details, and data.

Recent Submissions

  • Rawal, Chetan (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2011-10)
    The behavior of a certain class of hybrid robotic systems can be expressed using formal languages. In this work, we show how languages can be generated from discrete abstractions of such hybrid systems; that these languages ...
  • Bhambhani, Varsha; Tanner, Herbert (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2010-07)
    This paper establishes a new constrained combinatorial optimization approach to the design of cellular neural networks with sparse connectivity. This strategy is applicable to cases where maintaining links between ...
  • Tanner, Herbert; Boddu, Adithya (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2010-08)
    This paper presents a methodology for designing (centralized) control laws which can probably steer a group of robotic agents to fall into a formation of arbitrary shape, while following collision free trajectories. The ...
  • Zhang, Wenqi; Tanner, Herbert (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2010)
    We introduce a new formalism to define compositions of interacting heterogeneous systems, described by extended motion description languages (MDLes). The novelty of the formalism is in producing a composed system with a ...
  • Tanner, Herbert; Piovesan, Jorge (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2010-02)
    A new methodology for implementing nonlinear receding horizon optimization is presented, with direct application to robot navigation in cluttered environments. The methodology combines elements from statistical learning theory ...
  • Panagou, Dimitra; Tanner, Herbert (Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 2009-04)
    This report describes the kinematic and dynamic modeling of a hexapod robot. The 6-DOF (degrees of freedom) analytical kinematic and dynamic equations of motion are derived following the classical Newtonian mechanics. Under ...