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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

  • Petras Swissler, Michael Rubenstein, “FireAnt”, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2018, (2018)
  • German Espinosa, Michael Rubenstein, “Using Hardware Specialization and Hierarchy to Simplify Robotic Swarms”, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2018, (2018)
  • Melinda Malley, Michael Rubenstein, Radhika Nagpal, “Flippy”, IROS 2017 - IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, (2017)
  • Marc Gyongyosi, Alexander Daley, Blake Resnick, Michael Rubenstein, “Low cost sensing and communication system for rotor-craft”, IROS 2017 - IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, (2017)
  • Hanlin Wang, Michael Rubenstein, “Autonomous mobile robot with independent control and externally driven actuation”, IROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, (2016)
  • Martin E W Nisser, Samuel M. Felton, Michael T. Tolley, Michael Rubenstein, Robert J. Wood, “Feedback-controlled self-folding of autonomous robot collectives”, IROS 2016 - 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, (2016)