Abhijeet Ravankar

Degree, Academic Background, Work Experience

Degree

PhD (Engineering) Hokkaido University, Japan Novel Algorithms for Multi-Robot Path Planning, Task Coordination, Mapping and Localization in Indoor Environment 2017

Academic Background

Oct. 2014 - Mar. 2017 PhD (Engineering), Hokkaido University
Oct. 2009 - Sep. 2011 Master of Engineering (Computer Science & Engineering)

Work Experience

Oct 2011 - Sep 2014 Panasonic, R&D Department, Japan, Engineer
Mar 2017 - Feb 2018 Hokkaido University, Japan, Post-Doctoral Researcher
Mar 2018 - Present Kitami Institute of Technology, Japan, Assistant Professor
Classes Taught, Specializations
Specializations
Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision
Keywords in Research
Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision
Affiliation
IEEE, JSME
Publication (Academic Papers)

Scientific Papers

Title / Publisher   Publish Date
Optimization Technology of the Image Recognition Processing by a SIMD for Image Recognition Platform Development of a Next-Generation Camera
Panasonic Technical Journal, 59, 2, 103-108
2013-11
Algorithms and a Framework for Indoor Robot Mapping in a Noisy Environment Using Clustering in Spatial and Hough Domains
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems , SAGE, 12, 3, 27
2015-03
SHP: Smooth Hypocycloidal Paths with Collision-Free and Decoupled Multi-Robot Path Planning
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems , SAGE, 13, 3, 133
2016-06
On a Hopping-Points SVD and Hough Transform-Based Line Detection Algorithm for Robot Localization and Mapping
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, SAGE , 13, 3, 98
2016-06
On a bio-inspired hybrid pheromone signalling for efficient map exploration of multiple mobile service robots
Artificial Life and Robotics, Springer, 21, 2, 221--231
2016-06
Avoiding blind leading the blind: Uncertainty integration in virtual pheromone deposition by robots
International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, SAGE Journal , 13, 6, 1729881416666088
2016-11
Symbiotic Navigation in Multi-Robot Systems with Remote Obstacle Knowledge Sharing
Sensors Journal , 2017, 12, 1581
2017-07
Hitchhiking Robots: A Collaborative Approach for Efficient Multi-Robot Navigation in Indoor Environments
Sensors Journal, 2017, 8, 1878
2017-08
A Single LiDAR-Based Feature Fusion Indoor Localization Algorithm
MDPI, Sensors, 18, 4, 1294
2018-04
Hitchhiking Based Symbiotic Multi-Robot Navigation in Sensor Networks
Robotics, 7, 3, 37
2018-07
Path Smoothing Techniques in Robot Navigation: State-of-the-Art, Current and Future Challenges
MDPI Sensors, 18, 9, 3170
2018-09
A Novel Approach for Lidar-Based Robot Localization in a Scale-Drifted Map Constructed Using Monocular SLAM
MDPI Sensors, 19, 10, 2230
2019-05
On Sharing Spatial Data with Uncertainty Integration Amongst Multiple Robots Having Different Maps
Applied Sciences, MDPI, 9, 13, 2753
2019-07
ITC: Infused Tangential Curves for Smooth 2D and 3D Navigation of Mobile Robots
Sensors, MDPI, 19, 20, 4384
2019-10
Safe Mobile Robot Navigation in Human-Centered Environments Using a Heat Map-Based Path Planner
Artificial Life and Robotics, Springer, 1, 9
2020-03
Development of a Low-Cost Semantic Monitoring System for Vineyards Using Autonomous Robots
MDPI, Agriculture, 10, 5, 1-19
2020-05
Line Segment Extraction and Polyline Mapping for Mobile Robots in Indoor Structured Environments Using Range Sensors
SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration, 13, 3, 138-147
2020-05
Measuring Student Learning Outcomes in Introductory Project Management Course in Graduate Schools
International Journal of Institutional Research and Management (IJIRM), 4, 1, 66-86
2020-05
Transient Virtual Obstacles for Safe Robot Navigation in Indoor Environments
Information Engineering Express (IEE), International Institute of Applied Informatics, 6, 1, 59-69
2020-06
Multi-robot path planning for smart access of distributed charging points in map
Artificial Life and Robotics, Springer
2020-07
Autonomous VTOL-UAV Docking System for Heterogeneous Multi-Robot Team
IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 70, 1-18
2020-11
HPPRM: Hybrid Potential Based Probabilistic Roadmap Algorithm For Improved Dynamic Path Planning Of Mobile Robots
IEEE Access, 8, 221743-221766
2020-12

Reference Papers

Title / Publisher Publish Date
An Algorithm for Secure Image Transmission in Mobile Robots
The Proceedings of 2014 HU-SNU International Symposium, Sapporo, Japan, 1, 1, 1-4
2014-11
Vision based Localization and Mapping for Indoor Robots using RGBD Sensor
The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomech), 2015, 1, _2A2-M06_1
2015-05
Real Time Parallel Implementation of Dynamic Feature Detection on Embedded Robot Platforms
The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomech), 2015, 1, _2A1-S04_1-_2A1-S04_3
2015-05
An Efficient Networking Scheme for Static and Dynamic Nodes in Multiple Service Robots
The Proceedings of 33rd Annual Conference of the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ), 2015, 1, 1-4
2015-09
On Data Security in Service Robots
The Proceedings of 33rd Annual Conference of the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ), 2015, 1, 1-4
2015-09
A Graphical Framework for Robust Indoor Mapping
The Proceedings of 33rd Annual Conference of the Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ), 2015, 1, 1-4
2015-09
Power Efficient Networking Scheme for Mobile Robots with Application to Localization
The Proceedings of 4th International Doctor Symposium on Mechanical Engineering, (IDSHU 2015), Sapporo, Japan, 2015, 1, 1-6
2015-11
Path Planning for Multiple Service Robots in Continuous Operation
The Proceedings of 14th USTB-HU International Symposium, Beijing, China, 2016, 1, 1-4
2016-03
Clustering Based Line Detection in Noisy Datasets
The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomech), 2016, 1, 1P1-07a4
2016-06
A Multi-Robot Path Planning Scheme and Management based on Power Availability
The Proceedings of JSME annual Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomech), 2016, 1, 2A1-06b4
2016-06
A Geometric Path Smoother for Mobile Robots
Proceedings of 2016 HU-SNU International Symposium, Sapporo, Japan, 2016, 1, 1-4
2016-12
Inter-Robot Learning in Multi-Robot System
Proceedings of the 2017 Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering (JSME) Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics (Robomec2017), 2017, 1, 2P1-F04
2017-05
Low-cost Mobile Platform for ROS
The Proceedings of 2017 JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics, ROBOMECH 2017, 2017, 1, 1P1-G09
2017-05
Surveillance Mobile Robot System for Tracking and Inspection of Suspicious Entities in Indoor and Outdoor Spaces
Proceedings of The East Asia Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (EAMAE), Sapporo, Japan, 2017
2017-11
Large Scale Mapping using Semantic and Topological Information for Autonomous Mobile Robot Navigation
Proceedings of The East Asia Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (EAMAE), Sapporo, Japan, 2017, 1, 1-6
2017-11
Semantic Navigation for Indoor Service Robots
JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics, ROBOMECH 2018, 2018, 1, 1P1-G01
2018-06
Real time path smoothing for mobile robots in 2D and 3D environments
JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics, ROBOMECH 2018, 2018, 1, 1A1-J03
2018-06
Visual LIDAR Odometry Mapping and Navigation for Mobile Robots in Indoor Environments
2018 Joint Convention of the Hokkaido Chapters of the Institutes of Electrical and Information Engineers, Japan, 2018, 1, 1-4
2018-10
Collaborative Multi-Robot Navigation in Indoor Environments
2018 Joint Convention of the Hokkaido Chapters of the Institutes of Electrical and Information Engineers, Japan, 2018, 1, 1-4
2018-10
A collaborative mapping and navigation framework for multi-robot system
Proceedings of The 8th East Asia Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering Workshop, Dec 1-3, 2018 Hong Kong Sar, China, 2018, 1, 1-4
2018-12
Scale-aware indoor localization using 2D laser rangefinder in a weak map from monocular SLAM
Proceedings of The 8th East Asia Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering Workshop, Dec 1-3, 2018 Hong Kong SAR, China, 2018, 1, 1-4
2018-12
Robust Landmark Detection in Vineyards Using Laser Range Sensor
Proceedings of Robomech 2019 Conference, Hiroshima
2019-06
Efficient Robot Path Planning in Crowded Passages
Proceedings of Robomech 2019 Conference, Hiroshima
2019-06
Autonomous Navigation of Ground Robot for Vineyard Monitoring
Proceeding of Robomech 2019 conference, Hiroshima
2019-06
Cooperative Multi-robot Map Merging with Task Distribution
Proceedings of Robomech 2019 Conference, Hiroshima
2019-06
Image Based Landmark Detection in Vineyards
Proceedings of the 2020 JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics, Kanazawa, Japan, May 27-29, 20, 2, 1-4
2020-05
Path Planning for Mobile Robots based on Semantic Mapping
Proceedings of the 2020 JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics, Kanazawa, Japan, May 27-29, 20, 2, 1-4
2020-05
An Intelligent Cleaning Robot for Indoor Environments
Proceedings of the 2020 JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics, Kanazawa, Japan, May 27-29, 20, 2, 1-4
2020-05
Pose Graph Map Merging SLAM for Multiple Robots
Proceedings of the 2020 JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics, Kanazawa, Japan, May 27-29, 20, 2, 1-4
2020-05
A Solution for Automatic Charging of Multiple Robots
Proceedings of the 2020 JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics, Kanazawa, Japan, May 27-29, 20, 2, 1-4
2020-05
A Hybrid Feature based Mapping for Indoor Service Robots
Proceedings of the 2020 JSME Conference on Robotics and Mechatronics, Kanazawa, Japan, May 27-29, 20, 2
2020-05

International Conference Papers / Proceedings

Title Publish Date
Mesh-of-Tori: A Novel Interconnection Network for Frontal Plane Cellular Processors
IEEE First International Conference on Networking and Computing, IEEE, Higashi-Hiroshima, Japan
2010-11
New Interconnection Network for Array Processors
IEEE International Symposium on Low-Power and High-Speed Chips, COOL Chips XIV, IEEE, Yokohama, Japan
2011-04
Image Scrambling Based on a New Linear Transform
IEEE 2nd International Conference on Multimedia Technology, IEEE, Hangzhou, China
2011-07
An O(n) Time-complexity Matrix Transpose on Torus Array Processors
IEEE 3rd International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Algorithms and Applications (PDAA), IEEE, Osaka, Japan
2011-11
A connected Component Labeling Algorithm for Sparse Lidar Data Segmentation
IEEE 6th International Conference on Automation, Robotics & applications (ICARA), IEEE, Queenstown, New Zealand
2015-02
A Novel Vision Based Adaptive Transmission Power Control Algorithm for Energy Efficiency in Wireless Sensor Networks Employing Mobile Robots
The 7th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN 2015), IEEE, Sapporo, Japan
2015-07
A solution to estimate robot motion with large rotation by matching laser scans
IEEE 2015, 54th Annual Conference of the Society of Instrument and Control Engineers of Japan (SICE), IEEE, IEEE, SICE, Hangzhou, China
2015-07
An Intelligent Docking Station Manager for Multiple Mobile Service Robots
IEEE 15th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2015), IEEE, Busan, Korea
2015-10
SLAM within indoor loops by using incremental scan registration
2015 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII), IEEE/SICE, Nagoya, Japan
2015-12
Estimation of position and trajectory of a flying ball in 3-D space
2015 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII), IEEE/SICE, Nagoya, Japan
2015-12
Path Smoothing Extension for Various Robot Path Planners
IEEE 16th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2016), IEEE, Gyeongju, Korea
2016-10
Intelligent Robot Guidance in Fixed External Camera Network for Navigation in Crowded and Narrow Passages
In Proceedings of the 3rd International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications, Sciforum Electronic Conference, DOI:10.3390/ecsa-3-D008
2016-11
A Hybrid Topological Mapping and Navigation Method for Large Area Robot Mapping
Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference (SICE), IEEE, IEEE, Kanazawa
2017-09
Can Robots Help Each Other To Plan Optimal Paths in Dynamic Maps?
2017 Proceedings of the SICE Annual Conference (SICE), IEEE, Kanazawa
2017-09
Optimal Robot Path Selection Using Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchical Process
The 4th International Electronic Conference on Sensor Applications , MDPI , http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ecsa-4-04905
2017-11
Vision Based Autonomous Docking of VTOL UAV using a Mobile Robot Manipulator
2017 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII), IEEE/SICE, Taipei, Taiwan
2017-12
UAV Pose Estimation Using IR and RGB Cameras
2017 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII), IEEE/SICE , Taipei, Taiwan
2017-12
Autonomous Mobile Robot Mapping and Navigation using Topological and Semantic Information
23rd International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, ISAROB, Springer, Beppu, Japan
2018-01
Task coordination for multiple mobile robots considering semantic and topological information
IEEE International Conference on Applied System Invention (ICASI) 2018 , IEEE, Chiba, Japan
2018-04
Real-time multi-robot path planning revisited as a caching problem
IEEE International Conference on Applied System Invention (ICASI) 2018 , IEEE, Chiba, Japan
2018-04
Towards Better Problem Finding and Creativity in Graduate School Education
IEEE 7th International Conference on Data Science and Institutional Research (DSIR 2018), IEEE, Yonago, Tottori, Japan
2018-07
Autonomous Mapping and Exploration of UAV Using Low Cost Sensors
5th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications, doi: 10.3390/ecsa-5-05753, MDPI, Electronic Conference
2018-11
A Bio-Inspired Algorithm for Autonomous Task Coordination of Multiple Mobile Robots
5th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications, doi: 10.3390/ecsa-5-05760 , MDPI, Electronic Conference
2018-11
Localization with Laser Range Finder in A Metric Inconsistent Map from Monocular SLAM
IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE ROBIO 2018), IEEE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2018-12
HMRP: Heat Map based Robot Path Planner for Safe Navigation in Human Centric Environments
24th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB 2019), Artificial Life and Robotics, Beppu, Japan
2019-01
Real-time Visual Graph-Based Navigation for Multi-Robot System
24th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB 2019), Artificial Life and Robotics, Beppu, Japan
2019-01
Virtual Obstacles for Safe Mobile Robot Navigation
7th International Conference on Smart Computing and Artificial Intelligence (SCAI 2019), IEEE, Toyama, Japan
2019-07
Managing the Project: The Essential Need for Project Management Training and Education in Graduate Schools
8th International Conference on Data Science and Institutional Research (DSIR 2019), IEEE, Toyama, Japan
2019-07
On Autonomous Navigation in Vineyards With Lidar Information
IEEE SICE Annual Conference 2019 (SICE 2019), September 10-13, 2019, Hiroshima, The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), Hiroshima
2019-09
Polygon Mapping and Segment Extraction for Indoor Robot Navigation using Range Sensors
IEEE SICE Annual Conference 2019 (SICE 2019), September 10-13, 2019, Hiroshima, The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE), Hiroshima, Japan
2019-09
An Efficient Algorithm for Cleaning Robots Using Vision Sensors
6th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications, MDPI, Sciforum
2019-11
Visual-aided Multi-robot Mapping and Navigation using Topological Features
6th International Electronic Conference on Sensors and Applications, MDPI, Sciforum
2019-11
Path Planning for Service Robots in Continuous Operation
25th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB-2020), Artificial Life and Robotics, Beppu, Japan
2020-01
A Robust SLAM System for Complex Environments using Geometric Features and Visual Inertial Navigation
25th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB) , Artificial Life and Robotics, Beppu, Japan
2020-01
Dynamics Modelling and Parameter Identification of a Reaction Wheel Based Pendulum
The Fourth IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing, IEEE, Virtual Conference
2020-11
Dynamic Motion Planning for Mobile Robots using Improved Artificial Potential Field Method
26th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics AROB 26th 2021, AROB, Beppu (Online)
2021-01
Monocular Visual-inertial Localization in a Point Cloud Map Using Feature-to-Distribution Registration
2021 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration, IEEE/SICE, Online
2021-01
Behavior recognition of patients through computer vision
26th International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics AROB 26th, 2021, Artificial Life and Robotics, Beppu (Online)
2021-01

Lecture Presentations

Title Publish Date
On Navigation, Task Coordination, Mapping, and Localization of Indoor Multiple Service Robots
The Society of Control and Instrumentation Engineers, Workshop of Swarm Systems, Sapporo
2018-11
Some Thoughts on Research in Japan
Hokkaido University, Nitobe School, The 2nd Nitobe School Mentor Forum, Sapporo
2018-12
Autonomous Mobile Robots: Current and Future Challenges
Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, Mumbai, India
2019-01
IoT and Robotics for Sustainable Agriculture
Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, Mumbai, India
2020-01
Embrace Your Expertise, Transcend Its Limits
Hokkaido University, Nitobe School, Nitobe School Mentor Forum, Sapporo (Online)
2020-12
Awards
2020 Best Paper Award, 25th International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB, 2020, Beppu, Japan
2019 Top Global Peer Reviewer Award
2019 Honorable Mention Award, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Applied Informatics, 2019, Toyama, July 7-12, Japan
2018 Young Author Award, 23rd International Symposium on Artificial Life and Robotics, AROB, 2018. Beppu, Japan
2016 Best Presentation Award, 14th USTB-HU Academic Symposium, March 6 to 9, 2016, Beijing, China
2016 IJARS Robotics Rising Star Award Finalist
2015 Best Paper Award, 4th International Doctoral Symposium on Mechanical Engineering, IDSHU, Sapporo, Nov. 2015
2015 Best Paper Award, 15th IEEE International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, Busan, Korea
2013 Panasonic President Award, Panasonic Corp. Osaka, Japan
2011 Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Technology, 2011 Hangzhou, China
2011 Best Feature Award, IEEE Symposium on Low-Power and High-Speed Chips, Cool Chips XIV, Yokohama, Japan, 2011