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Conference #


  1. # Topographical Landmarks for Ground-Level Terrain Relative Navigation on Mars
    Joshua Vander Hook, Russell Schwartz, Kamak Ebadi, Kyle Coble, Curtis Padgett
    Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference. Big Sky, MT 2022.
    [pdf] [bib]
  2. # Toward Autonomous Localization of Planetary Robotic Explorers by Relying on Semantic Mapping
    Kamak Ebadi, Kyle Coble, Dima Kogan, Deegan Atha, Russell Schwartz, Curtis Padgett, Joshua Vander Hook
    Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference. Big Sky, MT 2022.
    [pdf] [bib]
  3. # Low Thrust Trajectory Optimization for the Solar System Pony Express
    Alex Pascarella, Robyn Woollands, Etienne Pellegrini, Marc Sanchez-Net, Joshua Vander Hook
    (AAS22-116). Proceedings of the AAS GNC conference, Feb 2022.
    [pdf] [bib]
  4. # Stochastic Guidance of Buoyancy Controlled Vehicles under Ice Shelves using Ocean Currents
    Federico Rossi, Andrew Branch, Michael P. Schodok, Timothy Stanton, Ian G. Fenty, Joshua Vander Hook, Evan B. Clark
    2021 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Prague, Chech Republic (Virtual)
    [pdf] [bib]
  5. # Agile Spacecraft Imaging Algorithm Comparison for Earth Science
    Zaki Hasnain, James Mason, Jason Swope, Joshua Vander Hook and Steve Chien
    2021 SPARK: Scheduling and Planning Applications woRKshop, International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling. Guangzhou, China
    And: 2021 IWPSS: International Workshop on Planning and Scheduling for Space
    [proceedings] [bib]
  6. # Maximizing Dust Devil Follow-up Observations on Mars Using Cubesats and On-board Scheduling
    Robyn Woollands, Federico Rossi, Tiago Stegun Vaquero, Marc Sanchez-Net, Sandra Bae, Valentin Bickel, Joshua Vander Hook
    (AAS22-116). Proceedings of the AAS 2021.
    [pdf] [bib]
  7. # Solar System Data Mules: Analysis for Mars and Jupiter
    Marc Sanchez-net, Etienne Pellegrini, Wilson Parker, Joshua Vander Hook,
    Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference. Big Sky, MT 2021.
    [pdf] [bib]
  8. # Enhancement of Venus Balloon Science Return through Multi-Agent Autonomy
    M. Saboia Da Silva, F. Rossi, S. Krishnamoorthy, and J. Vander Hook,
    AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts 2020, P026-0002
  9. # MOSAIC: Mars Orbiters for Surface Atmospheric and Ionospheric Connections
    R. J. Lillis, N. G. Heavens, L. Montabone, S. Guzewich, S. M. Curry, P. Withers, M. Chaffin, T. N. Harrison, C. O. Ao, D. L. Mitchell, J.G. Luhmann, J. I. Deighan, M. Kahre, A. Brecht, C. Neish, , J. Vander Hook, I. Smith, , S. L. England, B. M. Jakosky, S. Matousek, C. Edwards
    AGU Fall Meeting 2020.
    [pdf] [bib]
  10. # A Visual Analytics Approach to Debugging Cooperative, Autonomous Multi-Robot System
    Suyun Bae, Federico Rossi, Joshua Vander Hook, Scott Davidoff, Kwan-Liu Ma
    Accepted to the IEEE VIS 2020 Conference (Virtual)
    [pdf] [bib] [conf page]
  11. # The Pluggable Distributed Resource Allocator (PDRA): a Middleware for Distributed Computing in Mobile Robotic Networks
    F. Rossi, T. Stegun Vaquero, M. Sanchez-Net, M. Saboia da Silva, J. Vander Hook.
    Accepted to the 2020 International Converence on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Las Vegas, USA
    [pdf] [bib] [github]
  12. # Nebulae: A Proposed Concept of Operation for Deep Space Computing Clouds
    Joshua Vander Hook, Julie Castillo-Rogez, Richard Doyle, Tiago Stegun Vaquero, Trent M. Hare, Randolf L. Kirk, Dmitriy Bekker, Alice Cocoros, Valerie Fox,
    Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference. Big Sky, MT 2020.
    [pdf] [bib]
  13. # Data Mules on Cycler Orbits for High-Latency, Planetary-Scale Data Transfers
    Marc Sanchez-net, Etienne Pellegrini, Joshua Vander Hook,
    Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference. Big Sky, MT 2020.
    [pdf] [bib] [slides]
  14. # A ROS-based Simulator for Testing the Enhanced Autonomous Navigation of the Mars 2020 Rover
    Olivier Toupet, Tyler Del Sesto, Masahiro Ono, Steven Myint, Joshua Vander Hook, Michael McHenry
    Proceedings of the IEEE Aerospace Conference. Big Sky, MT 2020.
    [pdf] [bib]
  15. # Space Vehicle Swarm Exploration Missions: A Study of Key Enabling Technologies and Gaps
    A. Rahmani, S. Bandyopadhyay, F. Rossi, J.-P. de la Croix, J. Vander Hook, and M. T. Wolf,
    Int. Astronautical Congress, Washington D.C., U.S.A., 2019.
    [pdf] [bib]
  16. # Mars On-site Shared Analytics Information and Computing
    J. Vander Hook, Tiago Stegun Vaquero, Federico Rossi, Martina Troesch, Marc Sanchez-Net, Joshua Schoolcraft, Jean-Pierre de la Croix, Steve Chien
    Proceedings of the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling. 29 (1), pp 707-715. Berkeley, CA 2019.
    [pdf] [bib] [slides] [github]
  17. # Autonomous Swarms of High Speed Manuvering Surface Vessels
    J. Vander Hook, William Seto, Viet Nguyen, Zaki Hasnain, Liam Gallagher, Tyler Halpin-Chan, Varun Varahamurthy, Moises Angulo
    Proceedings of SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing Baltimore MD 2019
    [pdf] [bib] [slides]
  18. # Dynamic Shared Computing Resources for Multi-Robot Mars Exploration
    Joshua Vander Hook, Tiago Stegun Vaquero, Martina Troesch, Jean-Pierre de La Croix, Joshua Schoolcraft, Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay and Steve Chien
    Workshop on Planning and Robotics in 28th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling. Delft, Netherlands, 2018.
    [pdf] [bib]
  19. # Mission modeling, planning, and execution module for teams of unmanned vehicles.
    Jean-Pierre de la Croix, Grace Lim, Joshua Vander Hook, Amir Rahmani, Greg Droge, Alexander Xydes, and Chris Scrapper.
    Unmanned Systems Technology XIX vol. 10195, p. 101950J. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2017.
    [pdf] [bib]
  20. # CARACaS multi-agent maritime autonomy for unmanned surface vehicles in the Swarm II harbor patrol demonstration
    Wolf, Michael T., Amir Rahmani, Jean-Pierre de la Croix, Gail Woodward, Joshua Vander Hook, David Brown, Steve Schaffer, Marc Pomerantz
    In Unmanned Systems Technology XIX vol. 10195, p. 101950O. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2017.
    [pdf] [bib]
  21. # Finding and Tracking Targets in the Wild: Algorithms and Field Deployments
    V. Isler, N. Noori, P. Plonski, A. Renzaglia, P. Tokekar, and J. Vander Hook.
    International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics, pp 1-8, 2015.
    [pdf] [bib]
  22. # Navigation around an unknown obstacle for autonomous surface vehicles using a forward-facing sonar Patrick A. Plonski, Joshua Vander Hook, Cheng Peng, Narges Noori, Volkan Isler. IEEE International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR). 2015. pp 1-7
    [pdf] [bib]
  23. # Pursuit and Evasion with Uncertain Bearing Measurements
    J. Vander Hook, V. Isler.
    Proc. Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry. 2014. 332-340.
    [pdf] [bib]
  24. # Sensor Planning for a Symbiotic UAV and UGV system for Precision Agriculture
    P. Tokekar, J. Vander Hook, V. Isler.
    Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems Tokyo, Japan. pp 5321-5326, 2013.
    [pdf] [bib] [Tech Report]
  25. # Local-Search Strategy for Active Localization of Multiple Invasive Fish
    J. Vander Hook, P. Tokekar, E. Branson, P. Bajer, P. Sorensen, V. Isler.
    Springer Tracts on Advanced Robotis (STAR) 88, pp. 859-873, 2013.
    [pdf] [bib]
  26. # Cautious Greedy Strategy for Bearing-based Active Localization: Experiments and Theoretical Analysis.
    J. Vander Hook, P. Tokekar, V. Isler.
    Proc IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation, 2012, pp 1787-1792.
    [pdf] [bib] [Tech Report]
  27. # Active Target Localization for Bearing Based Robotic Telemetry.
    P. Tokekar, J. Vander Hook, and V. Isler.
    Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2011. pp 488-493.
    [pdf] [bib]

Journal #


  1. # Maximizing Dust Devil Follow-Up Observations on Mars Using Cubesats and On-Board Scheduling
    Robyn Woollands, Federico Rossi, Tiago Stegun Vaquero, Marc Sanchez-Net, Sandra Bae, Valentin Bickel, Joshua Vander Hook
    Journal of the Astronautical Sciences 317.
    [pdf] [bib] [doi]
  2. # Cycler Orbits and Solar System Pony Express
    Marc Sanchez Net, Etienne Pellegrini, Wilson Parker, Joshua Vander Hook, Robyn Woollands,
    Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, pp 1-10, 2022
    [pdf(aiaa)] [doi] [bib]
  3. # Multi-Robot On-site Shared Analytics Information and Computing
    Joshua Vander Hook, Federico Rossi, Tiago Stegun Vaquero, Martina Troesch, Marc Sanchez-Net, Joshua Schoolcraft, Jean-Pierre de la Croix, Steve Chien,
    IEEE Transactions on Control of Networked Systems, pp TBD x(y) note:Accepted
    [bib]
  4. # Swarms of Pirates: Red Team Exercises using Autonomous High Speed Maneuvering Surface Vessels
    Joshua Vander Hook, William Seto, Viet Nguyen, Zaki Hasnain, Carlyn-Ann Lee, Liam Gallagher, Tyler Halpin-Chan, Varun Varahamurthy, Moises Angulo,
    Field Robotics pp TBD x(y) note: Accepted.
    [pdf (accepted version)] [bib]
  5. # Lamb Wave-Based Mapping of Plate Structures via Frontier Exploration
    Alvin Miranda, Joshua Vander Hook, Christoph Schaal.
    Ultrasonics 2021, (110) 106282
    [pdf] [bib] [open access url] [doi]
  6. # Environment Exploration in Sensing Automation for Habitat Monitoring
    Patrick A. Plonski, Joshua Vander Hook, Cheng Peng, Narges Noori, Volkan Isler.
    IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering 2017 14(1)
    [pdf] [bib]
  7. # Gathering Bearing Data for Target Localization
    H. Bayram, J. Vander Hook, and V. Isler.
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 1(1): 369-374, 2016
    [pdf] [bib]
  8. # Environment and Solar Map Construction for Solar-Powered Mobile Systems
    Patrick A. Plonski, J. Vander Hook, V. Isler.
    IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 32(1): 70-82, 2016.
    [pdf] [bib]
  9. # Constrained Probabalistic Search for a One-Dimensional Random Walk
    N. Noori, P. Plonski, A. Renzaglia, P. Tokekar, J. Vander Hook, V. Isler.
    IEEE Transactions on Robotics 32 (2), 261-274 2016
    [pdf] [bib]
  10. # Pursuit and Evasion with Uncertain Bearing Measurements
    J. Vander Hook, V. Isler.
    Journal of Computational Geometry Note: In Review.
  11. # Navigation Around an Unknown Obstacle for Autonomous Surface Vehicles Using a Forward-Facing Sonar
    P. Plonski, J. Vander Hook, C. Peng, N. Noori, and V. Isler.
    Towards Long-Term Autonomy in Marine Robotics, Autonomous Robotics Special Issue. 2015
    [pdf]
  12. # Algorithms for Cooperative Active Localization of Static Targets with Mobile Bearing Sensors under Communication Constraints
    J. Vander Hook, P. Tokekar, V. Isler.
    Transactions on Robotics, 31 (4) 2014. pp 864-876. DOI: 10.1109/TRO.2015.2432612
    [pdf] [bib] [tech report]
  13. # Sensor Planning for a Symbiotic UAV and UGV system for Precision Agriculture
    P. Tokekar, J. Vander Hook, D. Mulla, V. Isler.
    IEEE Transactions on Robotics 2016. 32, 6. pp 1498-1511
    [pdf] [bib]
  14. # Cautious Greedy Strategy for Bearing-Only Active Localization: Analysis and Field Experiments
    J. Vander Hook, P. Tokekar, V. Isler.
    Journal of Field Robotics. pp 296-318, 31(2). April, 2014.
    [pdf] [bib] [wiley]
  15. # Tracking Aquatic Invaders
    P. Tokekar, E. Branson, J. Vander Hook, V. Isler.
    IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine. pp 33-41, 20(3), September, 2013.
    [pdf] [bib]

Reports and Theses #


  1. # Observing Mars from Areostationary Orbit: Benefits and Applications
    Montabone, L., Heavens, N. et al
    Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032.
    [bib] [pdf]
  2. # Distributed Instruments for Planetary Surface Science
    Ashish Goel, Robert Anderson, Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay, Erik Brandon, Joshua Vander Hook, Michael Mischna, and Federico Rossi
    Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 53 (4) pg 156, 2021
    [bib] [DOI: 10.3847/25c2cfeb.07f41cf4 ] [url]
  3. # MOSAIC: Mars Orbiters for Surface Atmospheric and Ionospheric Connections
    Robert Lillis, David Mitchell, Steve Matousek, et al.
    NASA Planetary Science Decadal Survey, National Academies of Science August 2020.
    [pdf] [bib] [National Academies Slides]
  4. # Active Target Localization and Tracking with Application to Robotic Environmental Monitoring
    J. Vander Hook. University of Minnesota 2015.
    [permalink] [pdf] [bib]
  5. # Bearing-Only Active Target Localization Strategies for a System of Two Communicating Mobile Robots: 2013 Full Technical Report.
    J. Vander Hook, P. Tokekar, V. Isler.
    [Tech Report] [bib]
  6. # Sensor Planning for a Symbiotic UAV and UGV system for Precision Agriculture.
    P. Tokekar, J. Vander Hook, V. Isler. 2013
    [Tech Report]
  7. # Long-Term Search Through Energy Efficiency and Harvesting.
    N. Noori, P. Plonski, A. Renzaglia, P. Tokekar, J. Vander Hook, V. Isler. 2013
    [Tech Report]
  8. # Cautious Greedy Strategy for Bearing-based Active Localization: Technical Report (2012)
    . J. Vander Hook, P. Tokekar, V. Isler.
    [Tech Report]
  9. # Aquatic and Land-based Robotic Telemetry for Tracking Invasive Fish
    E. Branson, P. Tokekar, J. Vander Hook, V. Isler.
    Workshop for Research in Environmental Monitoring. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2011.
    [pdf] [bib]
  10. # Experimental Verification of Costless-Merge Pairing Heaps
    J. Vander Hook, D. Kelley.
    MNSU Journal of Undergraduate Research. Bachelors Thesis, 2010, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Talks #


Invited and non-conference

  1. # Sensing and Estimation for Past and (maybe) Future Mars Rover University of Minnesota, CS5552 Sensing and Estimation Guest Lecture April 2022, Virtual.
    [slides]
  2. # AI for Spacecraft at NASA JPL Virtual talk, 2021.
    [slides]
  3. # Nebulae: KISS In-Situ Cloud Computing Workshop for Space Exploration Missions American Astronomical Society 2021, Virtual.
    [slides]
  4. # Bounds on multi-agent map exploration(and a game called exapunks) JPL Section 347 Multi-Agent Reading Group. April 2020
    [slides] [Yann Disser, 2019, Journal of ACM] [Exapunks site]
  5. # Swarms of Pirates: Red Team Exercises with Multi-Agent Autonomy Unamanned Systems Summit, Defense Strategies Institute. Alexandria, VA, USA. March 2020
    [slides]
  6. # Robotic Sensor Networks at ARCS Annual Awards Dinner, October 2013. University of Minnesota.
    [slides]
  7. Escaping Ageing Lions at Graduate Student Colloqium, Fall, 2013. University of Minnesota.
    [slides]
  8. Searching with Bearing Measurements at Graduate Student Colloqium, May 10, 2013. University of Minnessota.
    [slides]
  9. Finding and Localizing Radio-Tagged Carp with An Autonomous Robotic Boat American Fisheries Society, 2012 Saint Paul, MN.
    [poster]