RSS 2019 - Congratulations to Siwei, Han, and our 2018 summer intern Kai having their work "Efficient Algorithms for Optimal Perimeter Guarding" accepted by RSS 2019!

NSF CAREER - I am among those who received the NSF CAREER award in 2019.

ICRA 2019 - Congratulations to Wei Tang for having his work "Towards Robust Product Packing with a Minimalistic End-Effector" nominated for Best Paper in Automation at ICRA! Wei is a first author on the paper (together with Rahul Shome). The work is a collaborative effort of the robotics groups at Rutgers:

WAFR 2018 - Congratulations to Rupesh Chinta and Shuai Han for having their work "Coordinating the Motion of Labeled Discs with Optimality Guarantees under Extreme Density" accepted at WAFR!

microMVP V3 - Over the past two years we have been steadily improving the microMVP platform, now at version 3. It is now more affordable, robust, complete, and remains fully open. Please see the platform page for details. Special thanks to our undergrad researcher, Zetao Yu!

IROS 2018 - Congratulations to Shuai Han and Edgar Rodriguez for having their work "SEAR: A Polynomial-Time Multi-Robot Path Planning Algorithm with Expected Constant-Factor Optimality Guarantee" accepted at IROS!

RSS 2018 - Our work titled "Constant-Factor Time-Optimal Multi-Robot Routing on High-Dimensional Grids" will appear in the 2018 edition of Robotics: Science and Systems conference. This study establishes that asymptotically time-optimal plans can be computed on fully occupied high-dimensional grids in low polynomial (mostly sub-quadratic) time. There are also several interesting algorithmic tools that we have developed, for the derivation of the result, which may be of independent interest. A preliminary extended version can be found here.

RA-L and ICRA 2018 - Congratulations to Han and Nick for having their journal publication titled "Efficient, High-Quality Stack Rearrangement" accepted by RA-L! The work will also be presented at ICRA.

MRS 2017 - Our initial breakthrough on constant factor optimal multi-robot path planning titled "Expected Constant-Factor Optimal Multi-Robot Path Planning in Well-Connected Environments" has been accepted by The 1st International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems (MRS 2017).

RSS 2017 - Congratulations to Shuai Han on his first first author publication at none other than the Robotics: Science and Systems conference! The paper is a Best Student Paper finalist.

ICRA 2017 - Our first experimental work, titled "A Portable, 3D-Printing Enabled Multi-Vehicle Platform for Robotics Research and Education", has been accepted for presentation at ICRA 2017 in Singapore. This is also the first publication of Shuai Han and Wei Tang. At ICRA 2017, I will also present new research from our recent Transaction on Robotics paper on multi-robot path planning.

Code and Binaries - The algorithms that we developed along with our papers have been made available here. Source code is provided whenever possible. Some implementations are provided as binaries due to their legacy statuses.

Short Bio - I am an Assistant Professor leading the Algorithmic Robotics and Control Lab in the Department of Computer Science at Rutgers. Prior to joining Rutgers, I spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher at MIT CSAIL with Daniela Rus in the Distributed Robotics Lab. The first year of the two-year postdoctoral appointment was joint at Boston University with Mac Schwager in the Multirobot Systems Lab.

I obtained my PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign working with Steven M. LaValle. After defending my thesis, I stayed briefly at the Coordinated Science Laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher working with Soon-Jo Chung and Petros G. Voulgaris.

I completed my undergraduate study at the University of Science and Technology of China.

Prospective Students - I always look to working with motivated prospective students interested in fundamental and/or applied research in robotics, control, and optimization. If you are interested in joining my group, please read some of our recent papers and let me know if you find them interesting.

Jingjin Yu
Department of Computer Science
Rutgers University
110 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ