Taming Combinatorial Challenges in Clutter Removal. W. N. Tang and J. Yu. 2019 International Symposium on Robotics Research (ISRR 2019). [PDF (extended)] [bib]

Integer Programming as a General Solution Methodology for Path-Based Optimization in Robotics: Principles, Best Practices, and Applications. S. D. Han and J. Yu. 2019 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2019). [PDF] [bib]

Average Case Constant Factor Time and Distance Optimal Multi-Robot Path Planning in Well-Connected Environments. J. Yu. Autonomous Robots, 2019. [draft manuscript] [bib]

Efficient Algorithms for Optimal Perimeter Guarding. S. W. Feng, S. D. Han, K. Gao, and J. Yu. 2019 Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2019). [PDF] [extended draft] [bib]

Towards Robust Product Packing with a Minimalistic End-Effector. R. Shome*, W. N. Tang*, C. Song, C. Mitash, H. Kourtev, J. Yu, A. Boularias, and K. E. Bekris [*: equal contributions]. 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2019). Nominated for Best Paper in Automation. [PDF] [bib]

Coordinating the Motion of Labeled Discs with Optimality Guarantees under Extreme Density. R. Chinta, S. D. Han and J. Yu. The 13th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR 2018). [PDF] [bib]

Fast, High-Quality Dual-Arm Rearrangement in Synchronous, Monotone Tabletop Setups. R. Shome, K. Solovey, J. Yu, D. Halperin and K. Bekris. The 13th International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR 2018). [bib]

SEAR: A Polynomial-Time Multi-Robot Path Planning Algorithm with Expected Constant-Factor Optimality Guarantee. S. D. Han, E. J. Rodriguez and J. Yu. 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2018). [PDF] [bib]

Complexity Results and Fast Methods for Optimal Tabletop Rearrangement with Overhand Grasps. S.D. Han, N. Stiffler, A. Krontiris, K. Bekris, and J. Yu. International Journal of Robotics Research, 2018. [PDF] [video]

Constant-Factor Time-Optimal Multi-Robot Routing on High-Dimensional Grids. J. Yu. 2018 Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2018). [PDF] [extended draft] [bib]

Efficient, High-Quality Stack Rearrangement. S.D. Han, N. Stiffler, K. Bekris, and J. Yu. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2018. Presented at ICRA 2018. [PDF] [bib]

An Effective Algorithmic Framework for Near Optimal Multi-Robot Path Planning. J. Yu and D. Rus. Bicchi A., Burgard W. (eds), Robotics Research, vol 1, pp 495-511, 2018. Presented at ISRR 2015. [PDF] [bib]

Expected Constant-Factor Optimal Multi-Robot Path Planning in Well-Connected Environments. J. Yu. The 1st International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems (MRS 2017). [extended draft] [bib]

Freeze Tag Awakening in 2D is NP-hard. Z. Abel, H. Akitaya, and Jingjin Yu. 27th Annual Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry (FWCG 2017). [full proceeding]

High-Quality Tabletop Rearrangement with Overhand Grasps: Hardness Results and Fast Methods. S.D. Han, N. Stiffler, A. Krontiris, K. Bekris, and J. Yu. 2017 Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2017). Best Student Paper finalist. [PDF] [bib]

A Portable, 3D-Printing Enabled Multi-Vehicle Platform for Robotics Research and Education. J. Yu, S. D. Han, W. N. Tang and D. Rus. 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017). [PDF] [bib]

Optimal Multi-Robot Path Planning on Graphs: Complete Algorithms and Effective Heuristics. J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 32(5), page(s): 1163 - 1177, 2016. Among selected TRO papers to be presented at ICRA 2017. [PDF]. [bib]

Optimal Multi-Robot Path Planning on Graphs: Structure and Computational Complexity. J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. Working draft. [draft].

Correlated Orienteering Problem and its Application to Persistent Monitoring Tasks. J. Yu, M. Schwager, and D. Rus. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 32(5), page(s): 1106 - 1118, 2016 [PDF]. [bib]

Intractability of Optimal Multi-Robot Path Planning on Planar Graphs. J. Yu. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 1(1), page(s): 33-40, 2016. Presented at ICRA 2016 (RA-L with ICRA option). [PDF] [bib]

Anytime Planning of Optimal Schedules for a Mobile Sensing Robot. J. Yu, J. Aslam, S. Karaman, and D. Rus. 2015 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2015). [PDF] [bib]

Motion Planning for Unlabeled Discs with Optimality Guarantees. K. Solovey, J. Yu, O. Zamir, and D. Halperin. 2015 Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS 2015). [PDF] [bib]

Persistent Monitoring of Events with Stochastic Arrivals at Multiple Stations. J. Yu, S. Karaman, and D. Rus. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 31(3), page(s): 521-535, 2015 [PDF]. [bib]

Pebble Motion on Graphs with Rotations: Efficient Feasibility Tests and Planning Algorithms. J. Yu and Daniela Rus. Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics XI, Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR), vol 107, page(s): 729-746, 2015. Presented at WAFR 2014. [PDF]. [bib]

Target Assignment in Robotic Networks: Distance Optimality Guarantees and Hierarchical Strategies. J. Yu, S.-J. Chung, and P. G. Voulgaris. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 60(2), page(s): 327-341, 2015. [PDF] [bib]

Correlated Orienteering Problem and its Application to Informative Path Planning for Persistent Monitoring Tasks. J. Yu, M. Schwager, and D. Rus. 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014). [PDF] [bib]

Traveled distance minimization and hierarchical strategies for robotic networks. J. Yu, S.-J. Chung, and P. G. Voulgaris. 6th International Symposium on Communications, Control, and Signal Processing (ISCCSP), 2014, invited. [PDF]. [bib]

Persistent Monitoring of Events with Stochastic Arrivals at Multiple Stations. J. Yu, S. Karaman, and D. Rus. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014). [PDF] [ICRA slides] [bib]

Distance Optimal Target Assignment for Networked Robots with Communication and Target-Sensing Limitations. J. Yu, S.-J. Chung, and P. G. Voulgaris. RSS workshop on Communication-aware Robotics: New Tools for Multi-Robot Networks, Autonomous Vehicles, and Localization, 2014. [PDF] [bib]

Distance Optimal Target Assignment in Robotic Networks under Communication and Sensing Constraints. J. Yu, S.-J. Chung, and P. G. Voulgaris. 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014). [PDF] [ICRA slides] [bib]

Shortest Path Set Induced Vertex Ordering and its Application to Distributed Distance Optimal Formation Planning and Control on Graphs. J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2013). [PDF]. [bib]

A Linear Time Algorithm for the Feasibility of Pebble Motion on Graphs. J. Yu. Working draft. [draft] [bib]

Counting Moving Bodies Using Sparse Sensor Beams. L. H. Erickson, J. Yu, Y. Huang, and S. M. LaValle. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 10(4), page(s): 853-861, 2013 [PDF] [bib]

Combinatorial Structures and Filter Design in Information Spaces. J. Yu. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2013

Multi-agent Path Planning and Network Flow. J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics X, Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR), Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, vol 86, page(s): 157-173, 2013. Presented at WAFR 2012. [PDF]. [bib]

Counting Moving Bodies Using Sparse Sensor Beams. L. H. Erickson, J. Yu, Y. Huang, and S. M. LaValle. Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics X, Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR), Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, vol 86, page(s): 427-442, 2013. Presented at WAFR 2012. [PDF] [bib]

Planning Optimal Paths for Multiple Robots on Graphs. J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013). [PDF] [bib]

Efficient Formation Path Planning on Large Graphs. M. Katsev, J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. 2013 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2013). [PDF] [bib]

Structure and Intractability of Optimal Multi-robot Path Planning on Graphs. J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. The Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-13). [PDF]. [bib]

Fast, Near-Optimal Computation for Multi-robot Path Planning on Graphs. J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. The Twenty-Seventh AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-13), late breaking papers. [PDF]. [bib]

Distance Optimal Formation Control on Graphs with a Tight Convergence Time Guarantee. J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. The 51st IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2012). [PDF] [bib]

Shadow Information Spaces: Combinatorial Filters for Tracking Targets. J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 28(2), page(s): 440-456, Apr. 2012. [PDF] [bib]

Rendezvous Without Coordinates. J. Yu, S. M. LaValle, and D. Liberzon. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 57(2), page(s): 421-434, Feb 2012. [PDF]. [bib]

Time Optimal Multi-agent Path Planning on Graphs. J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. The First AAAI Workshop on Multiagent Pathfinding (WoMP 2012). [PDF] [bib]

Story Validation and Approximate Path Inference with a Sparse Network of Heterogeneous Sensors. J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2011) [PDF] [bib]

Cyber Detectives: Determining When Robots or People Misbehave. J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics IX, Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR), Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, vol 68, page(s): 391-407, 2011. Presented at WAFR 2010. [PDF]. [bib]

Rendezvous of Multiple Dubins Car Agents with Minimal Sensing and Control Requirements. J. Yu. Master's Thesis, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2010
Probabilistic shadow information spaces. J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. The 2010 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2010) [PDF] [bib]

Rendezvous without Coordinates. J. Yu, S. M. LaValle, and Daniel Liberzon. The 47th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2008) [PDF] [bib]

Tracking hidden agents through shadow information spaces. J. Yu and S. M. LaValle. The 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2008). [PDF]. [bib]