[7]  T. Dear, S.D. Kelly, M. Travers, and H. Choset. Snakeboard Motion Planning with Viscous Friction and Skidding. International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015.

[8]  C. Gong, M. Travers, H. Kao, and H. Choset. Conditioned Basis Array Factorization: An Approach to Gait Pattern Extraction. Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2014.

[9]  T. Dear, S.D. Kelly, M. Travers, and H. Choset. Dissipation-Induced Self-Recovery in Systems on Principal Bundles. ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference (DSCC), 2014.

[10]  H. Ponte, M. Travers, and H. Choset. Guided Locomotion in 3D for Snake Robots Based on Contact Force Optimization. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014.

[11]  M. Travers and H. Choset. Recursive Dynamics and Feedback Linearizing Control of Serial- Chain Manipulators. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014.

[12]  C. Gong, M. Travers, H. Kao, and H. Choset. Parameterized Controller Generation for Mul- tiple Mode Behavior. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014.

[13]  A. Rangaprasad, M. Travers, and H. Choset. Using Lie Algebra to Estimate the Shape of Medical Snake Robots. International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2014.

[14]  H. Ponte, M. Queenan, C. Mertz, M. Travers, F. Enner, M. Hebert, and H. Choset. Visual Sensing for Developing Autonomous Behavior in Snake Robots. International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2014.

[15]  E.A. Cappo, M. Travers, and H. Choset. Head-Orientation for a Sidewinding Snake Robot using Modal Decomposition. SPIE Defense and Security, 2014.

[16]  M. Travers and H. Choset. Optimal Gait Design for Systems with Drift on SO(3). ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), 2013.

[17]  T. Dear, S.D. Kelly, M. Travers, and H. Choset. Mechanics and Control of a Terrestrial Vehicle Exploiting a Nonholonomic Constraint for Fishlike Locomotion. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), 2013.

[18]  T. Dear, R.L. Hatton, M. Travers, and H. Choset. Snakeboard Motion Planning with Local Trajectory Information. ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC), 2013.

[19]  M. Travers, R.L. Hatton, and H. Choset. Minimum Perturbation Coordinates on SO(3). American Control Conference (ACC), 2013.

[20]  C. Gong, M. Travers, X. Fu, and H. Choset. Extended Gait Equation for Sidewinding. Inter- national Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2013.

[21]  T. Kamegawa, R. Kuroki, M. Travers, and H. Choset. Proposal of EARLI for a Snake Robot Obstacle-Aided Locomotion. International Symposium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), 2012. 

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Journal Publications

[22]  M. Travers, T. Murphey, and L. Pao. Linear Time-Varying Impulse Optimization for Data Association. American Control Conference (ACC), 2012.

[23]  M. Travers, T. Murphey, and L. Pao. Impulsive Data Association with an Unknown Number of Targets. Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control (HSCC), 2011.

[24]  M. Travers, T. Murphey, and L. Pao. Trajectory Optimization Estimator for Impulsive Data Association. American Control Conference (ACC), 2011.

[25]  M. Travers, T. Murphey, and L. Pao. Impulsive Optimization for Data Association. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), 2010.

[26]  M. Travers, T. Murphey, and L. Pao. Stochastic Sampling-Based Data Association. American Control Conference (ACC), 2009.

[27]  M. Travers, T. Murphey, and L. Pao. Data Association with Ambiguous Measurements. American Control Conference (ACC), 2008. 

[1]  J. Aguilar, T. Zhang, F. Qian, M. Kingsbury, B. McInroe, N. Mazouchova, C. Li, R. Maladen, C. Gong, M. Travers, R.L. Hatton, H. Choset, P.B. Umbanhowar, and D.I. Goldman. A Review on Locomotion Robophysics: The Study of Movement at the Intersection of Robotics, Soft Matter and Dynamical Systems. To appear in Reports on Progress in Physics.

[2]  H. Astley, C. Gong, J. Dai, M. Travers, M. Serrano, P. Vela, H. Choset, J.R. Mendelson, D.L. Hu, and D.I. Goldman. Modulation of Orthogonal Body Waves Enables High Maneuverability in Sidewinding Locomotion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 112:19, 6200-6205, 2015.

[3]  C. Gong, M. Travers, H. Astley, L. Li, J.R. Mendelson, D.I. Goldman, and H. Choset. Kine- matic Gait Synthesis for Snake Robots. The International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR), August 2015.

[4]  H. Marvi, C. Gong, N. Gravish, H. Astley, M. Travers, R.L. Hatton, J.R. Mendelson, H. Choset, D.L. Hu, and D.I. Goldman. Sidewinding with Minimal Slip: Snake and Robot Ascent of Sandy Slopes. Science, 346:6206, 224-229, 2014. Type your paragraph here.

Matthew Travers

Roboticist/Systems Scientist

[1]  M. Travers and H. Choset. Shape-Constrained Whole-Body Adaptivity. International Sym- posium on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), 2015. Nominated for best paper award.

[2]  T. Dear, S.D. Kelly, M. Travers, and H. Choset. Motion Planning and Differential Flatness of Mechanical Systems on Principal Bundles. ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference (DSCC), 2015.

[3]  M. Travers and H. Choset. Use of the Nonlinear Observability Rank Condition for Improved Parametric Estimation. International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015.

[4]  X. Xiao, E. Cappo, W. Zhen, J. Dai, K. Su, C. Gong, M. Travers, and H. Choset. Locomotive Reduction for Snake Robots. International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015.

[5]  C. Gong, M. Travers, H. Astley, D.I. Goldman, and H. Choset. Limbless Locomotors that Turn in Place. International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015.

[6]  J. Dai, M. Travers, T. Dear, C. Gong, H. Astley, D.I. Goldman, and H. Choset. Robot-Inspired Biology: The Compound-Wave Control Template. International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015. 

Conference Publications