Wenhao Luo

The Robotics Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
Office: Newell-Simon Hall 1604A
Email: wenhaol AT cs.cmu.edu
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Biography

I am a second-year robotics Ph.D. student at Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, advised by Prof. Katia Sycara. We are investigating novel methodologies for planning, state estimation and control of distributed multi-robot systems.

Before moving to CMU in 2014, I was a Ph.D. student in Control Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University from 2012 to 2014. I obtained my B.E. degree with Honors in Measurement & Control Technology and Instruments from Central South University in 2012.

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in robotics, control theory and artificial intelligence. Within robotics, my subdisciplinary interests lie in motion planning, estimation and control of autonomous robotic systems, such as multi-robot systems and human-robot systems, with emphasis on robustness, trustworthiness and adversaries in the systems.

Journal Articles

  • A suboptimal and analytical solution to mobile robot trajectory generation amidst moving obstacles
    Jun Peng*, Wenhao Luo*, Weirong Liu, Wentao Yu, and Jing Wang
    (* indicates equal contribution)
    Autonomous Robots (AURO), vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 1–23, 2015.
    Paper

Full-length Conference Publications

  • Adaptive Sampling and Online Learning in Multi-Robot Sensor Coverage with Mixture of Gaussian Processes
    Wenhao Luo, and Katia Sycara
    Submitted to the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2018.
    Pdf Coming Soon

  • Online Decision Making for Stream-based Robotic Sampling via Submodular Optimization
    Wenhao Luo, Changjoo Nam, and Katia Sycara
    To appear in IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI), 2017.
    Pdf Coming Soon

  • Decentralized Coordinated Motion for a Large Team of Robots Preserving Connectivity and Avoiding Collisions
    Anqi Li, Wenhao Luo, Sasanka Nagavalli, and Katia Sycara
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2017.
    Paper

  • Distributed Knowledge Leader Selection for Multi-Robot Environmental Sampling Under Bandwidth Constraints
    Wenhao Luo, Shehzaman S. Khatib, Sasanka Nagavalli, Nilanjan Chakraborty, and Katia Sycara
    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2016.
    Paper

  • Handling State Uncertainty in Distributed Information Leader Selection for Robotic Swarms
    Anqi Li, Wenhao Luo, Sasanka Nagavalli, Nilanjan Chakraborty, and Katia Sycara
    IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), 2016.
    Paper

  • Distributed Dynamic Priority Assignment and Motion Planning for Multiple Mobile Robots with Kinodynamic Constraints
    Wenhao Luo, Nilanjan Chakraborty, and Katia Sycara
    American Control Conference (ACC), 2016.
    PDF Coming Soon

  • Asynchronous Distributed Information Leader Selection in Robotic Swarms
    Wenhao Luo, Shehzaman S. Khatib, Sasanka Nagavalli, Nilanjan Chakraborty, and Katia Sycara
    IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE), 2015.
    Paper

  • Optimal Real-time Trajectory Planning for a Fixed Wing Vehicle in 3D Dynamic Environment
    Wenhao Luo, Jun Peng, and Jing Wang
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO), 2013.
    Paper

  • An Improved Parameterized Approach for Real Time Optimal Motion Planning of AUV Moving in Dynamic Environment
    Wenhao Luo, Jun Peng, and Jing Wang
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics Automation and Mechatronics (RAM), 2013.
    Paper

  • A Unified Optimization Method for Real-Time Trajectory Generation of Mobile Robots with Kinodynamic Constraints in Dynamic Environment
    Wenhao Luo, Jun Peng, Weirong Liu, Jing Wang, and Wentao Yu
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics Automation and Mechatronics (RAM), 2013.
    Paper

Academic Honors and Awards

  • IROS NSF Student Travel Grant, IROS, 2016
  • GSA Conference Funding, CMU, 2016
  • Academic Scholarship for Graduates, SJTU, 2012-2014
  • Outstanding Bachelor’s Thesis Award (top 1%), CSU, 2012
  • Outstanding Bachelor Award (top 7%), CSU, 2012
  • ArcelorMittal Outstanding Innovation Research Project (1 of 8), CSU&ArcelorMittal, 2012
  • ArcelorMittal Outstanding Student Fellowship (top 0.3%), CSU&ArcelorMittal, 2011
  • Outstanding Student Award, CSU, 2009 – 2012
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship, CSU, 2008-2011