Robotics Laboratory

Department of Computer Science | Iowa State University

Selected Publications

2019

Xiaoqian Mu, Yuechuan Xue, and Yan-Bin Jia. Robotic Cutting: Mechanics and Knife Control. Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Robotics.

Prajjwal Jamdagni and Yan-Bin Jia. Robotic Cutting of Solids Based on Fracture Mechanics and FEM. Accepted to IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Macau, China, Nov 3-8, 2019.

Xiaoqian Mu, Yuechuan Xue, and Yan-Bin Jia. Robotic Cutting: Mechanics and Control of Knife Motion. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3066-3072, Montreal, Canada, May 20-24, 2019.

Yan-Bin Jia, Matthew Gardner, and Xiaoqian Mu. Batting an in-flight object to the target. International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 451-485, 2019.

2018

Yan-Bin Jia and Yuechuan Xue. Dexterous manipulation by two fingers with coupled joints. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3172-3179, Brisbane, Australia, May 21-25, 2018.

2017

Yan-Bin Jia and Feifei Wang. Analysis and computation of two body impact in three dimensions. ASME Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, vol. 12, no. 4, 2017.

2016

Matthew Gardner, Yan-Bin Jia, and Huan Lin. Batting flying objects to the target in 2D. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 3225-3232, Daejeon, Korea, Oct 9-14, 2016.

Yan-Bin Jia. Planning the initial motion of a free sliding/rolling ball [Supplement]. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 32, no. 3, pp. 566-582, 2016.

2015

Feifei Wang, Huan Lin, and Yan-Bin Jia. Computational modeling of n-body collisions. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 5376-5381, Hamburg, Germany, Sep 28 - Oct 3, 2015.

Yan-Bin Jia. Planning the motion of sliding and rolling sphere under friction. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 2396-2402, Seattle, WA, 2015.

Feng Guo, Yan-Bin Jia. Planning finger movements to lift up deformable 2D objects. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3696-3701, Seattle, WA, 2015.

Huan Lin, Feng Guo, Feifei Wang, and Yan-Bin Jia. Picking up a soft 3D object by “feeling” the grip (40 pages). International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 34, no. 11, pp. 1361-1384, 2015.

2014

Yan-Bin Jia, Feng Guo, and Huan Lin. Grasping deformable planar objects: squeeze, stick/slip analysis, and energy-based optimalities. (52 pages). International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 866-897, 2014.

Huan Lin, Feng Guo, Feifei Wang and Yan-Bin Jia. Picking up soft 3D objects with two fingers. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation , pp. 3656-3661, Hong Kong, China, May 31 – Jun 5, 2014.

2013

Yan-Bin Jia, Huan Lin, and Feng Guo. Optimal two-Finger squeezing of deformable objects.. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 3514-3519, Tokyo Big Sight, Japan, November 3-8, 2013.

Feng Guo, Huan Lin, and Yan-Bin Jia. Squeeze grasping of deformable planar objects with segment contact and stick/slip transitions. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 3721-3726, Karlsruhe, Germany, May 5-9, 2013.

Yan-Bin Jia. Three-dimensional impact: energy-based modeling of tangential compliance.(48 pages). International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 56-83, 2013.

Yan-Bin Jia, Matthew T. Mason, and Michael A. Erdmann. Multiple impacts: a state transition diagram approach. (63 pages). International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 84-114, 2013.

2012

Rinat Ibrayev and Yan-Bin Jia. Recognition of curved surfaces from “one-dimensional” tactile data (845K). IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 613-621, 2012.

2011

Yan-Bin Jia, Feng Guo, and Jiang Tian. On two-finger grasping of deformable planar objects. In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 5261-5266, Shanghai, China, May 9-13.

2010

Yan-Bin Jia. Energy-based modeling of tangential compliance in 3-dimensional impact. In Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics IX, D. Hsu et al. (eds.), pp. 267-284, Springer, 2010. Also presented at the Ninth International Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, Singapore, December 2010.

Yan-Bin Jia, Matthew Mason, and Michael Erdmann. A state transition diagram for simultaneous collisions with application in billiard shooting. In Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics VIII, G. Chirikjian et al. (eds.), pp. 135-150, Springer, 2010. Also presented at the Eighth International Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, Guanajuato, Mexico, December 2008.

Yan-Bin Jia and Jiang Tian. Surface patch reconstruction from “one-dimensional” tactile data. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 400-407.

Jiang Tian and Yan-Bin Jia. Modeling deformations of general parametric shells grasped by a robot hand. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 837-852. (Finalist for the 2010 IEEE Transactions on Robotics King-Sun Fu Memorial Best Paper Award).

2009

Jiang Tian and Yan-Bin Jia. Modeling deformable shell-like objects grasped by a robot hand. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 1297-1302, Kobe, Japan, May 12-17.

2008

Yan-Bin Jia and Jiang Tian. Deformations of general parametric shells: computation and robot experiment. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems, pp. 1796-1803, Nice, France, Sep 22-26.

2006

Rinat Ibrayev and Yan-Bin Jia. Surface recognition by registering data curves from touch. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 55-60, Beijing, PRC, Oct 9-15.

Yan-Bin Jia, Liangchuan Mi, and Jiang Tian. Surface patch reconstruction via curve sampling. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 1371-1377, Orlando, FL, May 16-18.

2005

Rinat Ibrayev and Yan-Bin Jia. Semi-differential invariants for tactile recognition of algebraic curves. International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 24, no. 11, pp. 951-969.

Yan-Bin Jia and Rinat Ibrayev. Semi-differential invariants for recognition of algebraic curves. In Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics VI, M. Erdmann et al. (eds.), pp. 267-282, Springer, 2005. Also presented at the Sixth International Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, Zeist, the Netherlands, July.

Yan-Bin Jia. Localization of curved parts through continual touch. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 726-733.

2004

Yan-Bin Jia. Computation on parametric curves with an application in grasping. International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 23, no. 7-8, pp. 825-855.

Yan-Bin Jia. Computation on parametric curves with applications in localization and grasping. In Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics V, J.-D. Boissonnat et al. (eds.), pp. 329-345, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2004. Also presented at the Fifth International Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, Nice, France, December 2002.

Liangchuan Mi and Yan-Bin Jia. High precision contour tracking with a joystick sensor. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 804-809, Sendai, Japan, Sep 28 – Oct 2.

Rinat Ibrayev and Yan-Bin Jia. Tactile recognition of algebraic shapes using differential invariants. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 1548-1553, New Orleans, LA, Apr 26-May 1.

2003

Yan-Bin Jia. Contact sensing for parts localization: sensor design and experiments. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 516-522, Las Vegas, NV, Oct 27-31.

2002

Yan-Bin Jia. Curvature-based computation of antipodal grasps. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 1571-1577, Washington, D.C., May 11-15.

2001

Yan-Bin Jia. Localization on curved objects using tactile information. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conferences on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 701-706, Maui, HI, Oct 29 – Nov 3.

2000

Yan-Bin Jia. Grasping curved objects through rolling. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 377-382, San Francisco, CA, April.

1999

Yan-Bin Jia and Michael Erdmann. Pose and motion from contact. International Journal of Robotics Research , vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 466-490, 1999.

1998

Yan-Bin Jia and Michael Erdmann. Observing pose and motion through contact. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation , pp. 723-729, Leuven, Belgium, May 1998 (selected as a finalist for the Anton Philips Best Student Paper Award).

Yan-Bin Jia and Michael Erdmann. Local observability of rolling. In Robotics: The Algorithmic Perspective, P. K. Agarwal et al. (eds.), pp. 251-263, A. K. Peters, Boston, 1998. Also presented at the Third International Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, Houston, TX, March 1998.

1996

Yan-Bin Jia and Michael Erdmann. Geometric sensing of known planar shapes. International Journal of Robotics Research, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 365-392, 1996.

Yan-Bin Jia and Michael Erdmann. Pose from pushing. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 165-171, Minneapolis, MN, April 1996 (selected as a semi-finalist — top 8 out of 548 papers — for the Best Conference Paper Award).

1995

Yan-Bin Jia. On computing optimal planar grasps. In Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 3:427-434, Pittsburgh, PA, August 1995.

1994

Yan-Bin Jia and Michael Erdmann. Sensing polygon poses by inscription. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pp. 1642-1649, San Diego, CA, May 1994.

Yan-Bin Jia and Michael Erdmann. The complexity of sensing by point sampling. In Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, K. Goldberg et al. (eds.), pp. 283-300, A. K. Peters, Boston, 1995. Also presented at the First International Workshop on Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, San Francisco, CA, February 1994.