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31.10.2021
Graduation - Ofir Gordon
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Ofir Gordon, CRL's first alumni, official comleted his M.Sc. studies. His thesis, titled “Toward Understanding the Hardness of Multi-Agent Path Finding” and presented at SoCS 2021, focused on the complexity aspects of the Multi-Agent Path Finding problem.  
10.10.2021
Media coverage
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Our paper titled "Toward Certifiable Motion Planning for Medical Steerable Needles" co-authored with Mengyu Fu and Ron Alterovitz is gaining visibility also in non-academic venues including the Technion's archive (Hebrew), the Jerusalem post, and in the hebrew podcast שלושה שיודעים (interview appears on Oct 10th at 1:03:30).  
25.08.2021
NSF-BSF Grant awarded
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NSF-BSF grant titled "Efficient Bi- and Multi-Objective Search" was awarded together with Prof. Ariel Felner, Sven Koenig and Satish Kumar.
04.08.2021
Paper accepted to IROS 21
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Our paper titled "Class-Ordered LPA$^*$: An Incremental-Search Algorithm for Weighted Colored Graphs" (co-authored by Jaein Lim and Panagiotis Tsiotras from Georgia Institute of Technology) has been accepted for publication in the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021).
04.08.2021
Best-paper nomination for RSS paper
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Our paper titled "Toward Certifiable Motion Planning for Medical Steerable Needles" co-authored with Mengyu Fu and Ron Alterovitz was nominated for the best-paper award at Robots Science and Systems (RSS21).
04.08.2021
Paper accepted to MRS 21
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Nir Greshler's paper (co-authored with Ofir Gordon and Nahum Shimkin) titled " Cooperative Multi-Agent Path Finding: Beyond Path Planning and Collision Avoidance" has been accepted for publication in the 3rd International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems (MRS'21).
21.04.2021
Paper accepted to IJRR
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A paper co-authored with Fahad Islam, Aditya Agarwal and Maxim Likhachev titled “Provably Constant-time Planning and Re-planning for Real-time Grasping Objects off a Conveyor” has been accepted for publication in the international Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR).  
06.04.2021
Paper accepted to SoCS 21
Ofir Gordon's paper (co-authored with Yuval Filmus) titled "Revisiting the Complexity Analysis of Conflict-Based Search: New Computational Techniques and Improved Bounds" has been accepted for publication in the 14th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Search (SoCS).
02.03.2021
New paper on needle steering uploaded to arXiv
02.03.2021
Paper accepted to ICRA 21
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A paper co-authored with Mengyu Fu and Ron Alterovitz titled ``Computationally-Efficient Roadmap-based Inspection Planning via Incremental Lazy Search'' has been accepted for publication in the  IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA).
02.03.2021
Paper accepted to ICAPS 21
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A paper co-authored with Boris Goldin titled "Approximate bi-criteria search by efficient representation of subsets of the Pareto-optimal frontier" has been accepted for publication in the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS).
10.11.2020
MOST Grant awarded
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Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) grant titled "What is the right robot for my problems? Evaluating robot suitability for motion-planning tasks via domain coherence" was awarded.
01.09.2020
NSF-BSF Grant awarded
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NSF-BSF grant titled "Provably High-Quality Robot Inspection Planning-Theory and Application" was awarded together with Prof. Ron Alterovitz from UNC.