Professor Ankur Mehta

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Journal publications

N. Bezzo, A. Mehta, C. Onal, and M. Tolley, "Robot Makers: The Future of Digital Rapid Design and Fabrication of Robots," in IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, to appear.

A. Mehta, J. DelPreto, and D. Rus, "Integrated Codesign of Printable Robots," in ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, to appear.
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A. Mehta, B. Kerkez, S. Glaser, and K. Pister, "TDMA-based Dual-Mode Communication Networks for Micro Air Vehicle Operations," in Sensors 2012, 12, 16194-16210.
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S. Zarovy, M. Costello, and A. Mehta, "Experimental Method for Studying Gust Effects on Micro Rotorcraft," in Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Mar. 22, 2012.

A. Mehta, J. Hu, "What is the Surface Tension of this Kitty?" in 4th Review of April Fool's Day Transactions, Apr. 1, 2009.
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Conference proceedings (bold indicates presenting author)

Ankur Mehta, Joseph DelPreto, Kai Weng Wong, Hadas Kress-Gazit, and Daniela Rus, "Robot Creation from Functional Specifications," in Proc. Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS 2015), in submission.

Best paper award winner!

Ankur Mehta, Joseph DelPreto, Benjamin Shaya, and Daniela Rus, "Cogeneration of mechanical, electrical, and software designs for printable robots from structural specifications," in Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014), Chicago, IL, Sep. 2014.
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Ankur Mehta, Nicola Bezzo, Byoungkwon An, Peter Gebhard, Vijay Kumar, Insup Lee, and Daniela Rus, "A Design Environment for the Rapid Specification and Fabrication of Printable Robots," in Proc. 14th International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER 2014), Marrakech/Essaouira, Morocco, June 2014.
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Ankur M. Mehta and Daniela Rus, "An End-to-End System for Designing Mechanical Structures for Print-and-fold Robots," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2014), Hong Kong, China, June 2014.
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Ankur M. Mehta and Daniela Rus; Kartik Mohta, Yash Mulgaonkar, Matthew Piccoli, and Vijay Kumar, "A Scripted Printable Quadrotor: Rapid Design and Fabrication of a Folded MAV," in Proc. 16th International Symposium of Robotics Research (ISRR 2013), Singapore, Singapore, Dec. 2013.
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Florian Kehl, A. M. Mehta, and K. Pister, "An Attitude Controller for Small Scale Rockets," in Proc. 9th International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR 2013), Brisbane, Australia, Dec. 2013.
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A. M. Mehta and K. Pister, "Frequency Offset Compensation for Crystal-free 802.15.4 Communication," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications (ATC 2011), Da Nang, Vietnam, Aug. 2011.
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T. L. Massey, A. M. Mehta, T. Watteyne, and K. Pister, "Protocol-Agnostic Compression for Resource-Constrained Wireless Networks," in Proc. IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2010), Miami, FL, Dec. 2010

A. M. Mehta and K. Pister, "WARPWING: A Complete Open Source Control Platform for Miniature Robots," in Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2010), Taipei, Taiwan, Oct. 2010.
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S. Zarovy, M. Costello, A. Mehta, G. Gremillion, D. S. Miller, B. Ranganathan, P. D. Samuel, and J. S. Humbert, "Experimental Study of Gust Effects on Micro Air Vehicles," AIAA Conference on Atmospheric Flight Mechanics, AIAA-2010-7818, Toronto, Canada, Aug. 2010.

T.L. Massey, A. Mehta, T. Watteyne, K. Pister, "Packet Compression for Time-Synchronized Wireless Networks," in Proc. IEEE Sensor Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON 2010), Boston, MA, June 2010.

T. Watteyne, S. Lanzisera, A. M. Mehta and K. Pister, "Mitigating Multipath Fading Through Channel Hopping in Wireless Sensor Networks," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2010), Cape Town, South Africa, 23-27 May 2010.

T. Watteyne, A. M. Mehta and K. Pister, "Reliability Through Frequency Diversity: Why Channel Hopping Makes Sense," in Proc. Sixth ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks (PE-WASUN 2009), Oct. 2009.

S. Lanzisera and A. M. Mehta, "Reducing Average Power in Wireless Sensor Networks Through Data Rate Adaptation," in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2009), Jun. 2009.

A. M. Mehta, S. M. Lanzisera, K. Pister, "Steganography in 802.15.4 Wireless Communication," pp. 1-3, Adv. Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS 2009), Dec. 2008.
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S. Bergbreiter, A. M. Mehta, K. Pister, "PhotoBeacon: Design of an Optical System for Localization and Communication in Multi-Robot Systems," pp. 1-7, RoboComm 07, Athens, 2007.

A. M. Mehta and K. Pister, "Flexure-based two degree-of-freedom legs for walking microrobots," in Proc. ASME 2006 Intl. Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE 2006), New York, NY: ASME Press, 2006, pp. 441-450.
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A. M. Mehta and K. Pister, "Planar two degree-of-freedom legs for walking microrobots," in in the IARP Workshop on Micro & Nano Robotics, Paris, France, 23-24 Oct. 2006.
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B.A. Wilhite, A.M. Mehta, D.J. Quinn, J.L. Hertz, M.S. Spearing, H.L. Tuller, M.A. Schmidt and K.F. Jensen. "Development of a Membrane-Based Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell: Microfabrication and Performance Analysis," 2004 MRS Fall Meeting, M5.22, Boston, MA (2004).

B.A. Wilhite, A.M. Mehta, D.J. Quinn, J.L. Hertz, M.S. Spearing, H.L. Tuller, M.A. Schmidt and K.F. Jensen. "Development of a Membrane-Based Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell," AIChE 2004 Annual Meeting, Austin, TX (2004).

Invited presentations

A. M. Mehta, "Actuation and Mobility in Wireless Sensor Networks," Presented at the Swarm Lab Research Retreat, Berkeley, CA, May 2012.

A. M. Mehta, "Microrobots: Mobility in Wireless Sensor Networks," Presented at the 8th Graduate Students Academic Forum, Beijing, China, Oct. 2011.

A. M. Mehta and K. Pister, "Developing Autonomous Control Systems for Miniature Robots and Air Vehicles using the WARPWING Platform," Presented at the Institute of Navigation GNC Challenges for Miniature Autonomous Systems Workshop, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Oct. 2010.

A. M. Mehta, "Minirocketry," Presented at the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center Industrial Advisory Board, Berkeley, CA, Mar. 2008

Theses

A. M. Mehta, "Mobility in Wireless Sensor Networks," Ph.D. Thesis, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, Dec. 2012.

A. M. Mehta, "A Microfabricated Solid Oxide Fuel Cell," Masters Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, May 2004.