Thank you for visiting my webpage. I am a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Prof. Nathan Michael in the Field Robotics Center of Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. My research interests span the areas of multi-robot systems, distributed AI, algorithms, optimization, control, and computational biology. I obtained my PhD from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University, under the supervision of Prof. Dylan Shell.

Recent Services

  • Associate Editor
    IIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014)

  • Program Committee Member
    IEEE International Symposium Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics (SSRR 2014, 2013)

  • Program Committee Member
    Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) Workshop on Distributed Control and Estimation for Robotic Vehicle Networks (2014)

Representative Publications

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    "Physically Routing Robots in a Multi-robot Network: Flexibility through a Three Dimensional Matching Graph"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR). vol. 32, no. 12, pp. 1475-1494, 2013.
    (Manuscript)

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    "Assessing Optimal Assignment under Uncertainty: An Interval-based Algorithm"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    International Journal of Robotics Research (IJRR). vol. 30, no. 7, pp 936-953. Jun 2011.
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    "Optimal Market-based Multi-Robot Task Allocation via Strategic Pricing"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    2013 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS). Berlin, Germany. June 2013.
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    "Multi-robot Formation Morphing through a Graph Matching Problem"
    Best Student Paper Runner-up Award
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS). Baltimore, MD. Nov 2012.
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    "A Distributable and Computation-flexible Assignment Algorithm: From Local Task Swapping to Global Optimality"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    2012 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS). Sydney, Australia. July 2012.
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    "Multi-level Partitioning and Distribution of the Assignment Problem for Large-scale Multi-robot Task Allocation"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    2011 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS). Los Angeles, California. Jun 2011.
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    "Assessing Optimal Assignment under Uncertainty: An Interval-based Algorithm"
    Lantao Liu, Dylan Shell
    2010 Robotics: Science and Systems Conference (RSS). Zaragoza, Spain. Jun 2010.
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