Biography

Dr. Philip Dames is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University. Prior to joining Temple, Dr. Dames worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics in 2015. His main research interest is multi-robot systems. In particular, he works on problems in planning, control, estimation, and communication to enable robots to autonomously explore and gather information in a wide variety of settings.

Labs: Lab

Research Interests

  • Robotics
  • Active Sensing
  • Multi-Robot Coordination
  • Mapping & Target Tracking.

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

MEE 4411

Introduction to Mobile Robotics

Undergraduate

MEE 5411

Introduction to Mobile Robotics

Graduate

MEE 8110

Special Topics: Probabilistic Robotics

Graduate

Selected Publications

  • Chen, J. & Dames, P. (2020). Collision-free distributed multi-target tracking using teams of mobile robots with localization uncertainty. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 6968-6974. doi: 10.1109/IROS45743.2020.9341126

  • Chen, J. & Dames, P. (2020). Distributed and Collision-Free Coverage Control of a Team of Mobile Sensors Using the Convex Uncertain Voronoi Diagram. Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2020-July, pp. 5307-5313. doi: 10.23919/ACC45564.2020.9147359

  • Dames, P.M. (2020). Distributed multi-target search and tracking using the PHD filter. Autonomous Robots, 44(3-4), pp. 673-689. doi: 10.1007/s10514-019-09840-9

  • Cobb, P.J., Earley-Spadoni, T., & Dames, P. (2019). Centimeter-Level Recording for All: Field Experimentation with New, Affordable Geolocation Technology. Advances in Archaeological Practice, 7(4), pp. 353-365. doi: 10.1017/aap.2019.21

  • Chung, S.J., Paranjape, A.A., Dames, P., Shen, S., & Kumar, V. (2018). A Survey on Aerial Swarm Robotics. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 34(4), pp. 837-855. doi: 10.1109/TRO.2018.2857475

  • Chung, S.J., Paranjape, A., Dames, P., Shen, S., & Kumar, V. (2018). Guest Editorial Special Section on Aerial Swarm Robotics. IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 34(4), pp. 835-836. doi: 10.1109/TRO.2018.2860098

  • Carrillo, H., Dames, P., Kumar, V., & Castellanos, J.A. (2018). Autonomous robotic exploration using a utility function based on Rényi’s general theory of entropy. Autonomous Robots, 42(2), pp. 235-256. doi: 10.1007/s10514-017-9662-9

  • Dames, P. (2018). Distributed multi-target search and tracking using the PHD filter. 2017 International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems, MRS 2017, 2018-January, pp. 1-8. doi: 10.1109/MRS.2017.8250924

  • Dames, P., Tokekar, P., & Kumar, V. (2018). Detecting, Localizing, and Tracking an Unknown Number of Moving Targets Using a Team of Mobile Robots. ROBOTICS RESEARCH, VOL 1, 2, pp. 513-529. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-51532-8_31

  • Dames, P., Tokekar, P., & Kumar, V. (2017). Detecting, localizing, and tracking an unknown number of moving targets using a team of mobile robots. International Journal of Robotics Research, 36(13-14), pp. 1540-1553. doi: 10.1177/0278364917709507

  • Cleveland, J., Thakur, D., Dames, P., Phillips, C., Kientz, T., Daniilidis, K., Bergstrom, J., & Kumar, V. (2017). Automated System for Semantic Object Labeling with Soft-Object Recognition and Dynamic Programming Segmentation. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 14(2), pp. 820-833. doi: 10.1109/TASE.2016.2631085

  • Cleveland, J., Thakur, D., Dames, P., Phillips, C., Kientz, T., Daniilidis, K., Bergstrom, J., & Kumar, V. (2017). Automated System for Semantic Object Labeling With Soft-Object Recognition and Dynamic Programming Segmentation. IEEE TRANSACTIONS on AUTOMATION SCIENCE and ENGINEERING, 14(2), pp. 820-833. doi: 10.1109/TASE.2016.2631085

  • Schwager, M., Dames, P., Rus, D., & Kumar, V. (2017). A multi-robot control policy for information gathering in the presence of unknown hazards. Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, 100, pp. 455-472. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-29363-9_26

  • Dames, P.M., Schwager, M., Rus, D., & Kumar, V. (2016). Active Magnetic Anomaly Detection Using Multiple Micro Aerial Vehicles. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 1(1), pp. 153-160. doi: 10.1109/LRA.2015.2511444