A. LaViers and M. Egerstedt (Eds.). Controls and Art: Inquires that Intersect the Subjective and the Objective, Springer. 2014.
Chapters in Books
LaViers, A., Programmed Improvisation Inspired From Autonomous Humanoids. Handbook on Improvisation in Dance. Vida Midgelow (Ed.) Oxford University Press. (to appear)
LaViers, A., Y. Sheng, J. Heddy, A. Bashiri, and L. Bai. Abstractions for Design-by-Humans of Heterogeneous Autonomous Behaviors. Dance Notations and Robot Motion Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (STAR). 2016.
LaViers, A., L. Teague, and M. Egerstedt. Style-based Robotic Motion in Contemporary Dance Performance. Controls and Art: Inquires that Intersect the Subjective and the Objective. A. LaViers and M. Egerstedt (Eds.) Springer. 2014.
Selected Articles in Journals
A. LaViers. Make robot motions natural: Humanoid machines should move and gesture more like us, argues Amy LaViers. Nature 565, 422-424. 2019.
M. Heimerdinger, A. LaViers, "Modeling the Compound Effects of Environmental Context and Stylized Gait on Perception via an Affective Model," International Journal of Social Robotics. 1875-4791 1-19. 2019.
LaViers, A., C. Cuan, C. Maguire, K. Bradley, K. Brooks Mata, A. Nilles, I. Vidrin, N. Chakraborty, M. Heimerdinger, U. Huzaifa, R. McNish, I. Pakrasi, and A. Zurawski, "Choreographic and Somatic Approaches for the Development of Expressive Robotic Systems," Arts MDPI (Special Issue on Machine as Artist for the 21st Century). 2018.
Marino, T., C. Widdowson, A. Oetting, A. Lakshmanan, H. Cui, N. Hovakimyan, R. Wang, A. Kirlik, A. LaViers, D. Stipanovic. "CAREBOTS: PROLONGED ELDERLY INDEPENDENCE USING SMALL MOBILE ROBOTS." Mechanical Engineering. 138:9 S8. 2016.
LaViers, A., Y. Chen, C. Belta, and M. Egerstedt, "Automatic Sequencing of Ballet Poses: A Formal Approach to Phrase Generation IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine," pp. 87-95 Sept. 2011.
Articles in Conference Proceedings
A. Bacula and A. LaViers. ``Character Design and Validation on Aerial Robotic Platforms Using Laban Movement Analysis.'' International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). Qingdao, China, 2018.
R. Kaushik and A. LaViers. ``Imitating Human Movement Using a Measure of Verticality to Animate Low Degree-of-Freedom Non-humanoid Virtual Characters.'' International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). Qingdao, China, 2018.
I. Pakrasi, N. Chakraborty, C. Cuan, E. Berl, W. Rizvi, and A. LaViers. ``Dancing Droids:
An Expressive Layer for Mobile Robots Developed Within Choreographic Practice.'' International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). Qingdao, China, 2018.
C. Cuan, I. Pakrasi, and A. LaViers ``Perception of Control in Artificial and Human Systems: A Study of Embodied Performance Interactions.'' International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). Qingdao, China, 2018.
C. Cuan, I. Pakrasi, E. Berl, and A. LaViers ``CURTAIN and Time to Compile: A Demonstration of an Experimental Testbed for Human-Robot Interaction.'' 27th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN). Nanjing, China, 2018.
C. Cuan, I. Pakrasi, and A. LaViers, "Time to Compile." 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO). 2018. (Practice Work; Extended Abstract)
A. Nilles, C. Gladish, M. Beckman, and A. LaViers, "Improv: Live Coding for Robot Motion Design." 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO). 2018. (Extended Abstract)
A. Bacula and A. LaViers, "Character Recognition on a Humanoid Robotic Platform via a Laban Movement Analysis." 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO). 2018.
I. Pakrasi and A. LaViers, "A Design Methodology for Abstracting Character Archetypes onto Robotic Systems." 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO). 2018.
R. Kaushik, I. Vidrin, and A. LaViers, "Quantifying Coordination in Human Dyads via a Measure of Verticality." 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO). 2018.
Cuan, C., I. Pakrasi., and A. LaViers, "Time to Compile: An Interactive Art Installation", Intersections: 16th Biennial Symposium. The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology. 2018.
U. Huzaifa and A. LaViers. ``Producing Multiple Movement Executions Leveraging Embodied Movement Strategies and Platform Symmetry.'' IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO). Macao, China. 2017
Heimerdinger, M., A. LaViers, "Influence of Environmental Context on Recognition Rates of Stylized Walking Sequences", International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR), 272-282. 2017.
Dahl, L., J. Bellona, L. Bai, A. LaViers, "Data-driven design of sound for enhancing the perception of expressive robotic movement", Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Movement Computing (MOCO). 2017.
Huzaifa, U. and A. LaViers, "Control design for planar model of a core-located actuation walker," 6th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob). 2016.
Huzaifa, U., C. Bernier, Z. Calhoun, G. Heddy, C. Kohout, B. Libowitz, A. Moenning, J. Ye, C. Maguire, A. LaViers, "Embodied movement strategies for development of a core-located actuation walker," 6th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob). 2016. (Best Poster Finalist)
Heddy, G., U. Huzaifa, P. Beling, Y. Haimes, J. Marvel, B. Weiss, and A. LaViers, "Linear Temporal Logic (LTL) Based Monitoring of Smart Manufacturing Systems," Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society. 2015.
Choo, B.Y., P.A. Beling, A.E. LaViers, J.A. Marvel, and B.A. Weiss, "Adaptive Multi-scale PHM for Robotic Assembly Processes," Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society. 2015.
Malinowski, M.L., P.A. Beling, Y.Y. Haimes, A. LaViers, J.A. Marvel, and B.A. Weiss, "System Interdependency Modeling in the Design of Prognostic and Health Management Systems in Smart Manufacturing," Annual Conference of the Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) Society. 2015.
Huber, S., J. McAuliff, K. Monson, T. O'Brien, J. Valdez, and A. LaViers, "Exploration of Robotic System Design in Improving the Patient Experience in Physical Therapy Sessions At the UVA Childrens Hospital," Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS), May 2015.
Bobadilla, L., T. T. Johnson, A. LaViers, and U. Huzaifa, "Verified Planar Formation Control Algorithms by Composition of Primitives," AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference, AIAA Science and Technology Forum (SciTech). 2015.
Sheng, Y. and A. LaViers, "Style-based Segmentation of Human Motion," IEEE International Conference on Systems Man and Cybernetics, San Diego, CA. Oct. 2014.
Green, K., A. Panchang, H. Meng, E. D'Agostini, R. Bates, R. Bailey, and A. LaViers, "Fluid handling and environmental management for automated 3-D cell culturing," Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS), May 2014.
LaViers, A. and M. Egerstedt, "Style-based Abstractions for Human Motion Classification," ACM/IEEE Fifth International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems. Berlin, GER, Apr. 2014.
LaViers, A. and M. Egerstedt, "Style-based Robotic Motion," American Control Conference. Montreal, CAN. 2012.
LaViers, A. and M. Egerstedt, "The Ballet Automaton: A Formal Model for Human Motion," American Control Conference, San Francisco, CA, Jun. 2011.
LaViers, A., Y. Chen, C. Belta, and M. Egerstedt, "A Formal Approach to the Automatic Generation of Balletic Motions," ACM/IEEE Second International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems, Chicago, IL, Apr. 2011.
LaViers, A., A. Rahmani, and M. Egerstedt. "Dynamic Spectral Clustering," Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems, Budapest, Hungary, July 2010.
LaViers, A., "TA-ing for Trolls: A Surprising Contrast Between MOOCs and Traditional, Brick and Mortar Classrooms," Educational Corner. ASME Dynamic Systems & Control Division (DSCD) Newsletter. Fall 2013.
Other Scholarly Activities
"twist when your ankle is out of phase" Parts I, II, and III, Tango on Water, Charlottesville, VA, December 2018
"A Machine", Dance Rehearsal Krannert, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL, December 2018
"Time to Compile", ThoughtWorks ParadigmShift, Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, ON, October 2018
"Trio" an excerpt of "Time to Compile", Dance NOW Festival, Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, New York, NY, September 2018
"Time to Compile", 5th Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO), Casa Paganini Infomus, Genoa, Italy, July 2018
"Time to Compile", CODAME Art+Tech Festival, The Midway, San Fransisco, CA, June 2018
"Time to Compile", Part of "Arts@Tech SEAD Artists Showcase", The Ferst Center for the Arts, Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, April 2018
"Robots in Two Rooms", Levis Faculty Center, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Urbana, IL, March 2018
"Time to Compile", Conference on Research on Choreographic Interfaces, Granoff Center for Creative and Performance Arts, Brown University, Providence, RI, March 2018
"Time to Compile", Intersections, The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, New London, CT, February 2018
"Integration of Limits" with Kim Brooks Mata and students, Part of "Fall Dance Concert", Culbreth Theater, Charlottesville, VA, November 2014
"Untitled", Part of "A Score For the Downtown Mall", TOMTOM Festival, Charlottesville VA, April 2014
"Automaton", Clough Undergraduate Commons, Atlanta, GA, April 2013
List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, Outstanding Distinction, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (May 2017)
CETL/BP Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award Finalist, Georgia Institute of Technology (May 2013)
ECE Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology (May 2013)
Student Selected Speaker, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Princeton University (November 2018)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Director's Fellowship (October 2017)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award (YFA) (October 2015)
Calvin Dodd MacCracken Senior Thesis Prize, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Princeton University (June 2009)
Lyman Page Dance Award, Lewis Center for the Arts, Princeton University (June 2009)
Morgan Mckenzie Senior Thesis Prize, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (June 2009)
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