Publication

Book Chapters:

  1. Zhen Kan, John M. Shea, and Warren E. Dixon, "Navigation Function Based Decentralized Control of A Multi-agent System with Network Connectivity Constraints", in Examining Robustness and Vulnerability of Critical Infrastructure Networks, Edited by S. Butenko, E. L. Pasiliao, V. Shylo, NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - D:Information and Communication Security, Vol 35, pp. 104-119, 2014.
  2. A. Dani,  Z. Kan,  N. Fischer, and W. E. Dixon, "Real-time Structure and Motion Estimation in Dynamic Scenes using a Single Camera," in Robotic Vision: Technologies for Machine Learning and Vision Applications,Edited by Jose Garcia and Miguel Cazorla, IGI Global Publication, pp. 173-191, July 12, 2012.

 

Journal Papers:

  1. C. Ton, Z. Kan, and S. S. Mehta, "Obstacle Avoidance Control of a Human-in-the-loop Mobile Robot System using Harmonic Potential Fields," Robotica, to appear.
  2. J. Klotz, S. Obuz, Z. Kan, and W. E. Dixon, "Synchronization of Uncertain Euler-Lagrange Systems with Uncertain Time-varying Communication Delays,” IEEE Transaction on Cybernetics, to appear.
  3. T. Cheng,  Z. Kan,  J. Klotz, J. Shea, and W. E. Dixon, Event-Triggered Control of Multi-Agent Systems for Fixed and Time-Varying Netwok Topologies," IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 62, No. 10, pp. 5365-5371 (2017)
  4. C. Ton, S. S. Mehta, and Z. Kan, "Super-Twisting Control of Double Integrator Systems with Unknown Constant Control Direction," IEEE Control Systems Letters, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp 370-375 (2017).
  5. Z. Kan, T. Yucelen, E. Doucette, and E. Pasiliao, "A Finite-Time Consensus Framework over Time-Varying Topologies with Temporal Constraints", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol. 139, No. 7, 071012-071012-6(2017).
  6. Z. Kan, J. Klotz, J. M. Shea, E. A. Doucette, and W. E. Dixon, "Decentralized Rendezvous of Nonholonomic Robots with Sensing and Connectivity Constraints,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol. 139, No. 2, pp. 024501-024501-7 (2017).
  7. Z. Kan, J. M. Shea, and W. E. Dixon,Leader-Follower Containment Control Over Directed Random Graphs,” Automatica, Vol. 66, pp. 56-62 (2016).
  8. S. S. Mehta, C. Ton,  Z. Kan, and J. W. Curtis, "Vision-based Navigation and Guidance of a Sensorless Missile,Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol. 352, No. 12, pp. 5569-5598 (2015). 
  9. Z. Kan, J. Klotz, E. L. Pasiliao, and W. E. Dixon, "Containment Control for a Social Network with State-Dependent Connectivity,” Automatica, Vol. 56, pp. 86-92 (2015).
  10. Z. Kan, L. Navaravong, J. M. Shea, E. L. Pasiliao, and W. E. Dixon, "Graph Matching Based Formation Reconfiguration of Networked Agents with Connectivity Maintenance," IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Vol. 2, No. 1., pp. 24-35 (2015). 
  11. J. Klotz, Z. Kan, J. M. Shea, E. L. Pasiliao, and W. E. Dixon, "Asymptotic Synchronization of Leader-Follower Networks of Uncertain Euler-Lagrange Systems", IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Vol. 2, No. 2., pp. 174-182 (2015).
  12. N. Fischer, Z. Kan, R. Kamalapurkar, and W. E. Dixon, “Saturated RISE Feedback Control for a Class of Second-Order Nonlinear Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 59, No. 4., pp. 1094-1099 (2014).
  13. Z. Kan, A. Dani, J. M. Shea, and W. E. Dixon, Network Connectivity Preserving Formation Stabilization and Obstacle Avoidance via A Decentralized Controller,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol 57, No. 7, pp. 1827-1832 (2012). [simulation video]
  14. L. Navaravong, Z. Kan, J. M. Shea, and W. E. Dixon, “Formation Reconfiguration for Mobile Robots with Network Connectivity Constraints,” IEEE Network, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 18-24 (2012). 
  15. A. P. Dani, N. R. Fischer, Z. Kan, and W. E. Dixon Globally Exponentially stable observer for Vision-based Range Estimation,” Mechatronics, Special Issue on Visual Servoing, Vol 22, No. 4, pp. 381-389 (2012). 

 

Conference Papers (Peer Reviewed):

  1. C. Ton, S. S. Mehta, and Z. Kan, "Adaptive Sliding Mode Control with Unknown Control Direction," IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Melbourne, Australia, to appear.
  2. C. Ton, S. S. Mehta, and Z. Kan, "Nonsingular Terminal Sliding Mode Control with Unknown Control Direction," American Control Conference, Seattle, WA, 2017, pp. 3730-3734.
  3. B. Cannataro, Z. Kan, W. E. Dixon, "Followers Distribution Algorithms for Leader-Follower NetworksIEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016, pp. 648-653.
  4. Z. Kan, J. M. Shea, E. A. Doucette, J. W. Curtis, and W. E. Dixon, "Coverage Control Based Effective Jamming Strategy for Wireless NetworksAmerican Control Conference, Boston, MA, 2016, pp. 4655-4660. (invited paper) 
  5. C. Ton, Z. Kan, E. A. Doucette, J. W. Curtis, and S. S. Mehta, "Leader-Follower Consensus with Unknown Control DirectionAmerican Control Conference, Boston, MA, 2016, pp. 2820-2825. (invited paper) 
  6. Z. Kan, C. Ton, M. J. McCourt, J. W. Curtis, E. A. Doucette, and S. S. Mehta, "Mutual Information based Risk-aware Active Sensing in An Urban Environment,IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Hong Kong, 2015, pp. 1178-1183.
  7. S. S. Mehta, C. Ton, M. McCourt, Z. Kan, E. A. Doucette, and J. W. Curtis, "Human-assisted RRT for Path Planning in Urban Environments," IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Hong Kong2015, 941-946.
  8. S. S. Mehta, W. Madkunis, Z. Kan, M. McCourt,  and J. W. Curtis, "Context-aware Communication to Stabilize Bandwidth-limited Nonlinear Networked Control Systems," IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Hong Kong2015, 44-49.
  9. M. McCourt, S. S. Mehta, Z. Kan, and J. W. Curtis, "Multiple CLFs for Stabilization of Nonlinear Systems with Input Constraints," IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Hong Kong, 2015, 38-43.
  10. T. Cheng,  Z. Kan, J. Klotz, J. M. Shea, and W. E. Dixon, Decentralized Event-triggered Control of Networked Systems Part 1: Leader-follower Consensus under Swtiching Topologies," American Control Conference,Chicago, Il, 2015, pp. 5438 - 5443.
  11. T. Cheng,  Z. Kan, J. Klotz, J. M. Shea, and W. E. DixonDecentralized Event-triggered Control of Networked Systems Part 2: Containment Control," American Control Conference, Chicago, Il2015, pp. 5444 - 5448.
  12. J. Klotz, S. Obuz, Z. Kan, and W. E. Dixon, "Synchronization of Uncertain Euler-Lagrange Systems with Unknown Time-varying Communication Delays," American Control Conference, Chicago, Il2015, pp. 683 - 688.
  13. T. Cheng,  Z. Kan, J. M. Shea, and W. E. Dixon, Decentralized Event-triggered Control for Leader-follower Consensus," IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, CA, 2014, pp.1244-1249.
  14. Z. Kan, S. S. Mehta, E. L. Pasiliao, J. W. Curtis, and W. E. Dixon, Balanced Containment Control and Cooperative Timing of a Multi-Agent System," American Control Conference, Portland, Oregon, 2014, pp. 281-286.
  15. Teng-Hu Cheng,  Z. Kan, Joel Rosenfeld, and W. E. Dixon, Decentralized Formation Control with Connectivity Maintenance and Collision Avoidance under Limited and Intermittent Sensing," American Control ConferencePortland, Oregon, 2014, pp. 3201-3206. 
  16. J. Klotz, Z. Kan, E. L. Pasiliao, and W. E. Dixon, "Asymptotic Synchronization of Leader-Follower Networks of Uncertain Euler-Lagrange Systems," IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Firenze, Italy, 2013, 6536--6541.
  17. Z. Kan, J. Klotz, E. L. Pasiliao, and W. E. Dixon, Containment Control for a Directed Social Network with State-Dependent Connectivity,” American Control Conference, Washington, DC, 2013, pp. 1953-1958. (invited paper) 
  18. Z. Kan, Eduardo L. Pasiliao Jr, J. W. Curtis, and W. E. Dixon, “Particle Filter Based Average Consensus Target Tracking with Preservation of Network Connectivity,” Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), Orlando, FL, 2012, pp. 760-765
  19. Z. Kan, J. M. Shea, and W. E. Dixon, Influencing Emotional Behavior in a Social Network,” American Control Conference, Montréal, Canada, 2012, pp. 4072-4077. (invited paper)
  20. Z. Kan, Justin Klotz, Teng-Hu Cheng, and W. E. Dixon, Ensuring Network Connectivity for Nonholonomic Robots During Decentralized Rendezvous,” American Control Conference, Montréal, Canada, 2012, pp. 3718-3723.
  21. N. Fischer, Z. Kan, and W. E. Dixon, “Saturated RISE Feedback Control for Euler-Lagrange Systems,” American Control Conference, Montréal, Canada, 2012, pp. 244-249. 
  22. He Hao, Huibing Yin, and Z. Kan, “On the Robustness of Large 1-D Network of Double Integrator Agents,” American Control Conference, Montréal, Canada, 2012, pp. 6059-6064.
  23. Z. Kan, A. Dani, J. M. Shea, and W. E. Dixon, Ensuring Network Connectivity for Nonholonomic robots During Rendezvous,” IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando, FL, 2011, pp. 2369-2374. 
  24. Z. KanA. Dani, J. M. Shea, and W. E. Dixon, “Information Flow Based Connectivity Maintenance of A Multi-agent System During Formation Control,” IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando, FL, 2011,  pp. 2375-2380. [simulation video]
  25. A. Dani, Z. Kan, N. Fischer, and W. E. Dixon, Structure Estimation of a Moving Object Using a Moving Camera: An Unknown Input Observer Approach,” IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando, FL, 2011,  pp. 5005-5010. (invited paper) 
  26. Z. Kan, A. Dani, J. M. Shea, and W. E. Dixon, “Ensuring Network Connectivity During Formation Control Using A Decentralized Navigation Function,” Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), San Jose, CA, 2010, pp. 954-959. 
  27. Z. Kan, S. Subramanian, J. M. Shea, and W. E. Dixon, Vision Based Connectivity Maintenance of a Network with Switching Topology,” IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Control part of the Multi-Conference on Systems and Control, Yokohama, Japan, September 2010, pp.1493-1498.
  28. A. P. Dani, Z. Kan, N. R. Fischer and W. E. Dixon, “Structure and Motion Estimation of a Moving Object Using a Moving Camera,” American Control Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, 2010, pp. 6962-6967. 
  29. A. P. Dani, N. R. Fischer, Z. Kan, and W. E. Dixon, “Nonlinear Observer for Structure Estimation using a Paracatadioptric Camera,” American Control Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, 2010, pp. 3487-3492.
  30. S. Bhasin, P. Patre, Z. Kan, and W. E. Dixon, “Control of a Robot Interacting with an Uncertain Viscoelastic Environment with Adjustable Force Bounds,” American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2010, pp. 5242-5247
 
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