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2020

C. B. Schindler, H. C. Gomez, D. Acker-James, D. Teal, W. Li, and K. S. J. Pister, “15 Millinewton Force, 1 Millimeter Displacement, Low-Power MEMS Gripper,” in 2020 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Jan. 2020, pp. 485–488, doi: 10.1109/MEMS46641.2020.9056128.

A. M. Rauf, B. G. Kilberg, C. B. Schindler, S. A. Park, and K. S. J. Pister, “Towards Aerodynamic Control of Miniature Rockets with MEMS Control Surfaces,” in 2020 IEEE 33rd International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Jan. 2020, pp. 523–526, doi: 10.1109/MEMS46641.2020.9056431.

T. Chang et al., “6TiSCH on SCμM: Running a Synchronized Protocol Stack without Crystals,” Sensors, vol. 20, no. 7, Art. no. 7, Jan. 2020, doi: 10.3390/s20071912.

2019

R. S. Zoll, C. B. Schindler, T. L. Massey, D. S. Drew, M. M. Maharbiz, and K. S. J. Pister, “MEMS-Actuated Carbon Fiber Microelectrode for Neural Recording,” IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, vol. 18, no. 2, Art. no. 2, Apr. 2019, doi: 10.1109/TNB.2019.2905505.

B. Wheeler, A. Ng, B. Kilberg, F. Maksimovic, and K. S. J. Pister, “A Low-Power Optical Receiver for Contact-free Programming and 3D Localization of Autonomous Microsystems,” in 2019 IEEE 10th Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics Mobile Communication Conference (UEMCON), Oct. 2019, pp. 0371–0376, doi: 10.1109/UEMCON47517.2019.8992964.

X. Vilajosana, T. Watteyne, M. Vučinić, T. Chang, and K. S. J. Pister, “6TiSCH: Industrial Performance for IPv6 Internet-of-Things Networks,” Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 107, no. 6, Art. no. 6, Jun. 2019, doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2019.2906404.

I. Suciu et al., “Dynamic Channel Calibration on a Crystal-Free Mote-on-a-Chip,” IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 120884–120900, 2019, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2937689.

I. Suciu et al., “Experimental Clock Calibration on a Crystal-Free Mote-on-a-Chip,” in IEEE INFOCOM 2019 – IEEE Conference on Computer Communications Workshops (INFOCOM WKSHPS), Apr. 2019, pp. 608–613, doi: 10.1109/INFCOMW.2019.8845103.

C. B. Schindler, J. T. Greenspun, H. C. Gomez, and K. S. J. Pister, “A Jumping Silicon Microrobot with Electrostatic Inchworm Motors and Energy Storing Substrate Springs,” in 2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Eurosensors XXXIII (TRANSDUCERS EUROSENSORS XXXIII), Jun. 2019, pp. 88–91, doi: 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2019.8808463.

C. B. Schindler, D. S. Drew, B. G. Kilberg, F. M. R. Campos, S. Yanase, and K. S. J. Pister, “MIMSY: The Micro Inertial Measurement System for the Internet of Things,” in 2019 IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT), Apr. 2019, pp. 329–334, doi: 10.1109/WF-IoT.2019.8767232.

K. Saito et al., “Study on Electrostatic Inchworm Motor Device for a Heterogeneous Integrated Microrobot System,” Transactions of The Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging, vol. 12, pp. E18-009-1-E18-009–7, 2019, doi: 10.5104/jiepeng.12.E18-009-1.

T. L. Massey, S. R. Santacruz, J. F. Hou, K. S. J. Pister, J. M. Carmena, and M. M. Maharbiz, “A high-density carbon fiber neural recording array technology,” J. Neural Eng., vol. 16, no. 1, Art. no. 1, Feb. 2019, doi: 10.1088/1741-2552/aae8d9.

F. Maksimovic et al., “A Crystal-Free Single-Chip Micro Mote with Integrated 802.15.4 Compatible Transceiver, sub-mW BLE Compatible Beacon Transmitter, and Cortex M0,” in 2019 Symposium on VLSI Circuits, Jun. 2019, pp. C88–C89, doi: 10.23919/VLSIC.2019.8777971.

T. Liao et al., “Data-efficient Learning of Morphology and Controller for a Microrobot,” in 2019 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2019, pp. 2488–2494, doi: 10.1109/ICRA.2019.8793802.

N. O. Lambert, D. S. Drew, J. Yaconelli, S. Levine, R. Calandra, and K. S. J. Pister, “Low-Level Control of a Quadrotor With Deep Model-Based Reinforcement Learning,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 4, no. 4, Art. no. 4, Oct. 2019, doi: 10.1109/LRA.2019.2930489.

O. Khan et al., “Time Keeping Ability of Crystal-Free Radios,” IEEE Internet Things J., vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 2390–2399, Apr. 2019, doi: 10.1109/JIOT.2018.2869143.

H. C. Gomez, C. B. Schindler, H. L. Clark, J. T. Greenspun, and K. S. J. Pister, “Zero Insertion Force MEMS Socket: 3d Multi-Chip Assembly for Microrobotics,” in 2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Eurosensors XXXIII (TRANSDUCERS EUROSENSORS XXXIII), Jun. 2019, pp. 1732–1735, doi: 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2019.8808253.

D. C. Burnett et al., “CMOS oscillators to satisfy 802.15.4 and Bluetooth LE PHY specifications without a crystal reference,” in 2019 IEEE 9th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC), Jan. 2019, pp. 0218–0223, doi: 10.1109/CCWC.2019.8666473.

D. C. Burnett et al., “Two-Chip Wireless H2S Gas Sensor System Requiring Zero Additional Electronic Components,” in 2019 20th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Eurosensors XXXIII (TRANSDUCERS EUROSENSORS XXXIII), Jun. 2019, pp. 1222–1225, doi: 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2019.8808294.

2018

B. Yang, G. Wang, R. Calandra, D. Contreras, S. Levine, and K. Pister, “Learning Flexible and Reusable Locomotion Primitives for a Microrobot,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 3, no. 3, Art. no. 3, Jul. 2018, doi: 10.1109/LRA.2018.2806083.

A. Yang, A. Sundararajan, C. B. Schindler, and K. S. J. Pister, “Analysis of low latency TSCH networks for physical event detection,” in 2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshops (WCNCW), Apr. 2018, pp. 167–172, doi: 10.1109/WCNCW.2018.8369003.

R. M. Shih, D. S. Contreras, T. L. Massey, J. T. Greenspun, and K. S. J. Pister, “Characterization of electrostatic gap-closing actuator arrays in aqueous conditions,” in 2018 IEEE Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Jan. 2018, pp. 596–599, doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2018.8346624.

K. Saito et al., “Study on silicon device of microrobot system for heterogeneous integration,” in 2018 International Conference on Electronics Packaging and iMAPS All Asia Conference (ICEP-IAAC), Apr. 2018, pp. 33–37, doi: 10.23919/ICEP.2018.8374664.

B. Kilberg, C. B. Schindler, A. Sundararajan, A. Yang, and K. S. J. Pister, “Experimental Evaluation of Low-Latency Diversity Modes in IEEE 802.15.4 Networks,” in 2018 IEEE 23rd International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA), Sep. 2018, vol. 1, pp. 211–218, doi: 10.1109/ETFA.2018.8502664.

O. Khan, A. Niknejad, and K. Pister, “Ultra low-power transceiver SoC designs for IoT, NB-IoT applications,” in 2018 IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), Apr. 2018, pp. 1–77, doi: 10.1109/CICC.2018.8357118.

D. S. Drew, N. O. Lambert, C. B. Schindler, and K. S. J. Pister, “Toward Controlled Flight of the Ionocraft: A Flying Microrobot Using Electrohydrodynamic Thrust With Onboard Sensing and No Moving Parts,” IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 3, no. 4, Art. no. 4, Oct. 2018, doi: 10.1109/LRA.2018.2844461.

D. C. Burnett, B. Kilberg, R. Zoll, O. Khan, and K. S. J. Pister, “Tapeout class: Taking students from schematic to silicon in one semester,” in 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), May 2018, pp. 1–5, doi: 10.1109/ISCAS.2018.8351506.

2017

B. Wheeler et al., “Crystal-free narrow-band radios for low-cost IoT,” in 2017 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC), Jun. 2017, pp. 228–231, doi: 10.1109/RFIC.2017.7969059.

C. B. Schindler, T. Watteyne, X. Vilajosana, and K. S. J. Pister, “Implementation and characterization of a multi-hop 6TiSCH network for experimental feedback control of an inverted pendulum,” in 2017 15th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt), Paris, France, May 2017, pp. 1–8, doi: 10.23919/WIOPT.2017.7959925.

B. G. Kilberg, D. S. Contreras, J. Greenspun, and K. S. J. Pister, “MEMS aerodynamic control surfaces for millimeter-scale rockets,” in 2017 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Jul. 2017, pp. 1–5, doi: 10.1109/MARSS.2017.8001935.

O. Khan, B. Wheeler, F. Maksimovic, D. Burnett, A. M. Niknejad, and K. Pister, “Modeling the Impact of Phase Noise on the Performance of Crystal-Free Radios,” IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. II, vol. 64, no. 7, pp. 777–781, Jul. 2017, doi: 10.1109/TCSII.2016.2611643.

J. T. Greenspun and K. S. J. Pister, “Low voltage actuation of high force electrostatic latches,” in 2017 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS), Jun. 2017, pp. 898–901, doi: 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2017.7994194.

J. Greenspun and K. S. J. Pister, “Mechanisms for jumping microrobots,” in 2017 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Jul. 2017, pp. 1–5, doi: 10.1109/MARSS.2017.8001944.

D. S. Drew and K. S. J. Pister, “Geometric Optimization of Microfabricated Silicon Electrodes for Corona Discharge-Based Electrohydrodynamic Thrusters,” Micromachines, vol. 8, no. 5, Art. no. 5, May 2017, doi: 10.3390/mi8050141.

D. S. Drew and K. S. J. Pister, “First takeoff of a flying microrobot with no moving parts,” in 2017 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Jul. 2017, pp. 1–5, doi: 10.1109/MARSS.2017.8001934.

D. S. Drew, B. Kilberg, and K. S. J. Pister, “Future mesh-networked pico air vehicles,” in 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Jun. 2017, pp. 1075–1082, doi: 10.1109/ICUAS.2017.7991503.

D. Drew, D. S. Contreras, and K. S. J. Pister, “First thrust from a microfabricated atmospheric ion engine,” in 2017 IEEE 30th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), Jan. 2017, pp. 346–349, doi: 10.1109/MEMSYS.2017.7863412.

N. Correll, P. Dutta, R. Han, and K. Pister, “Wireless Robotic Materials,” in Proceedings of the 15th ACM Conference on Embedded Network Sensor Systems, Delft Netherlands, Nov. 2017, pp. 1–6, doi: 10.1145/3131672.3131702.

D. S. Contreras and K. S. J. Pister, “Dynamics of electrostatic inchworm motors for silicon microrobots,” in 2017 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Jul. 2017, pp. 1–6, doi: 10.1109/MARSS.2017.8001936.

D. S. Contreras, D. S. Drew, and K. S. J. Pister, “First steps of a millimeter-scale walking silicon robot,” in 2017 19th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (TRANSDUCERS), Jun. 2017, pp. 910–913, doi: 10.1109/TRANSDUCERS.2017.7994197.

D. C. Burnett, B. Wheeler, F. Maksimovic, O. Khan, A. M. Niknejad, and K. S. J. Pister, “Narrowband communication with free-running 2.4GHz ring oscillators,” in 2017 International Conference on Performance Evaluation and Modeling in Wired and Wireless Networks (PEMWN), Nov. 2017, pp. 1–6, doi: 10.23919/PEMWN.2017.8308023.

2016

R. D. Sochol et al., “3D printed microfluidic circuitry via multijet-based additive manufacturing,” Lab Chip, vol. 16, no. 4, Art. no. 4, Feb. 2016, doi: 10.1039/C5LC01389E.

B. L. Smarr, D. C. Burnett, S. M. Mesri, K. S. J. Pister, and L. J. Kriegsfeld, “A Wearable Sensor System with Circadian Rhythm Stability Estimation for Prototyping Biomedical Studies,” IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol. 7, no. 3, Art. no. 3, Jul. 2016, doi: 10.1109/TAFFC.2015.2511762.

T. L. Massey et al., “Open-source automated system for assembling a high-density microwire neural recording array,” in 2016 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Jul. 2016, pp. 1–7, doi: 10.1109/MARSS.2016.7561750.

O. Khan et al., “Frequency reference for crystal free radio,” in 2016 IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS), New Orleans, LA, USA, May 2016, pp. 1–2, doi: 10.1109/FCS.2016.7546749.

D. S. Contreras and K. S. J. Pister, “Durability of silicon pin-joints for microrobotics,” in 2016 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), Jul. 2016, pp. 1–6, doi: 10.1109/MARSS.2016.7561749.

F. Chraim, Y. Bugra Erol, and K. Pister, “Wireless Gas Leak Detection and Localization,” IEEE Trans. Ind. Inf., vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 768–779, Apr. 2016, doi: 10.1109/TII.2015.2397879.

2015

B. Martinez, X. Vilajosana, F. Chraim, I. Vilajosana, and K. S. J. Pister, “When Scavengers Meet Industrial Wireless,” IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, vol. 62, no. 5, Art. no. 5, May 2015, doi: 10.1109/TIE.2014.2362891.

M. C. Lorek, F. Chraim, and K. S. J. Pister, “Plug-through energy monitor for plug load electrical devices,” in 2015 IEEE SENSORS, Nov. 2015, pp. 1–4, doi: 10.1109/ICSENS.2015.7370666.

M. Kitsunezuka and K. S. J. Pister, “Cross-Correlation-Based, Phase-Domain Spectrum Sensing With Low-Cost Software-Defined Radio Receivers,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 63, no. 8, Art. no. 8, Apr. 2015, doi: 10.1109/TSP.2015.2407324.

T. Chang, T. Watteyne, K. Pister, and Q. Wang, “Adaptive synchronization in multi-hop TSCH networks,” Computer Networks, vol. 76, pp. 165–176, Jan. 2015, doi: 10.1016/j.comnet.2014.11.003.

2014

M. C. Lorek, F. Chraim, K. S. J. Pister, and S. Lanzisera, “COTS-Based Stick-On Electricity Meters for Building Submetering,” IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 14, no. 10, Art. no. 10, Oct. 2014, doi: 10.1109/JSEN.2014.2346765.

E. A. Lee et al., “The Swarm at the Edge of the Cloud,” IEEE Design Test, vol. 31, no. 3, Art. no. 3, Jun. 2014, doi: 10.1109/MDAT.2014.2314600.

D. Burnett, B. Smarr, S. Mesri, L. Kriegsfeld, and K. Pister, “Reconfigurable, Wearable Sensors to Enable Long-Duration Circadian Biomedical Studies,” presented at the 9th International Conference on Body Area Networks, Nov. 2014, Accessed: May 07, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://eudl.eu/doi/10.4108/icst.bodynets.2014.257078.

2013

T. Watteyne, L. Doherty, J. Simon, and K. Pister, “Technical Overview of SmartMesh IP,” in 2013 Seventh International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing, Taichung, Taiwan, Jul. 2013, pp. 547–551, doi: 10.1109/IMIS.2013.97.

F. Chraim and K. Pister, “Wireless valve position monitoring: A MEMS approach,” in IECON 2013 – 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Vienna, Austria, Nov. 2013, pp. 4016–4021, doi: 10.1109/IECON.2013.6699778.

2010

A. M. Mehta and K. S. J. Pister, “WARPWING: A complete open source control platform for miniature robots,” in 2010 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Taipei, Oct. 2010, pp. 5169–5174, doi: 10.1109/IROS.2010.5649382.