Publications

 

2010

  1.     Maria-João Rendas, José Manuel Leitão, Rumour-Robust Distributed Data Fusion, Int. Conf. on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems, Salt Lake City, Utah, September 2010.

  2.     Laure Amate, Maria-João Rendas, Learning Probabilistic Models of Contours, ICPR 2010, Istanbul, Turkey, August 20010.


2009

  1.     Cédric de Césare, Maria-João Rendas,  Acquisition of Complete Video Mosaics by an AUV, Proc. International Symposium on Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology, UUST09, Durham, NH, USA, August 2009.

  2.     Laure Amate, Maria-João Rendas, Sparse Model Fitting in Nested Families: Bayesian Approach vs Penalized Maximum Likelihood, EUSIPCO 2009, Glasgow, August 2009.


2008

  1.     Maria-João Rendas, Adrien Barral, MDL region-based image registration, Int. Conf. Pattern Recognition, Orlando, FL, USA, December 2008

  2.     Gilles Menez, Maria-João Rendas, Eric ThiérryEntropy Estimation Using MDL and Piecewise Constant Density Models, Int. Symp. on Information theory and Its Applications,  Auckland, Australia, December 2008

  3.     Cédric de Césare, Maria-João Rendas, Anne-Gaelle Allais, Michel Perrier, Low overlap image registration based on both Entropy and Mutual Information Measures, Proc. IEEE OCEANS, Québec, Canada, September 2008.

  4.     Laure Amate, Maria-João Rendas, MAP Estimation for curve modeling with free-knot splines, Workshop on Non-parametric Inference, WNI-2008, Coimbra, Portugal, June 2008


2007

  1.       Kevin Huguenin, Maria João Rendas, Distributed Adaptive Sampling Using Bounded Errors, 1st Int. Conf. o Networked Robots, Athens, Greece.

  2.      Maria-João Rendas, Cédric de Cesare, Controlled Acquisition of Video Mosaics by an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, Proc. UUST 2007, Durham, NH, USA


2006

•     Christian Barat, Maria-João Rendas, A robust visual attention system for detecting manufactured object in underwater video, Proc. IEEE OCEANS'06, Boston, USA.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Construction of Video Mosaics Using the Minimum Description Length, Proc. IEEE OCEANS'06, Boston, USA

•    Laure Amate, Maria-João Rendas, A Contribution to the Problem of Mapping Seabed Transition Zones, Proc. IEEE OCEANS'06, Boston, USA

  1.    Laure Amate and Maria-João Rendas, Minimum Description Length for Shape-based Segmentation of Seabed Images, Coll. Caractérisation du Milieu Marin, Seatechweek 2006, Brest, France.


2005

•     Maria-João Rendas, Information Driven Adaptive Observation Strategies for Ocean Observation, Int. Advanced Robotics Program, Workshop on Underwater Robotics for Sustainable Management of Marine Ecosystems and Environmental Monitoring, Geneva, Italy, November 2005.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Laure Amate, Learning the shape of extended benthic contours by optimal filtering in shape space, 8th IEEE Int. Symp. on Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology (UUST), NewHampshire, USA, August 2005.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Environment Referred Navigation and Guidance of Underwater Platforms, Proc. IEEE OCEANS'05, Brest, France

•    Christian Barat, Maria-João Rendas, Exploiting natural contours for automatic sonar-to-video calibration, Proc. IEEE OCEANS'05, Brest, France.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Optimal Sampling Network Design Using Localised Statistical Models, European Operational Oceanography: Present and Future, Proc. of the Int. Conf. on EuroGOOS, Brest, France, June 2005.

•     Christian Barat, Maria-João Rendas, Robust Tracking of Longitudinal Objects Lying on the Sea Floor with an AUV equipped of a Scanning Sonar, Proc. IEEE OCEANS'05, Washington D.C., USA, September 2005.

2004

•     Christian Barat,  Maria-João Rendas, Benthic Boundary Detection and Tracking Using a Profiler Sonar, Sea Technology, 2004.

•     Stefan Rolfes, Maria-João Rendas, Statistical Snakes: Application To Tracking Of Benthic Contours, Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2004, Sendai, Japan, September 2004.

•     Christian Barat, Maria-João Rendas, Benthic Contour Mapping with a Profiler Sonar, Proc. Int. Soc. of Offshore and Polar Eng. (ISOPE) 2004, Toulon, France, May 2004.

•     Stefan Rolfes, Maria-João Rendas, Statistical Snakes: Application To Tracking Of Benthic Contours, Proc. IFAC 5th Symp. on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV) 2004, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2004.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Statistical Stochastic Maps for Autonomous Plume Tracing under Turbulent Flow, Proc. IFAC 5th Symp. on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles (IAV) 2004, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2004.

2003

•      Maria-João Rendas, Christian Barat, Using statistical mixture models for tracking natural underwater boundaries, 7th IEEE Int. Symp. on Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology (UUST), New Hampshire, USA, August 2003.

  1.     Christian Barat, Maria-João Rendas, Tracking benthic boundaries using a profiler sonar: a mixture model approach, Proc. IEEE OCEANS'03, San Diego, California, USA, October 2003.

    Christian Barat, Maria-João Rendas, Benthic boundaries tracking using a profiler sonar, Proc. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, November 2003.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Stefan Roles, Malcolm Thomson, Maerl mapping with an underwater vehicle using vision, Proc. of the Int. Symposium on Environmental Software Systems (ISESS) 2003, Vienna, Austrich, May 2003.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Isabel Lourtie, Georges Pichot, Adaptive sampling for sand bank mapping using autonomous underwater vehicle equiped of an altimeter, Proc. of the Int. Symposium on Environmental Software Systems (ISESS) 2003, Vienna, Austrich, May 2003.

•     Maria-João Rendas, SUMARE: Adaptive AUV missions in the North Sea, Unmaned Underwater Vehicle Showcase (UUVS) 2003, Southampton, UK, September 2003.

2002

•     Stefan Rolfes, Maria-João Rendas, Statistical Environment Representation for navigation in natural environments, J. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Elsevier, 129 :136, vol. 41, 2002.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Stefan Rolfes, Underwater Robot navigation using benthic contours, Proc. Oceans 2002.

•     Stefan Rolfes, Maria-João Rendas, Mobile Robot Localisation Based on Random Closed Set Model Maps, Proc. ICRA 2002.

•     Christian Barat, Maria-João Rendas,Classification of Sonar Measures using optimized wavelets, Proc. Oceans 2002.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Yoan Hebrard, The underwater vehicle MAUVE: a user-friendly tool for coastal survey, Proc. UT’02., Japan 2002.

2001

  1.      Maria João Rendas, Stefan Rolfes, Albert Tenas, Autonomous Mapping of  Natural and Unstructured Environments Int. Advanced Robotics Programm, Workshop on Underwater Robotics for Sea Exploitation and Environmental Monitoring, Rio de Janeiro, 2001.

  2.     Stefan Rolfes, Maria João Rendas, Statistical Environment Representation to Support the Navigation of Mobile Robots in Unstructured Environments, SIRS 2001, Toulouse, France, July 2001.

•     Albert Tenas,  Maria João Rendas, Jean-Pierre Folcher, Image  Segmentation by Unsupervised Adaptive Clustering in the Distribution Space for UAV Guidance along sea-bed boundaries using vision, Oceans'2001.

•     Jean-Pierre Folcher and Maria João Rendas,  Identification and Control of the Phantom 500 Body Motion, Oceans'2001.

  1.      Stefan Rolfes, Maria João Rendas, Statistical HabitatMaps for Robot Localisation in Unstructured Environments, Oceans'2001.

  2.      Stefan Rolfes, Maria João Rendas, Relocalisation without Explicit Feature Description in Natural Environments, ETFA'2001

  3.      Jean-Pierre Folcher, Maria João Rendas,Une plateforme expérimentale pour l'automatique : le robot sous-marin Phantom 500, CETSIS-EEA, Clermont-Ferrand, november 2001.


2000

•     Maria-João Rendas, Stefan Rolfes, Learning Safe Navigation in Uncertain Environments, J. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Elsevier, 31:34, 2000.

•     Maria-João Rendas  Matteo Perrone, Using Field Subspaces for On-Line Survey Guidance, Oceans'2000.

•     Stefan Rolfes, Maria-João Rendas, Statistical Environment representation to support the navigation of mobile robots in unstructured environments, Proc. ICRA 2000

  1.     Stefan Rolfes, Maria-João Rendas, Using Autonomous Underwater Vehicles  for seabed habitat mapping, Proc. ICES 2000.


1999

  1.      Maria-João Rendas, Stefan Rolfes. Using Non-linear Filtering Techniques for Robot Localisation in Sparse Environments using Perceptual Sensors., Proc. of the 7th International Symposium on Intelligent Robotic Systems (SIRS’99), Coimbra, Portugal, July 1999.


1998

•     Maria-João Rendas, José Santos-Victor, et al. Uncertainty Modeling and Perceptual Guiding for Safe Operation in Unknown Environments, International Journal on Intelligent Control Systems, vol 2, n'2, pp. 235-285, 1998.

•     Maria-João Rendas, José Moura, Ambiguity Analysis of Source Location, IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol 46, n'2, pp. 294-305, Fevrier 1998.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Isabel Lourtie, Jean-Pierre Cléro, Raoul Duranton, Didier Sauzade, I. Herdman, R. Bozzano, Georges Pichot,  Miniaturized and Reconfigurable Instrumentation for Multipurpose Survey with a Mini Autonomous Underwater Vehicule (MAUVE), Third European Marine Science and Technology Conference, Project Synopses, vol IV : Advanced Systems, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 1367-1379, 23-27 Mai 1998.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Isabel Lourtie, AUV Navigation : Increased Robustness and Observability by Fusion of Active and Passive Modes, OCEANS'98, Nice, France, vol 1, pp. 347-35128 Aout-1er Octobre 1998.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Isabel Lourtie, Temporal combination of positioning modes for AUV navigation in perturbed environments, Int. Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'98), Victoria, Canada, octobre 13-17, 1998, pp. 1107-1110.

•     Maria-João Rendas and Stefan Rolfes,  Learning Safe Navigation in Uncertain Environments, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Intelligent Robot. Systems (SIRS'98), Edinbourgh, Scotland, Juin, 21-24, 1998, pp. 175-184. Voted in the best ten papers, selected for publication in a special issue of Robotics and Autonomous Systems.

•     Maria-João Rendas and Stefan Rolfes, Path Planning in Extended Uncertain Environments, IECON'98, Aachen, Germany, 31 Aout-4 September, 1998, pp. 1152-1157.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Emmanuel Turcci, AUV Mission Preparation as a Multi-criteria Optimization Problem Using Statistical Performance Prediction, OCEANS'98, Nice, France, 28 Aout-1er October, 1998, vol 3, pp. 1749-1753.

•     Maria-João Rendas and Stefan Rolfes, Fuzzy Shape Recognition for Robot Repositioning, 14th Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition (ICPR), Brisbane, Australia, 17-20 August 1998, vol II, pp. 1715-1717.

  1.    Stefan Rolfes, Maria-João Rendas, Shape Recognition: a Fuzzy Approach, ICRA'98, Leuve, Belgium, May 1998.

  2.     Maria-João Rendas, Nathalie Vasquez, Using a priori Current Knowledge on AUV Navigation, OCEANS'98, Nice, France, 28 Aout-1er Octobre, 1998, vol 2, pp. 849-853.


1997

•     Maria João Rendas and Georges Bienvenu, Tuning Genetic Algorithms for Underwater Acoustics Using a priori Statistical Information, ICASSP'97, Munich, CD-ROM, vol 1, pp. 467-470, April 21-24, 1997.

•    Maria João Rendas, Sabel Lourtie, Planing Robotic Exploratory Missions in the Absence of Global Positioning, IEEE Int. Symposium on Industrial Electronics, Guimaraes, Portugal, July 1997.

•     Maria João Rendas, Wilfrid Têtenoire, Definition of Exploratory Trajectories in Robotics Using Genetic Algorithms,1997 IEA-AIE,Tenth International Conference in Industrial & Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, Atlanta, USA,, pp.211-216 June 10-13, 1997.

•     Stefan Rolfes, Maria João Rendas, Isabel Lourtie, Autonomous Robot Navigation Using Unsupervised Shape Description and Recognition, Proc. of the EUFIT'97, Aachen, Germany, September 1997.

  1.     Maria João Rendas, Stefan Rolfes. Raphael Zecchini, Exploration of unknown environments using learned representations, SPIE'96, Int. Conf on Intelligent Systems and Advanced Manufacturing, Pittsburgh, October 1997.


1996

  1.     Maria João Rendas, and Stefan Rolfes, Propagating Multiple Hypothesis for Unknown Environment Learning,  Symposium on Intelligent Robotic Systems (345-352), pp.345-352, July1996.

  2.     Maria João Rendas, and Stefan Rolfes, Representation Interne Floue d'environnements Inconnus en Robotique Mobile, Rencontres Francophones sur la Logique Floue et ses Applications, Nancy, Cepadues Editions, pp. 259-266, 4-5 December 1996.

  3.     Maria João Rendas, Paula Santana, Acoustic Fish Classification, Proc. 3rd European Conference on Underwater Acoustics, Luxemburg, Ed. J.S. Papadakis, Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas, Crete, pp. 711-716, 1996.


1995

•     Maria João Rendas, Georges Bienvenu and José Moura, Environmental Limits to Source Localization,Communication invitée à ICASSP'95, Detroit, Michigan, USA, 1995, pp. 2775-2779.

•    Maria-João Rendas, Jean-Michel Bruneau. Segmentation d'images par diffusion anisotropique multivariables. XVème colloque du GRETSI, Juan les Pins, France, 18-22 Septembre 1995, pp.653-657.

  1.     Maria-João Rendas. Fuzzy Inhibited Neural Network, XVème colloque du GRETSI, Juan les Pins, France, Septembre 1995, pp.1077-1080.


1994

•     Maria-João Rendas, Georges Bienvenu and José Moura. Precision and Sensitivity of Coherent and Incoherent Methods : a sensitivity study, in full Field Inversion Methodes in Ocean and Seismic Acoustics, Eds. O. Diachok, A. Caiti, P. Gerstoft, H. Schmidt, Kluwer Academic Press, 1994.

•     Maria João Rendas, Isabel Lourtie, Hybrid Navigation System for Long Range Operation, AUV'94, Symp. on Autonomous Underwater Vehicule Technology, Cambridge, MA, Juillet 1994, vol 3, pp.353-359.

•     Maria João Rendas, Isabel Lourtie, Autonomous Navigation System with Sparse Reference Points, Proc. OCEANS'94, Brest, France, Octobre 1994, pp.415-420.

•     Maria João Rendas, Isabel Lourtie and  Lurdes Morais, Navigation and Tracking of Underwater Vehicles : Kalman Based and Neural Architectures, Proc. MELECOM'94, Antalya, Turkey, Avril 1994, pp. 1298-1301.

•     Maria João Rendas, Victor Barroso, Impact of Array Processing Techniques on the Design of Mobile Broadband Communication Systems, Proc. MELECOM'94, Antalya, Turkey, Avril 1994, pp. 175-181.

  1.     Maria João Rendas, Victor Barroso, João  Pedro Gomes, Space/Time Methods for Beamforming in Mobile Communications, Proc. of RACE Mobile Telecommunications Workshop, Amsterdam, Mai 17-19, 1994 pp. 693-697.

  2.     Maria João Rendas, Georges Bienvenu, José Moura, Sensitivity of Coherent and Incoherent Localization MethodsProc. OCEANS'94, Brest, France, Octobre 1994, vol 1, pp. 889-894.


1993

•     Maria-João Rendas, José Moura. Observability of Source Location in the Underwater Multipath Acoustic Channel, in Acoustic Signal Processing for Ocean Exploration, edts. José M. F.Moura and Isabel M. G. Lourtie, pp. 115-130, D. Reidel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, January 1993.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Isabel Lourtie. Hybrid Navigation System for Long Range Operation, AUV'94, Symposium on Autonomous Underwater Vehicule Technology, Cambridge, MA, Juillet 1994, vol 3, pp.353-359.

•     Maria-João Rendas, Georges Bienvenu, José Moura.Uncertainty Modeling for Ocean Tomography Systems,” Oceans ‘93, IEEE International Symposium on Oceanic Engineering, Seattle,WA, Octobre 1993

•     Maria-João Rendas, José Moura, Performance Analysis of Ocean Tomography Systems, In XIV GRETSI, Quatorzième Colloque sur le Traitement du Signal et ses Applications, Juan Les Pins, France, Septembre 1993.

1992

•     Maria-João Rendas, José Moura. Channel Matched Source Location: Sensitivity to the Propagation Model, ECUA ‘92, European Conference on Underwater Acoustics, Septembre 1992.

•     Maria-João Rendas, José Moura. Ambiguity Structure of Multipath Channels, ICASSP ‘92, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, vol. 2, pp. 509-512, March 1992.


1991

•     Maria-João Rendas, José M. F. Moura. Cramer-Rao bound for location systems in multipath environment, IEEE Trans. Signal Processing, vol 39, no.12, Décembre 1991, pp. 2593-2610.

    Maria-João Rendas, José Moura. Ambiguity Analysis in Source Location with Unknown Signals, ICASSP ’91, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, vol. 2, pp. 1285-1288, Toronto, Canada, May 1991.


1990

•     Maria-João Rendas, José Moura. Cramér-Rao Bounds for Location of Unknown Multiple Sources in a Multipath Environment. IEEE Signal Processing 5th  Workshop on Spectral Estimation and Modeling, pp. 89-93, Rochester, NY, October 1990.

  1.     Maria-João Rendas, José Moura. Performance Analysis of Passive Location With Stochastic Wideband Signals, EUSIPCO ’90, European Signal Processing Conference, Barcelona,Spain, September 1990.

  2.     Maria-João Rendas, José Moura. Cramér-Rao Bounds for Passive Range and Depth in a Vertically Inhomogeneous Medium, ICASSP ’90, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics,Speech, and Signal Processing, vol. 5, pp. 2779-2783, Albuquerque, NM, April 1990


1989

  1.     Maria João Rendas, José M. F. Moura, Alternative Bounds on the Resolvability Constraints of Spatial Smoothing, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 37(6):949-952, June 1989.

  2.     Maria-João Rendas,José Moura. Detectability Conditions of High Resolution Algorithms in the Presence of Correlated Arrivals, XII GRETSI, Douzième Colloque sur le Traitement du Signal et ses Applications, Juan Les Pins, France, Juin 1889

  3.     José Moura and Maria-João Rendas. Sensitivity of Range Localization in a Multipath Environment, ICASSP ’89, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, vol. 4, pp. 2629-2632, Glasgow, May 1989

  4.     Maria-João Rendas, José Moura. Resolving Narrowband Coherent Paths with Nonuniform Arrays, ICASSP ’89, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, pp. 2625-2628, Glasgow, Scotland, May 1989.


1988

  1.      Maria-João Rendas, José Moura. Path Resolution by Coherent Averaging: Trading Spatial and Temporal Degrees of Freedom, ICASSP ‘88, IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, vol. 5, pp. 2626-2629, New York, April 1988.


1986

  1.     José M. F. Moura and Maria João Rendas, “Optimal Filtering in the Presence of Multipath,” in Stochastic Processes in Underwater Acoustics, edt. C. R. Baker, Chapter 3:64-94, Springer Verlag,Berlin, 1986. Invited Chapter.


1985

•     José Moura and Maria-João Rendas. Optimal Filtering in the Presence of Multipath, ISIT’85, IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Brighton, England, June 1985. Invited Session on Stochastic Processes for Underwater Signal Processing.