Latest Publications
Selected Patents

Past Publications (BIBTexFile)
  • A Hybrid Approach for Simulating Human Motion in Constrained Environments
    Jia Pan, Liangjun Zhang, Ming C. Lin, Dinesh Manocha
    Journal of Visualization and Computer Animation, Volume 21, Issue 3-4:, 137-149, 2010
    (Selected papers from 23rd International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA), 2010)
    PDF Project Webpage
  • Retraction-Based RRT Planner for Articulated Models
    Jia Pan, Liangjun Zhang, Dinesh Manocha
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2010
    PDF Project Webpage
  • Efficient Motion Planning using Generalized Penetration Depth Computation
    Liangjun Zhang
    Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Computer Science, UNC Chapel Hill, Aug 2009
    Abstract PDF
  • Motion Planning and Synthesis of Human-like Characters in Constrained Environments
    Liangjun Zhang
    , Jia Pan, Dinesh Manocha
    The Second International Workshop on Motion in Games (MIG), 2009 (invited paper)
  • Motion Planning of Human-Like Robots using Constrained Coordination
    Liangjun Zhang, Jia Pan, Dinesh Manocha
    International Conference on Humanoid Robots, 2009
    PDF  Project Webpage
  • Global Vector Field Computation for Feedback Motion Planning
    Liangjun Zhang, Steven M. LaValle, Dinesh Manocha
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2009
    PDF  Project Webpage
  • Constrained Motion Interpolation with Distance Constraints
    Liangjun Zhang, Dinesh Manocha
    The Eighth International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR), 2008
    PDF, Project Webpage
  • Efficient Cell Labelling and Path Non-existence Computation using C-obstacle Query
    Liangjun Zhang, Young J. Kim, Dinesh Manocha
    The International Journal of Robotics Research, 2008,
    PDF, Project Webpage
  • Efficient distance computation in configuration space
    Liangjun Zhang, Young J. Kim, Dinesh Manocha
    Computer Aided Geometric Design (special issue on SPM 07), Volume 25, Issue 7, Oct 2008,  489-502, Journal
    PDF, Project Webpage
  • D-Plan: Efficient Collision-Free Path Computation For Part Removal and Disassembly
    Liangjun Zhang, Xin Huang, Young J. Kim, Dinesh Manocha
    International CAD Conference (CAD'08), 2008, Best Paper Award
    Journal of Computer-Aided Design and Applications, Volume 5, Issue 6, 2008, 774-786
    PDF, Project Webpage
  • An Efficient Retraction-based RRT Planner
    Liangjun Zhang, Dinesh Manocha
    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2008
    PDF Project Webpage
  • A Hybrid Approach for Complete Motion Planning
    Liangjun Zhang, Young J. Kim, Dinesh Manocha
    IEEE/RSJ International Conference On Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2007
    PDF Project Webpage
  • A Fast and Practical Algorithm for Generalized Penetration Depth Computation          
    Liangjun Zhang, Young J. Kim, Dinesh Manocha
    Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS), 2007
    PDF
  • C-DIST: Efficient Distance Computation for Rigid and Articulated Models in Configuration Space
    Liangjun Zhang, Young J. Kim, Dinesh Manocha

    ACM Solid and Physical Modeling Symposium (SPM), 2007
    Project Webpage
  • Generalized Penetration Depth Computation
    Liangjun Zhang
    , Young J. Kim, Gokul Varadhan, Dinesh Manocha
    CAD special issue on SPM 06, Volume 39, Issue 8, Aug 2007, 625-638, Journal
    Paper Project Webpage
  • Homotopy Preserving Approximate Voronoi Diagram of 3D Polyhderon
    Avneesh Sud
    , Liangjun Zhang, Mark FoskeyDinesh Manocha
    Computer Graphics Forum special issue, 2007, Journal
  • Reliable Implicit Surface Polygonization using Visibility Mapping
    Gokul Varadhan,
    Shankar Krishnan, Liangjun Zhang, Dinesh Manocha
    Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing (SGP), 2006 
    Project Webpage
  • A Simple Path Non-Existence Algorithm Using C-obstacle Query
    Liangjun Zhang
    , Young J. Kim, Dinesh Manocha
    The Seventh International Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics (WAFR), 2006
    PDF
  • Fast Penetration Depth Computation and its Applications
    Young J. Kim, Liangjun Zhang
    , Ming C. Lin, Dinesh Manocha
    Nicographics 2006 (invited paper)
    PDF
  • Generalized Penetration Depth Computation
    Liangjun Zhang, Young J. Kim, Gokul Varadhan, Dinesh Manocha
    ACM Solid and Physical Modeling Symposium (SPM), 2006, 173-184
    Project Webpage
      PDF  PPT 
  • Holoimages
    Xianfeng Gu
    , Song Zhang , Liangjun Zhang, Peisen S.
    Huang, Ralph Martin, Shing-Tung Yau
    ACM Solid and Physical Modeling Symposium (SPM), 2006
    PDF
  • Fast C-obstacle Query Computation for Motion Planning
    Liangjun Zhang, Young J. Kim, Gokul Varadhan, Dinesh Manocha

    IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2006, 3035-3040
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       PPT
    (Slides)   AVI (Demo, 8M) 
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