Diego Romeres

Diego Romeres
  • Biography

    Diego's research interests are in machine learning, system identification and robotic applications. At MERL he is currently working on applying nonparametric machine learning techniques for the control of robotic platforms. His Ph.D. thesis is about the combination of nonparametric data-driven models and physics-based models in gaussian processes for robot dynamics learning.

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Jha, D.K., Romeres, D., Yerazunis, W.S., Nikovski, D.N., "Imitation and Supervised Learning of Compliance for Robotic Assembly", European Control Conference (ECC), July 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-099 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Jha2022jul,
      • author = {Jha, Devesh K. and Romeres, Diego and Yerazunis, William S. and Nikovski, Daniel N.},
      • title = {Imitation and Supervised Learning of Compliance for Robotic Assembly},
      • booktitle = {European Control Conference (ECC)},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = jul,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-099}
      • }
    •  Shirai, Y., Jha, D.K., Raghunathan, A., Romeres, D., "Robust Pivoting Manipulation Using Bilevel Contact-Implicit Optimization", RSS Workshop on The Science of Bumping into Things, June 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-090 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Shirai2022jun,
      • author = {Shirai, Yuki and Jha, Devesh K. and Raghunathan, Arvind and Romeres, Diego},
      • title = {Robust Pivoting Manipulation Using Bilevel Contact-Implicit Optimization},
      • booktitle = {RSS Workshop on The Science of Bumping into Things},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = jun,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-090}
      • }
    •  Raghunathan, A., Jha, D.K., Romeres, D., "Python-based Open Source Package for Optimization of Contact-rich Systems", Robotics: Science and Systems, June 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-089 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Raghunathan2022jun,
      • author = {Raghunathan, Arvind and Jha, Devesh K. and Romeres, Diego},
      • title = {Python-based Open Source Package for Optimization of Contact-rich Systems},
      • booktitle = {Robotics: Science and Systems},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = jun,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-089}
      • }
    •  Raghunathan, A., Jha, D.K., Romeres, D., "PYROBOCOP: Python-based Robotic Control & Optimization Package for Manipulation", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), DOI: 10.1109/​ICRA46639.2022.9812069, May 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-057 PDF Software
      • @inproceedings{Raghunathan2022may,
      • author = {Raghunathan, Arvind and Jha, Devesh K. and Romeres, Diego},
      • title = {PYROBOCOP: Python-based Robotic Control & Optimization Package for Manipulation},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = may,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/ICRA46639.2022.9812069},
      • isbn = {978-1-7281-9681-7},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-057}
      • }
    •  Shirai, Y., Jha, D.K., Raghunathan, A., Romeres, D., "Robust Pivoting: Exploiting Frictional Stability Using Bilevel Optimization", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2022.
      BibTeX TR2022-045 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Shirai2022may,
      • author = {Shirai, Yuki and Jha, Devesh K. and Raghunathan, Arvind and Romeres, Diego},
      • title = {Robust Pivoting: Exploiting Frictional Stability Using Bilevel Optimization},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)},
      • year = 2022,
      • month = may,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2022-045}
      • }
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  • Other Publications

    •  Diego Romeres, Giulia Prando, Gianluigi Pillonetto and Alessandro Chiuso, "On-line bayesian system identification", Control Conference (ECC), 2016 European, 2016, pp. 1359-1364.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{romeres2016line,
      • author = {Romeres, Diego and Prando, Giulia and Pillonetto, Gianluigi and Chiuso, Alessandro},
      • title = {On-line bayesian system identification},
      • booktitle = {Control Conference (ECC), 2016 European},
      • year = 2016,
      • pages = {1359--1364},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Diego Romeres, Mattia Zorzi, Raffaello Camoriano and Alessandro Chiuso, "Online semi-parametric learning for inverse dynamics modeling", Decision and Control (CDC), 2016 IEEE 55th Conference on, 2016, pp. 2945-2950.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{romeres2016online,
      • author = {Romeres, Diego and Zorzi, Mattia and Camoriano, Raffaello and Chiuso, Alessandro},
      • title = {Online semi-parametric learning for inverse dynamics modeling},
      • booktitle = {Decision and Control (CDC), 2016 IEEE 55th Conference on},
      • year = 2016,
      • pages = {2945--2950},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Diego Romeres, Mattia Zorzi, Raffaello Camoriano and Alessandro Chiuso, "Online semi-parametric learning for inverse dynamics modeling", Decision and Control (CDC), 2016 IEEE 55th Conference on, 2016, pp. 2945-2950.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{romeres2016onlinesemiparametric,
      • author = {Romeres, Diego and Zorzi, Mattia and Camoriano, Raffaello and Chiuso, Alessandro},
      • title = {Online semi-parametric learning for inverse dynamics modeling},
      • booktitle = {Decision and Control (CDC), 2016 IEEE 55th Conference on},
      • year = 2016,
      • pages = {2945--2950},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Giulia Prando, Diego Romeres, Gianluigi Pillonetto and Alessandro Chiuso, "Classical vs. Bayesian methods for linear system identification: Point estimators and confidence sets", Control Conference (ECC), 2016 European, 2016, pp. 1365-1370.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{tprando2016classical,
      • author = {Prando, Giulia and Romeres, Diego and Pillonetto, Gianluigi and Chiuso, Alessandro},
      • title = {Classical vs. Bayesian methods for linear system identification: Point estimators and confidence sets},
      • booktitle = {Control Conference (ECC), 2016 European},
      • year = 2016,
      • pages = {1365--1370},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Giulia Prando, Diego Romeres and Alessandro Chiuso, "Online identification of time-varying systems: A Bayesian approach", Decision and Control (CDC), 2016 IEEE 55th Conference on, 2016, pp. 3775-3780.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{tprando2016online,
      • author = {Prando, Giulia and Romeres, Diego and Chiuso, Alessandro},
      • title = {Online identification of time-varying systems: A Bayesian approach},
      • booktitle = {Decision and Control (CDC), 2016 IEEE 55th Conference on},
      • year = 2016,
      • pages = {3775--3780},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Ulrich Muenz and Diego Romeres, "Region of attraction of power systems", IFAC Proceedings Volumes, Vol. 46, No. 27, pp. 49-54, 2013.
      BibTeX
      • @Article{munz2013region,
      • author = {Muenz, Ulrich and Romeres, Diego},
      • title = {Region of attraction of power systems},
      • journal = {IFAC Proceedings Volumes},
      • year = 2013,
      • volume = 46,
      • number = 27,
      • pages = {49--54},
      • publisher = {Elsevier}
      • }
    •  Diego Romeres, Florian Doerfler and Francesco Bullo, "Novel results on slow coherency in consensus and power networks", Control Conference (ECC), 2013 European, 2013, pp. 742-747.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{romeres2013novel,
      • author = {Romeres, Diego and Doerfler, Florian and Bullo, Francesco},
      • title = {Novel results on slow coherency in consensus and power networks},
      • booktitle = {Control Conference (ECC), 2013 European},
      • year = 2013,
      • pages = {742--747},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
    •  Saverio Bolognani, Andrea Carron, Alberto Di Vittorio, Diego Romeres, Luca Schenato and Sandro Zampieri, "Distributed multi-hop reactive power compensation in smart micro-grids subject to saturation constraints", Decision and Control (CDC), 2012 IEEE 51st Annual Conference on, 2012, pp. 1118-1123.
      BibTeX
      • @Inproceedings{bolognani2012distributed,
      • author = {Bolognani, Saverio and Carron, Andrea and Di Vittorio, Alberto and Romeres, Diego and Schenato, Luca and Zampieri, Sandro},
      • title = {Distributed multi-hop reactive power compensation in smart micro-grids subject to saturation constraints},
      • booktitle = {Decision and Control (CDC), 2012 IEEE 51st Annual Conference on},
      • year = 2012,
      • pages = {1118--1123},
      • organization = {IEEE}
      • }
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    • Title: "Systems and Methods for Advance Anomaly Detection in a Discrete Manufacturing Process with a Task Performed by a Human-Robot Team"
      Inventors: Laftchiev, Emil; Romeres, Diego
      Patent No.: 11,442,429
      Issue Date: Sep 13, 2022
    • Title: "System and Design of Derivative-free Model Learning for Robotic Systems"
      Inventors: Romeres, Diego; Libera, Alberto Dalla; Jha, Devesh; Nikovski, Daniel N.
      Patent No.: 11,389,957
      Issue Date: Jul 19, 2022
    • Title: "System and Method for Thermal Control Based on Invertible Causation Relationship"
      Inventors: Laftchiev, Emil; Nikovski, Daniel N.; Romeres, Diego
      Patent No.: 11,280514
      Issue Date: Mar 22, 2022
    • Title: "System and Method for Automatic Error Recovery in Robotic Assembly"
      Inventors: Nikovski, Daniel N.; Jha, Devesh; Romeres, Diego
      Patent No.: 11,161,244
      Issue Date: Nov 2, 2021
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