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BOOKS



Autonomous Robots: Control, Sensing and Perception
Edgar Alonso Martínez and Luz Abril Torres-Méndez.
Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag. Septiembre, 2011.
ISBN-13: 978-3-86955-866-0.
Inter-Image Statistics for Mobile Robot Environment Modeling
L. A. Torres-Méndez.
Verlag Dr. Muller, Germany, (McGill University dissertation), 2008.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS



Multi-Legged Robot Dynamics Navigation Model with Optical Flow
Edgar A. Martínez-García, Abril Torres-Méndez, Mohan R. Elara
International Journal of Intelligent Unmanned Systems, Vol. 2 Issue 2, 121-139. 2014
ISSN:2049-6427.
3D Heterogeneous multi-sensor global registration
Joaquín Rivero-Juárez, Edgar A Martínez-García, Abril Torres-Méndez, Rajesh E Mohan
Procedia Engineering 2013.
Synthesis of Unsupported Pt-based Electrocatalysts and Evaluation of their Catalytic Activity for the Ethylene Glycol Oxidation Reaction
A.F. Chávez Villanueva,Adriana M. Ramirez, G. Vargas Gutiérrez, L.A. Torres and F.J. Rodríguez Varela
Journal of New Materials for Electrochemical Systems 16, 171-176, February 2013.
ISSN: 0360-3199.
Fast synthesis and electrocatalytic activity of M@Pt (M= Ru, Fe_3 O_4, Pd) core-shell nanostructures for the oxidation of ethanol and methanol
N.M. Sánchez-Padilla, S.M. Montemayor, L. A. Torres, F. J. Rodríguez-Varela
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy ISSN: 0360-3199. February 2013.
Face Color Synthesis Using Partial Least Squares and the L-alpha-beta Color Transform
J. Miranda-Hernández, M. Castelán and L. A. Torres-Méndez
IET Computer Vision 2012
Scene reconstruction with sparse range information
G.Y. Chen, G. Dudek and L.A. Torres-Méndez
Optical Engineering, Vol. 50(9), pp. 1-7. September, 2011.
ISSN: 0091-3286.
Relative Depth Estimation of Objects in Underwater Scenes
Ricardo Pérez, Luz Abril Torres-Méndez and Ernesto Olguín-Díaz
Special Issue: Advances in Pattern Recognition, Research in Computer Science, Vol. 44, pp. 29-36. J. A. Carrasco Ochoa, J. F. Martínez Trinidad, J. H. Sossa Azuela (Eds.), 2009. ISSN: 1870-4069
Inter-Image Statistics for 3D Environment Modeling
L. Abril Torres-Méndez and Gregory Dudek
International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV). Springer Netherlands, pp. 137-158. August 2008.
ISSN: 0920-5691.
AQUA: An Amphibious Autonomous Robot
G. Dudek, P. Giguere, C. Prahacs, S. Saunderson, J. Sattar, L.A. Torres-Méndez, M. Jenkin, A. German, A. Hogue, A. Ripsman, J. Zacher, E. Milios, H. Liu, P. Zhang, M. Buehler, C. Georgiades
IEEE Computer Magazine, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 46-53, January 2007.
ISSN: 0018-9162.
Color Correction of Underwater Images for Aquatic Robot Inspection
L. Abril Torres-Méndez and Gregory Dudek
Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3757, Springer A. Rangarajan, B.C. Vemuri, A.L. Yuille (Eds.), pp. 60-73, 2005
ISBN:3-540-30287-5.
A Statistical Learning-Based Method for Color Correction of Underwater Images
L.A. Torres-Méndez and G. Dudek
Research on Computer Science Vol. 17, Advances in Artificial Intelligence Theory, A. Gelbukh, R. Monroy (Eds.), pp. 151-160, 2005.
ISSN: 1665-9899.
Translation, Rotation, and Scale-Invariant Object Recognition
L. A. Torres-Méndez, J. C. Ruiz-Suarez, L. E. Sucar and G. Gomez
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics. Part C: Applications and Reviews}, 30(1):125-130, 2000.
Simulation of a solar-hydrogen-fuel cell system: results for different locations in Mexico
L. A. Torres, F. J. Rodríguez and J. Sebastian
International Journal of Hydrogen Energy}, 23(11):1005-1009, 1998.


BOOK CHAPTERS



A Biologically-inspired Robotic Vision System for Tracking Fast Moving Objects
Emerson J. Olaya-Benítez and L. Abril Torres-Méndez
Autonomous Robots: Control, Sensing and Perception}. Book edited by E. A. Martínez and L. A. Torres-Méndez, Cuvillier-Verlag, pp. 236-261. September 2011.
ISBN: 978-3-86955-866-0.
Multisensorial Active Perception for Indoor Environment Modeling
L. A. Torres-Méndez.
Sensor Fusion and its Applications}, Book edited by Ciza Thomas, Publisher: SCIYO, pp. 207-223, Agosto 2011.
ISBN: 978-953-307-101-5.
A Single Frame Super-Resolution Innovative Approach
L. A. Torres-Méndez, M.I. Ramírez-Sosa and M. Castelán.
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4827, MICAI}, Springer, A. Gelbukh and A.F. Kuri Morales (Eds.), pp. 640-649, 2007.
ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online). ISBN: 978-3-540-76630-8.
Example-Based Face Shape Recovery Using the Zenith Angle of the Surface Normal
M. Castelán, A.J. Almazán-Delfín, M.I. Ramírez-Sosa and L. A. Torres-Méndez
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4827, MICAI}, Springer, A. Gelbukh and A.F. Kuri Morales (Eds.), pp. 758-768, 2007.
ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online). ISBN: 978-3-540-76630-8.
Statistics of Visual and Partial Depth Data for Mobile Robot Environment Modeling
L. A. Torres-Méndez and G. Dudek
Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 4293: MICAI, Springer. A. Gelbukh and C.A. Reyes-García (Eds.), pp. 715-725, 2006.
ISSN: 0302-9743, ISBN: 978-3-540-49026-5.


FULLY PEER-REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS



Ethologically inspired Reactive Exploration of Coral Reefs with Collision Avoidance: Bridging the Gap between Human and Robot Spatial Understanding of Unstructured Environments
A. Alejandro Maldonado-Ramírez, L. Abril Torres-Méndez, Francisco Rodríguez-Telles
International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Hamburgo, Alemania; Septiembre 28 - Octubre 02, 2015 (aceptado).
Autonomous Robotic Exploration of Coral Reefs using a Visual Attention-driven Strategy for Detecting and Tracking Regions of Interest
A. Alejandro Maldonado-Ramírez, L. Abril Torres-Méndez
IEEE/MTS OCEANS 2015, Génova, Italia; Mayo 18-21, 2015.
Vision-Based Reactive Autonomous Navigation with Obstacle Avoidance: Towards a non-invasive and cautious exploration of marine habitat
Francisco Rodríguez-Telles, Ricardo R. Pérez Alcocer, A. Alejandro Maldonado-Ramírez, L. Abril Torres-Méndez, Bir Bikram Dey, Edgar A. Martínez-García
International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Hong Kong, China; May 31-June 7, 2014.
Robust Detection and Tracking of Regions of Interest for Autonomous Underwater Robotic Exploration
A. Alejandro Maldonado-Ramírez, L. Abril Torres-Mández, Edgar A. Martánez-García
The Sixth International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications (Cognitive), Venice, Italy; May 25-29, 2014.
3D Heterogeneous multi-sensor global registration
Joaquín Rivero-Juárez, Edgar A Martínez-García, Abril Torres-Méndez, Rajesh E Mohan
International Conference on Design and Manufacturing, India; July 2013.
Fast Floor Segmentation Algorithm for Visual-based Robot Navigation
F. Geovani Rodríguez-Telles, L. Abril Torres-Méndez and Edgar A. Martínez-García
Tenth Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV)}. Regina, Canada. May 2013.
Regional Invariant Descriptors in Mobile Robotics Part I: Stability Tracking Analysis
E. A. Martínez-García and L. A. Torres-Méndez.
IEEE Andean Region International Conference}, Vol. 1, Andescon, pp. 87-90, Cuenca Ecuador, November, 2012.
Regional Invariant Descriptors in Mobile Robotics Part II: Enhanced Detection and Matching
E. A. Martínez-García and L. A. Torres-Méndez.
IEEE Andean Region International Conference}, Vol. 1, Andescon, pp. 87-90, Cuenca Ecuador, November, {\bf 2012}
Model- Free robust control for fluid disturbed underwater vehicles
R. Pérez-Alcocer, E. Olguín-Díaz, L. Abril Torres-Méndez
International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA 2012), C.-Y. Su, S. Rakheja, H. Liu (Eds.), Part II, LNAI 7507, pp. 519--529. Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, October, 2012.
Distribución de una Red de Cámaras usando Algoritmos de Búsqueda Codiciosa y Genéticos
Martha L. Qui\~nones-Mu\~noz, Elias Carrum-Siller, L. Abril Torres-Méndez y Pedro Pérez-Villanueva
9o. Congreso Internacional de Cómputo en Optimización y Software. Cuernavaca, 27-30 de noviembre, 2012.
Learning Cognitive Human Navigation Behaviors for Indoor Mobile Robot Navigation
Luz A. Torres-Méndez and Roberto Cervantes Jacobo
4th International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications}, COGNITIVE, pp. 37-45. Nice, France, July 22-27, 2012.
ISBN: 978-1-61208-218-9.
Multi-sensorial Active Perception for 3D Environment Modelling using Non-Parametric Belief Propagation
Griselda Ortiz-Alvarado and L. Abril Torres-Méndez.
International Congress on Instrumentation and Applied Sciences. Puebla, Pue., Octubre 5-8, 2011.
A User-friendly Graphical Simulation Tool for Evaluating the Distribution of Cameras in Surveillance and Robotics Applications
Martha Lorena Quiñones Muñoz and L. Abril Torres-Méndez
International Congress on Instrumentation and Applied Sciences. Puebla, Pue., Octubre 5-8, 2011.
On the Design of a 3D Object Reconstruction System using Structured-light Laser Scanning
A. Martínez-Lugo, I. Lopez-Juarez, L. A. Torres-Méndez.
International Congress on Instrumentation and Applied Sciences. Puebla, Pue., Octubre 5-8, 2011.
A Novel Illumination-invariant Colour Constancy Algorithm
Luz A. Torres-Méndez and Emerson J. Olaya.
22nd General Congress of the International Commission for Optics (ICO-22). Puebla, Pue., México, Agosto 15-19, 2011.
A Biologically-inspired Robotic Vision System for Tracking Fast Moving Objects
Luz A. Torres-Méndez and Emerson J. Olaya.
In the 3rd Annual IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Practical Robot Applications. Greater Boston Area, Massachusetts, USA, Abril 11-12, 2011.
Moving Object Segmentation using Visual Attention
E. J. Olaya and L. A. Torres-Méndez.
In the Automatic Image Annotation and Retrieval Workshop. Puebla, México, Octubre 6-8, 2010.
A Foveated Stereo Vision System for Active Depth Perception
Emerson Jassan Olaya and Luz Abril Torres-Méndez
IEEE International Workshop on Robotic and Sensors Environments (ROSE), pp. 110-115. Lecco, Italy, November 6-7, 2009.
A Fast Color Synthesis Algorithm using the l-alpha-beta Color Space and a Non-parametric MRF Model
Luz Abril Torres-Méndez, Christian A. Ramírez-Bejarano, Griselda Ortíz-Alvarado, Carlos A. de Alba-Padilla
8th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (MICAI)}, pp. 53-58. Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico, November 9-13, 2009.
A Statistical Analysis of Visual Cues for Estimating Dense Range Maps
S. A. Rosales-Morales, L. A. Torres-Méndez
Proceedings of the 7th Mexican International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (MICAI), Mexico City, October 27-31, 2008.
A Visually Guided Swimming Robot
G. Dudek, M. Jenkin, C. Prahacs, A. Hogue, J. Sattar, P. Giguerre, A. German, H. Liu, S. Saunderson, A. Ripsman, S. Simhon, L.A. Torres, E. Milios, P. Zhang and I. Rekletis
IEEESJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems} (IROS)}, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, August 2005.
Scene Reconstruction with Sparse Range Information
G. Chen, G. Dudek and L. A. Torres-Méndez
2nd Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), pp. 444-451, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, May 2005.
Statistics in the Image Domain for Mobile Robot Environment Modeling
L. A. Torres-Méndez and G. Dudek
International Symposium on Robotics and Automation} (ISRA), Querétaro, Mexico, 8 pages, August 25-27, 2004.
Statistical Inference and Synthesis in the Image Domain for Mobile Robot Environment Modeling
L. A. Torres-Méndez and G. Dudek
IEEE/RSJ Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems} (IROS), Sendai, Japan. 8 pages. September 2004.
AQUA: An aquatic walking robot
C. Georgidas, A. German, A. Hogue, H. Liu, C. Prahacs, A. Ripsman, R. Sim, L.A. Torres, P. Zhang, M. Buehler, G. Dudek, M. Jenkin and E. Milios
IEEEE/RSJ/GI International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, (IROS), Sendai, Japón, pp. 3525--3531, September 2004.
AQUA: an aquatic walking robot
C. Georgidas, A. German, A. Hogue, H. Liu, C. Prahacs, A. Ripsman, R. Sim, L.A. Torres, P. Zhang, M. Buehler, G. Dudek, M. Jenkin and E. Milios
6th Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Showcase (UUVS), Southampton, UK, September 22-23, 2004.
Reconstruction of 3D models from intensity images and partial depth
L. A. Torres-Méndez and G. Dudek
Nineteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), San Jose, California, USA, July 25-29, 2004.
Inter-Image Statistics for Scene Reconstruction
L. A. Torres-Méndez, G. Dudek and P. Di Marco
Canadian Conference on Computer and Robot Vision (CRV), London, Ontario, Canada, May 17-19, 2004.
Underwater Image Deblurring by Exemplar-Based Synthesis
L. A. Torres-Méndez and G. Dudek
1st International Workshop on Computational Robotics for Unstructured Environments: Underwater Environments}, St. James, Barbados, January 9-18, 2004
Range Synthesis for 3D Environment Modeling
L. A. Torres-Méndez and G. Dudek
Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Las Vegas, NV. 8 pages. 2003.
A Statistical Learning Method for Mobile Robot Environment Modeling
L. A. Torres-Méndez and G. Dudek
IEEE International Workshop on Reasoning with Uncertainty in Robotics (RUR-IJCAI), 8 pages, Acapulco, Mexico, August 2003.
Range Synthesis for 3D Environment Modeling
L. A. Torres-Méndez and G. Dudek
IEEE Workshop on Applications of Computer Vision, Orlando, FL, USA, 2002.
Automated Enhancement of 3D Models
L. A. Torres-Méndez and G. Dudek
Short Presentations of Eurographics}, Saarbrucken, Germany, 2002.
Upper bound conditioning as a performance index for manipulator motion planning
R. V. Mayorga and L. A. Torres
IEEE/RSJ Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), pages 1913-1918, IEEE Press. Victoria, Canada, October, 1998.
Simulation of a PV-hydrogen-fuel cell system: results for different cities of Mexico
L. A. Torres, J. Rodríguez and P. J. Sebastian
International Symposium on New Materials for Hydrogen-Fuel Cell-Photovoltaic Systems I, Cancun, Mexico, September, 1997.