Alicja Wasik-Roelofsen



GR A2 465 (Building GR)
Station 2
CH-1015 Lausanne
Phone: +41 21 693 12 13
[email protected]

Short Biography

Currently I am a Ph.D. student enrolled in a joint doctorate between École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in the Distributed Intelligent Systems and Algorithms Laboratory, and Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, in the Intelligent Robots and Systems group, where my co-advisor is Professor Pedro U. Lima. I received M.Eng degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Sheffield, UK, in 2014, with part of my studies spent at the University of Texas at Austin.

Research Interests and Projects

My research interests include formation control, cooperative perception and swarm robotics. Currently I work on institution-based models for behavior planing and execution in the context of multi-robot systems. I participated in the European FP7 MOnarCH (Multi-Robot Cognitive Systems Operating in Hospitals) project in years 2014-2016 and conducted research under SURE initiative with the Natural Robotics Lab, University of Sheffield in 2012. More information about my research can be found here.

Teaching and Service Activities

I have served as head TA and TA in the Signals, Instruments, and Systems (SIS), and Distributed Intelligent Systems (DIS) courses at DISAL since 2015. I supervised projects on formation control, human-robot collaboration and normative multi-robot behaviours. More information about these projects can be found here. I have also been extensively involved in the review process of robotics journals and conferences since 2015.



Robust Localization for Multi-robot Formations: An Experimental Evaluation of an Extended GM-PHD Filter

M. Hirayama; A. Roelofsen (Wasik); M. Kamezaki; A. Martinoli 

2021. 15th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, Kyoto, Japan, June 1-4, 2021. p. 148-162. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-030-92790-5_12.


A robust localization system for multi-robot formations based on an extension of a Gaussian mixture probability hypothesis density filter

A. Wasik; P. U. Lima; A. Martinoli 

Autonomous Robots. 2020. Vol. 44, p. 395–414. DOI : 10.1007/s10514-019-09860-5.


Towards Institutions for Mixed Human-Robot Societies

S. Tomic; A. Wasik; P. U. Lima; A. Martinoli; F. Pecora et al. 

2018-01-01. 17th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems (AAMAS), Stockholm, SWEDEN, Jul 10-15, 2018. p. 2216-2217.

Towards Norm Realization in Institutions Mediating Human-Robot Societies

A. B. Wasik; S. Tomic; A. Saffiotti; F. Pecora; A. Martinoli et al. 

2018. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Madrid, Spain, October, 1- 5, 2018. p. 297-304. DOI : 10.1109/IROS.2018.8594079.

Towards Institutions for Mixed Human-Robot Societies

S. Tomic; A. B. Wasik; P. U. Lima; A. Martinoli; F. Pecora et al. 

2018. 7th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2018), Stockholm, Sweden, July 10–15, 2018. p. 2216-2217.


An Institutional Robotics Approach to the Design of Socially Aware Multi-Robot Behaviors

A. B. Wasik; A. Martinoli; P. U. Lima 

2017. RO-MAN 2017 Workshop on Towards Intelligent Social Robots: Social Cognitive Systems in Smart Environments, Lisbon, Portugal, August 2017. p. 2-7. DOI : 10.13140/RG.2.2.13129.03683.

A Robust Relative Positioning System for Multi-Robot Formations Leveraging an Extended GM-PHD Filter

A. B. Wasik; A. Martinoli; P. U. Lima 

2017. Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems (MRS), 2017 International Symposium on, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 4-5 Dec. 2017. p. 71-77. DOI : 10.1109/MRS.2017.8250933.


Graph-Based Distributed Control for Adaptive Multi-Robot Patrolling through Local Formation Transformation

A. B. Wasik; J. N. Ferreira Maia Pereira; R. Ventura; P. U. Lima; A. Martinoli 

2016. 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Daejeon, Korea, October 9-14, 2016. p. 1721-1728. DOI : 10.1109/IROS.2016.7759276.


Lidar-Based Relative Position Estimation and Tracking for Multi-Robot Systems

A. B. Wasik; R. Ventura; J. N. Pereira; P. U. Lima; A. Martinoli 

2015. ROBOT’2015 – Second Iberian Robotics Conference, Lisbon, November 19-21, 2015. p. 3-16. DOI : 10.1007/978-3-319-27146-0_1.