Publications

Peer reviewed journal articles:

Angelov, Daniel; Hristov, Yordan; Burke, Michael; Ramamoorthy, Subramanian; Composing Diverse Policies for Temporally Extended Tasks, IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2020.

Asenov, Martin; Burke, Michael; Angelov, Daniel; Davchev, Todor; Subr, Kartic; Ramamoorthy, Subramanian; Vid2Param: Online system identification from video for robotics applicationsIEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 2020. (pdf) (video)

Kanda, Patrick; Burke, Michael; Gupta, Rangan; Time-varying causality between equity and currency returns in the United Kingdom: Evidence from over two centuries of data, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 506 1060-1080 2018 North-Holland. (pdf)

Burke, Michael; Lasenby, Joan; Estimating missing marker positions using low dimensional Kalman smoothing, Journal of Biomechanics, 49 9 1854-1858 2016 Elsevier. (pdf) (code)

Burke, Michael; Lasenby, Joan; Pantomimic gestures for human–robot interaction, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 31 5 1225-1237 2015 IEEE. (pdf) (code) (video)

Peer reviewed conference papers:

Jaques, Miguel; Burke, Michael; Hospedales, Timothy; Physics-as-Inverse-Graphics: Joint Unsupervised Learning of Objects and Physics from Video, International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) 2020.

Ngxande, Mkhuseli; Tapamo, Jule-Raymond; Burke, Michael; Detecting inter-sectional accuracy differences in driver drowsiness detection algorithms, 2020 Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference/Robotics and Mechatronics/Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa (SAUPEC/RobMech/PRASA), IEEE.

Hristov, Yordan; Angelov, Daniel; Burke, Michael; Lascarides, Alex; Ramamoorthy, Subramanian; Disentangled Relational Representations for Explaining and Learning from Demonstration, Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) 2019. (Best paper runner up) (pdf)

Burke, Michael; Hristov, Yordan; Ramamoorthy, Subramanian; Hybrid system identification using switching density networks, Conference on Robot Learning (CoRL) 2019.

Burke, Michael; Penkov, Svetlin; Ramamoorthy, Subramanian; From explanation to synthesis: Compositional program induction for learning from demonstration, Robotics: Science and Systems 2019.

Ngxande, Mkhuseli; Tapamo, Jules-Raymond; Burke, Michael; DepthwiseGANs: Fast training generative adversarial networks for realistic image synthesis, 2019 Southern African Universities Power Engineering Conference/Robotics and Mechatronics/Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa (SAUPEC/RobMech/PRASA), 111-116 2019 IEEE.

Ngxande, Mkhuseli; Tapamo, Jules-Raymond; Burke, Michael; Driver drowsiness detection using behavioral measures and machine learning techniques: A review of state-of-art techniques, IEEE 2017 Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa and Robotics and Mechatronics (PRASA-RobMech) 156-161 2017.

Masha, Ditebogo; Burke, Michael; Twala, Bhekisipho; Slip estimation methods for proprioceptive terrain classification using tracked mobile robots, 2017 IEEE Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa and Robotics and Mechatronics (PRASA-RobMech) 150-155 2017.

Burke, Michael; Leveraging Gaussian process approximations for rapid image overlay production, SAWACMMM ’17 Proceedings of the ACM Multimedia 2017 Workshop on South African Academic Participation 21-26 2017 ACM Digital Library.

Burke, Michael; A generative Bézier curve model for surf-zone tracking in coastal image sequences, IEEE Africon 2017, Cape Town, 18-20 September 2017.

Burke, Michael; Image ranking in video sequences using pairwise image comparisons and temporal smoothing, 2016 PRASA-RobMech International Conference, 2016.

Burke, Michael; Sabatta, Deon; Topic models for conference session assignment: Organising PRASA 2014(5), IEEE 2015 Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa and Robotics and Mechatronics International Conference (PRASA-RobMech) 94-99 2015.

Burke, Michael; Lasenby, Joan; Fast upper body joint tracking using kinect pose priors, International Conference on Articulated Motion and Deformable Objects, 94-105 2014 Springer, Cham. (Best paper award)

Burke, Michael; Lasenby, Joan; Multilinear function factorisation for time series feature extraction, 18th International Conference on Digital Signal Processing (DSP) 1-8 2013 IEEE.

Burke, Michael; Path-following control of a velocity constrained tracked vehicle incorporating adaptive slip estimation, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 97-102 2012 IEEE (ICRA 2012).

Tack, Stanley; Burke, Michael; Sinha, Saurabh; Local exploration strategies for a mobile robot in a highly dynamic environment, 5th Robotics and Mechatronics Conference of South Africa (ROBOMECH) 2012.

Burke, Michael; Bos, Nico; Optimal placement of range-only beacons for mobile robot localisation, 4th Robotics and Mechatronics Conference of South Africa (ROBMECH) 2011. (Best paper runner up)

Burke, Michael; Brink, Willie; Gain-scheduling control of a monocular vision-based human-following robot, 18th World Congress of the International Federation of Automatic Control, 2011 (IFAC 2011).

Burke, Michael; Brink, Willie; Estimating Target Orientation with a Single Camera for Use in a Human-Following Robot, 21st Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, 2010 (PRASA 2010).

Burke, Michael; Laser-based target tracking using principal component descriptors, 21st Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, 2010 (PRASA 2010).

Burke, Michael; Sabatta, Deon; Position fusion for an outdoor mobile robot, 3rd Robotics and Mechatronics Symposium (ROBMECH) 2009.

Theses:

Burke, Michael Glen; Visual servo control for a human-following robot, 2011, University of Stellenbosch.

Burke, Michael Glen; Fast upper body pose estimation for human-robot interaction, 2015, University of Cambridge.

Editorial works:

Burke, Michael; Maphanga, Regina; van Rensburg, Jaco Jansen; Women in Science Without Borders 2018, International Women in Science Without Borders. Proceedings; Resilience in Diversity: School of Tourism and Hospitality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 21-23 March 2018: Proceedings 2018 University of Johannesburg, School of Tourism and Hospitality.

Burke, Michael; Sabatta, Deon; Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa (PRASA) and Robotics and Mechatronics (RobMech), (PRASA-RobMech), 2015.

Working papers and technical reports:

Straižys, Artūras; Burke, Michael; Ramamoorthy, Subramanian; Surfing on an uncertain edge: Precision cutting of soft tissue using torque-based medium classification, arXiv preprint arXiv:1909.07247 2019.

Davchev, Todor; Burke, Michael; Ramamoorthy, Subramanian; Learning spatial representations and global dynamics for structured long term motion prediction. arXiv preprint arXiv:1911.13044v2

Mkhuseli Ngxande; Jule-Raymond Tapamo; Michael Burke; Detecting inter-sectional accuracy differences in driver drowsiness detection algorithms arXiv preprint arXiv:1904.12631

Burke, Michael; User-driven mobile robot storyboarding: Learning image interest and saliency from pairwise image comparisons, arXiv preprint arXiv:1706.05850 2017.

Burke, Michael; Lasenby, Joan; Single camera pose estimation using Bayesian filtering and Kinect motion priors, arXiv preprint arXiv:1405.5047 2014.