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Robotics Institute Seminar, April 10, 1998
Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh PA 15213-3891
412/268-8525 . 412/268-5576 (fax)

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High Integrity Localization

Steve Scheding
The Robotics Institute
Carnegie Mellon University

Place and Time
Adamson Wing, Baker Hall
Refreshments 3:15 pm
Talk 3:30 pm

This talk will examine the design of high integrity localization systems for the automation of large scale outdoor vehicles. High integrity systems are designed to be robust to the failure of any component. The guarantee of integrity is becoming increasingly important as the scale of autonomous vehicles (and therefore the potential to do harm) increases.

In this talk, frequency domain techniques will be used to describe the behavior of localization systems. The same techniques can be used to guarantee that all system faults will be detectable. Finally, a case study will be presented illustrating how these techniques may be applied to a real system.

The work described in this talk was carried out while the speaker was at the Australian Center for Field Robotics at the University of Sydney.

Speaker Biography
Steven Scheding is currently a PostDoctoral researcher at the National Robotics Engineering Consortium, Carnegie Mellon University. He received his PhD in Mechatronics from the University of Sydney in 1997. Research interests include the automation of large outdoor vehicles, particularly in mining, fault detection and identification, simultaneous localisation and map building, nonlinear control, and system design.

Speaker Appointments
For appointments, please contact the speaker, Steve Scheding, at scheding@cs.cmu.edu.

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