Scalable Approaches to Deploying Swarms of Vehicles and Sensors
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied
Auditorium (NSH 1305)
Refreshments 3:15 pm
Talk 3:30 pm
The talk will address the fundamental problems and practical issues underlying the deployment of large numbers of autonomously functioning vehicles, with insights from field experiments with UAVs and UGVs in urban environments. I will present decentralized controllers and estimators that allow large numbers of robots to maintain a desired shape (formation) while following a desired trajectory. Finally, I will describe our ongoing SWARMS project whose goals are to develop a framework and methodology for the analysis of swarming behavior in biology and the synthesis of bio-inspired swarming behavior for engineered systems.
For appointments, please contact Virginia Arrington (firstname.lastname@example.org).