2013 Systems and Control Seminar

2013 Systems and Control Seminar

1st System Control Seminar 2013


Date May 8, 2013 11:55〜12:30
Place Tokyo Institute of Thechnology O-okayama W8 E-1001

Speaker Prof. Magnus Egerstedt
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering Georgia Institute of Technology
Title "Interacting with Multi-Robot Networks: Controllability and Beyond"
Abstract


The last few years have seen significant progress in our understanding of how one should structure multi-robot systems. New control, coordination, and communication strategies have emerged and, in this talk, we summarize some of these developments. In particular, we will discuss how to go from local control rules to global behaviors in a systematic manner in order to achieve distributed geometric objectives, such as achieving and maintaining formations, area coverage, and swarming behaviors. We will also investigate how users can interact with networks of mobile robots in order to inject new information and objectives. The efficacy of these interactions depends directly on the interaction dynamics and the structure of the underlying information-exchange network. We will relate? these network-level characteristics to controllability notions in order to produce effective human-swarm interaction strategies.