Robot Motion Planning

Start: 03/03/2010 - 4:15pm
End  : 03/03/2010 - 5:15pm


Satyan Devadoss, Williams College (on sabbatical at UC Berkeley)


What is the space of all possible ways a robot can move on the floor of a room? What happens when an obstacle is placed in its path? Considering such robot motions provide the foundation to attacking cutting-edge problems such as protein foldings. We shall consider, from a mathematical viewpoint, the important subject of a robot’s motion and we will analyze its most important collisions. This leads to worlds of polyhedra, tilings, string theory, and phylogenetics. This talk is heavily based on pictures and no background is needed.

Beckman B126, Harvey Mudd College

Misc. Information

Coffee & Cookies at 3:45 pm in Olin B161 Harvey Mudd College
The dinner will be hosted by Professor Dagan Karp.
If interested in attending, please call ext 71264