|Speaker||Dr. Goderdzi Pruidze|
|Organization||Louisiana State University|
|Date||October 2, 2009 1:00 PM|
In this talk we focus on topological methods in robotics, and in particular, we discuss the notion of topological complexity of robot motion problem, introduced by M. Farber. Using techniques of algebraic topology (homological methods and homotopy theory), we compute this invariant for various configuration spaces.