Configuration Spaces and Topology of Robot Motion Planning

SpeakerDr. Goderdzi Pruidze
Organization Louisiana State University
LocationEBII 1230
DateOctober 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.

Biography:
 
Goderdzi Pruidze’s Ph.D. in Mathematics is from Louisiana State University. He holds a M.S. in Mathematics from Louisiana State University, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Tbilisi State University.

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