Interdisciplinary Distinguished Lecturer: Dr. Goderdzi Pruidze

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Configuration Spaces and Topology of Robot Motion Planning

Dr. Goderdzi Pruidze, Ph.D. in Mathematics
Louisiana State University

Dr. Goderdzi Pruidze spoke on Friday, October 2nd, 2009 at 1:00PM in Engineering Building II, Room 1230

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.