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​SHORT COURSE: Control of multi-robot systems

Start Date: May 6, 2015 2:00 PM
End Date: May 6, 2015 5:00 PM

Professor Magnus Egerstedt

Georgia Institute of Technology


Abstract: When designing controllers for teams of mobile robots, the interplay must be understood between the robots’ motions and the information exchange network used for coordinate these motions. This mini-course, will provide an overview of the tools and techniques that have proven instrumental for understanding this interplay and that have enabled a number of different multi-robot control strategies. The course will be broken down into three pieces, namely (1) network models, (2) consensus problems, and (3) formation control.
 
Bio: Magnus Egerstedt is the Schlumberger Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he serves as Associate Chair for Research and External Affairs. He received the M.S. degree in Engineering Physics and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Mathematics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, the B.A. degree in Philosophy from Stockholm University, and was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Harvard University. Dr. Egerstedt conducts research in the areas of control theory and robotics, with particular focus on control and coordination of complex networks, such as multi-robot systems, mobile sensor networks, and cyber-physical systems. Magnus Egerstedt is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Network Control Systems, the director of the Georgia Robotics and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (GRITS Lab), a Fellow of the IEEE, and a recipient of the ECE/GT Outstanding Junior Faculty Member Award, the HKN Outstanding Teacher Award, the Alum of the Year Award from the Royal Institute of Technology, and the U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award.