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dc.contributor.authorAyanian, Nora
dc.descriptionPresented on December 2, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. in the TSRB Banquet Hall.en_US
dc.descriptionNora Ayanian is a Gabilan Assistant Professor of Computer Science at University of Southern California. Her research focuses on creating end-to-end solutions for coordinating teams of robots that start from truly high-level specifications and deliver code for individual robots in the team, such as using simple multitouch inputs to control a team of UAVs.
dc.descriptionRuntime: 53:09 minutes
dc.description.abstractUsing a group of robots in place of a single complex robot to accomplish a task has many benefits, including simplified system repair, less down time, and lower cost. Combining heterogeneous groups of these multi-robot systems allows addressing multiple subtasks in parallel, reducing the time it takes to address many problems, such as search and rescue, reconnaissance, and mine detection. These missions demand different roles for robots, necessitating a strategy for coordinated autonomy while respecting any constraints the environment may impose. Synthesis of control policies for heterogeneous multirobot systems is particularly challenging because of inter-robot constraints such as communication maintenance and collision avoidance, the need to coordinate robots within groups, and the dynamics of individual robots. I will present approaches to synthesizing feedback policies for navigating groups of robots in constrained environments. These approaches automatically and concurrently solve both the path planning and control synthesis problems, and are specified at a high level, for example, using an iPad interface to navigate a complex environment with a team of UAVs. I will also present some preliminary work on novel approaches to developing controllers for many types of multirobot tasks, by using crowdsourced multi-player game data.en_US
dc.format.extent53:09 minutes
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIRIM Seminar Series
dc.subjectMulti-robot systemsen_US
dc.subjectMulti-robot tasksen_US
dc.subjectPath planningen_US
dc.titleMultirobot Coordination: From High-level Specification to Correct Executionen_US
dc.typeMoving Image
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machineen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Southern California. Computer Science Dept.en_US

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