Modular tools for nonlinear estimation and control
, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Date: Monday, March 10, 2014
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone
Host: Prof. John Leonard, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Contact: Prof. John Leonard, email@example.com
Speaker URL: None
TALK: Modular tools for nonlinear estimation and control
Computation, control, and synchronization are key issues in engineering systems, and in the vast nonlinear networks pervasive in biology and in neuroscience -- where for most tasks the human brain grossly outperforms robotic algorithms using computational elements 7 orders of magnitude slower than their artificial counterparts. We show that modern nonlinear systems tools can yield simple but highly non-intuitive insights about such issues, and also that they suggest systematic mechanisms to build progressively more refined systems through stable accumulation of functional building blocks and motifs.
Created by Niranjala Manokharan at Thursday, March 06, 2014 at 10:17 AM.