Modular tools for nonlinear estimation and control

Speaker: Jean-Jacques Slotine , 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

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Location: 3-270

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Host: Prof. John Leonard, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Reminder Subject: 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.

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