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[VIRTUAL] Fall 2020 GRASP SFI: Tahiya Salam, University of Pennsylvania, “Learning Environmental Models with Multi-Robot Teams Using a Dynamical Systems Approach”

October 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Modeling environmental processes with multi-robot teams allows for better understanding of natural phenomena and better performance in robotic applications. This talk suggests using methods from dynamical systems theory and machine learning to model environmental processes with robot teams. This talk will introduce kernel transfer operators. These operators can be approximated and analyzed to represent the key temporal and spatial characteristics of the environment. The talk will present preliminary results that demonstrate how the approximations of these operators from sensing data can allow for the use of multi-robot teams in real world scenarios with complex environments.


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Tahiya Salam is a 3rd year PhD student in the GRASP Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Tahiya works under the supervision of Dr. M. Ani Hsieh in the ScalAR Lab. Prior to this, Tahiya graduated with her B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Virginia. Tahiya’s interests lie at the intersection of multi-robot teams, dynamical systems, and machine learning. Tahiya gratefully acknowledges support from the NSF-GRFP and Dennis R. Washington Leadership Graduate Scholarship.


October 7, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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