Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

GRASP Special Seminar: Javier Alonso-Mora, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Constrained Optimization Methods for Collaborative Multi-Robot Motion Planning and Control”

March 2, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Ubiquitous autonomous robots require novel methods for navigation and control that account for their interaction with other robots and humans.To enable autonomous operation, I will discuss constrained optimization methods for collision avoidance and formation control that apply to both ground and aerial vehicles. These methods model inter-agent cooperation, moving obstacles and the dynamic constraints of the robots. I’ll show experimental results with differential driven robots, wheelchairs, quadrotors navigating among humans and mobile manipulators collaboratively carrying objects. Towards human-in-the-loop multi-robot coordination, we have developed an interactive display formed by tens of small robots, and the method to specify high-level tasks for the multi-robot team and to automatically convert them into controllers with performance guarantees.


- Learn More

Javier Alonso-Mora is currently a Postdoctoral Associate at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) of MIT working with Prof. Daniela Rus. He received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in robotics from ETH Zurich, Switzerland in 2010 and 2014 respectively, and the Diploma degree in mathematics in 2008 and in industrial engineering in 2010, both from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. During his Ph.D. he was a joint researcher at Disney Research Zurich.


March 2, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category: