Research

SToMP : Sensor Topology & Minimal Planning

Faculty: Ali Jadbabaie, Dan Koditschek, George Pappas, Robert Ghrist, Vijay Kumar

Project Homepage: http://www.math.uiuc.edu/~ghrist/index_files/stomp.htm

SToMP is a 4-year, $7.98M grant from DARPA's Defense Sciences Office. The goal is to create and utilize mathematical innovations to deduce global structure from local information in distributed and coordinated sensing platforms. The tools used come mostly from topology and geometry. Application domains include sensor networks, multi-agent robot coordination, and pursuit-evasion scenarios.