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2013 Heilmeier Lecturer For Excellence In Faculty Research - Dr. Vijay Kumar, "Aerial Robot Swarms"
Presenter: Vijay Kumar (Homepage)
Friday February 22, 2013 from 11:00am to 12:00pm
Autonomous micro aerial robots can operate in three-dimensional environments and offer many opportunities for environmental monitoring, search and rescue, and first response. In this lecture, Dr. Kumar will describe his recent work with small, agile aerial robots, and discuss the challenges in the deployment of large numbers of aerial robots, with applications to cooperative manipulation and transport, construction, and exploration and mapping.
The George H. Heilmeier Faculty Award for Excellence in Research was established by Penn Engineering for the purpose of recognizing excellence in scholarly activities of the faculty. Named in honor of George H. Heilmeier, it recognizes his extraordinary research career, his leadership in technical innovation and public service, and his loyal and steadfast support of Penn Engineering.