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01 APR 2016
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When: Friday 01 APR 2016
Talk: 11:00 AM
Where: University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)
Bldg ECSS, Room 2.102 (TI Auditorium)
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080
Topic: "Flying Robots: Beyond UAVs"
Speaker: Dr. Vijay Kumar
Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Abstract: Flying robots can operate in three-dimensional, indoor and outdoor environments. However, many challenges arise as we scale down the size of the robot, which is necessary for operating in cluttered environments. Dr. Vijay Kumar will describe recent work in developing small, autonomous robots, and the design and algorithmic challenges in the areas of control and planning, state estimation and mapping and coordinating large teams of robots. He will also discuss applications to search and rescue, first response and precision farming. More information about Kumarís research, including publications and videos are available at kumarrobotics.org.
Bio: Dr. Vijay Kumar is the Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer and Information Science, and Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his bachelor of technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and his PhD from The Ohio State University in 1987. He has served in various capacities at the University of Pennsylvania since 1987. He also served as the assistant director of robotics and cyber physical systems at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 2012 to 2013. Dr. Kumar is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2003), a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (2005) and a member of the National Academy of Engineering (2013).
Directions: UTD is at 800 West Campbell Road, Richard, TX 75080. See UTD Directions
Presentation room is in bldg ECSS, Room 2.102 (TI Auditorium). See UTD Campus Map
The campus Visitor Center can provide parking passes and, if needed, specific directions.
Cost: FREE

 


 

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