Configuration Spaces and Topology of Robot Motion Planning

In this talk we focus on topological methods in robotics, and in particular, we discuss the notion of topological complexity of robot motion problem, introduced by M. Farber. Using techniques of algebraic topology (homological methods and homotopy theory), we compute this invariant for various configuration spaces.

Dr. Goderdzi Pruidze

Ph.D. in Mathematics, Louisiana State University on October 2, 2009 at 8:00 AM in Engineering Building II, Room 1230

Goderdzi Pruidze’s Ph.D. in Mathematics is from Louisiana State University. He holds a M.S. in Mathematics from Louisiana State University, and a B.S. in Mathematics from Tbilisi State University.

Interdisciplinary Distinguished Seminar Series

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