Optimization and Systems Theory Seminar
Thursday December 9, 2010, 10.15-11.00, Room D3, Lindstedtsv. 5
An Optimization approach to Control of Autonomous Systems
In recent years, the number of autonomous vehicles in use, ranging from
unmanned aircraft and fork lifts to automatic lawn mowers and vacuum
cleaners, has increased rapidly. Being autonomous, these vehicles all
have a more or less sophisticated planning and control system. But most
of them also have some sort of interface, allowing a human operator to
influence the behavior of the vehicle.
In this talk, we will discuss the advantages of using an optimization
approach when designing the operator interfaces, as well as the planning
and control systems, of autonomous vehicles.
We will also see examples of how such an approach can be implemented in
systems using varying planning horizon lengths.
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