BARC Talk by Dan Halperin

From snapping fixtures to multi-robot coordination: Geometry at the service of robotics


Robots sense, move and act in the physical world. It is therefore natural
that understanding the geometry of the problem at hand is often key to
devising an effective robotic solution. I will review several problems in
robotics and automation in whose solution geometry plays a major role.
These include designing optimized 3D printable fixtures, object rearrangement
by robot arm manipulators, and efficient coordination of the motion of large teams
of robots. As we shall see, exploiting geometric structure can, among other benefits,
lead to reducing the dimensionality of the underlying search space and in turn
to efficient solutions.

Talk by Prof. Dan Halperin, School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University