/ Loeb Lecture: Using Geometry to Move Robots Quickly

Loeb Lecture: Using Geometry to Move Robots Quickly

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SPEAKER: Federico Ardila, Professor of Mathematics, San Francisco State University
How do we move a robot quickly from one position to another? To answer this question, we need to understand its “space of possibilities,” a “map” where we can find every possible position of the robot. Unfortunately, these spaces are very large, they live in very high-dimensions, and they are very difficult to visualize. Fortunately, algebraists have encountered and studied these kinds of spaces before. Thanks to they tools they’ve developed, we can build “remote controls” to navigate these complicated spaces” this allows us to move (some) robots optimally. It also makes us face ethical questions that we cannot ignore.
The Loeb Lecture is FREE and OPEN to the public. It is accessible to a general audience, and assumes no previous knowledge of the subject.

Refreshments and snacks will be served at 3:30PM at Cupples I Hall, Room 200.
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