When Robots Hit the Road: New Challenges in Multi-Vehicle Coordination

The practical realization of automated mobility, transport, and end-to-end logistics is burgeoning. Coordinated multi-vehicle systems are facilitating this new reality through the execution of task allocation, path planning, and formation control. In this talk, I shed some light on new challenges in these areas, and present insights that pertain to their scalability, robustness and privacy.

Bio

Amanda Prorok is a University Lecturer in Cyber-Physical Systems at the Department of Computer Science and Technology, University of Cambridge, UK. Previously, she was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, where she worked on networked robotic systems. She completed her PhD at EPFL, Switzerland, where she addressed the topic of localization with ultra-wideband sensing for robotic networks. Her dissertation was awarded the Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) award for the best thesis at EPFL in the fields of Computer Sciences, Automatics and Telecommunications. Further awards include Best Paper Award at DARS 2018, Finalist for Best Multi-Robot Systems Paper at ICRA 2017, Best Paper at BICT 2015, and MIT Rising Stars 2015.

Date: 
Friday, 21 June, 2019 (All day)
Speaker: 
Amanda Porock, Lecturer in Cyber-Physical Systems
Affiliation: 
Cambridge University
Location: 
Postgraduate Centre, Heriot-Watt University