SUBJECT: M.S. Thesis Presentation
BY: Marius Florian Bruno Oei
TIME: Thursday, July 14, 2016, 11:00 a.m.
PLACE: Tech Square, 523A
TITLE: Assignment and Pursuit in Temporally Heterogeneous Robotic Teams
COMMITTEE: Dr. Aaron Ames, Chair (ME)
Dr. Magnus Egerstedt (ECE)
Dr. Oliver Sawodny (Stuttgart)
Dr. Cristina Tarin (Stuttgart)


Traditionally, robotic systems are built to move as fast as possible. In contrast to this, we investigate slowness and its effects on heterogeneous robotic teams inspired by biological systems.
An assignment problem for static targets and a team pursuit problem for heterogeneous evaders are addressed.
The value of slowness in solving these problems optimally is examined. We further assemble the optimal teams for given problems by finding a compromise between performance and energy consumption or monetary cost.
The results are validated in simulation and implemented on a robotic testbed.