Control and Dynamical Lecture Series: Raja Sengupta
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
2328 AV Williams Bldg
301 405 6576
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
PATH Networking Lab
University of California, Berkeley
The marriage of wireless ad-hoc communication and embedded computing is enabling new frontiers in robotic vehicles. We will show how sensing, communication, and control technologies are combining to realize unmanned air vehicle networks and collaborating cars. Our UAVs use Wi-fi to autonomously divide sensing tasks amongst themselves. Our cars communicate to track each other and provide sub-second warning to their drivers to enhance the safety of road travel. I discuss how these new multi-vehicle networks call for new theoretical developments and synergies between control, information theory, and embedded computing, and present some mathematical results.
Raja Sengupta is Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley and a principal researcher of the PATH Networking Lab. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan. Since then, he has focused his research and interests on information technology for large-scale systems with particular interest in transportation, wireless communications and inertial navigation for vehicle systems.
P.S. Krishnaprasad and Steven Marcus