Control and Dynamical Lecture Series: Raja Sengupta

Tuesday, July 11, 2006
3:00 p.m.
2328 AV Williams Bldg
Pam White
301 405 6576

Multi-Vehicle Networks

Raja Sengupta
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

Audience: Clark School  Graduate  Undergraduate  Faculty  Post-Docs  Corporate 

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