Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: Collective Motion and Mobile Sensor Networks
Speaker: Naomi Ehrich Leonard
Speaker Info: Princeton University
Brief Description:
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Collectives in biology perform remarkably well. Fish successfully forage for food and evade predators by swimming in a school, even though each individual fish is relatively simple. In engineered settings, it can be desirable to emulate nature and enable collective behavior of groups of relatively simple autonomous agents. Our application is to an autonomous, mobile sampling network, consisting of sensor-equipped robotic vehicles, used to aid in observing and predicting physical and biological dynamics in the oceans. In this talk I will describe recent work, with Derek Paley and Rodolphe Sepulchre, on collective motion of a planar group of self-propelled particles with steering control. The linear momentum of the group is a key control parameter
Date: Friday, October 15, 2004
Time: 2:00PM
Where: Tech M416
Contact Person: Kevin Lynch
Contact email: kmlynch@northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-467-5451
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