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The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation University of California at Santa Barbara
 

Summary: The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation
University of California at Santa Barbara
Winter 2010 Seminar Series
Presents
Dynamics and Control Research Without Constraints
Raff D'Andrea
ETH Zurich
Friday, February 12, 2010, 3:00 4:00pm CHEM 1171
Abstract:
In this talk I will discuss various control-enabled, non-mainstream projects: The Robotic Chair, a performance
piece that collapses into six separate pieces - seat, back, and four legs - and then proceeds to reassemble itself;
the Balancing Cube, a structure that can balance on any one of its edges or corners using six rotating mecha-
nisms on the cube's inner faces; the Distributed Flight Array, a flying platform consisting of multiple autonomous
single propeller vehicles that are able to drive, dock with their peers, and fly in a coordinated fashion; the Blind
Juggler, a robot that can keep multiple balls bouncing on a paddle without any sensory input; the Flying Machine
Arena, a research-driven airspace where vehicles teach themselves - and each other - how to fly; Powered
Wingsuit Flight, where small jets secured to the flyer's feet are used to increase glide performance and maneu-
verability.
About the Speaker:
Raffaello D'Andrea is Professor of Dynamic Systems and Control at ETH Zurich and Technical Co-Founder of

  

Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Mathematics