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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
Spring 2009 Seminar Series
Presents
Balancing and Vision
Gábor Stépán
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Friday, May 22, 2009 3:00 - 4:00 PM WEBB 1100
Abstract:
Balancing an inverted pendulum is a simple case study for stabilizing otherwise unstable
equilibriums. In this lecture, human balancing is compared to robotic balancing and the
small-amplitude chaotic oscillations are compared in the two cases. The analysis of
the Newtonian equations including the time delays and the thresholds at the sensors
provides possible conclusions on the large-scale control strategy used by the human
brain, and it also supports theories how our visual system or the human balancing organ
- called labyrinth - developed.
About the Speaker:
Professor Stépán received his PhD in 1982 and his DSc in 1994, both from the Hungarian
Academy of Sciences and he became a full member of the Academy in 2007. He spent
most of his academic career at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics,

  

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

 

Collections: Mathematics