Engineering Optimization Class Fall Semester, 2015
This fall I am teaching "Engineering Optimization" (24-785/19-785), a graduate level class cross-listed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Engineering and Public Policy. This class will cover various mathematical optimization techniques and their application to engineering design problems. Students can find all course material on Blackboard. My office hours for this class are Tuesdays from 10:30-12:00 in Scaife Hall 320.
RSS Workshops July 16th-17th, 2015
At Robotics:Science and Systems this year I helped to organize two workshops: The first looked back at the 50th Anniversary of Shakey exploring the relationship between AI and robotics, and featuring talks by Peter Hart and Oliver Brock. The second explored Robotic Uses for Tails, where an impressive group of researchers from both biology and engineering came together to try and explore the many possible uses of appendages.
Hybrid System Paper Online May 10th, 2015
We are excited to announce that the latest version of the paper, A Hybrid Systems Model for Simple Manipulation and Self-Manipulation Systems, is now available online. In it we reconcile many common simplifying assumptions about physics that are, in general, inconsistent, and also prove several consistency properties about the resulting hybrid system.