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Roth Family Distinguished Professorship position
The Department of Computer Science at Dartmouth College invites applications for the inaugural Roth Family Distinguished Professorship. We seek candidates with a strong academic or industry track record in the general area of Digital Arts... Read more
Dartmouth seeks applications and nominations for the position of Director of the Institute for Security, Technology, and Society (ISTS), Read more...
Prof. Devin Balkcom
Robot control algorithms, like computer algorithms, allocate resources to accomplish tasks; resources include time, energy, degrees of freedom, steps of computation, and precision. A fundamental problem is to determine the minimum resources required -- the physical complexity of of the task. The optimal trajectories provide insight into the capabilities of a mechanism, independent of compromises introduced by particular planning or control techniques.
The exact optimal trajectories were previously known for two vehicles: the Dubins car, and the Reeds-Shepp car. We have discovered the optimal trajectories for a third vehicle; the common differential-drive (wheelchair-like) robot, and work on two more vehicles is nearing completion.