IMA Conference on Mathematics of Robotics
Date: 9 – 11 September 2015
Location: St Anne’s College, University of Oxford
The IMA Conference on the Mathematics of Robotics aims to bring together researchers working on all areas of robotics which have a signiﬁcant Mathematical content. The idea is to highlight the Mathematical depth and sophistication of techniques applicable to Robotics and to foster cooperation between researchers working in different areas of Robotics. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Topology. Kinematics. Algebraic topology of conﬁguration spaces of robot mechanisms. Topological aspects of path planning and sensor networks. Differential topology and singularity theory of robot mechanism and moduli spaces.
Algebraic Geometry. Varieties generated by linkages and constraints. Geometry of stiffness and inertia matrices. Rigid-body motions. Computational approaches to algebraic geometry.
Dynamical Systems and Control. Dynamics of robots and mechanisms. Simulation of multi-body systems, e.g. swarm robots. Geometric control of robots. Optimal control and other optimisation problems.
Combinatorial and Stochastic Methods. Rigidity of structures. Path planning algorithms. Modular robots.
Statistics. Stochastic control. Localisation. Navigation with uncertainty. Statistical learning theory.
Cognitive Robotics. Mathematical aspects of Artificial Intelligence, Developmental Robotics and other Neuroscience based approaches.
Professor Roger Brockett, Harvard University
Professor Gregory Chirikjian, Johns Hopkins University
Dr Josef Schicho, University Linz
A selection of papers from the conference will be published in a special edition of the IMA Journal of Mathematical Control and Information. All other contributions will be made available via USB proceedings (with ISBN) to be distributed at the conference, and made available online following the conference via the IMA conference webpage.
Final version due: 1 August 2015
Conference Dates: 9 – 11 September 2015
Early Bird Fees*
Early Bird Fees* will be available until Monday 10 August 2015, after which the fees will be:
Residential Fee £205 - includes single en‐suite student bed & breakfast accommodation on the nights of 9 and 10 September at St Anne’s College, Oxford and a conference dinner on the night of 10 September
Conference Dinner as separate purchase £55.00
To register for this conference, please download, complete and return the application form by e-mail, fax or by post (see contact details below and on the form).
W. Holderbaum, University of Reading (Chair)
V. M. Becerra, University of Reading
J. Biggs, University of Strathclyde
S. Cameron, University of Oxford
W. S. Harwin, University of Reading
J. M. Selig, London South Bank University
Victor Becerra (University of Reading)
James Biggs (University of Strathclyde)
Ciprian S. Borcea (Rider University)
Joel Burdick (Caltech)
Stephen Cameron (University of Oxford)
Peter Donelan (Victoria University of Wellington)
Michael Farber (Queen Mary, University of London)
Robert Ghrist (University of Pennsylvania)
Peter Grindrod (University of Oxford)
Dawei Gu (University of Leicester)
Simon Guest (University of Cambridge)
William Harwin (University of Reading)
William Holderbaum (University of Reading)
Manfred Husty (University of Innsbruck)
Alberto Isidori (University of Rome La Sapienza)
Marin Kobilarov (John Hopkins University)
Daniel Koditschek (University of Pennsylvania)
Professor Nick Koussoulas (University of Patras)
Taeyoung Lee (George Washington University)
Robert Mackay (University of Warwick)
J. Michael McCarthy (UC Irvine)
Claudiu Cristian Remsing (Rhodes University)
Elon Rimon (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)
Hans-Peter Schröcker (University of Innsbruck)
Jon Selig (London South Bank University)
Stefano Stramigioli (Twente)
Ileana Streinu (UMass Amherst)
Krzysztof Tchon (Wroclaw University of Technology)
Jeremy Wyatt (University of Birmingham)
Further informationFor technical queries please contact Dr. W. Holderbaum
For general conference queries, or to register your interest, please contact Lizzi Lake, Conference Officer
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