The Robotics Institute

RI | Seminar | April 9

Robotics Institute Seminar, April 9
Time and Place | Seminar Abstract | Speaker Biography | Speaker Appointments

Networked Robotics: From Multi-Robot Systems to Wireless Sensor Networks

Gaurav Sukhatme

University of Southern California






Time and Place

Mauldin Auditorium (NSH 1305)
Refreshments 3:15 pm
Talk 3:30 pm



The emergence of wireless technology has altered robotics. Examples include systems we (and others) have built to solve problems in distributed robotics (e.g. localization, coverage, navigation, task allocation) using a network of sensors. I will discuss the algorithms we have devised for some of these tasks, and their characterization. I will argue that robotics can potentially alter the way wireless sensor networks are deployed, maintained, repaired, and replenished, illustrating once again with experimental systems we have built in the lab.



Speaker Biography

Dr. Gaurav Sukhatme is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California and the Co-director of the Robotics Research Lab.  He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from USC in 1997. His research interests lie in distributed robotics and sensor-actuator networks. He has served as PI on several NSF, DARPA and NASA grants and is a 2002 NSF CAREER awardee.



Speaker Appointments

For appointments, please contact Sanjiv Singh.


The Robotics Institute is part of the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.