UCSD Alumni


UC San Diego Inspiring Minds: Coordinated Robotics: From Ideation to Market


Date: 5/13/2014
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel
11461 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90049
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Primary Contact
Eliza Wiggins

Event Details

This event has been cancelled.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause you. At this time, this event is under review for an alternative date and location. Questions, please contact Eliza Wiggins.

What are the simplest robotic designs for overcoming various obstacles? How can advanced algorithms for coordinating robotic sensor vehicles help us better respond to environmental hazards?

Where did the radiation from Fukushima, the oil from Deepwater Horizon, and the ash from Eyjafjallajökull go? Where will a category 5 hurricane developing over the Gulf of Mexico make landfall? Robotic sensor vehicles, advanced control algorithms, and high-performance computing will help us to quickly and accurately answer such questions in the future; recent major advancements of such coordination algorithms will also be discussed.

How do you inspire K-12 students to take an interest in STEM? Make it fun! Attendees will also have a chance to meet MiP, the first of an engaging new line of consumer toys and educational curricula, developed in collaboration with WowWee Robotics, designed to do exactly that.

Speaker Bio

align: left; margin-right: 5px;Prof. Thomas Bewley (BS/MS Caltech 1989, diploma VKI 1990, and, after a brief stint in the USAF, PhD Stanford 1998) works at the intersection of control theory, dynamics, fluid mechanics, numerical methods, and applied math, and has a particular interest in the analysis, estimation, and forecasting of environmental flow systems (e.g., large-scale contaminant plumes & hurricanes) with coordinated deployments of advanced robotic systems. 

Bewley directs the UCSD Flow Control & Coordinated Robotics Labs, two dynamic teams of talented PhD students working on a diverse yet complementary range of problems ranging from optimization theory and numerical methods for computational fluid dynamics to the development of cleverly simple and robust robotic vehicles capable of remarkably advanced maneuvers.

Program Details
6 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Program

$20 per person
Please R.S.V.P. by Friday, May 9

Meet MiP™, Your New Robot Friend!

Additional Information
Real Life Toy Story (UCSD News)
12 Best Products from CES 2014 (Popular Science)
Union Tribune Video: MiP the Robot