Hilbert space to Outer Space
Dr. Vinod Gehlot, JPL Postdoctoral Fellow
Thursday, July 28 @ 12:00 pm (PT) 180-101 and via WebEx
This talk will showcase the exciting developments in Dynamic Stability of Multi-Agent Systems, Quantum Computing for Robotics, and the Lunar Crater Radio Telescope (LCRT) anchoring systems. In designing robotic formations, guarantees on the closed-loop behavior of individual robots or agents do not translate to guarantees on the overall multi-agent system. This talk introduces a novel control architecture that ensures dynamic stability in multi-agent formations and simultaneously prevents inter-agent collisions. Quantum computing and control have the potential to revolutionize robotic and space applications, and this talk will introduce an approach to solving ordinary differential equations using quantum circuits and discuss the possibilities and current challenges. Finally, this talk will also discuss the design and development of the anchoring system and its deployment for the kilometer-sized Lunar Crater Radio Telescope.
About the speaker:
Vinod Gehlot is a JPL Postdoctoral Fellow in the Maritime and Multi-Agent Autonomy Group (347N) in the Robotic and Mobility section. Before JPL, he was a TEES Research Engineer in the mechanical engineering department at Texas A&M University (TAMU) in College Station, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Fl, and his Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Vinod is passionate about robotics, dynamics, control & estimation theory, quantum computing and control, adaptive systems, and multi-agent control and dynamics. He has authored three patents on the mechanical implementation of counter-rotation mechanisms in axial compressors for aircraft gas turbine engines. Besides his academic endeavors, Vinod has extensive experience developing high-performance embedded hardware and software using Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs).
Meeting number (access code): 2761 571 6818
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