Event Detail

Event Type: 
Geometry-Topology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 12:00 to 12:50
Location: 
Kidd 280

Speaker Info

Institution: 
OSU; Graduate Student in Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering
Abstract: 

Animals and birds that locomote across diverse terrains employ
strategies that share certain qualitative properties. These properties
have inspired research aimed at uncovering common structure in the
equations of motion that govern these systems. In this talk I will
present an overview of such research, starting with the Euler-Lagrange
equations, followed by an explanation of how tools from differential
geometry were used to obtain a universal framework that describes the
motion of a large class of locomoting systems. The utility of this
framework lies in the fact that any design or control algorithm
developed based on this framework will be applicable across a large
class of systems.