The Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines presents a seminar by Dylan Shell of Texas A&M University on current robotics and automation research. The event will be held in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Rooms 1116-1118, from 12:15-1 p.m. and is open to the public.
Dylan Shell is an associate professor of computer science and engineering at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He received his BSc degree in computational & applied mathematics and computer science from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. His research aims to synthesize and analyze complex, intelligent behavior in distributed systems that exploit their physical embedding to interact with the physical world.
He has published papers on multi-robot task allocation, robotics for emergency scenarios, biologically inspired multiple robot systems, multi-robot routing, estimation of group-level swarm properties, statistical mechanics for robot swarms, minimalist manipulation, wireless communication models for robot systems, interpolation for adaptive robotic sampling, rigid-body simulation and contact models, human-robot interaction, and robotic theatre.