“Coordination and reconfiguration of agents subject to constraints and network latency” – Prof. Giuseppe Franzè – inizio 26.09.2016

Course title: 

"Coordination and reconfiguration of agents subject to constraints and network latency"

Abstract:

The aim of the course is to provide the basics of a set-theoretic control framework by exploiting predictive ideas capable in order to deal with constraints satisfaction,  networked infrasturctures and distributed resources allocation.

Via the concepts of robustly positively invariant region and predecessor sets, low demanding model-predictive control and Command Governor methodologies are  properly customized  to address the following problems: obstacle avoidance and path planning for unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) and unmanned air vehicles (UAV),  stabilization of Networked Control Systems (NCSs) under the occurrence of induced latency arising from plant-to-controller and controller-to-plant communication via a network medium, networked leader-follower formation stabilization in the presence of time-varying delay and data-loss (measurement and feedback packet dropouts) occurrences on the communication and feedback channels.

Simulation studies and experimental results are instrumental to show the effectiveness and applicability of the proposed control strategies.

Course schedule:

26/09 – 09:00-12:00 Aula Seminari DIMES (Cubo 42C, V Piano)

27/09 – 09:00-12:00 Aula Seminari DIMES (Cubo 42C, V Piano)

28/09 – 13:30-15:30 Aula Seminari DIMES (Cubo 42C, V Piano)

29/09 – 09:00-12:00 Aula Seminari DIMES (Cubo 42C, V Piano)

30/09 – 13:30-15:30 Aula Seminari DIMES (Cubo 42C, V Piano)

Short Bio:

Giuseppe Franzè   received the Laurea degree in computer engineering in 1994 and the

Ph.D. degree in systems engineering in 1999 from the University of Calabria, Italy. From  2002 to 2014 he was  an Assistant Professor with the DEIS department of the University of Calabria.  Since 2015 he has been an Associate Professor at the University of Calabria with the DIMES department. His current research interests include  constrained predictive control, nonlinear systems, networked control systems, control under constraints and control reconfiguration for fault tolerant systems.