September 17-21, 2018

Monday, September 17

MSCS Colloquium: Effects of Communication Restriction on Online Multi-Robot Exploration
Elizabeth Jensen ’07, St. Olaf Assistant Professor of Computer Science
3:30 pm, RNS 310
In multi-robot exploration for real-world applications, the amount of communication available in a given environment can vary greatly, and has significant effects on the performance of the robot team. In this talk, I will introduce and compare algorithms which use three communication models, from unlimited global communication to unplanned, semi-random encounters between robots; and evaluate each algorithms’ performance with different sized robot teams in three environments. I will discuss simulations results showing how the algorithms perform under optimal conditions, and discuss how real-world situations can impact performance.

Seminar: Biology Department Faculty/Student Meet and Greet
Speed Dating
4:00 PM, RNS Fourth Floor Atrium

Tuesday, September 18

No Seminars

Wednesday, September 19

No Seminars

Thursday, September 20

Chemstry Seminar: Chemistry Department Meet and Greet and SOCS Ice Cream Social
Mingle and meet faculty
3:15 pm, RNS 4th floor Atrium

Friday, September 21

No Seminars