Math Lecture Explores Moving Robots Efficiently - Humboldt State Now

Math Lecture Explores Moving Robots Efficiently

The Humboldt State University Department of Mathematics welcomes Professor Federico Ardila from San Francisco State University and the University of the Andes in Colombia to deliver a lecture on the use of high-dimensional geometry to move robots efficiently from one position to another. The talk will also look at high-dimensional "spaces of possibilities". Mathematicians have studied these kinds of spaces and have developed "remote controls" to navigate them in their complexity. This talk will describe these techniques, and show their implementation. It will be accessible to a general audience, and assume no previous knowledge of the subject.

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Professor Federico Ardila from San Francisco State University and the University of the Andes in Colombia delivers the 66th annual Kieval Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 17.

This is the 66th Harry S. Kieval Lecture. The lecture series named for HSU Mathematics Professor Emeritus. Dr. Harry S. Kieval, who taught at HSU from 1966 to 1979, the series includes topics on popular and/or broad aspects of mathematics attractive to undergraduates and the public.

The lecture takes place at Founders Hall Room 118 on the HSU campus, starting at 7:30 p.m.Thursday, September 17. This event is free to the public.