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The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) is an interdepartmental research centre at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing. The centre performs research in cooperative systems related to robotics, networked embedded systems and renewable energy systems. Its establishment and operation is funded by the European FP-7 Capacities "Research Potential" program [285939, FP7-REGPOT-2011-1].

Published: 2014-09-16 at 20:35
Research seminar "Fair Control...

The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) invites you to the research seminar

"Fair Control Under Resource Constraints"

held by Prof. Sandra Hirche, Technische Universität München, Germany.
The seminar will take place on Friday, September 12th, 2014, starting at 9:30 in Grand Hotel Park, Dubrovnik.

More about the speaker and the seminar can be found in the detailed news content.



Teleoperation over the Internet, robot control using distributed sensors and distributed computational resources in smart environments, and cooperative mobile robot manipulation are examples of cyberphysical systems in robotics where communication and/or computational resources are constrained. The scientific challenge is to design control schemes taking into account such resource constraints in first place, and preferably even include fair resource sharing mechanisms among different applications. Recent results indicate major benefits of event-based control compared to conventional designs, when resources are scarce. In this talk we present a novel approach for the fair event-based control of multiple control loops, which share the communication resource. We provide a distributed solution for the resource sharing, which exploits the adaptation ability of event triggered control in terms of communication traffic elasticity. This property is used to implement a distributed price exchange mechanism, where event-triggers adapt their thresholds according to the resource constraints.



The research activities of Prof. Hirche center on control engineering and system theory with particular emphasis on large distributed, networked and intelligent cooperative systems. The methods developed through this research can be used in robotics, human-machine systems, telepresence, infrastructure systems, power distribution networks and communication networks. Prof. Hirche studied aerospace engineering at TU Berlin and obtained her doctorate at TUM (2005). She did postdoctoral research at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and the University of Tokyo (2005-2007). Since 2008, she has been associate professor of information-oriented control at TUM. She has held that same chair since 2013. Prof. Hirche is a senior member of the IEEE and an elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Control Systems Society (2011).

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ACROSS project has received research funding from the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union (Grant Agreement No. 285939 FP7-REGPOT-2011-1).


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