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Colloquium by Professor Andy Ruina 26 okt 2011

Colloquium by Professor Andy Ruina 26 okt 2011

 

 

Balance: brooms,  standing, walking and biking

There are open loop or uncontrolled ways to keep all of these things from falling over.  These are interesting in themselves and interesting to compare to the means by which they can be balanced using control. How do things balance themselves and does this matter for controlled stability?

Does passive stability depend on dissipation?  Are there necessary tradeoffs between passive stability, efficiency and maneuverability?

Presentation

Colloquia / Event

Date

26 October 2011

Time

10:30

Location

building Carré, room 3E