Workshop on
"Mathematical Control Theory and Robotics"

SISSA, Trieste, Italy, 25--27 June 2000


Sunday, June 25 Monday, June 26 Tuesday, June 27
8.30-9.00 Registration
9.00-10.00 R. Brockett A. Isidori H. Sussmann
10.00-11.00 A. Bicchi J.M. Coron G. Buttazzo
11.00-11.30 Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break
11.30-12.30 A. Sangiovanni- Vincentelli A. Agrachev J.P. Gauthier
12.30-13.30 Lunch time A. S. Morse Lunch time
13.30-14.00 Lunch time
14.00-15.00 J.P. Laumond M. Zelikin
15.00-16.00 Short Talks Poster Session A. Sarychev
16.00-16.30 Coffee Break and Coffee Break
16.30-18.50 Short Talks Open Discussion Short Talks
20.30 Social Dinner

Registration will be open on Sunday, June 25, before lunch.

Sunday, June 25. Plenary talks (Main Hall).

9.00-10.00 Roger Brockett
On the Stochastic Control of Quantum Ensembles
10.00-11.00 Antonio Bicchi
11.30-12.30 Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
Hybrid systems and models of computation: A paradigm for control and its applications to power-train control
14.00-15.00 Jean-Paul Laumond
Robot path planning via random sampling: some remarks about controllability and combinatorial topology

Monday, June 26. Plenary talks (Main Hall).

9.00-10.00 Alberto Isidori
A differential geometric approach to nonlinear fault isolation
10.00-11.00 Jean-Michel Coron
Local controllability of a 1-D tank containing a fluid modeled by the shallow water equation
11.30-12.30 Andrei Agrachev
On the Curvature of Control Systems
12.30-14.00 A. S. Morse
Controller Coverings and Switched Control Systems

Tuesday, June 27. Plenary talks (Main Hall).

9.00-10.00 Hector Sussmann
Control Variations in the setting of Generalized Differentials
10.00-11.00 Giuseppe Buttazzo
Optimization Problems with Manifolds as Controls
11.30-12.30 Jean-Paul Gauthier
Output stabilization using observers: Theory and applications
14.00-15.00 Mikhail Zelikin
Topological structure of chattering optimal syntheses
15.00-16.00 Andrey Sarychev
Lie-algebraic methods for stability analysis of time-variant systems

Sunday, June 25. Short talks: Session 1 (Main Hall).

15.00-15.20 Marilena Venditelli
Planning and control of general nonholonomic systems systems via nilpotent approximations
15.20-15.40 Ugo Boscain
Stability of planar switched systems
15.40-16.00 Claudio Altafini
On the bilinearity of linear switching systems
16.30-16.50 Fabio Ancona
Patchy feedback
16.50-17.10 Martino Bardi
Viscosity solutions methods for singular perturbations in deterministic and stochastic control
17.10-17.30 Riccardo Mannella
Fluctuations and the energy-optimal control of chaos

Sunday, June 25. Short talks: Session 2 (Room E).

15.00-15.20 Tullio Zolezzi
Simplex methods under uncertainty and applications to mechanical systems controlled by monodirectional actuators
15.20-15.40 Francesco Bullo
Trajectory optimization via series expansions and perturbation methods for mechanical control systems
15.40-16.00 Mark Spong
Impact controllability of an air hockey puck
16.30-16.50 Domenico Pratichizzo
On geometric algorithms solving cheap, singular and regular discrete-time LQR problems
16.50-17.10 Milos Zefran
Controllability analysis of locomotion systems employing switching
17.10-17.30 Gregory Chirikjan
Workspaces, polymer statistics and phase noise: three problems, one solution

Tuesday, June 27. Short talks: Session 1 (Main Hall).

16.30-16.50 Matthias Kawski
Comparison of the log of the Chen series and exponential product expansions
16.50-17.10 Jean-Baptist Pomet
Topological linearization of control systems
17.10-17.30 Roland Hilderbrand
Classification of controlled syntheses of controlled systems near a focus
17.30-17.50 Andrew Lewis
Optimal control for affine connection control systems
17.50-18.10 Frederic Jean
Paths in sub-Riemannian geometry
18.10-18.30 Piotr Mormul
The car with n trailers locally possesses a nilpotent basis
18.30-18.50 Yuri Sachkov
On nilpotent sub-Riemannian (2,3,5) problem

Tuesday, June 27. Short talks: Session 2 (Room A).

16.30-16.50 Franco Blanchini
Robust and gain-scheduling control for systems with time-varying parameters
16.50-17.10 Yuri Orlov
Unified distribution formalism for nonlinear H_inf-control via continuous-time and sampled-data measurement feedback design with application to tracking control of robot manipulators
17.10-17.30 Luciano Pandolfi
Input identification to linear finite dimensional systems
17.30-17.50 Manuel Guerra
Singular L-Q problems: two different approaches
17.50-18.10 Cristina Pignotti
Regularity properties for the value function of an optimal control problem
18.10-18.30 Pierpaolo Solavia
Hamilton-Jacobi equations of optimal control with discontinuous running cost
18.30-18.50 Ludovic Riffort
Semiconcave control-Lyapunov functions and stabilizing feedbacks

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