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Symbolic Control with Adaptation through Grammatical Inference

PerSci Forum, Keynote Speaker: Dr. Herbert Tanner

From Monday, May 05, 2014 -  11:00am
To Sunday, May 04, 2014 - 12:00am

University of Delaware, Mechanical Engineering

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This talk will describe an interdisciplinary research effort that brings together symbolic control for dynamical systems with computational linguistic approaches to learning languages that are based on inference on grammars.  The common underlying theoretical framework of formal languages makes it possible to transfer ideas and tools from one knowledge domain into the other, and enables the creation of new tools and concepts for control, coordination, and planning in multi-agent systems. Specifically, the marriage of discrete abstractions for hybrid dynamical systems with grammatical inference gives rise to methods for system identification of discretemodels of computation, which can begin to address current challenges in control and decision making in multi-agent systems, and find potential applications in areas of coordination of systems for emergency response, to military applications, healthcare, intelligent manufacturing, all the way to the emerging ‘internet-of-things’

PerSci Forum, Keynote Speaker: Dr. Herbert Tanner