Deutsch Intern
Institute of Computer Science



Im Sommersemester 2018 findet auf Einladung von Prof. Dr. Klaus Schilling der folgende Vortrag statt:

Montag, 18. Juni 2018, 16.15 Uhr, Turing Hörsaal, Informatikgebäude, Am Hubland

Dr. Sebastian Trimpe
Max Planck Research Group Leader
MPI for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart

Intelligent Control Systems: Leveraging Data for Autonomous Control

Modern technology allows us to collect, process, and share more data than ever before. This data revolution opens up fundamentally new ways to design control and learning algorithms, which will form the algorithmic foundation for future intelligent systems that shall act autonomously in the physical world. In this talk, I will give an overview of our research, which leverages data technology for developing intelligent control systems. I will present new methods and algorithms that enable systems to (i) learn optimal feedback control from data, (ii) flexibly exchange data and cooperate over networks, and (iii) use limited resources such as communication bandwidth efficiently. The developed theory is illustrated in experiments, for example, on a humanoid robot and a self-balancing dynamic sculpture. Recent collaborations with industry partners within the Cyber Valley Initiative show the relevance of this fundamental research for real-world applications.

Sebastian Trimpe is a Max Planck and Cyber Valley Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany. Sebastian leads the independent Max Planck Research Group on Intelligent Control Systems, which focusses on fundamental research at the intersection of control, machine learning, networks, and robotics. Sebastian obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2013 from ETH Zurich with Raffaello D’Andrea at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control. Before, he received a B.Sc. degree in General Engineering Science in 2005, a M.Sc. degree (Dipl.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering in 2007, and an MBA degree in Technology Management in 2007, all from Hamburg University of Technology. In 2007, he was a research scholar at the University of California at Berkeley. Sebastian is recipient of the General Engineering Award for the best undergraduate degree (2005), a scholarship from the German Academic National Foundation (2002-2007), the triennial IFAC World Congress Interactive Paper Prize (2011), and the Klaus Tschira Award for achievements in public understanding of science (2014).