Polynomials, Kinematics, and Robotics - A conference honoring Charles Wampler

(part of a series)

Location: McKenna Hall Auditorium (View on map )

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Plenary Speakers

1. Danny Baker, General Motors 
2. Manfred Husty, University of Innsbruck
3. Tim Kelley, North Carolina State University
4. Mike McCarthy, University of California, Irvine
5. Alexander Morgan, General Motors
6. Andrew Sommese, University of Notre Dame
7. Haijun Su, Ohio State University
8. Mark Verbrugge, General Motors

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Jonathan Hauenstein, University of Notre Dame
Dan Bates, Colorado State University
Dani Brake, University of Notre Dame
Andrew Sommese, University of Notre Dame

This conference will focus on the interaction between polynomial system solving, kinematics, and robotics. The foundational methods in numerical algebraic geometry were motivated by the solving of polynomial systems arising from kinematics and robotics. For example, versions of homotopy continuation implemented on computers were already being used to solve kinematics problems in the early 1960s. This interplay continues over 50 years later with new algorithms being developed motivated by kinematics and robotics, and novel problems solved using these algorithms. 

Registration is required in order to attend the conference. 



We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Nieuwland Lecture SeriesDuncan Professor of Mathematics,College of Science, and Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Notre Dame as well as the National Science Foundation.