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Workshop: Advancements in Trajectory Optimization and Model Predictive Control for Legged Systems (2nd Edition)


euROBIN is delighted that one of its workshops will take place! 👇

This one will be in the context of the ICRA 2024 event, an international meeting to bring together robotics researchers, students and industrial partners from around the world to discuss the latest innovations and breakthroughs, highlighting the role of robotics and automation in addressing global challenges. 


The Workshop

Robotic technology has proven to be an excellent solution for aiding humans in an ever-increasing number of scenarios: from domestic and urban routines to industrial tasks, robots reduce the workload burden on humans and their exposure to hazards. Despite the capabilities demonstrated in recent years, many obstacles remain to be overcome. New challenges arise from the increasing capabilities of advanced robotic platforms. The more complex and unstructured the environment, the more robots should be versatile and reliable to overcome obstacles, plan optimal motions, and reliably accomplish the designed tasks.


This workshop continues to explore state-of-the-art advancements in control strategies that are behind the abilities of such robots, namely, planning and control of dynamic, whole-body motions. Pursuing the thread initiated with the first edition of this workshop, we will focus on trajectory optimization and optimal control: successful approaches that exploit the robotic systems' dynamics, particularly under-actuated ones. This second edition will also address links and synergies with machine learning approaches, e.g. reinforcement learning or deep learning, which are undeniably increasing their relevance and popularity for planning and control applications. Both strategies boil down to a minimization (or maximization) of a desired metric, resulting in a sequence of the most effective actions to take. However, they are fundamentally different approaches that exhibit inherent advantages and drawbacks. How do robotic systems benefit from these methods? Which are the properties shared by the two? How to combine these strategies? These questions will be addressed, soliciting a discussion to compare ideas and solutions from the invited speakers.


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We await you all there in the beautiful city of Yokohama, at the ICRA 2024 event! We hope you all can attend to the sessions in there. Find all info and updates in the link below ⬇️: