Who: Prof. Toru Murayama received his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. degree in Engineeringat Kobe University, Japan, in 2008, 2009 and 2012 respectively.  After his post-doctoral fellow at Kobe University in 2013, he joined National Institute of Technology, Wakayama College, Japan, as an
Assistant Professor of the Department of Intelligent Mechanical Engineering. Since 2016 he has been an Associate Professor. His research interests are in distributed control for networked multi-robot systems, especially for the network topology to robustify collective behaviors.

The next ROBOMORE Seminar focuses on networked multi-robot systems.

When and where: April 15th, 2019 – Room 0.2 Padiglione Buccola-Bisi, Campus San Lazzaro, via G. Amendola 2, Reggio Emilia

What: Regarding a networked multi robot system, its network connectivity between the robots is important for collective behaviors. In this
talk, there are two topics about distributed algorithms related to the
network topology. The first topic is a control method in which the
connectivity maintenance is treated as a constraint of a mathematical
optimization problem. The second topic is an estimation method for a
kind of centrality of each the robot, to evaluate an impact of a robot

Distributed control and estimation for networked multi-robot systems relevant to network topology