Technische Universität München Robotics and Embedded Systems

Seminar Cyber-Physical Systems (WS 2015)

Organizers Silvia Magdici, Dongkun Han , Matthias Althoff
Module IN2107
Type Seminar
Semester WS 2015
ECTS 4.0
Time & Location First lecture: Oct. 12, 2015, 10:00-11:00, MI 03.07.023.



Topic Selection

Topic AdviserSorted ascending slide Student
Sensing the Human Aaron Pereira slide Michael Wolfram
Intention Recognition Aaron Pereira slide Ludwig Peuckert
Optimal Control Strategies for Dynamical Systems such as Autonomous Cars and Robotic Manipulators Bastian Schürmann slide Christian Albrecht
Maneuver Automata for Dynamical Systems Bastian Schürmann slide Florian Grötzner
Trajectory Generation for a Self-Driving Car as a Constrained Optimization Problem Sebastian Söntges slide Rui Zhao
Vehicle speed control based on the road curvature Silvia Magdici slide Christoph Holter
Analysis of traffic performance using cooperative vehicles Silvia Magdici slide Johannes Peter Zarnitz



In recent years, three steady trends have been observed in computer science and engineering. First, the increase in functionality and complexity of products, production processes, and software is ongoing and not slowing down. Second, the interaction between the physical parts of a system (mechanics, thermodynamics, sensors, actuators, and others) and its computational elements is becoming tighter and is organized over larger networks, which has resulted in a new class of systems called cyber-physical systems. Third, cyber-physical systems are increasingly safety-critical, since due to their advanced capabilities, they fulfill tasks that were previously only entrusted to humans. Examples are automated road vehicles, surgical robots, automatic operation of smart grids, and collaborative human-robot manufacturing, to name only a few. Each of the mentioned trends increases the demand for new methods for design and verification.

This seminar is on reviewing and suggestions of new techniques to tackle the grand challenge of safe and reliable cyber-physical systems. Topics of the seminar include

- verification of cyber-physical systems - new control concepts in cyber-physical systems - planning in cyber-physical systems - modeling and simulation of cyber-physical systems - applications to automated cars, power systems, and human-robot collaboration