Fourth Midwest Mechanical Motion Meeting
Urbana, Illinois
September 7, 2002

Basic Information

A few years ago, Kevin Lynch invited a small group of researchers interested in motion planning and control of mechanical/robotic systems to visit Northwestern University. This small, informal meeting gave us an opportunity to discuss our latest ideas and also attempt to bridge some of the gaps between control/mechanical engineering and algorithms/computer science. It was also a nice opportunity to build new relationships and collaborations. The meeting was so valuable to us that we have continued to meet every year. This brings us to the 4th Midwest Mechanical Motion Meeting (M^4) which will be at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We plan to have about a dozen researchers describe their current projects and following each presentation will be a discussion. Attendees are also encouraged to come a day early, on Friday, September 6, for lab visits, meetings with other UIUC faculty, and/or socializing with other M^4 participants.



Time Speaker Activity
9:00-9:05 Steve LaValle Welcome
9:05-9:40 Bill Goodwine Presentation
9:40-10:15 Brent Gillespie Presentation
10:15-10:50 Emilio Frazzoli Presentation
10:50-11:05 Break
11:05-11:40 Michael Gleicher Presentation
11:40-12:15 James Kuffner Presentation
12:15-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:35 Yizhou Yu Presentation
2:35-3:10 Jon Luntz Presentation
3:10-3:45 Francesco Bullo Presentation
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-4:35 Todd Murphey Presentation
4:35-5:10 Steve LaValle Presentation
5:10-6:00 Everyone Discussion

Steering Committee

If you have any questions, contact Steve LaValle