Welcome summer students!

Now that the spring semester is over, we are quickly transitioning to summer research mode. This week, we have welcomed four students:

  • David Chan, University of Arizona, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Mel Nguyen, University of Arizona, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Oshadha Gunasekara, Carnegie Mellon University, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Robotics
  • Randall Kliman, Georgia Tech, Computer Engineering.
  • They are working on lab infrastructure, integrating our motion capture system and a fleet mobile robots using ROS. More updates as the summer, and the work, progresses!

    Motivation dynamics simulations

    The below two videos show, respectively, the physical state and the full state space of a motivation dynamics agent. The agent is motivated to visit each of the two goal states (red diamonds) while staying in the workspace (the black circle) and avoiding the obstacles (black discs with red circles at their centers).

    The motivation dynamics are as described in our SIADS paper. As guaranteed by the analysis in the paper, the closed-loop system exhibits a stable limit cycle where the agent cyclically visits each of the goal states in turn.