30 Sep '16, 2pm

Video Friday: Deep Learning for Cars, Space Invaders With Drones, and Disagreeable Robot

Achieving optimality while staying safe is one of the key problems that arise when planning under uncertainty. We specifically focus on path planning for aerial vehicles, where the uncertainties arise due to unobserved winds and other air traffic. A flight plan or a policy that doesn’t take into account such uncertainties can not only result in highly inefficient flight paths but can also jeopardize safety. In this talk, we will first focus on how to reduce uncertainty in wind predictions by using airplanes in flight as a large-scale sensor network. In particular, we explore how information from existing commercial aircraft on their normal business can be harnessed to observe and predict weather phenomena at a continental scale in greater detail that currently available. In the second part of the talk, we consider the problem of path planning under uncertain winds and traf...

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