- Modeling methods for technical dynamic systems - MoMendys,
CUAS - Carinthia University of Applied Sciences.
Description of the project
The summer school is a starting point for a multilateral cooperation. In the project specialists from engineering, control, computer science, mathematics and computational physics will teach together modeling of dynamic system. This already guarantees an interdisciplinary approach, but also the students projects will be multidisciplinary, because they combine physical modeling, mathematical model description, formalization in computer language and engineering. The learning outcomes of the summer school are oriented to students and the way their knowledge will improve, so:
1.Students will be able to design and simulate multi-domain models using DAE systems, Modelica approach and model-based design
2.Students will be able to analyze and evaluate different modeling approaches
3.Students will gain experience in modeling on a higher system level
Additional the students will gain experience in work in international students teams, they will get an insight in interdisciplinary approaches, face the responsibility of engineering work for sustainable design. Also, the summer school is a meeting point of different European cultures and inter-cultural exchange. Like this students can open new horizontals regarding learning and working with international colleagues.
1.Increase your knowledge in modeling and simulation and also to contribute to the European community of OpenModelica,
2.Promote the quality and increase the volume of students and teaching staff mobility throughout Europe,
3.Increase the volume of multilateral cooperation between higher education institutions in Europe.
- "Flexible and adaptive Quadruped Locomotion Generation using the Dynamical Systems Approach
", PTDC/EEA-CRO/100655/2008, FCT.
The aim of this project is to develop a complete framework that can autonomously generate, adapt, control and plan complex motor behavior for these robots.
Specifically, we address the problem of developing a closed-loop controller architecture inspired in the functional model of biological motor systems that can online and autonomously generate and adapt movements that have both discrete and rhythmic primitives, an issue that has so far received little attention. As a main application, we focus the topical issue of robust, flexible and adaptive goal-directed quadruped locomotion in unknown, irregular terrain, modeled as discrete, sensory-driven corrections of the locomotion rhythmic patterns.
The system will be implemented and tested through suitable experiments in real and simulated quadruped robots, such as an AIBO.
- "Coupled cell networks", POCI/MAT/60154/2004, FCT.
We call a coupled cell network (CCN) a set of ordinary differential equations (ODEs) (the cells) that are coupled together. \n
We study bifurcations (steady-state and Hopf) and dynamics of CCNs according to: the symmetry, the topology and the symmetry groupoid
of the couplings network, and the cell's internal symmetries. \nWe aim to: \n-clarify the relation between the bifurcations of symmetric CCNs and those of symmetric ODEs systems; study steady-state bifurcations for CCNs with spherical internal symmetry; study Hopf bifurcation for CCNs with all-to-all coupling and with the cells coupled in a ring; \n-study Hopf bifurcation with groupoid symmetries; characterize normal forms for ODE-equivalence classes of CCNs; study bifurcations of CCNs of neurons; look for balanced k-colorings patterns of lattices (in 2 and 3 dimensions) CCNs and characterize the dynamics on the corresponding (synchronous) flow-invariant subspaces.