Engineering Seminar Series 20, 2011: Cooperative Path Planning of Multiple Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles for Simultaneous Arrival on Target

Dr Madhavan Shanmugavel, lecturer from School of Engineering, Monash University Sunway Campus

Date: 2011-06-09
Time: 11:00 to 12:00
Venue: Classroom 6-3-06


Cooperative path planning is one of the crucial modules of an architecture of unmanned autonomous vehicle. The path planner decides the mobility of the vehicle. Producing paths for a single vehicle is challenging due to various constraints arise from motion, communication, and environment. Path planning for a group of vehicles adds further complexity due to coupled constraints with shared objectives. This presentation focuses on motion and safety constraints of the cooperating vehicles with common objective of simultaneous arrival on target.

About the Speaker

Madhavan Shanmugavel is currently working as a lecturer in Mechatronics in the school of engineering, Monash University, Sunway campus, Malaysia. Formerly, he was a research fellow at Cranfield Security and Defence, Defence College of Management and Technology, Cranfield University, Defence Academy of the UK. He finished his PhD from the same university in 2007 in the area: path planning of cooperative unmanned vehicles. He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai with a Master’s degree in 2000. He gained industrial experience in Engineering Research Centre at TATA Motors, India. He published 17 conference papers and two journal papers, and a book (Cooperative path planning of unmanned aerial vehicles, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 978-0-470-74129-0) . His research interests include cooperative unmanned autonomous systems, guidance & control, robotics.