CANCELLED: NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar: Designing aerial robots (and aerial taxis)


March 11, 2020
11:00am to 12:00pm
106 Stanley Hall, UC Berkeley

Abstract: Flying robots, such as multi-copters, are increasingly becoming part of our everyday lives, with current and future applications including personal transportation, delivery services, entertainment, and aerial sensing. These systems are expected to be safe and to have a high degree of autonomy. This talk will discuss the dynamics and control of multi-copters, with a focus on making these vehicles more robust to external disturbances, and component failures. We will discuss specific research results relating to increasing efficiency of the systems and overcoming range limitations, as well as design decisions that allow for greater robustness and safety in the face of component failures.

Watch this seminar via livestream. Full details will be posted on the series website.

The NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar Series was launched in spring 2020 and is held weekly on Wednesdays in Stanley 106, at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, from January 22 through May 6. Presenters include experts in government, industry, and academia, who focus on how big data collection and machine learning are transforming aircraft, airspace, and airport operations, with topics ranging from feedback control, IoT, and IoV to autonomy, AI, and data security. All seminars are livecast and interactive across both campuses. The series is also being offered as a 1-credit course: the Berkeley course numbers are CEE198/CEE298 (class #: 33393) and CP298 (class #: 13328). This seminar series is hosted by NASA and UC Berkeley, sponsored by the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and NASA Academic Mission Services; and presented by UC Berkeley's Urban Air Mobility Research Center (UAM@Berkeley), the Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies, and BIDS.



Mark W. Mueller

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley

Mark W. Mueller is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley, whose research focuses on the design and control of aerial robots. He joined the mechanical engineering department at UC Berkeley in September 2016. He completed his PhD studies at the ETH Zurich in Switzerland in 2015, and received an MSc there in 2011. He received a Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pretoria in South Africa.