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[01201] How differential geometry and extremum seeking systems reveal the decades- long mystery of optimized flight of soaring birds

  • Session Time & Room : 3E (Aug.23, 17:40-19:20) @A511
  • Type : Contributed Talk
  • Abstract : The optimized flight physics of soaring birds such as albatrosses have always been fascinating to biologists, physicists, mathematicians, and engineers. How can soaring birds fly in that effective way without spending almost any energy? The decades-long literature of the problem has not been successful in providing frameworks that can work in real time similar to the birds themselves. Recently, a breakthrough took place in providing a simple, real time extremum seeking method that characterizes this phenomenon and implements it in real time. Mathematical analysts using differential geometric methods have been successful in supporting these new results.
  • Classification : 92-10, 93-10, 93B05, 53Z05
  • Format : Talk at Waseda University
  • Author(s) :
    • Sameh Eisa (University of Cincinnati )