Event Recap: Numerical Optimization Workshop

On August 25, 2023, AI Hub had the privilege of hosting a workshop on "Numerical Optimization" at Tampere University. We are humbled by the diverse and enthusiastic audience that joined us to explore the world of numerical optimization.

AI Hub workshop
The workshop provided a platform for comprehensive discussions on various numerical optimization techniques and their practical applications in robotics. During the workshop, Professor Reza Ghabcheloo, shared his expertise and led a hands-on session using Casadi, which included a demonstration of Model Predictive Control for trajectory planning.
One of the highlights of the event was a live demonstration of obstacle avoidance controllers on a mobile robot. Participants witnessed the practical application of the optimization techniques discussed during the workshop. In the demo session, multiple safety assurance controllers were showcased on a robot, including our recently released paper “Safe Control using Vision-based Control Barrier Function”.
We are deeply appreciative of the opportunity to organize this workshop.
For us at AI Hub, this event was a wonderful experience, and we are grateful for the chance to facilitate a platform for learning and growth. We hope it was a valuable experience for all attendees.
Text by Golnaz Raja
Photos by Elham Kowsari