Dr. Naomi Leonard, "Flock Logic" The Art and Engineering of How Groups Move
ACCAD and the Mathematical Biosciences Institute are hosting guest lecturer, Dr. Naomi Lenoard on Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 3:00pm as part of the Science Sundays lecture series. Dr. Leonard is the Edwin S. Wilsey Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. She studies the principles and design of collective dynamics in nature and robotics. Her lecture abstract states, "What can explain the stunning behavior of flocking birds, schooling fish and swarming honeybees? How do performance instructions shape collaborative improvisation when dancers make composition choices on the fly? How should we design decision-making for a team of robots to perform environmental monitoring and search and rescue? Leonard presents a unifying framework to explore these and related questions on the dynamics of groups.