Controllability and trajectory generation and nonholonomic mechanics

Starting date
July 26, 2019
Duration (months)
Computer Science
Managers or local contacts
Sansonetto Nicola

In this PGR-GNFM "Controllability and trajectory generation and nonholonomic mechanics" we will investigate two main deeply related topics on Geometric Control Theory and Nonholonomic Systems.

1. Study of the equivalence or of the different of behaviour in controlling certain nonholonomic systems with symmetry by applying an external force or controlling an internal shape.
2. Study of systems that self–propel inside a fluid at low Reynolds number in presence of nonholonomi constraints, and their possible exact finite reduction.


Funds: assigned and managed by an external body

Project participants

Nicola Sansonetto
Temporary Assistant Professor

Collaboratori esterni

Marta Zoppello
Università di Torino
Sara Galasso
Università di Padova
Giulia Giantesio
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Research areas involved in the project
Matematica - applicazioni e modelli
Calculus of variations and optimal control; optimization


Research facilities