Caging and Linking

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Keller 3-180
Yuliy Baryshnikov (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
The task of caging, that is constraining the movement of a body in 2- or 3-dimensional space with a few obstacles, is important from the viewpoint of robotics, and translates into a neat elementary topological setup. I will survey a few old and new results in this direction.
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