Stochastic model

Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:00am - 9:50am
Matt Mason (Carnegie-Mellon University)
In-hand manipulation means moving or turning an object in the hand. For example, when you pick up a hammer, you have to shift it to the proper grasp before using it. Most studies of in-hand manipulation work by wiggling the fingers for small motions, or walking the fingers along the object surface for larger motions. But there have been several studies in the past of other approaches. An object can be rolled in the hand, just using dynamics and gravity. Or an object's pose can be adjusted by pressing it against an external contact.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 9:35am - 10:05am
Peter Kramer (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
I discuss two ongoing research programs concerning stochastic
microphysical models in biology. First, in joint work with Grigorios
Pavliotis (Imperial College) and Juan Latorre, we apply the methods of
homogenization theory to compute transport properties for mathematical
models (Brownian motors) of molecular motors in cells. The objective
is to ascertain how the design properties of the motor affect its
function. Secondly, in joint work with Shekhar Garde and Adnan Khan,
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