Systems Theory and Automatic Control

Systems and Control Seminar in the Winter Semester 2017/18


Cooperation of Autonomous Vehicles Using a Hierarchy of Auction-based and Model-Predictive Control.


Hannes Rewald
University of Kassel

Time and Place

The seminar talk takes place on November 14, 2017 at 1.00 p.m. in building 07, room 208 at Universitätsplatz 2.


Autonomous vehicles can have advantages over human drivers due to their capability to communicate planned trajectories. The can use this additional information to interact in a cooperative manner, which can mean to increase traffic flow, take improved regard to emergency vehicles or even extend the range of electrical vehicles. One approach for this distributed control problem is inspired from the field of economics, in which auctions are used to efficiently allocate certain items. In this talk, an auction-based cooperation mechanism is combined with a motion planning algorithm to allow for cooperative behavior of autonomous vehicles.

Information about the Speaker

Hannes Rewald received his B.Sc. in electrical engineering in 2015 from the University of Kassel, Germany during a cooperative study program together with Volkswagen AG. In 2016/17 he studied electrical & computer engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, and is currently finishing his M.Sc. at the Institute for Control and System Theory of the University of Kassel. Hannes Rewald’s research interests include motion planning and reachability analysis for autonomous vehicles and cooperative distributed control.

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