Title: Manufacturing, Robotics, and Computational Geometry
This lecture features examples of geometry's dominating influence in the automotive manufacturing process. The lecture begins with the design and manufacture of sheetmetal components that motivated advances in mathematical applications for Computer Aided Design. Many examples of the manufacturing process motivate a discussion of the mathematics developed for the describing automotive components. The discussion includes applying the same mathematics to robotics. The lecture also relates the previous geometric constructions with computational geometric aspects of generating finite element meshes for three dimensional analysis of automotive components. The lecture ends with the award winning video Ballet Robotique.
简介：Dr. David Field is retired from
General Motors Research Laboratories. After teaching at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester Massachusetts, David Field spent thirty years as staff research scientist at General Motors Research Laboratories. Upon retirement he taught in Hefei, Anhui Province, at University of Science and Technology China, established by the Chinese Academy of Science. He subsequently received a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant for teaching and research at University of Chile, Santiago, Chile. He earned
degrees in mathematics from Bowdoin College (A.B.), Oakland University (M.S.) and the University of Colorado (Ph.D.). He has published extensively on finite element mesh generation and has publications on probability, numerical analysis, linear algebra and continued fractions.