Prof. Georgii Khachaturov

is going to stay in St.Petersburg in August-September 1998

           Application for participation in the EIMI program
                       TETE-A-TETE IN RUSSIA

 I. Western participant(s)

       1) Khachaturov
       2) Georgii 
       3) Alexandrovich
       4) PhD
       6) research professor, (Profesor Titular "C")
       7) Departamento de Sistemas 
          Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana - Azcapotzalco
          Avenida San Pablo 180, Col. Reynosa Tamaulipas,
          Azcapotzalco, D.F., CP 02200, MEXICO
       9) Phone: +525 723 5932
      10) FAX: +525 394 4534

   II. Russian participant(s)

       1) Dantsin
       2) Evgeny
       3) Yakovlevich
       4) PhD
       5) Steklov Institute of Mathematics at St.Petersburg
       6) Senior Scientist
       7) Steklov Institute of Mathematics
          27 Fontanka, 191011 St.Petersburg
       9) 117-43-92
      10) 310-53-77

  III. Subject and form of proposed joint work

The subject of the proposed joint work may be titled as
"Randomized algorithms for structuring of the atlases of the distributed
robot visual model of the world".

It deals with a new mathematical theory linking together the automation
of robot control, distributed visual representation of the world, and
machine learning. The application goal of the theory is to transfer
teacher's visual and functional knowledge to robot. The mathematical
problems, which must be considered during joint work, are related to
automatic organization of local maps of the robot model of the world
into a hierarchic structure. In turn, the hierarchy serves for
automation of robot control considered as the problem of search of a set
of discrete controls leading the robot from a current visual
representation of the world to a desirable one.

Oral discussions are supposed as the main form of the joint work. A
draft written text will be proposed to consider as the basis of

   IV. Desired duration: 4 weeks in the period
       from August 1 to September 21 of 1998.