# Animations

## Learning to Warm-Start Fixed-Point Optimization Algorithms

Many applications in robotics, signal processing, and machine learning require real-time solutions of optimization problems that are very similar in nature. Most optimization techniques donâ€™t consider the available data from seeing similar optimization problems before and solve each problem independently. We consider the problem of flying a quadcopter to follow a reference trajectory. To do so, we use model predictive control, a popular technique which repeatedly solves new optimization problems. We impose a budget of $15$ fixed-point steps to solve each problem (mimicking a real-time solution requirement). With our learned warm-start approach, we can solve the quadratic programs more accurately than the other initialization techniques which initialize the quadratic program with the nearest neighbor and previous solution.

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