Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Dynamics, Controls and Robotics

Research is conducted in the areas of dynamic systems optimization and control, robotics and machine learning. Advanced concepts in dynamics, optimization and control are applied to the areas of biorobotics, flight trajectory design, guidance and navigation, learning systems, micro sensors and actuators, flexible structures, combustion and fuel cells. The focus of robotics and machine learning is the creation of machines with human-like intelligence capabilities for learning. Cooperative robotics includes the development of distributed algorithm design for multi-agent systems.