Dynamics and Control
Finding Optimal Solutions to Complex Problems
The analysis, production, and design of systems with complex dynamics, and methods for controlling such systems using feedback, play important roles in many aspects of engineering. Ongoing research in this area includes nonlinear dynamical systems, reduced-order modeling, optimal control and estimation, coordinated control of networked multi-agent systems, nonlinear control, and geometric mechanics.
Current BEAM projects in the area of dynamics and control include bio-inspired active sensing in multi-agent systems, the development and evaluation of automotive systems, optimal control and navigation, and more.