Experts on control theory

In technology, control theory is used to develop mechanisms—or control systems—to regulate the behavior of dynamic systems and keep them functioning within desired limits. Control systems receive input from sensors or other devices and produce output to adjust the behavior of the dynamic system appropriately. Examples include cruise control systems in cars and inertial navigation systems rockets. WPI’s experts on control theory apply its tenants primarily in the field of robotics. For example, experts on control theory have applied control theory to the navigation of autonomous aerial vehicles, to the guidance of surgical robots, and to the collaboration of swarms of robots.

Berk Calli
  • Assistant Professor Robotics Engineering
Professor Calli's main research focus is robotic manipulation and its applications in various domains such as waste recycling, assistive feeding, within-hand manipulation. ... View Profile
Raghvendra V. Cowlagi
  • Associate Professor Aerospace Engineering
Professor Cowlagi's research addresses various aspects of autonomy of mobile vehicles such as unmanned aerial vehicles and self-driving cars, including how such vehicles understand their environments and make independent decisions. ... View Profile
Gregory S. Fischer
  • Professor Robotics Engineering
Professor Fischer develops surgical robotics, including MRI-compatible robotic devices for enhancing cancer diagnosis, add intelligent automation to telesurgery, and develop assistive robotics, including socially assistive robots and wearable physically ... View Profile
Cagdas Onal
  • Associate Professor Robotics Engineering
Professor Onal conducts research in soft robotics, a largely underexplored area of robotics that has significance in medicine, manufacturing, and disaster response. ... View Profile
Carlo Pinciroli
  • Associate Professor/Graduate Coordinator Robotics Engineering
Professor Pinciroli's research focuses on designing innovative tools for swarm robotics. ... View Profile