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.
- Associate Professor Aerospace Engineering
- Professor Robotics Engineering
- Affiliate Assistant Professor Robotics Engineering