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Experimenting with Hybrid Control
There is a growing realization among educators andemployers that students of automatic control should be encouraged tothink of the subject in broader terms. The systems approach shouldembrace communication requirements, ...
The Dynamics of a Forced Sphere-Plate Mechanical System
We study the dynamics and explore thecontrollability of a family of sphere-plate mechanical systems. Theseare nonholonomic systems with a five-dimensional configuration spaceand three independent velocities. They consist ...
Robot Formations: Learning Minimum-Length Paths on Uneven Terrain
We discuss a prototypeproblem involving terrain exploration and learning by formations ofautonomous vehicles. We investigate an algorithm forcoordinating multiple robots whose task is to find the shortest pathbetween a ...
Generalized Inverses for Finite-Horizon Tracking
Control and communication issues aretraditionally "decoupled" in discussions of decision and controlproblems, as this simplifies the analysis and generally works well forclassical models. This fundamental assumption deserves ...