Mechatronics & Intelligent
The research focus of the Mechatronics and Intelligent
Machines Laboratory (MIML) is to develop
methodologies for the design and control of machines which
can intelligently perform useful tasks. The two classes of
systems that we are particularly interested in are:
The tools that we employ include nonlinear control, dynamics and
geometry of physical systems, kinematics, adaptation and learning,
- Mechanical systems that interact closely with their
physical environment . We are interested in understanding
how these systems should be controlled, and how the interaction
between these systems and their environment can be manipulated
advantegeously in order to accomplish the task effectively and
safely. Systems that fall into this category include: machines
that cooperate with or powered by humans, robotic deburring
systems, aquatic locomotion systems and artificial prosthesis.
- Interconnected systems and processes: We are interested
the control of individual sub-systems and sub-processes, and the
communications among these subsystems and subprocesses so that
the overall system is robust and exhibits superior performance.
Systems that fall into this category include: traffic flow on
automated / semi-automated highway systems, paper making
process, printing process and media handling systems such as in
a copier / printer.
Our research generally has both experimental, numerical, and
theoretical components. Below are links to some pictures of the
experimental setups in the Mechatronics and Intelligent Machines
- Michael B. Rannow (PhD)
- Venkat Durbha (PhD)
- Kai Loon Cheong (PhD)
- Mohsen Saadat (PhD)
- Sangyoon Lee (PhD)
- Pieter Gagnon (MS)
- Jim Crist (MS)
- Chandra Mangipudi (MS)
- Qianrong Huang (MS)
- Haink Tu PhD 8/2014 (Boston Dynamics, MA)
- Devin Berg PhD 9/2013 (U. Wisc, Stott)
- Rachel Meng Wang PhD 9/2012 (Innovation Center, Eaton Corp)
- Teckping Sim
PhD 2/2009. (Researcher, E-Ink, MA)
- Zeyu (Andy)
Liu PhD 9/2007. (United Technology, CT)
- Qinghui Yuan
PhD 3/2006. (Manager, Advanced Technology Group, Eaton
- Dongjun (DJ) Lee
PhD 5/2004. (Assistant Professor, KAIST, Korea).
Krishnaswamy PhD 5/2004. (Honeywell Labs.,
Saimek PhD (CSDy) 7/2002. (Lecturer
at King Monkut's University
of Technology Thonburi, Thailand)
- Zhekang Du (MS) (Danfoss)
- Henry Kohring (MS) (John Deere)
- Abiram Venkatesh (MS) (Intel)
- David Hafvenstein (MS)
- Felicitas Mensings (MS) (pursuing PhD at INRIA-CNRS,
- Caleb Sancken
- Randy Anderson M.S. Plan B 1/2005 (Catarpillar)
- Norm Meyer M.S. Plan B 1/2003 (Non-profit)
- Ali Siddiqui M.S. Plan A 9/2002
- "Experiments and Modeling of Vacuum Dewatering"
- Petar Bjegovic M.S. Plan A 8/2001 (Hydrology
engineer in Serbia)
- "Modeling and Control of Moisture Content for Paper
Manufacturing using Vacuum Dewatering"
- Chuanqi Chen
M.S. Plan B 5/2000. (Now at CyberOptics)
- "Design and Analysis of a Spherical Scanning
- Leon Zhong
M.S. Plan A 8/2000. (Now at VISA.)
- "Bayesian Network Approach to Diagnosis and
Reconfiguration of Xerographic Printing Process"
Krishnaswamy M.S. Plan A 12/2000.
- "Passive Teleoperation of a Single Degree of Freedom
- Jinglei Li
M.S. Plan A. 12/2000. (Seagate)
- "Passive Velocity Field Control Approach to Contour
Following and Force Control"
- Ankur Shrivastava M.S. Plan A. 1/2001. (Eaton
- "Traffic Flow Stability Induced by Adaptive Cruise
Control Vehicles "
- Benjamin Peirce B.S.M.E.(Hons) 8/2000. (Harvard
- "Observer based approach to passive control of
bilateral teleoperated manipulators"
- Randy Anderson B.S.M.E.(Hons) 8/2000 (Catarpillar).
- "Mathematical Modeling and Validation of a Two Spool
Unconventional Flow Control Servovalve with a Pressure
Current Research Areas:
Some papers are available online
MIMLab - Graduate student resources
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Last Updated: March 2013 Perry Li