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Advanced Control Systems Lab


The primary goal of the Advanced Control Systems Lab (ACSL) is to perform research on advanced topics in modern control theory, such as nonlinear robust controloptimal control theorydifferential game theory, and nonlinear estimation. Our theoretical results are tested by designing control systems for autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles and lightweight robots.

ACSL is a unique research facility comprised of a 6400 square foot hangar, where Dr. L'Afflitto and his collaborators perform indoor operations involving ground and aerial robots. This facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art Vicon motion capture system to measure position, attitude, and velocity of the vehicles being tested. Our research partners and sponsors include, but are not limited to, NSFDARPAARL through a CRADA, NAVAIR.

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