Mechanical Systems Control Lab
About UsThe recent research of MSC lab has focused on intelligent/autonomous mechanical systems and their interaction with humans from manufacturing (industrial robots) to transportation (autonomous driving) with synergies between model-based control methodologies with machine learning.
Best Paper Award - Honorable Mention of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
The paper “Socially-Compatible Behavior Design of Autonomous Vehicles With Verification on Real Human Data”, co-authored by Letian Wang (former Visiting Graduate Researcher of MSC Lab), Dr. Liting Sun, Professor Masayoshi Tomizuka, and Dr. Wei Zhan, received Best Paper Award - Honorable Mention of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters at ICRA 2022 in Philadelphia (Linkedin post).
Professor Tomizuka named to National Academy of Engineering
Professor Masayoshi Tomizuka, the Cheryl and John Neerhout Jr. Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, was named to National Academy of Engineering. Professor Tomizuka studies optimal and adaptive control, digital control, signal processing, motion control, mechatronics and their applications in robotics, manufacturing, data storage devices, vehicles and human-machine systems. The NAE cited his “leadership in control of mechanical systems through innovations applied globally in industry, and education of coming generations of leaders.”
Professor Tomizuka Received the Soichiro Honda Medal
Professor Masayoshi Tomizuka was awarded the Soichiro Honda Medal at the ASME’s 2019 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference in Park City, Utah on October 10, 2019. American Society of Mechanical Engineers established the medal in 1982 to recognize an individual for an outstanding achievement or a series of significant engineering contributions in developing improvements in the field of personal transportation. Professor Tomizuka’s citation reads: for pioneering and sustained contributions in applying modern systems and control theory to the comprehensive analysis and control algorithm development of automated vehicle lateral guidance, which has inspired further developments in the field.
2019 Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award
Professor Tomizuka has been honored this year’s Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Award Late-Career Faculty Winner on April 16, 2019! Congratulations!
Congratulations to Jianyu, Zining, Kiwoo and Daisuke!
The lab celebrated Jianyu Chen, Zining Wang, Kiwoo Shin, and Daisuke Kaneishi’s passing of qualifications exam with a sushi party!
Safe OnGO-VIC: Online Gain Optimization for Variable Impedance Control with Control Barrier Functions
We present a safe gain optimization algorithm for variable impedance control with control barrier functions. The algorithm is able to obtain the optimal impedance gain without manully tuning and avoid unwanted collisions in real-time. Check out our webiste page here.
UrbanLoco: A New Challenge for Urban Mapping and Localization