Research and development of autonomous vehicles have received great attention in the control and robotics communities due to their wide application areas. Model predictive control (MPC) is a promising paradigm for high-performance and cost-effective control of dynamic systems. This talk will firstly introduce an integrated path planning and tracking control for an autonomous underwater vehicle. Secondly, an event-based rendezvous control strategy for asynchronous multi-agent systems and experimental results will be presented. Finally, some future works will be discussed.
Yang SHI received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2005. From 2005 to 2009, he was an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 2009, he joined the University of Victoria, and now he is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. His current research interests include networked and distributed systems, model predictive control (MPC), cyber-physical systems (CPS), robotics and mechatronics, navigation and control of autonomous systems (AUV and UAV), and energy system applications.
Dr. Shi received the University of Saskatchewan Student Union Teaching Excellence Award in 2007. At the University of Victoria, he received the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence in 2012, and the Craigdarroch Silver Medal for Excellence in Research in 2015. He received the JSPS Invitation Fellowship (short-term), and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo during Nov-Dec 2013. His co-authored paper was awarded the 2017 IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award. He is the founding Vice Chair of IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems. Currently, he serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. Industrial Electronics; he is Associate Editor for Automatica, IEEE Trans. Control Systems Technology, IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatrnonic, IEEE Trans. Cybernetics. He is a Fellow of IEEE, ASME and CSME, and a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Canada.