University of Michigan - Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute


Mechatronics and Control


The focus of this research sector is the designing and developing strategies for the control of dynamic systems. The range of applications is quite broad including robots, vehicles, manufacturing systems, alternative energy systems and several other classes of dynamic systems. An emphasis is on theoretical development coupled closely with experimental investigation. And the researches conducted by this research sector include a strong “mechatronics” element, i.e. synergistic integration of physical systems, control theory, sensing and actuation devices, which make possible the generation of simpler, more flexible, economical, reliable systems. Current research areas include surgical robot, high-speed high precision harddisk control, electric vehicle motion control, modeling and optimized control of alternative energy systems, smart grid, etc.


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