2015 CPS PI MTG Videos, Posters, and Abstracts

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Visible to the public Co-Design of Networking and Decentralized Control to Enable Aerial Networks in an Uncertain Airspace

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Airborne networking utilizes direct flight-to-to-flight communication for flexible information sharing, safe maneuvering, and coordination of time-critical missions. It is challenging because of the high mobility, stringent safety requirements, and uncertain airspace environment. This project uses a co-design approach that exploits the mutual benefits of networking and decentralized mobility control in an uncertain heterogeneous environment.

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Visible to the public Cyber-Enabled Repetitive Motions in Rehabilitation

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The project seeks to develop cyber-enabled exercise machines (CEEMs), which will be characterized by: i. intrinsic safety, ii. an extended use of sensing and estimation of biomechanical data, iii. real-time adaptation and guidance to the user to achieve optimal exercise. The project will develop optimality criteria on the basis of collective activation of target muscle groups.

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Visible to the public A Knowledge Representation and Information Fusion Framework for Decision Making in Complex Cyber-Physical Systems

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Modern distributed cyber-physical systems (CPSs) encounter a large variety of physical faults and cyber anomalies and in many cases, they are vulnerable to catastrophic fault propagation scenarios due to strong connectivity among the sub-systems.

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Visible to the public Methodologies for Engineering with Plug-and-Learn Components: Synthesis and Analysis Across Abstraction Layers

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Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) that modify themselves to improve performance or repair damage often recast the modular relationships among system components that enable Verification and Validation (V&V). We focus on in-flight control adaptation of damaged Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicles (FW-MAV).

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Visible to the public Secure, Open-Access Multi-Robot Systems

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This project addresses the safety and security issues that arise when giving users remote-access to a multi-robot research test-bed, where mobile robots can coordinate their behaviors in a collaborative manner. Through a public interface, users are able to schedule, and subsequently upload, their own code and run their experiments, while being provided with the scientific data produced through the experiment.

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Visible to the public Maneuver and Data Optimization for High Confidence Testing of Future Automotive Cyber-Physical Systems

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This project addresses urgent challenges in high confidence validation and verification of automotive vehicles due to on-going and anticipated introduction of advanced, connected and autonomous vehicles into mass production. Since such vehicles operate across both physical and cyber domains, faults can occur in traditional physical components, in cyber components (i.e., algorithms, processors, networks, etc.), or in both.

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Visible to the public Learning to Walk - Optimal Gait Synthesis and Online Learning for Terrain-Aware Legged Locomotion

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The goal of the proposed research is to advance the science of cyber-physical systems by more explicitly tying sensing, perception, and computing to the optimization and control of physical systems whose properties are variable and uncertain. The CPS platform to be studied is that of a bipedal robot locomoting over granular ground material with uncertain physical properties (sand, gravel, dirt, etc.).

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Visible to the public A Multi-Resolution Approach for Discovery and 3D Modeling of Archaeological Site Imagery and a UAV-Borne Camera

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Many cyber-physical systems(CPS) deployed in a number of applications ranging from airport security systems and transportation systems to health-care and manufacturing rely on a wide variety of sensors for prediction and control. In many of these systems, acquisition of information requires the deployment and activation of physical sensors which can result in increased expense or delay.

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Visible to the public Cyber-Physical Manipulation (CPM): Locating Manipulating and Retrieving Large Objects with Large Populations of Robots

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This project aims to develop the theory and technology for a new frontier in cyber-physical systems: cyber-physical manipulation. The ultimate goal of cyber-physical manipulation is to enable a group of hundreds or thousands of individual robotic agents to collaboratively explore an environment, manipulate objects in that environment, and transport those objects to desired locations.