Networked Control

Systems where control loops are closed through a real-time network.
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Visible to the public  MSCPES 2018
Apr 10, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm WEST

2018 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems: 10 April 2018, Porto, Portugal

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the upcoming Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems!

http://www.palensky.org/mscpes

After Berkeley, Berlin, Seattle, Vienna, and Pittsburgh, we are this time in beautiful Porto, Portugal, again co-located with the annual Cyber-Physical Systems Week.

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Visible to the public 2018 Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems: 10 April 2018, Porto, Portugal

Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the upcoming Workshop on Modeling and Simulation of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems!

http://www.palensky.org/mscpes/2018

After Berkeley, Berlin, Seattle, Vienna, and Pittsburgh, we are this time in beautiful Porto, Portugal, again co-located with the annual Cyber-Physical Systems Week.

Full paper submission deadline is 4th February 2018. Accepted and presented papers will be submitted to IEEE Xplore digital library.

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Visible to the public Nonsmooth Barrier Functions with Applications to Multi-Robot Systems

As multi-agent systems become ubiquitous, the ability to satisfy multiple system-level constraints in these systems grows increasingly important. In applications ranging from automated cruise control to safety in robot swarms, barrier functions have emerged as a tool to provably meet such constraints by guaranteeing forward invariance of a set. However, satisfying multiple constraints typically implies formulating multiple barrier functions, bringing up the need to address the degree to which multiple barrier functions may be composed through Boolean logic.

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Visible to the public Differentially Private Average Consensus: Obstructions, Trade-Offs, and Optimal Algorithm Design

This paper studies the multi-agent average consensus problem under the requirement of differential privacy of the agents' initial states against an adversary that has access to all the messages. We first establish that a differentially private consensus algorithm cannot guarantee convergence of the agents' states to the exact average in distribution, which in turn implies the same impossibility for other stronger notions of convergence.

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

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 CPS- Synergy- Tracking Fish Movement with a School of Gliding Robotic Fish Poster.pdf

The goal of this project is to create an integrative framework for the design of coupled biological and robotic systems that accommodates system uncertainties and competing objectives in a rigorous, holistic, and effective manner. The design principles are developed using a concrete, end-to-end application of tracking and modeling fish movement with a network of gliding robotic fish.