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David C. Conner
Postdoctoral Fellow, RI
No longer a member of RI.
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I am investigating the development of control architectures that support autonomy. The foundation of the architecture will use linear, non-linear, and geometric control techniques to develop a palette of low level controllers that respect constraints due to actuator limitations or environmental restrictions. These low level controllers are combined using sequential composition and hybrid control theory to allow complex switching behaviors, while preserving the underlying stability and performance guarantees. The ultimate goal is to allow machines to operate with greater levels of autonomy in changing environments than is possible with current technology.