报告题目：Advanced control techniques for autonomous UAVs and robotics
报 告 人：鲁鹏 博士(香港理工大学)
The control of aircraft has become more challenging due to the fact that the aircraft structure is becoming increasingly complex and flexible materials are being used. The need of developing more advanced motion planning and control techniques is increasing. State-of-the-art motion planning and control techniques are challenged by model uncertainties as well as disturbances. How to design a robust motion planning and control techniques is important.
In ground robotics, research on control of the whole-body dynamics has aroused a lot of attention but also met with significant challenges. Take hydraulic robots for example, the dynamics of these robots are fast and the control of these robots is affected by the friction in the hydraulic actuators. Therefore, more advanced control techniques should be designed to improve their performance and also make them more autonomous.
Dr. Peng Lu is an assistant professor in Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and interested in research on control for various robotic platforms including Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. He obtained his BSc degree in automatic control from Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in 2010 where he received Excellent Undergraduate Student Award. Then he was mainly working on optimization and control for aircraft in NPU and obtained his MSc degree in 2013 when he won Excellent Master Thesis Award. In 2012, he continued his journey on flight control and moved to Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) where he received his PhD degree in 2016. After that, he shifted a bit from flight control and started to explore control for ground robotics at ETH Zurich as a Postdoc researcher in 2016. He also had a short but nice journey at University of Zurich & ETH Zurich where he was doing research on vision-based control for UAVs as a Postdoc researcher prior to joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2018.
Dr. Lu was the Best Student Paper Award Finalist at the largest aerospace conference AIAA in 2014 and 2015. He was invited to be a session co-chair in AIAA GNC and IROS conferences. He was invited to give talks at several research institutes and served as reviewer for many journals such as Automatica, IEEE transactions on Control Systems Technology, and many conferences such as ICRA, AIAA and IFAC.