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Autonomous Control, Exploration, Intelligence, and Systems (ACXIS)

I envision a world where anyone can follow their curiosity and turn their imagination into reality to the full extent and beyond, regardless of the physical, intellectual, and temporal constraints inherent to humans. The following is the list of our previous works and near-term future directions. Our priorities are marked in bold.

NONLINEAR CONTROL THEORY

Our Tutorial Website on Contraction Theory

H. Tsukamoto, S.-J. Chung, and J.-J. E. Slotine

Stability and Robustness

Robust Control and State Estimation via Convex Optimization

Safe Motion Planning

Future Topics

  • Robust Decision-Making in Systems with Various Sources of Uncertainties
  • Formal Guarantees in Model-free Control

AEROSPACE & ROBOTIC AUTONOMY

G&C OVERVIEW of ISO Exploration

H. Tsukamoto, S.-J. Chung, B. Donitz, M. Ingham, D. Mages, and Y. K. Nakka

(3D Resources: NASA 3D Resources)

Interstellar Object Exploration (jointly with NASA JPL)

Guarantees in Data-Driven Robotics (jointly with NASA JPL)

Future Topics

  • Reliable Autonomy in Dynamically Hybrid Robotic Systems
  • Exobiology Extant Life Surveyor (EELS), NASA JPL, coming soon in 2023 – 2024.

DATA-DRIVEN CONTROL THEORY

Our Tutorial Paper on Contraction Theory

H. Tsukamoto, S.-J. Chung, and J.-J. E. Slotine

Control Theoretical Guarantees in Data-Driven Systems

Learning-Based Robust Control and State Estimation

Certified Safety and Robustness in Data-Driven Motion Planning

Robust Control of Uncertain Systems with Adaptive Online Learning

Future Topics

  • Formal Guarantees in Data-Driven, Model-Free Control
  • Performance-Guided Online Learning and Decision Making

AUTONOMOUS SYSTEMS

OUR AUTONOMY DEMONSTRATION VIDEOS

Autonomous Control, Exploration, Intelligence, and Systems (ACXIS)

(Image Credit: NASA JPL)

Formal Guarantees in Data-Driven Systems

Mission Design for Interstellar Object Exploration

Future Topics

  • Integrated Autonomous Design and Operation of Sub-Autonomous Systems
  • Autonomous Fault Detection and Isolation/Identification (jointly with NASA JPL)
  • Formal Guarantees in Data-Driven, Model-Free Systems
  • System-Level Autonomy
  • Task Objective-Driven Meta-Learning