The Controls Group for Distributed and Uncertain Systems (CDUS) has its core focus directed toward fundamental problems of nonlinear dynamic systems, measurement, and control, such as:
- Coordinated control of distributed multi-agent systems and swarms
- Complexity due to nonlinearities and sensing/actuation constraints
- Adaptation and learning approaches (ML/RL) to robotic pose estimation and onboard path-planning
- Stability of networked systems operating inside denied/contested environments
CDUS is directed by Dr. Maruthi Akella, who specializes in the control of complex dynamical systems that are subject to large scale nonlinearities and uncertainties. He has served on the Cockrell School of Engineering faculty since 1999. He directs the Center for Autonomous Air Mobility. He is also affiliated with the Center for Space Research while engaging in active collaborations with Robotics at UT Austin, the Wireless Networking and Communications Group, and the Center for Aeromechanics Research.