Several Archived News

Sunday, January 1, 2012

31-October-13Information about the graduate course on hybrid systems at the Instituto Tecnologico Buenos Aires is available here.

27-August-13A video recording of my plenary at the SIAM Annual Meeting and Conference on Control and its Applications is available here.

27-July-13Our journal article "On Minimum-time Paths of Bounded Curvature with Position-dependent Constraints" will appear in Automatica.

11-July-13A webinar introducing our simulator for hybrid systems, entitled "HyEQ: A Toolbox for Simulation of Hybrid Dynamical Systems" is available at Mathworks website. Click here (registration requited).

16-May-13Our journal article "On the Existence of Control Lyapunov Functions and State-Feedback Laws for Hybrid Systems" will appear in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

16-May-13Information about the upcoming HYCON2-EECI graduate course on hybrid systems available here.

3-May-13Awarded the SIAM Control and Systems Theory Prize for contributions to analysis and syntheses of hybrid feedback control systems. More details here and here.

21-March-13Our article "Control of Hybrid Dynamical Systems: An Overview of Recent Advances" will appear in Wiley's book Constrained Hybrid Systems.

31-January-13Our articles "A Coupled Pair of Luenberger Observers for Linear Systems to Improve Rate of Convergence and Robustness to Measurement Noise", "Results on the Asymptotic Stability Properties of Desynchronization in Impulse-coupled Oscillators", and "Global Trajectory Tracking for a Class of Underactuated Vehicles" will appear in the upcoming American Control Conference in DC.

15-January-13Our article "A Toolbox for Simulation of Hybrid Systems in Matlab/Simulink: Hybrid Equations (HyEQ) Toolbox" will appear in the upcoming Hybrid Systems: Computation and Control Conference in Philadelphia.

5-January-13Our article "Robust Supervisory Control for Uniting Two Output-Feedback Hybrid Controllers with Different Objectives" will appear in Automatica.

18-November-12Invited talk on hybrid systems at SHPE National Conference in Dallas.

18-October-12Our article "Passivity-based Control for Hybrid Systems with Applications to Mechanical Systems Exhibiting Impacts" will appear in Automatica.

7-August-12Our articles "A Landmark-Based Controller for Global Asymptotic Stabilization on SE(3)" and "Tracking control of mechanical systems with a unilateral position constraint inducing dissipative impacts" will appear in the upcoming IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Hawaii.

21-June-12Invited talk on hybrid systems at ArHyCo workshop and Supelec in Paris.

20-June-12High school students Thomas Pryor, Henry Lei, and David Odgen join our lab as Summer interns.

15-March-12Our articles "On the Synchronization of Two Impulsive Oscillators under Communication Constraints" and "On the Effect and Robustness of Zero-crossing Detection Algorithms in Simulation of Hybrid Systems Jumping on Surfaces" will appear in the upcoming American Control Conference in Canada.

25-December-11Our book "Hybrid Dynamical Systems: Modeling, Stability, and Robustness" is now published. See here for more details.

10-December-11A workshop on robust hybrid control systems was offered at the 50th CDC/ECC. Material for workshop participants is available here

17-October-11Our article "Convergence of Nonlinear Observers on Euclidean Space with a Riemannian Metric (Part I)" will appear in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

14-July-11Our articles "Passivity-based Controllers for a Class of Hybrid Systems with Applications to Mechanical Systems Interacting with their Environment" and "Control Lyapunov Functions and Stabilizability of Compact Sets for Hybrid Systems" will appear in the upcoming 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Orlando, FL, USA.

1-June-11Five students from Palo Verde High Magnet School joined the HDC lab for a two week internship. More details here.

21-April-11Our article "Interconnections of Hybrid Systems: Some Challenges and Recent Results" will appear in the Journal of Nonlinear Systems and Applications. Published version ONLINE (preprint here)

10-February-11Our article "On the Performance of High-gain Observers with Gain Adaptation under Measurement Noise" will appear in Automatica. Published version ONLINE (preprint here).

28-January-11Our article "Tracking Control for Hybrid Systems via Embedding of Known Reference Trajectories" will appear in the upcomingAmerican Control Conference, San Francisco, California, USA.

18-January-11Our article "Quaternion-Based Hybrid Control for Robust Global Attitude Tracking" will appear in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.

16-Dec-10Our article IEEE Control Systems article Hybrid Dynamics and Control received the IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award at the Conference on Decision and Control. The article is available online here.

30-October-10The first Southwest Workshop on Theory and Applications of Cyber-Physical Systems will take place in Tucson, Arizona on March 10-11, 2011. See more details here.

25-July-10Our article "Results on Input-to-Output and Input-Output-to-State Stability for Hybrid Systems and their Interconnections" will appear in the upcoming 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Atlanta, USA.

11-July-10Our article "Dynamical Properties of Hybrid Systems Simulators" available here, published on February 2010, is listed 2nd in the Top 25 Hottest Articles in Automatica in the January-March 2010 reporthere.

31-March-10Our article "A Technical Result for the Study of High-gain Observers with Sign-indefinite Gain Adaptation" will appear in the upcoming 8th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems.

18-Jan-10Our articles "Uniting Two Output-Feedback Hybrid Controllers" and "Robust Global Asymptotic Attitude Synchronization by Hybrid Control" will appear in the upcoming American Control Conference in Baltimore.

04-Jan-10Our article "Dynamical Properties of Hybrid Systems Simulators" appears online in Automatica. Available online here.

29-Sep-09A short interview at our lab by the University of Arizona Foundation. Video and magazine issue from UAF website.

23-Jun-09Our article Asymptotic stability in hybrid systems via nested Matrosov functions appears in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. Available online here.

27-Mar-09Our article "Hybrid Dynamics and Control" appears in IEEE Control Systems Magazine as the feature article of the April 09 issue. Available online here.

7-Jul-08Our paper on invariance principles for switching systems appeared in Systems and Controls Letters.

1-Jun-08Workshop entitled "Robust hybrid control systems" given at theAmerican Control Conference in Seattle on June 10, 2008.

4-Feb-08Our paper on generalized solutions for hybrid systems appeared
ESAIM: Control, Optimisation and Calculus of Variations.

10-Dec-07Our paper on invariance principles and stability for hybrid systems appeared in IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Issue #12, December 2007.

27-Nov-07Invited speaker at the World Congress of Nonlinear Analysists 2008 to be held in Orlando, Florida on July 2nd-9th, 2008.

17-Aug-07Recent video clips on robust steering of autonomous vehiclesand global stabilization of the pendubot.

14-Dec-06: Workshop Robust hybrid systems: theory and applications at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego, 2006.

09-Nov-06Article "UCSB researchers put the car in the driver's seat"Pacific Coast Business Times by Bill Lascher (posted with permission from Bill Lascher, Pacific Coast Business Times''.