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CATS Core Research Areas
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CATS Eye on Automation:
Core fundamentals feeding into a broad array of applications
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Design
Manufacturing process development. Automation system design. Flexible material handling. Lean manufacturing.

Optimization
Multidisciplinary optimization (MDO). Multi-objective optimization. Robust optimization. Mixed integer programming. Distributed optimization. Game optimization.

Control
Advanced control algorithms: nonlinear, adaptive, robust, predictive, iterative learning control. Distributed optimization and control. Control oriented model reduction. Real-time computation and instrumentation.

Distributed Systems
Distributed optimization. Distributed estimation. Adaptive sampling. Sensor network. Formation control. Distributed fault detection and diagnostics

Modeling and Simulation
Parametric and non-parametric model identification. Design of experiments. Uncertainty characterization. Efficient multi-body simulation. Multiscale modeling and simulation.

Sensing
Advanced computer vision and pattern recognition algorithms. Biomedical imaging. Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM).

Robotics
Robot motion planning. Robot manipulation. Distributed robotic systems. Contact dynamics. Multi-robot coordination. Hybrid motion and force control.

AI
Automated reasoning. Human and machine learning. Cognitive modeling.


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