Autonomy, Control, Cyber-Physical Systems Research
MORE RESPONSIVE, RESILIENT, AND LIVABLE
Extreme weather events, terrorism, pandemics, and failures of essential transportation and communication networks all threaten our communities. These threats pose both long- and short-term challenges to which engineered autonomous systems are increasingly demonstrated to give optimal solutions, in the form of drones or robots assisting in disaster assessment and relief, or of cyber-physical systems designed to enhance or improve human mobility or facilitate safer, more efficient industrial processes and manufacturing. These areas are the focus of autonomy research at Cooper.
LOCAL AND GLOBAL IMPACT
Autonomy and control, together with machine learning and intelligence, is the fastest growing area of research in the School of Engineering. Cooper faculty are taking a broad, interdisciplinary view, working together with architects and artists, to better understand the urban problems that autonomy and control can solve, and in designing and developing entirely new solutions. Among these are:
- Autonomous transportation systems that improve the reliability, efficiency, and safety of urban life
- Lightweight, efficient drones and drone networks for information gathering and disaster relief
- Super-efficient autonomous ocean vehicles for climate and weather monitoring, pollutant tracking and rescue