Collective Dynamics and Control Laboratory

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The Collective Dynamics and Control Laboratory (CDCL) conducts research in multi-vehicle control, autonomous vehicles, and bio-inspired collective behavior. Specific research topics include nonlinear control and dynamics, mobile sensor networks, and biocomplexity. Sample research projects include cooperative control of autonomous vehicles in the air and sea, optimal and adaptive sampling of spatiotemporal processes, and quantitative modeling of animal groups. Robotics is a major theme in CDCL research and to support mobile robotics research we have an eighteen camera indoor motion-capture studio and a twelve-camera underwater motion-capture system. CDCL research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the U.S. Army.

Derek A. Paley

Willis H. Young Jr. Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering Education
301-405-5757 | dpaley@umd.edu
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