Robotics and Vehicle Systems

Associated Faculty 

 

 

 
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S. N. Balakrishnan
Curators' Distinguished Professor
271 Toomey Hall
bala@mst.edu
573-341-4675 

Guidance, stability, control and estimation, pattern recognition, stochastic processes, optimization, neural network applications to control, numerical methods and design.

Associated Laboratories

Caterpillar Mechatronics Laboratory

The Precision Motion Control Laboratory

Manufacturing Automation and Control Laboratory (MAC Lab)

Acoustics Laboratory 

Space Systems Engineering Laboratory   
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Assistant Professor
292C Toomey Hall
dbristow@mst.edu

573-341-6559 
Dynamic modeling and control of micro- and nano-positioning systems, atomic force microscopes and additive manufacturing systems; volumetric error compensation; iterative learning control, multi-dimensional control, and signal processing.
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Kyle DeMars
Assistant Professor
337 Toomey Hall
demarsk@mst.edu
573-341-4884 

Stochastic estimation and control theory; information theory; nonlinear uncertainty propagation and rectification; autonomous guidance, navigation, and control of aerospace vehicles; orbit determination, data association, conjunction assessment, and collision avoidance; attitude dynamics, determination, and control; autonomous sensor management; high-fidelity dynamical and observational modeling.  
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Walter Eversman
Curators' Distinguished Professor
280 Toomey Hall
eversman@mst.edu
573-341-4670 

Noise control, acoustics, vibrations, aircraft structural dynamics and aeroelasticity, systems and control.    
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Ryan Hutcheson
Assistant Teaching Professor
209 Interdisciplinary Engineering Building
rhutch@mst.edu
573-341-4086 

Design theory and methodology, complex systems design and vehicle dynamics.    
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K. Krishnamurthy
Professor
290 D Toomey Hall
kkrishna@mst.edu
573-341-4495

 System dynamics, control, robotics, and neurotechnologies  
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Nishant Kumar
Assistant Teaching Professor
129 Toomey Hall
nkwtb@mst.edu
573-341-7215 

Nonlinear Dynamics and Vibrations, study of deterministic and random dynamical systems, model order reduction, theoretical modeling and numerical computation and structural dynamics.    
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Robert G. Landers
Professor
273A Toomey Hall
landersr@mst.edu
573-341-4586 

Manufacturing, systems, and control; modeling, analysis, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes; metal cutting; laser metal deposition; freeze extrusion fabrication; friction stir processing; electro–hydraulics; control of tribologicial systems; and digital control applications.    
 

Henry Pernicka
Associate Professor
331 Toomey Hall
pernicka@mst.edu
573-341-6749 

Astrodynamics, orbital mechanics, spacecraft design, spacecraft mission design, satellite attitude dynamics, nonlinear analysis, dynamics and control, optimization.