Publications about 'optimal control'
Articles in journal or book chapters
  1. S. Bengea, K. Uthaichana, M. Zefran, and R. A. Decarlo. Optimal Control of Switching Systems via Embedding into Continuous Optimal Control Problem. In The Control Handbook, Second Edition, W. S. Levine, editor, pages 31-1-31-23. CRC Press, 2010.

  2. S. Wei, K. Uthaichana, M. Zefran, R.A. DeCarlo, and S. Bengea. Applications of numerical optimal control to nonlinear hybrid systems. Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems, 1(2):264-279, 2007. [PDF]

  3. J.P. Desai, M. Zefran, and V. Kumar. Two-arm manipulation tasks with friction-assisted grasping. Advanced Robotics, 12(5):485-507, 1999. [PDF]
    Keyword(s): force control, friction, manipulator dynamics, optimal control, planning (artificial intelligence).

Conference articles
  1. Ray DeCarlo, Steve Pekarek, and Milos Zefran. Optimal control of switching/hybrid systems with applications to hybrid electric vehicles, dc-dc converters, and autonomous mobile robots (M-2). In American Control Conference, 2009. ACC'09., pages 22-23, 2009. IEEE.

  2. Shangming Wei, Milos Zefran, and Raymond A. DeCarlo. Optimal control of robotic systems with logical constraints: Application to UAV path planning. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, pages 176-181, May 2008. [doi:10.1109/ROBOT.2008.4543205]

  3. Brian Moerdyk, Ray A. DeCarlo, Douglas Birdwell, Milos Zefran, and John Chiasson. Hybrid optimal control for load balancing in a cluster of computer nodes. In IEEE International Conference on Control Applications, Munich, Germany, pages 1713-1718, 2006. IEEE. [PDF]
    Keyword(s): Optimal control systems, Dynamic models, Dynamical systems, Nonlinear systems, Program processors, Resource allocation.

  4. Jaydev P. Desai, Chau-Chang Wang, Milos Zefran, and Vijay Kumar. Motion planning for multiple mobile manipulators. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, volume 3, Minneapolis, MN, USA, pages 2073-2078, 1996. IEEE. [PDF]
    Keyword(s): cooperative systems, mobile robots, optimal control, path planning.

  5. Milos Zefran and Vijay Kumar. Optimal control of systems with unilateral constraints. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, volume 3, Nagoya, Japan, pages 2695-2700, 1995. IEEE. [PDF]
    Keyword(s): manipulator dynamics, minimisation, Newton-Raphson method, optimal control, variational techniques.

  6. Milos Zefran, Vijay Kumar, Jaydev P. Desai, and Ealan Henis. Two-arm manipulation: What can we learn by studying humans?. In International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, volume 1, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, pages 70-75, 1995. IEEE. [PDF]
    Keyword(s): Robotic arms, Manipulators, Force control, Motion planning, Optimal control systems, Control system analysis, Computational methods, Numerical analysis, Redundancy.

  7. Milos Zefran, Vijay Kumar, and Xiaoping Yun. Optimal trajectories and force distribution for cooperating arms. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, San Diego, CA, USA, pages 874-879, 1994. IEEE. [PDF]
    Keyword(s): Robotic arms, Actuators, Manipulators, Trajectories, Force control, Motion control, Optimal control systems, Redundancy, Kinematics, Optimization, Boundary value problems, Differential equations, Nonlinear equations.



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