Hovakimyan’s research focuses on robotics, game theory, networks of autonomous systems, and theory of robust adaptive control and estimation, as well as control in the presence of limited information.
The goal of ASPIRE is to develop co-robots that can assist the elderly with activities of daily living and other chores.
The award recognizes Hovakimyan’s significant contributions to mathematical control theory and its application in safety-critical systems of aerospace, mechanical, electrical, petroleum and biomedical engineering.
Junho Yang, 32, a PhD candidate at UIUC, alongside Professor Soon-Jo Chung, Professor Seth Hutchinson and agriculture implement manufacturer John Deere, is working on “an omnidirectional-vision-based system to detect the containment status of a robotic lawn mower.”
Her work has helped advance work in the stability of flight control systems.
Start-up PSYONIC, the winner of the University funded track, is creating highly advanced prosthetic hands at 10 times less cost to improve the lives of people with amputations worldwide.
CSL researchers are creating algorithms that are able to map an area, even without a solid GPS signal, such as inside a building or in remote areas.
Aerospace Engineering and CSL Assistant Prof. Soon-Jo Chung is collaborating with Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) experts of NASA/CalTech Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in developing control strategies to capture and redirect a near-Earth asteroid to a stable obit around the moon.
Naira Hovakimyan’s research featured in Aviation Week
The new lab will develop new generation robots that can seemlessly interact wity humans.