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Fun-to-Drive by Feedback

This lecture is devoted to new challenging control problems arising in the automotive industry as a consequence of the customer-driven performance specifications adopted by car builders which have dramatically increased the number of new proposed automated features where feedback interacts with the driver. The notion of "Fun-to-Drive by Feedback" relates, here, to the ability to design a control scheme resulting in good ride comfort behavior as well as acceptable safe operation.The lecture shows how control techniques can be used to solve some of these problems, and discusses how these subjective notions can be formalized thanks to concepts such as passivity and model matching control. The lecture presents a series of examples concerning systems that provide assisted automated devices (i.e. electrical power steering and assisted clutch synchronization), as well as systems with fully automated features (i.e. steer-by-wire system, stop-and-go), in which these aspects are assessed.

Type of Seminar:
Public Seminar
Prof. Carlos Canudas-de-Wit
CNRS--Department of Automatic Control at Grenoble
Apr 12, 2006   17:15

ETH Zentrum, Gloriastrasse 35,Zurich, building ETZ, Room E6
Contact Person:

Prof. Manfred Morari
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Biographical Sketch:
Canudas-de-Wit, Carlos. was born in Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico in 1958. He received his B.Sc. degree in electronics and communications from the Technological Institute of Monterrey, Mexico in 1980. In 1984 he received his M.Sc. in the Department of Automatic Control,Grenoble, France. He was visitor researcher in 1985 at Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden. In 1987 he received his Ph.D. in automatic control from the Polytechnic of Grenoble (Department of Automatic Control), France. Since then he has been working at the same department as "Directeur de recherche at the CNRS", where He teaches and conducts research in the area of nonlinear control of mechanical systems, and on networked controlled systems. He has been associate editor of the IEEE-Transaction on Automatic Control, from Jan 1992, to Dec. 1997, and of AUTOMATICA, from 1999, to 2002.