MX-2 Space Suit Analogue

submitted by: eternes

University of Maryland undergraduates Ali Husain, Heather Bradshaw and Adam Mirvis make a splash with their research on the spacesuit of tomorrow in the University of Maryland 's Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility .

Dual axis moment exchange inverted pendulum

submitted by: graham.gabe

Hardware demonstration and explanation of an inverted pendulum, stabilized by two independently controlled reaction wheels connected to DC motors. Made as part of a master's thesis at the System and Identification and Control Laboratory at the University of California, San Diego.

Robust source-seeking hybrid controllers for nonholonomic vehicles (experiment)

submitted by: mayhew

This video shows an experiment involving a mobile robot, an IR-camera vision system, and a wireless network. The robot queries the vision system for position information. The robot uses this position information to simulate a potential function in its environment. The hybrid controller uses these measurements in a coordination of vehicle steering and an optimization algorithm to drive the vehicle to the minimum of the function (shown as a blue 'x').