Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Home | Current Topics | People | Publications | IDREAMs Outreach | Announcement | Contact

Introduction: Optimization of Dynamic Systems


Welcome to the Applied Dynamics and Optimization Laboratory website. Our lab's fundamental disciplinary areas include multibody system dynamics, optimization theory and algorithms, and design and control of mechanical systems. Main domains for implementations and applications include robotic and biomechanical systems and their intersections such as lower-body wearable robots. With on-going and past supports from NSF, NASA, NYU, and industry, current research topics include energetics of dynamic systems (battery expenditure models, energy-efficient design and control), legged balance and gait stability (fall prediction and prevention, balance control, dynamic walking), and integration of dynamics/control with numerical optimization (task failure modes, constraint prioritization, contact scheduling in trajectory optimization). The studies of modeling, design, and control of engineering systems can be extended to better understand more complicated biological systems and to validate nature's inherent hypotheses. On the other hand, the principles underlying and determining motions and structures of biological systems will provide innovative solutions and inspirations for novel engineering systems toward better functionality, stability, and efficiency. Our research aims at bringing together both robotic and biomechanical systems; we aim to establish mathematical models, quantitative criteria, and algorithmic/computational foundations for their implementations in advancing: (i) design and control of robots and machines and (ii) prediction and analysis of biomechanical systems.




Last updated: 09/2015


Home | Current Topics | People | Publications | IDREAMs Outreach | Announcement | Contact