Robust Model Predictive Control (MPC) for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles


【讲座题目】Robust Model Predictive Control (MPC) for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

【讲座时间】2019年3月14日(周四) 10:30-11:30


【主 讲 人】 Yang Shi, University of Victoria, Canada


Yang SHI received the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2005. From 2005 to 2009, he was an Assistant Professor and Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 2009, he joined the University of Victoria, and now he is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. His current research interests include networked and distributed systems, model predictive control (MPC), cyber-physical systems (CPS), robotics and mechatronics, navigation and control of autonomous systems (AUV and UAV), and energy system applications.

Dr. Shi received the University of Saskatchewan Student Union Teaching Excellence Award in 2007. At the University of Victoria, he received the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence in 2012, and the Craigdarroch Silver Medal for Excellence in Research in 2015. He received the JSPS Invitation Fellowship (short-term), and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo during Nov-Dec 2013. His co-authored paper was awarded the 2017  IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award. He received the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in 2018. He is a member of the IEEE IES Administrative Committee during 2017-2019, and the founding Vice Chair of IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems. Currently, he is Co-Editor-in-Chief for  IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics ; he also serves as Associate Editor for  Automatica, IEEE Trans. Control Systems Technology ,  IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatrnonics ,  IEEE Trans. Cybernetics . He is a Fellow of IEEE, ASME and CSME, and a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Canada.  He is a Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC).


Model predictive control (MPC) is a promising paradigm for high-performance and cost-effective control of motion control systems such as autonomous underwater vehicles. This talk will firstly briefly introduce the essential design idea and diagrams of MPC. Further, novel robust MPC methods for path planning and control of autonomous underwater vehicles will be presented. Finally, an enhanced fast optimization algorithm to facilitate the real-time MPC will be discussed.