In today’s engineering world, many emerging applications ranging from manufacturing to mobile robots require the coordination and control of multiple systems. Traditional approaches for controlling these systems often neglect the underlying uncertainty, heterogeneity, and complex coupling in the application. To stay at the forefront of these fields requires the development of innovative sensing and control strategies for cooperative applications.

In Barton Research Group, we develop sensing, planning, and control strategies for complex multi-robot systems, human-robot interaction, smart manufacturing systems, high-precision 3D printing, energy systems, biological systems, etc.

We also host many undergraduate and master’s level directed study projects (e.g., ROB/ME-390/490/590/690 projects). Some completed projects are listed here.