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The Future Mobility Lab

Future Mobility Lab

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About Us

Welcome The Future Mobility Lab website! Our lab, founded by Professor Francis Assadian, studies modeling, simulation, and control of dynamic systems. Some of our focuses are: bond graph and multibody dynamic models of ground vehicle dynamics, global chassis control systems, alternative powertrain technologies, energy optimization, optimal control, and robust control.


Also check out our github organization. We make updates to allow the easy reproduction of our work for select projects. 

Current Research Topics

  • Brake-by-Wire Systems for future ground vehicles
  • Design of controls for multi-robotic system through computer vision in automated manufacturing environment
  • Adaptive sensor control and state estimation through sensor fusion of advanced sensors for autonomous ground vehicles
  • Experimental validation of trajectory following controllers on a scale-model vehicle
  • Framework design and development of driver evaluators for autonomous vehicles using reinforcement learning

Ongoing Projects

  • Department of Transportation Off-road Autonomous Vehicle Project- Link
  • Ford project computer vision guided robot manipulator


Research  Highlights

New book published by John Wiley & Sons!

Robust Control: Youla Parameterization Approach

by Farhad Assadian, Kevin R. Mallon

Front Cover of Book Robust Control Youla Parameterization Approach

Past Projects and Topics

  • Ford Project global chassis control
  • Integrated Vehicle Dynamics and Control
  • Optimal Energy Management for Battery Aging Reduction

Past Events

Advanced Control and Estimation Concepts, and New Hardware Topologies for Future Mobility


Past Experiments

Unstable Braking in a Bend

Stable Braking in a Bend

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Simulated Comparison of Controllers in Double Lane Change