Prof. J. Baillieul
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor Baillieul focuses on robotics, the control of mechanical systems, and mathematical system theory. His work in the late 1980’s led to seminal papers on motion planning for kinematically redundant manipulators. Earlier work on nonlinear optimal control theory foreshadowed much of the current literature on singular Riemannian geometry. Current research focuses on extending and applying principles from nonlinear control theory to complex mechanical systems composed of interconnected rigid and elastic components.