Bridging the Control Theory, Optimization, and Learning: Application in Robotics

A special issue of Machines (ISSN 2075-1702). This special issue belongs to the section "Machine Design and Theory".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2024 | Viewed by 214

Special Issue Editor

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Texas A & M University, Kingsville, TX 78363, USA
Interests: robotics; control theory; nonlinear dynamics; human-robot interaction; advanced manufacturing; synchronization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Control practitioners are trying to understand how optimization and reinforcement learning enable the application of control theory to achieve better control performance in the presence of uncertainty and high dimensionality. Reinforcement learning is trying to find a path to improve the control field. In light of this context, this Special Issue focuses on building a connection between control theory, optimization, and reinforcement learning, before finally applying it to robotics. Papers in the fields of Lyapunov function and value function, stability and optimality, and embedding optimization into control and its application in robotics are particularly welcome, though papers in other fields will also be accepted.

Dr. Bin Wei
Guest Editor

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  • Lyapunov function
  • value function
  • robotics
  • optimization
  • nonlinear control
  • MPC

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