This talk presents an overview of ongoing research at the Robotics, Intelligent Systems, and Control (RISC) Lab at KAUST in the areas of (i) Autonomous Systems: Design of robotic systems with onboard intelligence to operate in complex environments with limited human supervision; (ii)Distributed Autonomy: Self-organization and adaptation of multi-agent autonomous systems and swarms; (iii) Humans & Machines: Dynamics and control for both human-machine systems and human-human social interactions.
Jeff S. Shamma is a Professor and Chair of Electrical Engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), where he is also the director of the Robotics, Intelligent Systems & Control laboratory (RISC). Shamma is the former Julian T. Hightower Chair in Systems & Control in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, and he has held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota, The University of Texas at Austin, and the University of California, Los Angeles. Shamma received a Ph.D. in systems science and engineering from MIT in 1988. He is the recipient of an NSF Young Investigator Award, the American Automatic Control Council Donald P. Eckman Award, and the Mohammed Dahleh Award, and he is a Fellow of the IEEE and of the IFAC (International Federation of Automatic Control). Shamma is currently the deputy editor-in-chief for the IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Control Systems Society.