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Mechanical Engineering Seminar on Passivity-Based Control and Robotics Sept. 15

By: Cienna Madrid   Published 7:47 am / September 15, 2017

Spong smiles with folded arms.At noon on Friday, Sept. 15, join guest speaker Mark Spong for a discussion and historical account of the origins of passivity-based control with applications in robotics. The seminar will take place in MEC, Room 106.

Spong is one of the pioneers in robotic controls, and currently is a professor and holder of the Excellence in Education Chair in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Spong’s notable awards include the 2016 Nyquist Lecture Prize from the ASME, the 2011 Pioneer Award from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the  first IROS Fumio Harashima Award for Innovative Technologies in 2007, the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award, the Senior Scientist Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Distinguished Member Award from the IEEE Control Systems Society, the John R. Ragazzini and O. Hugo Schuck Awards from the American Automatic Control Council, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal.