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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Instructor

    Vision-Based Control for Autonomous VehiclesCourse Outline:

    Course Instructors:

    Rick Lind is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. He has flight tested many vision-based autopilots for UAVs and MAVs. He is the principle investigator for a MURI on vision-based control for aircraft operations in urban environments.

    Andy Kurdila is the W. Martin Johnson Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. He is the principle investigator for the multi-million JOUSTER program for development of autonomous ground/air vehicles. Additionally, he has over 150 publications and 4 books on control theory and dynamics.

    Nick Gans is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Dallas. He has researched control of UAVs with the Air Force Research Laboratory. His research interests include nonlinear and adaptive control, with focus on vision-based control and estimation, robotics and autonomous vehicles.