Welcome to the Chair of Information-Oriented Control!

Ordinaria: Univ. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sandra Hirche

At the Chair of Information-oriented Control we focus in research and teaching on the control and optimization in cooperative, networked, and distributed dynamical systems. We develop novel methods and tools for the analysis and control of such systems, which in particular consider model uncertainties as well as uncertainties and limitations in the data acquisition, communication, and computation.

We concentrate on the application in human-robot-teams, haptic assistance, cyber-physical systems, and infrastructure systems. While our core competency is in control engineering, we have some interdisciplinary collaborations with the fields of psychology (in human-robot interaction) and communications (in networked control systems). Many of the developed methods are experimentally validated in our multi-robot lab.

Working Fields

MuRoLa - Multi-robot laboratory
WearHap - Balancing experiment
Robotic assistant: Mounting a bumper
Cooperative robotics: Mounting a luggage rack
Deformable object manipulation
Analysis and distributed control of large-scale interconnected systems
Motion capturing system for mobile manipulation