DEJAN Milutinović's homepage

My work focuses on the control of robotic and vehicle systems in which the influence of stochastic processes cannot be ignored and needs to be anticipated, for example, the presence of stochastic drifts, measurement and estimation errors and human-in-the-loop uncertainty. Stochastic processes can also model any lack of data resulting in dynamic uncertainty. While one may think of using stochastic models to predict the data and then use the predictions for control, my approach is to use stochastic processes to model possible dynamic system evolutions and anticipate uncertainties in their control.

This multidisciplinary research is primarily focused on probabilistic models, stochastic dynamics and control with the aim of creating better robotic systems. The main challenges in pursuing this goal are in nonlinearities, multiple degrees of freedom and uncertainties. This work is applicable to robotics, autonomous  systems, next generation of air transportation system (NextGen) and
biomedical research.
Research interest: Stochastic dynamical systems and statistical signal processing, multi-agent systems/robotics, systems biology/immune system, optimal control, hybrid and discrete event systems

Editorial work: Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Springer (Senior Editor-at-Large)

2018-2019 Ubiquitous Robots (KROS) (Senior Editor)
2020-Present  Int'l Conference on Unmaned Aerial Vehicles (ICUAS) (Associate Editor)
2021 Int'l Conference on Unmaned Aerial Vehicles (ICUAS) (Program Vice-Chair)
Int'l Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (Associate Editor)
2023 Int'l Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (Associate Editor)
2024 Int'l Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (Associate Editor)
News: Prof. Milutinović and his co-authors made a major contribution to the game theory (link)

Lab video:

First autonomous weeding on the UCSC organic farm (link): a group of undergraduate students from the lab formed the "Electrified Slugs" team which won the Small Farm prize in the first-ever Farm Robotics Challenge (link)  

Uncertainty aware robot control (link)

Dr.-Ing. Dejan Milutinović, Professor  
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Baskin School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
e-mail: dejan at soe dot ucsc dot edu

Office: E2-319
Lab: E2-306