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 a dynamic uncertainty. While one may think of using stochastic models to predict the data and then use the predictions for the 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-Present Ubiquitous Robots (KROS) (Senior Editor)
2018-Present  IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (Associate Editor)
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (RA-L), 2017-18


Three papers from our lab will be presented at the upcoming ACC'19 conference:
    1. Movement Error Based Control for a Firm Touch of a Soft Somatosensitive Actuator
    2. Navigation with Multi-obstacle Avoidance Composed of Stochastic Optimal Controllers
    3. Stochastic Optimal Approach to the Steering of an Autonomous Vehicle thorugh a
        Sequence of Roadways


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

Office: E2-319
Lab: E2-306