The Networked Systems and Robotics (NSR) group at the University of Iowa is focused on the design and analysis of control algorithms for networked dynamic systems to realize intelligence, efficiency and safety in uncertain and dynamic environments, which integrate advanced control theory with the science of networks, communication, optimization, and graph theory. Strong emphasis is placed on both theoretic research and experimentation for addressing fundamental and open real-world technological problems.

Our research efforts are specifically focused on:

  • Distributed estimation and control of networked autonomous systems
  • Adaptive, robust, and learning control designs for nonlinear systems with uncertain nonlinear dynamics and limited sensing/communication information
  • Control and analysis of networked complex systems (e.g., social networks, cyber-physical systems)
  • Human-assisted estimation, planning, and decision-making in human-robot systems

Our aim is to make life better by significantly advancing the technologies on controls and training science-based engineers and professionals to shape the future of our society!


01/19 - We are awarded an Air Force Grant (PI).

05/18 - Baike She won Air Force Summer Fellowship.

04/18 - Baike She and Mingyu Cai won Sweigert Research Award.