Professor Caverly's research interests include the dynamic modeling and control of aerospace, mechanical, and robotic systems. In particular, he is interested in theoretical developments related to input-output stability, as well as optimal and robust control of linear and nonlinear systems. His applied research focuses on accurate, yet computationally-efficient, dynamic modeling of systems with structural flexibility, such as flexible aircraft, spacecraft, and robotic manipulators, as well as the use of new and existing theory to control these systems.
- Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan,
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2015
B.E., Honours Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, 2013
- Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, 2018
- Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of Michigan, 2014- 2018
- Mechatronics Engineering Intern, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, 2017
Research Assistant, McGill University, 2011 - 2013
Five Recent Publications
- R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes “Flexible Planar Cable-Driven Parallel Manipulator Control: Maintaining
Positive Cable Tensions,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, to appear, TCST-
- R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes “Dynamic Modeling, Trajectory Optimization, and
Control of a Flexible Kiteplane,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 1297–1306, 2017.
- R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes “Estimator Design for a Single Degree of Freedom Cable-Actuated
System,” Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol. 353, No. 18, pp. 4845–4869, 2016.
- R. J. Caverly, C. Li, E. J. Chae, J. R. Forbes and Y. L. Young “Modeling and Control of Flow-Induced
Vibrations of a Flexible Hydrofoil in Viscous Flow,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 25, No. 6,
- R. J. Caverly, D. E. Zlotnik and J. R. Forbes “Saturated Control of Flexible-Joint Manipulators Using a Hammerstein Strictly Positive Real Compensator,” Robotica, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 1367–1382, 2016.
Awards and Honors
- Rackham Conference Travel Award, University of Michigan, 2018
- 2017 American Control Conference Student Travel Award, 2017
- Rackham Conference Travel Award, University of Michigan, 2017
- 2016 Best Presentation in session (out of 6 presentations) at 2016 American Control Conference, 2016
- 2016 American Control Conference Student Travel Award, 2016
- Rackham Conference Travel Award, University of Michigan, 2016
- NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship - Doctoral, 2015
Scientific and Professional Societies
- AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Student Member, 2012 - present
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Student Member, 2013 - present
IEEE Control Systems Society Member, 2014 - present
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Member, 2015 - present
Subjects and Courses Taught
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