Clemson ConnectedAutonomy Systems

autonomous Vehicle

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Location: Carnegie 316

Speaker: Venkat Krovi, Michelin SmartState Professor of Vehicle Automation, Clemson University- International Center for Automotive Research


Clemson’s ConnectedAutonomy group of 15+ faculty is developing novel modular, open-architecture, open-interface, and open-source-software based research instruments spanning multiple scales and complexity. The overall effort is based at the International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and made accessible to Clemson researchers (and the broader academic research community) via a service-center model to enable development and education in the rapidly developing autonomous vehicle field. Ongoing research-activities across the group span various aspects of safety, sensing, controls, learning, resilience, security, privacy, human factors, and X-i-L (software-, model-, component-, subsystem- and vehicle-in-the-Loop) verification and validation. This talk will provide a high-level overview of the overall program while focusing the discussions around (a) Simulation- based-Design (SBD) of hardware (e.g. sensor-suites) and software (e.g. algorithms) for a range of Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) applications; and (b) Physical real-time hardware-in-the-loop validation on 1/10th & full-scale vehicles retrofitted with perception, connectivity, computation, and drive-by-wire control modules.


Venkat Krovi

Prof. Venkat N. Krovi is currently the Michelin Endowed SmartState Chair Professor of Vehicle Automation at Clemson University - International Center for Automotive Research. His research focuses on intelligent modulation of distributed physical-power-interactions (motions/forces) between humans and autonomous-systems to unlock the “power of the many”. Research activities focus on the life-cycle treatment (design, modeling, analysis, control, implementation and verification) of a new generation of ConnectedAutonomy systems for realizing Human-Autonomy synergy in emerging automotive-, plant-automation-, co-robotics-, and defense- applications. He has also taken significant leadership roles within multiple professional societies (IEEE / ASME / SAE) as well as supporting development of the 2020 US Robotics Roadmap. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics.

For questions about the speaker, contact:
Prof. Long Wang
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