Current Trends in Nonlinear Systems and Control

In Honor of Petar Kokotović and Turi Nicosia

  • Laura Menini
  • Luca Zaccarian
  • Chaouki T. Abdallah

Part of the Systems and Control: Foundations & Applications book series (SCFA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. State Estimation and Identification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mario Milanese, Michele Taragna
      Pages 35-57
    3. John Chiasson, Kaiyu Wang, Mengwei Li, Marc Bodson, Leon M. Tolbert
      Pages 59-78
    4. Aleksandar Lj. Juloski, Simone Paoletti, Jacob Roll
      Pages 79-99
  3. Control and System Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Sergio Galeani, Andrew R. Teel, Luca Zaccarian
      Pages 143-162
    3. Mikuláš Huba
      Pages 163-183
    4. Peter Dorato
      Pages 185-194
    5. Francesco Amato, Marco Ariola, Marco Carbone, Carlo Cosentino
      Pages 195-213
  4. Robotics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Pedro Albertos, Angel Valera, Julio A. Romero, Alicia Esparza
      Pages 217-229
    3. Basilio Bona, Marina Indri, Nicola Smaldone
      Pages 231-251
    4. Claudio Bonivento, Luca Gentili, Andrea Paoli
      Pages 271-287
    5. Nicola Ceccarelli, Mauro Di Marco, Andrea Garulli, Antonio Giannitrapani, Antonio Vicino
      Pages 289-308
    6. Gian Luca Mariottini, Eleonora Alunno, Jacopo Piazzi, Domenico Prattichizzo
      Pages 309-325
    7. Rafael Fierro, Peng Song
      Pages 347-363
  5. Control of Electromechanical Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Martha Galaz, Romeo Ortega, Alessandro Astolfi, Yuanzhang Sun, Tielong Shen
      Pages 367-386
    3. Isabelle Fantoni, Amparo Palomino, Pedro Castillo, Rogelio Lozano, Claude Pégard
      Pages 407-419
    4. Alexander Leonessa, Tannen VanZwieten, Yannick Morel
      Pages 421-440
  6. Manufacturing Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 441-441
    2. Guy Cohen, Stéphane Gaubert, Jean-Pierre Quadrat
      Pages 443-454
    3. Dario Bauso, Raffaele Pesenti, Laura Giarré
      Pages 475-491
  7. Networked Control Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 493-493
    2. Yonggang Xu, João P. Hespanha
      Pages 495-514
    3. Roberto Ciferri, Gianluca Ippoliti, Sauro Longhi
      Pages 515-534
    4. Silvia Mastellone, Peter Dorato, Chaouki T. Abdallah
      Pages 535-553
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 555-560

About this book


This volume is an outgrowth of the workshop "Applications of Advanced Control Theory to Robotics and Automation,” organized in honor of the 70th birthdays of Petar V. Kokotovic and Salvatore (Turi) Nicosia. Both Petar and Turi have carried out distinguished work in the control community and have long been recognized as mentors, experts, and pioneers in the field of automatic control, covering many topics in control theory and several different applications. The variety of their research is reflected in this book, which includes contributions from leading experts in the field ranging from mathematics to laboratory experiments.

Main topics covered include:

* State Estimation and Identification: observer designs for nonlinear systems and linear time-delay systems, as well as identification techniques for linear, nonlinear, piecewise linear, and hybrid systems.

* Control and System Theory: theoretical results related to the analysis and control of dynamical systems, including a presentation of Lyapunov tools for linear differential inclusions, a study of the control of constrained systems, and a treatment of finite-time stability concepts.

* Robotics: new studies of robot manipulators, parameter identification, and different control problems for mobile robots.

* Control of Electromechanical Systems: applications of modern control techniques to port-controlled Hamiltonian systems, different classes of vehicles, and web processing systems.

* Manufacturing Systems: applications of the max-plus algebra to system aggregation, optimal machine scheduling problems, and inventory control with cooperation between retailers.

* Networked Control Systems: analysis and design problems related to linear and nonlinear networked control systems.

The scope of the work is quite broad, and although each chapter is self-contained, the book has been organized into thematically related chapters, and in some cases, convenient reading sequences are suggested to the reader. The wide variety of topics covered and the tutorial writing style used by many of the contributors will make this book suitable for experts, as well as young researchers who seek a more intuitive understanding of these relevant topics in the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Laura Menini
    • 1
  • Luca Zaccarian
    • 1
  • Chaouki T. Abdallah
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Informatica Sistemi e ProduzioneUniversità di Roma “Tor Vergata”RomaItalia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Boston 2006
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser Boston
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-8176-4383-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-8176-4470-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2324-9749
  • Series Online ISSN 2324-9757
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