Introduction

Established in Fall 2004, the mission of SML is to enable smarter, smaller, integrated systems using advanced modeling, control and design methodologies. Research in SML focuses on modeling and control of smart material sensors and actuators, electroactive polymer-based microrobots, modeling and control of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), control of autonomous swarms, and embedded control systems.

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Photo of Xiaobo Tan's robotic fish

MSU’s new and improved robotic fish is equipped with a GPS which allows it to swim and glide long distances, as well as an array of sensors that gather water-quality data. Photo by G.L. Kohuth.