Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
How fast can birds fly through forests? How quickly can robots navigate in cluttered environments? We analyze the performance limits for robotic vehicles operating in cluttered environments. Read more.
As driverless cars edge closer to becoming a reality, we ask the question: Can autonomous cars substantially improve performance in traffic intersections? How about all-autonomous transportation networks? Read more.
A new approach to teaching feedback control systems allows the students to instantly test their control design on a palm-size drone at the comfort of their room. Each student enrolled in 16.30 will get a Parrot mini drone. Read more.
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Sertac Karaman is the Charles Stark Draper Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (since Fall 2012). He has obtained B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and and in computer engineering from the Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, in 2007, an S.M. degree in mechanical engineering from MIT in 2009, and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science also from MIT in 2012. His research interests lie in the broad areas of robotics and control theory. In particular, he studies the applications of probability theory, stochastic processes, stochastic geometry, formal methods, and optimization for the design and analysis of high-performance cyber-physical systems. The application areas include driverless cars, unmanned aerial vehicles, distributed aerial surveillance systems, air traffic control, certification and verification of control systems software, among many others.