Sean B. Andersson
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Division of Systems Engineering
College of Engineering
110 Cummington St.
sanderss at bu.edu
- Control Theory
- Scanning probe microscopy
- Symbolic-based control
ENG AM 400 Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Professor Andersson believes that the potentail of scanning probe microscopy has not yet been realized. His current work in this area focuses on bringing systems and control theory to bear in atomic force and confocal laser scanning microscopies with the goal of extending the domain of applicability of these technologies deeper into the realm of dynamic processes.
In symbolic control and robotics, his research is aimed at developing methods for handling the complexity of robots operating in real-world environments. Ongoing work includes the use of symbols to tokenize both the environment and the controls as well as efforts to handle the stochastic nature of actuators and sensors. He is also interested in gait-based approaches to control, particularly in the setting of hyper-redundant (snake-like) robots.
The National Science Foundation recently awarded Professor Andersson a CAREER award for his research on “Nonlinear Control for Single Molecule Tracking.”
Please visit Professor Andersson’s personal web page for more information.