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Welcome to the
Intelligent Servosystems Laboratory
a constituent laboratory of the
Institute for Systems Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
2210 A. V. Williams Building
(301) 405-6586

The ISL web site is maintained by Pamela L. White. Most recent update 09/11/07.


The primary goal of this laboratory is to advance the state-of-the art in the design and real-time control of smart systems drawing on advances in: (a) novel sensing and actuation materials and mechanism designs; (b) new principles for actuation, propulsion, detection, reduction, learning, and adaptation; (c) conceptualizing and prototyping across scales, to sense, actuate, communicate and control


Prof. P.S. Krishnaprasad

Site Contents

A listing of the faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates involved with the ISL.
A listing and description of the lab's research areas and projects, completed and ongoing. This includes work in robotics, motion control, and nonholonomic systems; coupled oscillators; control of networked systems; process modeling and control for semiconductor manufacturing; model reduction; learning control; and magnetostrictive materials.
A listing of papers on ISL research. Many of these are available for downloading.
Demos and Movies
Demonstrations and movies of various lab projects, including the roller racer, modular dextrous hand, and PZT based motor.
Events and Lectures
A listing and description of upcoming and past events including the Control and Dynamical Systems Lecture Series.
A listing and description of the lab's facilities and equipment including computing resources, specialized software, mobile robots, robotic manipulators, and rapid prototyping platform.


Center for Dynamics and Control of Smart Structures
Center for Auditory and Acoustics Research
Learning Binaurally Directed Movement


AFOSR, ARO, NASA, NRL, NSF, Industrial gifts and DRIF funds