ARC Collaborative Research Seminar Series
Winter 2019

ARC seminars are free and open to the general public. Center members can download the presentation files on our password-access online portal iARC. Non-ARC attendees please email arc-event-inquiries@umich.edu with your requests.

Parking & directions inquires: Contact arc-event-inquiries@umich.edu by 2:00 p.m. the day before the seminar.

Remote attendance via tele/video conference: Contact William Lim choonhun@umich.edu.

Refreshments will be served 9:15-9:30am. The talks will begin at 9:30 a.m. sharp.

February 1, Friday (9:30a.m. - 11a.m.)
University of Michigan, North Campus, Duderstadt Center, room 1180

The MSU Autonomous Vehicle Simulator (MAVS)
Dr. Daniel Carruth, Associate Director
Dr. Chris Goodin, Assistant Research Professor
Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, Mississippi State University

Abstract & Biography         While the prevalence of autonomous and automated driving has increased for on-road vehicles in recent years, off-road autonomous navigation faces many challenges beyond those encountered in on-road driving. Mississippi State University is developing a realistic simulator for off-road autonomous navigation that will assist in the development and testing of autonomous off-road vehicles. This talk will briefly discuss the history and current state of off-road autonomy and how emerging trends in autonomous navigation necessitate the use of simulation. We will give a brief overview of the MAVS and discuss potential use-cases and planned future developments.
 
Christopher T. Goodin received his B.S. in mathematics and physics from Mississippi College in 2004, M.S. in physics from Vanderbilt University in 2006, and Ph.D. in physics from Vanderbilt in 2008. From 2008-2017, Dr. Goodin worked with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, MS, developing physics-based simulations of ground vehicles, sensors, and robotics. Dr. Goodin is currently an Assistant Research Professor with the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, Mississippi State University, developing simulation tools for off-road autonomy.

February 22, Friday (9:30a.m. - 11a.m.)
University of Michigan, North Campus, Duderstadt Center, room 1180

ARC Project: Advanced Battery Diagnostics: Decode the information in Electrode Swelling
Dr. Anna Stefanopoulou, Prof. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

ARC Project: Novel Hybrid Electric Powertrains Enabled by Models of Electro-Magnetic-Structural Dynamics
Dr. Bogdan Epureanu, Prof. Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Heath Hofmann, Prof. Electrical Engineering
University of Michigan

Abstracts to be announced.


A third seminar will be added when details are confirmed.


ARC members can download the presentation files on our password-access online portal iARC.
Non-ARC members please email arcweb-info@umich.edu with your requests.