Ya-Jun Pan
Professor, P.Eng
   
Advanced Control and Mechatronics Laboratory
Welcome to my website. My research team is with the Advanced Control and Mechatronics Laboratory (ACM-Lab) located in C150, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie University.

Research Opportunities
Graduate positions are available in the group. If you are interested, please send your updated CV with a list of sample publications and three referees to yajun.pan@dal.ca.

Research Interests
My current research interests are mainly in the areas of robust nonlinear systems and control, networked control systems and their applications. Specifically, the following projects are currently carried out in my research team:
a) Robust Nonlinear Control of Systems with Constraints;
b) Teleoperation Systems with Applications to Robotic Manipulators, Electric Vehicles, Haptic Devices and Mobile Robots;
c) Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems with Applications to Multiple Mobile Robots, Collaborative Unmanned Systems;
d) Intelligent Transportation Control and dGPS based Navigation Systems;
e) Networked and Distrubuted Control Systems;
f) Haptics;
g) Model Predictive Control and its Applications.

ACM-Lab Research Project Gallery
The ACM-Lab has state-of-art research equipments available to carry out projects related to systems, robotics and control. Here is a list of pictures and diagrams showing research facilities and research architectures related to several completed and on-going projects.

a) Networked Intelligent Vehicles for Autonomous Driving, Collaborative Driving, Remote Control,
    and dGPS-based Navigation
      

b) Haptic Device for Televehicle, Telerobotics and Virtual Reality Testings
              

c) Mobile Robots Team for Multi-Robots Cooperative Tasks                   
           

d) 7-DOF Robotic Manipulator for                e) Obstacle Avoidance based on Digital Image Processing
    Nonlinear Control and Telerobotics.
                                 

f) Nonlinear Control of MEMS Electrostatic Torsional Micromirror
   
 g) Multiple Autonomous Underwater Vehicles for Surveys Assisted by a Communication and Navigation
    Aid in the Form of an Autonomous Surface Craft (M.Seto, J.Hudson and Y.J. Pan, AIS'2011)
   
    
Research Funding
The projects in ACM-Lab is funded by NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada),
LOF-CFI (Leaders Opportunity Fund - Canada Foundation for Innovation), NCE-AUTO21 (AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence), Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Trust, Rolls-Royce Canada, DRDC-Atlantic Canada, and Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie Univeristy.