Roy Smith’s field of expertise is feedback control systems and automation, in which he is known as an experimentalist and design engineer as well as a theorist. His research interests include the identification and control of uncertain systems, particularly the relationship between experimental data and theoretical models; design methodologies for uncertain constrained systems; and distributed estimation, communication and control systems. On the applications side, he has applied his research to a variety of experimental testbeds, including process control systems, automotive engines, flexible space structures, aeromanoeuvring Mars entry vehicles, formation flying of spacecraft, magnetically levitated bearings, and energy control for buildings. He has been a long time consultant to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA on guidance, navigation and control aspects of interplanetary and deep space science spacecraft. Roy Smith joined the NCCR Digital Fabrication in June 2014.
Role in the NCCR Digital Fabrication: Principal Investigator
Affiliation: Automatic Control Laboratory, ETH Zurich
Email: Prof. Dr. Roy Smith