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Isolating Invisible Dynamics in the Design of Robust Hybrid Internal Models

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The talk deals with the problem of output regulation for a class of hybrid linear systems and exosystems whose state jumps periodically according to a known clock. In this framework the main contribution of the paper is to present a general method for the systematic design of robust internal model-based regulators by extending results that are known for continuous-time systems. The internal model design procedure relies upon a notion of visibility of the so-called ``hybrid steady-state generator.” The general theory is applied to the case of robust tracking of spline-based reference trajectories by showing how the latter can be thought of as being generated by hybrid linear exosystems.

Bisketch: Lorenzo Marconi obtained his Ph.D. degree at University of Bologna in March 1998. From 1999 he has been an Assistant Professor in the same Department, Associate Professor since January 2005, and Full Professor since January 2016. He has held visiting positions at and collaborations with various academic/research international institutions, such as the Washington University at St. Louis, the Imperial College at London, the Ohio State University at Columbus Ohio, the Universite Paris-Sud, the Mittag-Leffler Institute Sweden, l’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Mines de Paris, the University of Linz Austria. He is co-author of more than 200 technical publications on the subject of linear and nonlinear feedback design published on international journals, books and conference proceedings. He is also co-author of three international monographs. In 2005, he has been awarded jointly by Elsevier and the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) for the best paper published in the period 2002-2005 on ``Automatica”. He is also the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award for the best paper published on the magazine in the period 2012-2013. He was the coordinator of the European Project AIRobots (Innovative aerial service robots for remote inspections by contact) funded by the European Community within the 7th FP (Theme ICT -4-2.1) and responsible for University of Bologna of the European Projects CESAR and EDIANA funded within the JTI Artemis. Actually, he is the coordinator of the European Integrated Project SHERPA (Smart collaboration between Humans and ground-aErial Robots for imProving rescuing activities in Alpine environments) funded by the European Community within the 7th FP. His current research interests include nonlinear control, output regulation for nonlinear systems, control of autonomous aerial vehicles, robust control, fault detection and isolation, fault tolerant control.

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