asi symposium3Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Design for Severe Environments


When: July 13-18

Where: Engineering and Computing Building
Coventry University
Priory Street

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UAB contact:

Vladimir Vantsevich, Ph.D.
NATO ASI Co-director
Professor and Director
Vehicle and Robotics Engineering Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering

(205) 975-5855

UK Contact:

Prof. Miike Blundell
Associate Dean Enterprise
Professor of Vehicle Dynamics and Impact
Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Coventry University

+44 (0) 797 498 4398

Event Overview

Jointly organized by the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Coventry University, and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and supported by NATO, this Advanced Study Institute (ASI) provides an avenue to meet with world class professionals, learn and discuss leading-edge research and engineering accomplishments and future trends.


The following topics from the manned/unmanned ground vehicle area will be discussed:

  • Historical aspects, pivotal accomplishments, and analysis of future trends in road/off-road manned and unmanned vehicle dynamics including efficient and sustainable power flow management between interdependent vehicle systems, operational fusion of dynamics of vehicle interdependent and independent systems;
  • Terramechanics, soil dynamic characteristics, uncertainties and stochastic characteristics of vehicle-environment interaction for agile vehicle dynamics modelling;
  • New methods and techniques in on-line control and learning for vehicle autonomy;
  • Innovative on-line, real-time modelling methodologies, open architecture software, and visualization in virtual environment of vehicles with multi-body, multi-physics, and multi-input-output systems with interconnected dynamics;
  • Fundamentals of agility and severe environments;
  • Mechatronics and cyber-physics issues of agile vehicle dynamics to design for control, energy harvesting and cyber-security;
  • Case studies of agile and inverse vehicle dynamics and vehicle systems design including suspension and driveline.

Detailed information about the ASI program, accommodations, etc. can be found here

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