Jacob is the Cecil H. Green Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. He received his B.S. in EECS from MIT in 1980, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in EECS from UC Berkeley in 1983 and 1985 respectively.
Learn the theory and practice of controller design by building and then position-stabilizing a propeller-levitated arm. Have you wondered about the design strategies behind temperature controllers, quad-copters, or self-balancing scooters? Are you interested in robotics, and have heard of, or tried, “line-following" or “PID control” and want to understand [...]
Learn physical, computational, and measured-data approaches to state-space modeling and control, by building a copter-levitated arm and then designing and testing high-performance microcontroller-based positioning systems.