Flight dynamics and control, bio-inspired sensing, estimation, locomotion, and autonomous robotics
Professor Humbertís research interests are at the intersection of dynamics and control theory with the rapidly emerging area of bio-inspired sensing and locomotion. Recent efforts have focused on formalizing the control relevance of the spatial decompositions of optic flow performed within the insect visuomotor system, and have resulted in novel methodologies for visual stabilization of autonomous guidance and navigational tasks. This research has been well received in both the engineering and biology fields, as three recent papers have been awarded best paper honors, including the AIAA Conference on Guidance, Navigation, and Control (2005), the American Control Conference (2004), and the International Conference on Insect Sensors and Robotics (2004).
University of California, Davis, Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science
California Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science
California Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy