Welcome to the website of the Advanced Controls Research Laboratory (ACRL) in the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department at the University of Illinois. In the ACRL, we focus on open problems in mathematical control theory and we work with collaborators from industry and government laboratories on the transition of our solutions, to the extent possible, to real-world engineering problems.

Our work often involves interdisciplinary collaborations with other departments at University of Illinois and other universities in the US and Europe. We also intensively work with various industries and government agencies to facilitate the quick transition of our basic research results to application owners.

Learn more about our work in the ACRL here or in our Research page.

Recent News

Learjet tests with L1 adaptive controller featured in Aviation Week & Space Technology

March 12, 2018

Learjet tests at Edwards AFB with L1 adaptive controller

March 4, 2018

Hovakimyan honored for pioneering work in adaptive control

January 25, 2018

Hovakimyan named IEEE Fellow

November 29, 2017

We welcome new members in our lab

September 6, 2017

DURIP award granted

March 24, 2017

New book now available: Time-Critical Cooperative Control of Autonomous Air Vehicles

February 8, 2017

Hovakimyan named AIAA Fellow

January 30, 2017

Drones Featured at Aging 2.0 OPTIMIZE in San Francisco

October 18, 2016

F-16 Testing Featured in Aviation Week

September 1, 2016