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

F-16 Testing Featured in Aviation Week

September 1, 2016


L1 Flight Controller Soon on F-16 Fighter Jet

April 15, 2016


NICER Robotics Awarded CSL Video of the Month

February 28, 2016


Human-Robot Interaction in Virtual Reality

January 18, 2016


ASPIRE Featured in The New York Times

December 4, 2015


ACRL’s Flight Controller Recognized as a Key Technology in Future Travelers’ Safety

November 16, 2015


ASPIRE on Internet of Things Podcast

October 15, 2015


NICER Robotics – Virtual Reality with L1 Adaptive Control Quad

October 4, 2015


Hovakimyan named W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor

September 10, 2015


A UIUC Researcher Just Got $1.5M To Create Robot Assistants For The Elderly

August 19, 2015