Matthew Elwin

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Interim Associate Director, MS in Robotics

Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

Tech B290

+1 (847) 491-5474

Year graduated: 
Former Position/Degree: 
Ph. D.

My research interests include:

  • Decentralized and distributed control of multi-robot systems, a.k.a. swarm robotics.
  • Algorithms that enable large groups of mobile robots to autonomously estimate an environment while using minimal communication and computational resources.
  • Using several robots to manipulate large objects that cannot be moved by a single robot acting alone.
  • Localization and mapping in uncertain environments with large groups of robots and minimal sensing.

Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, Northwestern University

M.S. in mechanical engineering, Northwestern University

B.E. with an emphasis in control systems, Dartmouth College

A.B. in engineering sciences, Dartmouth College

TA for Introduction to Mechatronics (2014)

Video lectures for Introduction to Mechatronics (2015)

Guest Lecturer ME449 Robotic Manipulation (2015, 2016)

Consultant/Guest Lecturer for Robot Design Studio (2018)