Faculty Directory
Jarvis Schultz

Associate Director, MS in Robotics

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-5474Email Jarvis Schultz

Website

Master of Science in Robotics


Departments

Mechanical Engineering

Affiliations

Master of Science in Robotics Program

Education

PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University

MS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming

BS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming


Research Interests

Dr. Schultz's research interests are focused on the development and implementation of scalable control algorithms that achieve high-performance in systems supported by low-performance infrastructure. Specifically, he is interested in using the tools from optimal control and estimation, discrete mechanics, and functional analysis to produce computational techniques that overcome limitations in the capabilities of noisy sensors, unreliable actuators, and slow computing environments with poor real-time characteristics to enable stable, reliable control in real-world settings.


Selected Publications

    Wilson, A. D., J. A. Schultz, and T. D. Murphey, "Trajectory Optimization for Well-Conditioned Parameter Estimation", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 12, issue 1, pp. 28-36, 2014.

    Wilson, A. D., J. A. Schultz, and T. D. Murphey, "Trajectory Synthesis for Fisher Information Maximization", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 30, issue 6, pp. 1358-1370, 2014.

    Jochum, E., J. A. Schultz, E. Johnson, and T. D. Murphey, "Robotic Puppets and the Engineering of Autonomous Theater", Controls and Art: Springer International Publishing, pp. 107-128, 2014.

    Johnson, E., J. A. Schultz, and T. D. Murphey, "Structured Linearization of Discrete Mechanical Systems for Analysis and Optimal Control", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 12, issue 1, pp. 140-152, 2014.

    Schultz, J. A., and T. D. Murphey, "Extending Filter Performance Through Structured Integration", American Control Conference (ACC), 2014.

    Schultz, J. A., and T. D. Murphey, "Embedded Control Synthesis Using One-Step Methods in Discrete Mechanics", American Control Conference (ACC), Washington, D.C., 2013.

    Schultz, J. A., and M. Garnich, "Meso-scale and multicontinuum modeling of a triaxial braided textile composite", Journal of Composite Materials, vol. 47, issue 3, pp. 303-314, 03/2012.

    Schultz, J. A., and T. D. Murphey, "Trajectory generation for underactuated control of a suspended mass", 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2012.