Recent Presentations of Mark W. Spong


2016 Presentations

1.      A Brief History of Passivity-Based Control in Robotics, Nyquist Lecture at the 2016 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, October 13, 2016, Minneapolis, MN.

2011 Presentations

1.      The Coming Tipping Point in Robotics, University of Illinois, CSL 60th Anniversary Celebration, October 27, 2011

2.      Movie Files for the above presentation (Windows Media files):

1.      Robot Attitude Synchronization (from M. Fujita’s lab at Tokyo Tech)

2.      Short Clip of the CSL Air Hockey Robot

3.      Teleoperation of a Formation of iRobots (from LARS at UT Dallas)

4.      Telepresence Movie (I found this one on YouTube)


3.      The How and Why of Robot Air Hockey, Texas A&M University, March 9, 2011

2006 Presentations

  1. What’s Passivity Got to Do With it?, Dynamic Walking Workshop, Ann Arbor, MI, May 6-8, 2006.
  2. Movie Files for the above presentation (AVI files):
    1. Biped with Knees and Torso using controlled symmetry
    2. Compass Gait on varying terrain using passivity-based control
    3. Synchronization Control of Compass Gait with hip torque only
  3. Coordination of Multi-Agent Systems, Keynote Address at the IASTED International Conference on Control and Applications, Montreal, Canada, May 24-26, 2006.
  4. Project-Based Control Education, Plenary Lecture at the 7th IFAC Symposium on Advances in Control Education, Madrid, Spain, June, 21-23, 2006.
  5. Synchronization of Multiple Lagrangian Systems,  Plenary Lecture at the 3rd IFAC Workshop on Lagrangian and Hamiltonian Methods for Nonlinear Control (LHMNLC'06), Nagoya, Japan, July 19-21, 2006.
  6. Passivity-Based Control of Multi-Agent Systems, International Symposium on Advanced Robotics and Machine Intelligence, Beijing, China, October, 2006.

2005 Presentations

  1. Bilateral Teleoperation of  Multiple Cooperative Robots over Delayed Communication Network: Theory, IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Barcelona, Spain, April 18-22, 2005.
  2. Bilateral Teleoperation of Multiple Cooperative Robots over Delayed Communication Network: Application, IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, Barcelona, Spain, April 18-22, 2005.
  3. Passive Bilateral Control of  Teleoperators under Constant Time-Delay, IFAC World Congress, Prague, July 3-8, 2005.
  4. Synchronization of Networked Passive Systems with Time Delay, Society of Instrumentation and Control Engineering of Japan (SICE) Annual Meeting, Okayama, Japan, August 9, 2005.
  5. Stability and Control of Networked Passive Systems, Plenary Address at the International Conference on Electrical Engineering, Mexico City, September 7, 2005.

2004 Presentations

  1. The Passivity Paradigm in Robot Control, Plenary Address at the 2004 Chinese Control Conference, Wuxi, China, August 10-13, 2004.
  2. Some New Results in Passivity-Based Control of Robots, NOLCOS’04, Stuttgart, Germany, September 1-3, 2004.
  3. The Passivity Paradigm in the Control of Bipedal Robots, CLAWAR’04, Madrid, Spain, September 22-24, 2004.