Welcome to the last social hour of the semester! We are glad to have Daniel J. Block as our guest speaker for this week’s social hour on Friday, December 8th at 3:00PM in 369 CSL. This special session is titled as “Inexpensive Control System Lab Experiments”.
Bio: Dan received his B.S. in General Engineering with secondary field in Robotics and Control from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1991. Then from 1991 to 1993 worked at IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY as a test engineer implementing/programming both their old line and new line of robotic test equipment. In 1993 returned to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for a M.S. in General Engineering working under Mark Spong in the area of Robotics and Control. From 1994 to present he has the position of Lab Manager of the College of Engineering Control Systems Laboratory at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. With this position he spends his time building new experiments for control theory and robotic theory lab courses and instructing hands on laboratory courses, GE 489 Lab Robotic Control, GE 420 Lab Digital Control of Dynamic Systems, GE 423 Mechatronics and ME461 Computer Control of Mechanical Systems.