I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the Chair of Cognitive Systems, University of Tuebingen and at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in the Autonomous Robotics and Human Machine Systems group. My current research interests are on the onboard implementations of robust model predictive control and nonlinear control algorithms on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
Yuyi Liu studied mechanics at Fudan University and mechanical engineering at the University of Birmingham in 2007–2011, where he received a B.Sc. degree and a B.Eng degree. He received his M.Sc. in aeronautical engineering from Imperial College London in 2012. He then had a research stay at the Optimization in Engineering Center, KU Leuven in 2013. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the University of Tuebingen and at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics.
His research interests include the onboard implementation of robust nonlinear control and model predictive control algorithms on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. He is also active in distributed formation control approaches.
The applications of his research include the aggressive multirotor maneuvers; autonomous UAV navigation with obstacle avoidance; formation of multirotor UAVs; and energy harvesting for fixed-wing UAVs.
Y. Liu, S. Rajappa, J. M. Montenbruck, P. Stegagno, H. Bülthoff, F. Allgöwer, A. Zell, "A Robust Nonlinear Control Approach to Nontrivial Quadrotor Maneuvers under Disturbances", submitted to IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 2016.
Y. Liu, J. van Schijndel, S. Longo, E. C. Kerrigan, “UAV Energy Extraction with Incomplete Atmospheric Data Using MPC”, IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 51, no. 2, pp. 1203-1215, 2015
Y. Liu, J. M. Montenbruck, P. Stegagno, F. Allgöwer, A. Zell, “A Robust Nonlinear Controller for Nontrivial Quadrotor Maneuvers: Approach and Verification”, IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 28th Sep-3rd Oct, 2015, Hamburg, Germany
Y. Liu, S. Longo, E. C. Kerrigan, “Nonlinear Predictive Control of Autonomous Soaring UAVs Using 3DOF Models”, The European Control Conference 2013, 17-19 July, 2013, Switzerland