Control & Semi-autonomous Driving as Challenge-based Education

A semi-autonomous car project


TU/e promises to educate future proof academic engineers. To follow and anticipate the new technological advances in controlĀ  engineering and the requirements this imposes on future engineers, we would like to pilot a small-scale challenge-based education project. This project coversĀ smart systems that can operate autonomously and interactively with their environment. In control engineering, this has caused a shift from classical control engineering which mostly focused on stabilization, disturbance attenuation, and reference tracking of dynamical systems to a new era of engineering systems where control, computation, and communication are tightly integrated into so-called cyber-physical systems.


With this educational proposal, we would like to explore challenged-based learning for control. We will enable students to learn about real-life challenging control problems present in semi-autonomous driving and to get hands-on experience. The pilot will be embedded into the curriculum of students graduating at the control systems group that are doing their master's in either the Electrical engineering, Automotive Technology or the Systems and Control masters program. For this group of students, working in a team on a complex control problem that interfaces with real societal issues will be a valuable addition to their curriculum.