Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, 2018-Present
Graduate Student Research Assistant, University of Michigan, 2014-2018
Mechatronics Engineering Intern, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, 2017
Research Assistant, McGill University, 2011-2013
Scientific & Professional Societies
AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Student Member, 2012- present
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Student Member, 2013- present
IEEE Control Systems Society Member, 2014- present
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Member, 2015- present
Professor Caverly's research interests include the dynamic modeling and control of aerospace, mechanical, and robotics systems. In particular, he is interested in theoretical developments related to input-output stability, as well as optimal and robust control of linear and nonlinear systems. His applied research focuses on accurate, yet computationally-efficient, dynamic modeling of systems with structural flexibility, such as flexible aircraft, spacecraft, ,and robotic manipulators, as well as the use of new and existing theory to control these systems.
Rackham Conference Travel Award, University of Michigan, 2018
2017 American Control Conference Student Travel Award, 2017
Rackham Conference Travel Award, University of Michigan, 2017
2016 Best Presentation in session (out of 6 presentations) at 2016 American Control Conference, 2016
2016 American Control Conference Student Travel Award, 2016
Rackham Conference Travel Award, University of Michigan, 2016
NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship- Doctoral, 2015
R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes "Flexible Planar Cable-Driven Parallel Manipulator Control: Maintaining Positive Cable Tensions," IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, to appear, TCST-2017-0346.
R. J. Caverly and J. R. Forbes "Dynamic Modeling, Trajectory Optimization and Control of a Flexible Kiteplane," IEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 1297-1306, 2017
R. J Caverly and J.R. Forbes "Estimator Design for a Single Degree of Freedom Cable-Actuated System," Journal of the Franklin Institute, Vol. 353, No. 18, pp. 4845-4869, 2016.
R. J. Caverly, C. Li, E. J. Chae, J. R. Forbes and Y. L. Young "Modeling and Control of Flow-Induced Vibrations of a Flexible Hydrofoil in Viscous Flow," Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 25, No. 6, 065007-065020, 2016.
R. J. Canverly, D. E Zlotnik and J. R. Forbes "Saturated Control of Flexible-Joint Manipulators Using a Hammerstein Strictly Positive Real Compensator," Robotica, Vol. 34, No. 6, pp. 1367-1382, 2016.