Pieter van Goor

PhD Student
Research Area:
Bachelor of Engineering (Research & Development) / Bachelor of Science

I completed my Bachelor of Engineer (Reseach & Development) (Honours) and Bachelor of Science at ANU in 2018, majoring in Mechatronics and Mathematics respectively. In 2017 I worked as a student intern at Data61 at CSIRO in Brisbane. My engineering honours thesis, which I completed in 2017, looked at non-linear multi-agent system control theory using unit quaternions.

In October 2018 I commenced my PhD in non-linear observer theory under the supervision of Rob Mahony at the ANU. In my PhD I am researching fast geometric observers for non-linear control problems, such as SLAM, with a focus on fast and computationally inexpensive implementations on mobile robots. In this research, I am also looking at novel hardware options for implementing these systems.

I am interested in geometric filters, control systems theory, and fast implementation of these algorithms.

Here is a link to my Google Scholar profile


van Goor, Pieter, Zhiyong Sun, and Changbin Brad Yu. "Attitude synchronization control for multi-agent systems on unit quaternions." Control Conference (ASCC), 2017 11th Asian. IEEE, 2017.

van Goor, Pieter, Zhiyong Sun, and Changbin Brad Yu. "Attitude and pose formation control for multiple 3D rigid bodies based on unit quaternion representation." 2018 37th Chinese Control Conference (CCC). IEEE, 2018.

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