Alon Capua

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Alon Capua, Ph.D.

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Short Bio

Alon Capua received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree from the faculty of mechanical engineering at Ben-Gurion university of the Negev, Israel, in 2008, 2009 and 2013, respectively.

His research interests include nonlinear robust H∞ control and filtering of polynomial systems, and the kinematics of parallel robots.

He is currently a senior researcher in the Controls & Robotics group at General Motors, Advanced Technical Center, Israel (ATC-I).

Publications

1) A. Capua, A. Shapiro, S. Shoval, Motion Analysis of an Underconstrained Cable Suspended Mobile Robot, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics , December 2009, Guilin China.

2) A. Capua, A. Shapiro, S. Shoval, An Automatic Motion Planning Algorithm for a Mobile Robot Suspended by Seven Cables, The 4th IEEE Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems & Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics Conference June 2010, Singapore.

3) A. Capua, Z. Brand, A. Shapiro, A Generic Tool Based on Singular Value Decomposition for Heat Source Design, Technical Report N/2010/995/101 Nuclear Research Center Negev, Engineering Research and Development Center, May 2010.

4) A. Capua, A. Shapiro, S. Shoval, SpiderBot: A Cable Suspended Mobile Robot, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2011, Shanghai, China.

5) A. Capua, Y. Nissim Z. Brand, A. Shapiro H∞ Robust Control via Singular Value Decomposition as a Design Tool for Continuous Dynamic Systems The 2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, TSME-ICoME, October 2011, Krabi, Thailand.

6) A. Capua, N. Berman, A. Shapiro, and D. Choukroun, Nonlinear Output-Feedback H∞ Control for Spacecraft Attitude Control, CEAS Euro GNC Conference, 2013 Delft Netherland -best paper award finalist.

7) A. Capua, A. Shapiro, and D. Choukroun, Spacecraft Attitude Control using Nonlinear H∞ Output-Feedback, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, 2013, Boston, MA.

8) A. Capua, Y. Nissim Z. Brand, A. Shapiro H∞ Robust Control via Singular Value Decomposition as a Design Tool for Continuous Dynamic Systems, Journal of Research and Applications in Mechanical Engineering, Volume 1(3):15-20 August 2013.

9) A. Capua, N. Berman, A. Shapiro, and D. Choukroun, Nonlinear Output-Feedback H∞ Control for Spacecraft Attitude Control Advances in Aerospace Guidance, Navigation and Control, Springer, 2:139--161, 2013.

10) A. Capua, A. Shapiro, S. Shoval, SpiderBot: A Cable Suspended Walking Robot, Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory Volume 82, December 2014, Pages 56-70.

11) A. Capua, A. Shapiro, and D. Choukroun, Robust Nonlinear H∞ Output-Feedback for Spacecraft Attitude Control, AIAA SciTech Conference, 2014, National Harbor, Maryland.

M.Sc. Thesis

Motion Analysis of an Underconstrained Cable Suspended Mobile Robot, Advisor: Dr. Amir Shapiro

Ph.D. Thesis

Nonlinear H∞ Control Methods, Advisors: Prof. Nadav Berman, Dr. Amir Shapiro

Contact information

Email: capualon@gmail.com