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Professor Guido Herrmann

Professor Guido Herrmann

Professor Guido Herrmann

Honorary Professor

Office 2.28 Q.B.
University Walk,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TW
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My research interests are in the area of nonlinear and linear robust control. Emphasis is given towards the development of novel theoretical methods which can be practically validated. A result of my MSc-thesis was a journal publication on an improved approach of Pyragas’ method for stabilization of unstable orbits in chaotic systems. During my PhD, I developed significant expertise in the area of sliding mode control and the theoretical investigation of discrete implementations of nonlinear continuous-time control systems. Case studies have been carried out for a realistic 270 state nonlinear simulation of a chemical process.

After my PhD, I developed novel servo-control methods at the A*Star Data-Storage Institute. I worked in collaboration with the University of Leicester on novel anti-windup methods which have been successfully applied to hard disk drive servo systems to allow for faster seek-settling time using secondary actuators in hard disk servos. These methods are now an important basis for a major project in nano-precision control for scanning probe micro-scopes.

Recently, significant research effort has been directed towards important industrial issues of networked control systems.


I am leading the Nonlinear Robotics Control Group at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory.

I am an Associate editor of the International Journal of Social Robotics and a Technical Editor of the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics.

Please see also my personal website.


  • Robust Control
  • Adaptive Control
  • Nonlinear control
  • applications in nano-precision servo control/ robotics/ automotive systems/ aerospace



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Professor Herrmann currently teaches 2 courses:

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