Cyberphysical Systems

At the Human Fusions institute, our work facilitating bidirectional interactions among humans and robots requires transferring data on a scale that the internet, as it exists currently, cannot support. Enter: A new plane of technology. 

Conceptualized by lead researcher Kenneth Loparo, PhD, our expanded approach to the internet serves as a blueprint for a groundbreaking interface between machines and humans. Loparo, an expert in real-time data analytics and control algorithms for industrial, energy and physiological systems, envisions this new cyberinfrastructure eclipsing the capacity of systems such as WiFi or Bluetooth. In other words, the platform will allow for the transfer of copious amounts of data from Point A to Point B—in real time. 

Our extension of the internet will provide the architecture and common language for data transfer that other developers can use to build  APIs for their respective human - tech communication needs.  

At the Human Fusions Institute, we demonstrated this technology for the first time on August 24th 2020 when a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, held a banana—located 2,300 miles away at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), a partner institution leading the charge on robotics research. The student used a non-invasive glove that linked his human hand to a robot at UCLA, Since then we have successfully established nodes at multiple locations across the country. 

Cyberphysical Systems Research Team

  • Kenneth A. Loparo, PhD – Arthur L. Parker Professor and Faculty Director of ISSACS, ECSE Department
  • Pan Li, PhD – Associate Professor, ECSE Department
  • Hossein Lavasani, PhD – Assistant Professor, ECSE Department
  • Erman Ayday, PhD – Assistant Professor, CDS Department
  • Fanny Ye, PhD – Associate Professor, CDS Department
  • An Wang, PhD – Assistant Professor, CDS Department
  • Xusheng Xiao, PhD – Assistant Professor, CDS Department