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The iterative Linear Quadratic Regulator algorithm

A few months ago I posted on Linear Quadratic Regulators (LQRs) for control of non-linear systems using finite-differences. The gist of it was at every time step linearize the dynamics, quadratize (it could be a word) the cost function around the current point in state space and compute your feedback gain off of that, as though the dynamics were both linear and consistent (i.e. 2,650 more words

Motor Control

Bioforce Certified Conditioning Coach Course: Part 1

By Skyler Zarndt MS, ATC, RSCC

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Joel Jamieson’s “BioForce Certified Conditioning Coach” course in Indianapolis.

Joel is known in the industry as the guru for all things conditioning related.  480 more words


The iPad Generation

Yes, I’m back on my educational soapbox!

You know I’m back to work when issues regarding school children start inspiring my posts!

Today, my gripe is grip. 784 more words


CCU Alert! IV Step

Who: PTs, PTAs

What: IV Step 2016

When: July 14-19, 2016

Where: The Ohio Union, Ohio State University, 1739 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210… 209 more words


What is a Variable Frequency Drive?

FAQ –  Variable Frequency Drive Edition

What is a Variable Frequency Drive?

A variable frequency drive (VFD) is an electronic device that allows you to start, stop, and control the speed of a… 250 more words

Adjustable Frequency Drive

Types of VFD Enclosures

What are the differences between enclosures on variable frequency drives?

VFD’s come in many different styles of enclosures, which range from your basic IP20 drive or for your most durable and demanding applications such as a NEMA 4X. 407 more words

Adjustable Frequency Drive

Movement Chauvinism

I was clicking around the internet and stumbled upon this video. I’m starting to delve into motor control studies this week, and thought it rather timely. 99 more words