Advances in autonomous control engineering and its application in many diverse fields require interdisciplinary work and collaboration among departments and institutions. The disciplines include, among others, information, control, and energy technology. The Autonomous Control and Information Technology (ACIT) Center foster interdisciplinary work to carry out research and education in this autonomous control engineering and its application. The technology transfer role of the Center includes workshops, seminars and demonstration projects designed to move the new technologies from the laboratory to industry as well as to educate technical personnel and managers on the opportunities and uses of the new technologies. The culmination of these activities will increase regional economic growth fostered by the development, adoption, and effective use of new information, control, and energy technology.
The Autonomous Control and Information Technology Center seeks to become a leader in information, control, and energy technology in the southeastern United States. To be a point for education, research, and technology transfer in these technologies and supporting disciplines. The Center facilitate interdisciplinary research and education, and foster collaborative research among faculty and students at North Carolina A & T and other universities, as well as researchers at federal agencies and industry.
The mission of the ACIT Center is
(i) to enhance undergraduate and
graduate education, especially of minorities, through
studentsí involvement in education and research in
information, control, and energy technology,
(ii) to advance research at all levels in this area
(iii) to commercialize ACIT technologies for the benefit of the national economy
The areas of concentration for the ACIT
(i) Soft Computing,
(ii) Multi-agent Systems and Artificial Intelligence,
(iii) Electromechanical system,
(iv) Renewable Energy Systems and Power Electronics,
(v) Reconfigurable computing,
(vi) Wireless communications
(vii) image processing and pattern recognition.