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UIC Mechatronics Lab PI: Professor SabriCetinkunt, Mechanical and Indusrial Engineering Prime Grant Support: Caterpillar, NSF, Motorola • The world needs more affordable, reliable, energy efficient, environmentally friendly construction and agricultural equipment. Energy efficiency improvements can help overcome poverty in developing world. • Embedded computer control and information technology applications in construction and agricultural equipment: closed loop controls, GPS, autonomous vehicles. • Developed a new steer-by-wire EH system (for wheel loaders) • Developed a new closed center EH hydraulic implement control system • Developed semi-active joystick controls • Developed payload monitoring systems • Closed loop control for graders, site planning with GPS • Three US patents awarded (fourth filed) • 12+ former graduate students employed by CAT