In this video, we introduce an example system to control: an inverted pendulum on a cart. We describe the state-space, find the fixed points, and simulate the system in Matlab. Because the linearized system is controllable, we will be able to arbitrarily place the eigenvalues of the closed-loop system through feedback in the next two videos.

Code available at: http://faculty.washington.edu/sbrunton/control_bootcamp_code.zip

These lectures follow Chapters 1 & 3 from:

Machine learning control, by Duriez, Brunton, & Noack

https://www.amazon.com/Machine-Learning-Control-Turbulence-Applications-ebook/dp/B01MDUPONF/

Chapters available at: http://faculty.washington.edu/sbrunton/mlcbook/