A first area of research focus is on the coordinated control of communication-enabled mobile robots and vehicles. These robots are equipped with on-board CPUs and various sensors which are linked to other robots/vehicles and the surrounding environment. Our mobile robots emulate autonomous and connected vehicles with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle to other entities (V2X) (such as road users, pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.) communications. We are developing and evaluating hybrid hierarchical control algorithms for autonomous driving, platooning, merging, collision avoidance, and several other dynamic coordinated functions of intelligent vehicles and robots in complex environments.