Fields of competence
ROBOTNOR represents a unique synergy of academic and industrial expertise which allows us to counsel and comprehend a wide variety of tasks and projects. Our fields of competence are numerous and diverse.
Mobile robot manipulators (mobile robots with one or more attached manipulator arms) will be prevalent in addressing many future industrial and social needs such as contributing to the caring for an aging population, performing autonomous inspection, maintenance and repair operations in onshore and offshore industrial facilities, operating the factories of the future, as well as monitoring environmental pollution and removing contamination. However, in order for such robots to operate in more complex and dynamic real life scenes, important challenges regarding real-time 3D mapping and synchronized robot arm and base navigation must be addressed.
The SEAMLESS project is a SINTEF strategic initiative addressing these challenges. The particular focus of the project is on creating a seamless (tight) coupling between mobile manipulator control (both arm and base) and a dynamically updated environment representation around the robot.
In order for robots to navigate and interact more like humans in complex environments, manipulating […]
Machine vision is an essential part of most robotic system and is generally described as […]
Guidance and navigation is an essential part of the on-board systems of any device capable […]
Motion planning is a central topic in most of our research activities. In particular, motion […]
Vision sensors are necessary for the robots to understand and interact with their surroundings. Depending […]
The TACO (Three-dimensional Adaptive Camera with Object Detection and Foveation) EU project aims at enhancing […]