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.
The lighthouse project was initiated by the IME faculty at NTNU in 2013. The purpose of the project is to strengthen and further develop cutting edge research in robotics carried out by departments at the faculty.
Robotics is a technology area which will be essential for future Norwegian industry to ensure competitiveness and high quality products. Robotics is an enabling technology with a number of application areas such as oil & gas production, process industry, medicine, and health and welfare. It is also a multidisciplinary theme which involves a number of technologies such as communication technologies, automatic control and autonomy, human-machine interfaces, sensor technologies, electronics, and computer science. Robotics can substitute high cost labor in demanding environments and contribute to the reduction of production costs and more efficient operations. Research in robotics is essential to bring new robotic technologies to the Norwegian industry and society to solve our future challenges.
The main purpose of the Lighthouse Robotics project is to strengthen and further develop cutting edge research in robotics at the IME faculty at NTNU by supporting and initiating new collaboration initiatives within IME technology areas. The project is part of ROBOTNOR and includes 2 PhD positions and 1 PostDoc position.
The project is organized as shown below. Board meetings are organized regularly to discuss recent and upcoming activities. The current organization of the boards comprises personnel from IET, ITK and IDI. The project is coordinated by Pål Liljebäck at ITK.
As illustrated and described below, the project has a broad scope and involves several activities aimed at strengthening robotic research at NTNU. You may also download a short presentation of the project here (1 slide) and here (4 slides).
To understand, simulate and design controllers for complex mechanical systems, it is necessary to have […]
It is not always possible to control inherently nonlinear systems by linear control methods throughout […]
Liquid water covers 71% of the Earth’s surface, and waterways have been the lifeline of […]
NTNU has recently established the Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory (AUR lab). The lab is being used for applied research on subsea robotics.
Nanorobotics is an emerging and wide-spanning field. It can either be defined as a system […]
A lab facility for research on nanopositioning has been established at the Department of Engineering […]
PhD project start-up: August 2013 Supervisors: Kristin Y. Pettersen (ITK), Hefeng Dong (IET), Ingrid Schjølberg […]
PhD project start-up: August 2013 Supervisors: Tommy Gravdahl (ITK), Thomas Tybell (IET), Kristin Y. Pettersen […]
Launched in 2009, this project aims to develop the next generation robotic technology for Norwegian […]
Mobile robot manipulators (mobile robots with one or more attached manipulator arms) will be prevalent […]
P. Liljebäck, K. Y. Pettersen, Ø. Stavdahl, and J. T. Gravdahl, Snake Robots – Modelling, Mechatronics, and Control, ser. Advances in Industrial Control. Springer, 2012.
T.R. Krogstad, J.T. Gravdahl, E. Børhaug and K.Y. Pettersen, AUVSAT: An experimental platform for spacecraft formation flying, proceedings of the 59th International Astronautical Congress, Glasgow, Scottland, September 29.-October 3rd, 2008