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.
A lab facility for research on nanopositioning has been established at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics at NTNU.
Several positioning devices have been acquired for this purpose, as well as a complete scanning probe microscopy system from Park Systems.
The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation required for high resolution, high bandwidth motion control. This includes a Michelson interferometer, capacitive displacement probes, piezoelectric force transducers, charge amplifiers, and high-bandwidth high-voltage amplifiers.
For closed loop control, several standard hardware-in-the-loop solutions are available, including solutions utilizing field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). In order to obtain satisfactory noise performance, we also employ good old fashioned analog computers. Facilities for fast prototyping of printed circuit boards are readily available at the department.
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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.
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AA Eielsen, M Vagia, JT Gravdahl, and KY Pettersen. Fixed-Structure, Low-Order Damping and Tracking Control Schemes for Nanopositioning. 5th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, In Proceedings of the, Hangzhou, China, 2013.