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 snake robot laboratory at ROBOTNOR got a significant upgrade in 2013. The lab now features a high-precision indoor localization system, a collection of previous snake robot prototypes, as well as various screens, iPads and a projector for presentations and analysis of lab results.
Our research on snake robots is regularly presented in national and international media. A selection of links to media appearances is given below.
In a few years, snake robots will assist in search and rescue missions after earthquakes and carry out maintenance operations inside process pipes. ROBOTNOR has conducted research on snake robots for several years and is getting closer to realizing the potential of these mechanisms.
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 […]
SINTEF ICT (Applied Cybernetics), CIRiS (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Space), and NSC (the Norwegian […]
Researchers at ROBOTNOR have spent the last two years refining the design of our new […]
Wheeko is an experimental platform which we developed to study snake robot locomotion across flat […]
Kulko is an experimental platform for investigating snake robot locomotion in environments with obstacles. Locomotion […]
Reserach on snake robots at ROBOTNOR began with the development of Anna Konda. The robot […]
Aiko is one of our first snake robots and was developed in order to produce […]
P. Liljebäck, K. Y. Pettersen, Ø. Stavdahl, and J. T. Gravdahl, Snake Robots – Modelling, Mechatronics, and Control, ser. Advances in Industrial Control. Springer, 2012.
A. A. Transeth, R. I. Leine, C. Glocker, K. Y. Pettersen, and P. Liljebäck, Snake robot obstacle aided locomotion: Modeling, simulations, and experiments, IEEE Trans. Rob., vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 88104, 2008.
P. Liljebäck, K. Y. Pettersen, Ø. Stavdahl, and J. T. Gravdahl, Controllability and stability analysis of planar snake robot locomotion, IEEE Trans. Automatic Control, vol. 56, no. 6, pp. 1365-1380, 2011.
F. J. Marin, J. Casillas, M. Mucientes, A. A. Transeth, S. A. Fjerdingen, I. Schjølberg: «Learning Intelligent Controllers for Path-Following Skills on Snake-Like Robots», in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2011.
A.A. Transeth, R.I Leine, C. Glocker and K.Y. Pettersen, “Non-smooth 3D modelling of a snake robot with external obstacles”, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Kunming, China, December 17–20, 2006, pp. 1189–1196.