Productive Robotics @ LTH

ABB Robot

Research Direction

Several research interests are represented in Robotics Lab:

Robot control systems and other manufacturing equipment are traditionally closed. This circumstance has hampered system integration of manipulators, sensors and other equipment. As a result, such system integration has often been made at an unsuitably high hierarchical level.

The purpose of past and present projects is to show how to organize open robot control systems and to verify these ideas by means of experimental verification.

As a part of this research, we have developed several experimental open robot control systems. The systems are built around industrially available robots that have been reconfigured for experimental purposes.

The developed specific robot interfaces and the integration of the robots into a complete system forms a unique environment for testing and development of algorithms for improvement of performance, sensor integration, programming automation and autonomous operation.

Contact Information

System integration and industrial relations
Dr. Klas Nilsson
Department of Computer Science,
Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University,
PO Box 118, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden
E-mail Klas.Nilsson@cs.lth.se

Control and scientific co-ordination
Prof. Rolf Johansson
Department of Automatic Control,
Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University,
PO Box 118, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden
E-mail Rolf.Johansson@control.lth.se

Robot applications and simulations
Prof. Gunnar Bolmsjö
Div. Robotics
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Lund University, PO Box 118, S-221 00 Lund Sweden
E-mail Gunnar.Bolmsjo@robotics.lu.se

Computer vision
Prof. Kalle Åström
Department of Mathematics
Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University,
PO Box 118, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden
E-mail: Kalle.Astrom@maths.lth.se

Actuators and sensors
Prof. Mats Alaküla
Department of Industrial Engineering and Automation
Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University,
PO Box 118, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden
E-mail: mats.alakula@iea.lth.se

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