Robotics

The programme for Robotics is currently being established, and will address the Norwegian industry and society’s needs for know-how and international high quality research in advanced robotics. The programme aims to strengthen existing research and further facilitate the interdisciplinary cooperation between research groups for both development and application of advanced robotics solutions.

Research

Robotics is an enabling technology for a multitude of applications important for both industry and society in general. International trends and the Strategic Research Agenda for Europe show for instance that to be competitive, Norwegian factories should be equipped with robots introducing (semi)-automation in various operational cycles. Robots can substitute high-cost labour in dull, dirty and dangerous environments and contribute to the reduction of production costs as well as to growth in the global market. It is therefore a main priority to bring advances of robotics technologies into Norwegian industry and society.

The Robotics Program will initially focus on the following research topics: Robotic concept

  • Next generation industrial robotics
  • Marine robotics
  • Autonomous robots/Unmanned vehicles
  • Nano-robotics
  • Robotics in Medicine and Healthcare
  • Snake robotics/robotic mobility in unknown and challenging environments


Director

  • Director Professor Kristin Y. Pettersen, Department of Engineering Cybernetics.

Programme Committee

  • Professor Asgeir Sørensen, Department of Marine Technology (committee leader)
  • Professor Terje K. Lien, Department of Production and Quality Engineering
  • Professor Thomas Tybell, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications
  • Associate Professor Ronald Mårvik, Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine
  • Senior Researcher Ingrid Schjølberg, SINTEF ICT
  • Technology Manager Christoffer Apneseth, Robotics Products, ABB

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Ongoing Research Projects

Get a detailed overview over these projects.



Courses in Robotics 2011/2012

  • TTK 6 Robotics - Motion Planning and Control of Legged Locomotion Robots, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU.
  • TTK 4195 Modeling and Control of Robots, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU.
  • TTK 4190 Guidance and Control, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU.
  • TK 8103 Advanced Nonlinear Systems, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU.
  • TK 8109 Advanced Guidance and Control, Department of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU.
  • TPK 4145 Manufacturing Systems, Department of Production and Quality Engineering, NTNU.
  • TPK 4170 Robot Technology and Automatic Assembly, Department of Production and Quality Engineering, NTNU.
  • PK8100 Industrial Robots and Automatic Handling Systems, Department of Production and Quality Engineering, NTNU.



05.09.2011 15:32, Karelle Gilbert-Soni