The projects are related to applications and ongoing research:
Research specialization and applications in robotics:
Control of motion and motion tracking using non-contact senors, i.e. lasers,
range cameras, vision, ultrasonics, radar.
Emphasis is on physical modelling, signal processing, pattern recognition,
real time control etc.
Applications studied include:
Navigation of Laser Guided Vehicles, robot docking and gripping,
surface following, measure and analysis of material flow in process industries,
telerobotics, and feasability studies for telemedicin.
Project 1: Optronic Feedback for a Robot Arm
The Robotics group at Luleå University is starting a fairly large research and
industry project on controlling a mobile hydraulic arm using optronic feedback.
The goal is direct feedback between the arm and the objects in the work space.
Participants and sponsors include, in addition to the University, Holmhed
Systems AB, Mobile Robotics AB, EU and Volvo Research Foundation. The project
for the year 98/99 will emphasize on this EU project.
In this project we are to focus on telecommands for gripping,
with tests using an industrial robot. This robot arm
is onboard a mobile robot and has been used for tests with spray painting.
The overall goal is outlined in a link where
two Master/PhD projects
Project 2: Telecommands for LuSAR
The goal is to continue with the international network on controlling robots
over the internet. We would like to add labs in France and Spain to our
Project 3: Robust signal processing for using the range camera/lasers in industry and forest applications
This project is carried out in cooperation with the department of Mathematics.
The goal is to develop robust algorithms for measuring objects in an industrial
environment and/or pine trees in a forest with lasers/the range camera
as a sensor.