Automatic Control

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Innovative Control Applications


The department has many research projects related to automatic control, on this page we are listing the Innovative Control Applications, i.e. the ones that are 1) ongoing, 2) target a clear application, and 3) includes innovation.  

Innovation is defined as the introduction of something new or different. The act of innovation leads to the introduction of new ideas, devices and methods. Innovation is crucial for economic growth and development of countries as well as organisations.  

Our application areas are:

  • Robotics
  • Health care
  • Process industry
  • Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing
  • Standardisation
  • Drones 
  • Combustion engines

Additional application areas, related to, but not focus on, automatic control:

  • Teaching and Learning Methods
  • Innovation Index


The innovative control applications are driven by the desire to benefit the world an our future society:

  • We adress all five Benefit-areas of LTH's vision (see left figure below). We want our projects to contribute  to the benefit of Life / Industry / Digitalization / Climate / Society.
  • We have special focus on 4 of the 17 sustainable goals defined by UN (see left figure below). Our main focus is on goal nr 3, 4, 9 and 12.   

The majority of the Innovative Control Applications are co-funded by industrial partners.  

/Charlotta (2019-02-18)

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