Automatic Control

Faculty of Engineering, LTH

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Robotics Lab

The Robotics Lab at LTH is an experimental arena shared by the Department of Automatic Control and the Department of Computer Science. Robotics is a multi-disciplinary topic, and we collaborate with both national and international robotics colleagues regarding different aspects of robotics and we also have a close cooperation with industrial partners. Our main research is in motion and compliance control, control system architectures and different sensor fusion problems with application mainly to industrial manipulators. We mainly use modified industrial robot control systems and UAVs as experimental platforms.
The purpose of past and present research 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. New sensor interfaces with modification of hardware and realtime software architectures have been developed to accommodate the use of force control algorithms based on workspace sensing.  The research in this area has been awarded with e.g., the EURON Technology Tranfer award and an ICRA Best Automation paper.



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