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Rolf Johansson

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Prof. Rolf Johansson, Lund University, Dept Automatic Control, PO Box 118, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden

Visitor address: Ole Römers väg 1, Office M:5147

Rolf.Johansson@control.lth.se, Phone: +46 46 222 8791, Fax: +46 46 13 81 18

Biography

Rolf Johansson is with the Dept. Automatic Control, Lund University, where he is Professor of control science and Director of Robotics Laboratory. He was involved in research in adaptive system theory, mathematical modeling, system identification, robotics and signal processing. Since 1987, he also participated in research and as a graduate advisor at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University Hospital. He had the following visiting appointments: Researcher, 1985, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Grenoble, France; Visiting scientist CalTech, CA, June 1997, June 2001; Rice Univ., Houston, TX, May 1998, May 2001; Supélec, France, June 1998; Univ. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL; UC Santa Barbara, CA, Aug. 1999; Univ. Napoli Fed II, Italy, July 2000; Guest Professor, NTNU, Trondheim, NO, Aug. 2001, Aug. 2012; Guest Professor at CIDAC, Univ. Newcastle, Australia, July 2003. Tsinghua Univ., China, Nov. 2003, Aug. 2004, Sep-Dec 2012; Hon.Visiting Professor, North China Univ. Science and Technology (NCUST), China, 2003; Hon. Visiting Professor, Wuhan Univ. Science and Technology (WUST), China, 2004; Russell S. Springer Visiting Professor 2004, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; Univ. Valladolid, Spain, June 2004; Univ. Jaén, Spain, July 2005; SIMTech Fellow, SIMTech, A*STAR, Singapore, Mar 2010; Oct-Nov 2010; Oct-Nov 2011; Tsinghua Univ., China, Sep-Dec 2012. Rolf Johansson is IEEE Fellow and Fellow of the Royal Physiographic Society, Section of Medicine. He was awarded the 1995 Ebeling Prize of the Swedish Society of Medicine for distinguished contribution to the study of human balance through application and development of system analysis and robotics. He was co-recipient of EURON Technology Transfer Award 2004, 2007, and ICRA2012 Best Automation Paper Award. He is Assoc. Editor of Int. J. Adaptive Control & Signal Processing; Editor, Intelligent Service Robotics; Editorial Board Member, Robotics and Biomimetics; Editor of Mathematical Biosciences

 

Scientific Output and Publication List

 

Scientific Output

 

Publication List

 

Research Areas

 

Honors and Awards

  • Best Student Paper Award—Finalist from the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2015), Aug 24-28, 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden for the paper entitled “Real-Time Trajectory Generation Using Model Predictive Control”: M. M. Ghazaei Ardakani, B. Olofsson, A. Robertsson, and R. Johansson, Real-Time Trajectory Generation using Model Predictive Control, Proc. 2015 IEEE Int. Conf. Automation Science and Engineering (CASE2015), Aug 24-28, 2015. Gothenburg, Sweden, pp. 942-948.
  • Best Conference Paper Award—Finalist & Best Automation Paper Award—Finalist from the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2015), Seattle, WA, May 26-30, 2015 presented on 28 May 2015 for the paper entitled "Detection of Contact Force Transients in Robotic Assembly": A. Stolt, M. Linderoth, A. Robertsson, R. Johansson, Detection of Contact Force Transients in Robotic Assembly, Proc. 2015 IEEE Int. Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA2015), Seattle, WA, May 26-30, 2015, pp. 962-968.
  • IEEE Fellow—Citation: For contributions to system identification and adaptive control;  26 Nov 2012.
  • Best Automation Paper Award from the 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2012), Saint Paul, MN, May 14-18, 2012, presented on 17 May 2012: A. Stolt, M. Linderoth, A. Robertsson, R. Johansson, Force Controlled Robotic Assembly without a Force Sensor, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2012), Saint Paul, MN, May 14-18, 2012, pp.1538-1543.
  • ASME 2012 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference Best-Paper-in-Session Award (Session: Biochemical Systems): M. Cescon, M. Stemmann, R. Johansson. Impulsive Predictive Control of T1DM Glycemia: An In-Silico Study. Proc. ASME 2012 5th Annual Dynamic Systems and Control Conference & JSME 2012 11th Motion and Vibration Conference (DSCC2012-MOVIC 2012), Oct 17-19, 2012, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
  • Recipient of the distinction "För Nit och Redlighet i Rikets Tjänst", NOR, Lund University, February 2, 2011.   
  • Best Paper Award from the 13th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (INCOM'09), Moscow, Russia, June 3-5, 2009.   
  • Euron/EUnited Robotics Technology Transfer Award 2007, Third Prize—Cost-effective Drilling Using Industrial Robots with High-Bandwidth Force Feedback (shared with a research group of members from Lund University, Linköping University, ABB Robotics and Saab Aircraft—Tomas Olsson, Mathias Haage, Henrik Kihlman, Torgny Brogårdh, Klas Nilsson, Anders Robertsson, Robert Isaksson, Gilbert Ossbahr, Mats Björkman, Magnus Engström, Rolf Johansson)
  • Fellow of Kgl. Fysiografiska Sällskapet (Royal Physiographic Society), Section of Medicine, April 2007.   
  • Euron Technology Transfer Award 2004—Open Platform for Skilled Motions in Productive Robotics (shared with a research group of members from LTH, Automatic Control, LTH, Computer Science—Anders Blomdell, Mathias Haage, Rolf Johansson, Klas Nilsson, Tomas Olsson, Anders Robertsson—and ABB Robotics—Torgny Brogårdh, Tomas Groth, Mats Isaksson, Stig Moberg, Sven Hanssen, Hui Zhang, Jian Jun Wang, Håkan Brantmark).   
  • Honorary Visiting Professor, Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST), Wuhan, Hubei, China, 2004.
  • Russell S. Springer Visiting Professor 2004, University of California,  Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.
  • Honorary Visiting Professor, North China University of Science and Technology (NCUST), Taiyuan, Shanxi, China, 2003.   
  • Recipient of the Biomedical Engineering Prize (Ebeling Prize) of the Swedish Society of Medicine, 1995 (for distinguished contribution to the study of human balance through application and development of system analysis and robotics).   
  • Included in Who's Who in the World, 12th ed., 1994, p. 679; Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 3rd Ed., p. 479; Who's Who in Medicine, 2nd Ed., p. 414.   
  • Innovation Cup '88 regional award by Skandia and Dagens Industri 1988

 

Editor Assignments

 

Research Seminars, Graduate Courses

  • FRT005F Robotics—Kinematics, Dynamics and Control
  • FRT041F System Identification, Advanced Topics
  • FRT050F Adaptive System Theory

 

Education

 

 

Archival Information

Doctorates Supervised:

  1. Håkan Enbom, Vestibular and Somatosensory Contributions to Postural Control, October 6, 1990, Ph.D. Thesis MERL 1027, Dept. Otorhinolaryngology, Lund University Hospital (co-supervised with Dr. M. Magnusson).  
  2. Krister Brantberg, Aspects of Asymmetric Vestibular Function and Optokinetic After-Nystagmus, June 13, 1991, Ph.D. Thesis MERL 1031, Dept. Otorhinolaryngology, Lund University Hospital (co-supervised with Dr. M. Magnusson).
  3. Serge Padoan, Effects of Some Anaesthetics on Eye Movements and Postural Control, June 11, 1992, Ph.D. Thesis MERL 1036, Dept. Otorhinolaryngology, Lund University Hospital (co-supervised with Dr. M. Magnusson).
  4. Hannes Petersen, The Inner Ear and Postural Control in Man, October 6, 1995, Ph.D. Thesis MERL 1039, Dept. Otorhinolaryngology, Lund University Hospital (co-supervised with Dr. M. Magnusson).   
  5. Mikael Karlberg, The Neck and Human Balance, November 3, 1995, Ph.D. Thesis MERL 1040, Dept. Otorhinolaryngology, Lund University Hospital (co-supervised with Dr. M. Magnusson; awarded the 1995 Crafoord Prize for best doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Medicine at Lund University).   
  6. Klas Nilsson, Industrial Robot Programming , May 29, 1996, Ph.D. Thesis TFRT 1046 (co-supervised with Prof. K. J. Åström)
  7. Magnus Holm, Chronic Atrial Fibrillation in Man-Activation, Organization and Characterization , Ph.D. Thesis MECA 4, Dept. Cardiology, Lund University Hospital, October 10, 1997 (co-supervised with Prof. Bertil Olsson)
  8. Anders Robertsson, On Observer-Based Control of Nonlinear Systems , December 16, 1999, PhD Thesis TFRT 1056,  Robotics Lab, Dept. Automatic Control, Lund University.
  9. Per Tunestål, Estimation of the In-Cylinder Air/Fuel Ratio of an Internal Combustion Engine by the Use of Pressure Sensors , PhD Thesis,  Div. Combustion Engines, Dept. Heat and Power Engineering, Mechanical Enginering, Lund University, April 6, 2001 (co-supervised with Prof. Karl Hedrick, UC Berkeley, and Prof. Gunnar Lundholm).
  10. Johan Bengtsson, Closed-loop Control of HCCI Engine Dynamics, November 26, 2004, PhD Thesis TFRT 1070, Dept. Automatic Control, Lund University.
  11. Per-Anders Fransson, Analysis of Adaptation in Human Postural Control, May 20, 2005, PhD Thesis 2005:31, Dept Clinical Sciences, Lund University (co-supervised with Prof. M. Magnusson).
  12. Jonas Carlson, Exploration of Supraventricular Conduction with Respect to Atrial Fibrillation, PhD Thesis 2005:106, Dept. Clinical Sciences, Cardiology, Lund University Hospital, December 9, 2005. (co-supervised with Prof. S. B. Olsson).
  13. Javier Gámez García, Sensor Fusion of Force, Acceleration and Position for Compliant Robot Motion Control, Departamento de Ingeniería Electrónica, de Telecomunicación y Automática, Universidad de Jaén, Jaén, Spain, February 17, 2006 (co-supervised with Prof. Juan Gómez Ortega, Universidad de Jaén).
  14. Tomas Olsson, High-Speed Vision and Force Feedback for Motion-Controlled Industrial Manipulators, May 4, 2007, PhD Thesis TFRT-1078,  Dept. Automatic Control, Lund University.
  15. Ola Johansson, On the Value of Intelligent Packaging—A Packaging Logistics Perspective, October 16, 2009, Div. Packaging Logistics, Lund University, ISBN: 978-91-977271-4-3 (co-supervised with Prof. Gunilla Jönsson).
  16. Anders Widd, Physical Modeling and Control of Low Temperature Combustion in Engines, April 10, 2012, PhD Thesis TFRT 1090, Dept. Automatic Control, Lund University.
  17. Maria Henningsson, Data-Rich Multivariable Control of Heavy-Duty Engines, May 11, 2012, PhD Thesis TFRT 1092, Dept. Automatic Control, Lund University. This thesis received the award Sparbanksstiftelsens Färs & Frostas Forskningspris 2013 for best doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University
  18.  Magnus Linderoth, On Robotic Work-Space Sensing and Control, Nov 22, 2013, Ph. D. Thesis TFRT 1098, Dept. Automatic Control, Lund University.
  19. Marzia Cescon, Modeling and Prediction in Diabetes Physiology, Nov 29, 2013, Ph. D. Thesis TFRT 1099, Dept. Automatic Control, Lund University;
  20. Björn Olofsson,Topics in Machining with Industrial Robot Manipulators and Optimal Motion Control, Ph. D. Thesis TFRT-1108-SE, Dept. Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden, Sep 25, 2015.
  21. Anton Spanne, Cursed Complexity. Computational Properties of Subcortical Neuronal Microcircuitry in Sensorimotor Control, Faculty of Medicine Doctoral Dissertation Series 2015:89, Div. Neurophysiology, Lund University, Sep 7, 2015 (co-supervised with Dr. H. Jörntell).
  22. Andreas Stolt, On Robotic Assembly Using Contact Force Control and Estimation, Ph. D. Thesis TFRT-1109-SE, Dept. Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden, Oct 23, 2015.
  23. Olof Sörnmo, Adaptation and Learning for Manipulators and Machining, Ph. D. Thesis TFRT-1110-SE, Dept. Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden, Nov 13, 2015;
  24. Fredrik Ståhl, Towards Defence In Depth In Diabetes Glucose Self-Management, Ph. D. Thesis TFRT-1111-SE, Dept. Automatic Control, Lund University, Sweden, Dec 11, 2015.
  25. Mahdi Ghazaei Ardakani, On Trajectory Generation for Robots, Dec 22, 2016, Ph. D. Thesis TFRT 1116, Dept. Automatic Control, Lund University.
  26. Gabriel Turesson, Model-Based Optimization of Combustion-Engine Control, Jun 1, 2018, Ph. D. Thesis 1120, Dept. Automatic Control, Lund University.
  27. Lianhao Yin, Model Predictive Control (MPC) of an Advanced Multi-Cylinder Engine for Transient Operation, Jun 7, 2018, Dept Energy Sciences, Lund University.

 

Research Projects

Robotics Laboratory
  • Lund Research Programme in Autonomous Robotics (Nutek-Mobile Autonomous Systems), 1993-1995, P927 [Budget kSEK2700];
  • Lund Research Programme in Autonomous Robotics (Nutek-Mobile Autonomous Systems), 1996-1997;
  • Lund Research Programme in Autonomous Robotics (Nutek-Mobile Autonomous Systems), 1998-1999, P9127-3 [Budget kSEK2700];
  • Open Control Architectures (Nutek-Complex Technological Systems), 1998-2001;
  • Sensor-based Integration and Task-level Programming (Nutek-Complex Technological Systems), 1999-2002;
  • AutoFett—EC Fifth Framework Programme—EU Growth Programme (GRDI-2000-25135);
  • SSF ProViking FlexAA—Flexible and Accurate Automation, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, 2004-2006, Ref. V03.23 [MSEK6.000];
  • SSF ProViking ProFlexa—Productive Flexible Automation, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, 2009-2011, Ref. PV08-0036, [MSEK7];
  • INROSY—Intelligent Networked RObotics SYstems with reconfigurable exogenous system sensing. STINT-KOSEF Institutional Grant for cooperation with Hanyang University (Prof. Il Hong Suh), Seoul, Korea, 2009-2011;
  • SMErobotics— The European Robotics Initiative for Strengthening the Competitiveness of SMEs in Manufacturing by integrating aspects of cognitive systems (Ref. FP7 ICT-287787 SMErobotics), 2012-2016, [Budget M€18.5, EC Contribution M€12.1];
  • FlexiFab—Flexible Fabrication of Lightweight Aluminium; Structures,  Project funded under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7),  (Ref. SME—FP7-SME-2014-2-606156-FLEXIFAB), 2014-2016,  [Budget M€2.11];
Balance Laboratory, Dept. Otorhinolaryngology, Lund University Hospital (in cooperation with Prof. M. Magnusson)
  • 2003-2004 Quantification and analysis of postural control and orientation, and therapy in balance disturbances, Swedish Research Council, Ref. VR 2003-816 [MSEK1.000];
  • 2005-2007 Quantification of human postural control, reflexive eye movements and development of therapies for disturbed balance and dizziness, Swedish Research Council, Ref. VR 2004-4656 [MSEK2.150];
  • 2008-2010 Quantification of human postural control, reflexive eye movements and development of therapies for disturbed balance and dizziness, Swedish Research Council, Ref. VR 2007-3128 [MSEK1.800];
  • 2011-2013: Quantification and analysis of postural control and orientation, and therapy in balance disturbances, Swedish Research Council, Ref. VR 2010-2611 [MSEK1.800];
Automotive Systems
  • Adaptive Cruise Control  and  Driver Models (Volvo Technical Development), 1998-2002, Ref. P10766-1, 1P14-97-10577;
  • Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) within Vinnova-PFF project framework ”Grön Bil/Green Car", 2000-2004, Ref. Vinnova-PFF 2001-04304/18536-1, [Budget MSEK56.144; Vinnova-PFF MSEK27.890];
  • Diesel HCCI in Multi-Cylinder Engines, VINNOVA-PFF Project 2005-2008, Ref. 2005-00180;      
  • Emissionsstyrning för låg klimatpåverkan (Emissions Control for Low Climate Impact), Swedish Energy Agency,  Ref. FFI-LV 32067-1, 2009-2012 [Budget MSEK5.001/MSEK1.996];
  • KCFP Closed-Loop Combustion Control, KCFP (Competence Center Combustion Processes)—Swedish Energy Agency, 2006-2009, Ref. 22485-1, [Budget MSEK28];
  • KCFP Closed-Loop Combustion Control, KCFP (Competence Center Combustion Processes)—Swedish Energy Agency, 2010-2013, Ref. 22485-2, [Budget MSEK28];
  • KCFP Closed-Loop Combustion Control, KCFP (Competence Center Combustion Processes)—Swedish Energy Agency, 2014-2017, Ref. 22485-3, [Budget MSEK101];
Nonlinear Systems & Control
  • Inducing Stable Oscillations in Nonlinear Systems by Feedback (in cooperation with Prof. A. Shiriaev, Umeå University), Swedish Research Council 2006-2008, Ref. VR 2005-4182 [MSEK 1.944];       
  • Inducing Stable Oscillations in Nonlinear Systems by Feedback (in cooperation with Prof. A. Shiriaev, Umeå University), Swedish Research Council, 2009-2010, Ref. VR 2008-4369 [MSEK 1.370];        
  • CECOST2 Gas Turbine Project;
  • Induction Motor Control using Natural Field Orientation (NFO);
  • Active Control of Compressor Systems Based on New Methods of Nonlinear Dynamic Feedback Stabilization (in cooperation with Prof. A. Shiriaev, Umeå University), Swedish Research Council VR 2007-2009, Ref. VR 2006-5243 [MSEK2.025];
  • Active Control of Compressor Systems Based on New Methods of Nonlinear Dynamic Feedback Stabilization (in cooperation with Prof. A. Shiriaev, Umeå University), Swedish Research Council VR 2010-2012, Ref.  VR 2009-3178 [MSEK2.250];
European Framework Program Projects
  • Nonlinear and Adaptive Control (NACO2) Network, EUFP5 Network of Excellence, 2000-2003, Contract No.  HPRN-CT-1999-00046 [Budget M€1.075/k€150];
  • HYCON—Hybrid Control: Taming Heterogeneity and Complexity of Networked Embedded Systems (HYCON)   —Network of Excellence funded under the European Union’s Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), 2004-2008,  Contract No. 511368, [Budget M€5.6; EC Contribution M€4.6];
  • SMErobot—The European Robot Initiative for Strengthening the Competitiveness of SMEs in Manufacturing (Integrated project funded under the European Union’s Sixth Framework Programme (FP6)), Integrated Project, 2005-2009, [EC Contribution M€22.5];
  • DIAdvisor—Personal Glucose Predictive Diabetes Advisor—Integrated project funded under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), IST, (Ref. FP7 IST-216592 DIAdvisor), [Budget M€9.3, EC Contribution M€7.1];
  • ROSETTA—Integrated project funded under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), (Ref. FP7 ICT-230902 ROSETTA), [Budget M€10, EC Contribution M€7.5];
  • COMET—Plug-and-produce COmponents and METhods for adaptive control of industrial robots enabling cost effective, high precision manufacturing in factories of the future, Project funded under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), NMP & ICT Factories of the Future, (Ref.  FP7-NMP-FoF 258769 COMET), 2010-2013; [Budget M€8, EC Contribution M€5.3];
  • PRACE—The Productive Robot Apprentice, Project funded under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), (Ref.  NMP-ICT-FoF 285380 PRACE), 2011-2014, [Budget M€4.819, EC Contribution M€3.390];
  • SMErobotics—The European Robotics Initiative for Strengthening the Competitiveness of SMEs in Manufacturing by integrating aspects of cognitive systems, Project funded under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), (Ref. ICT 287787 SMErobotics), 2012-2015. [Budget M€18.502, EC Contribution M€12.150];
  • SARAFun—Smart Assembly Robot with Advanced FUNctionalities. Project funded under the European Community’s Framework Programme Horizon 2020, Ref.  H2020-ICT-2014-1–644938–SARAFun, 2015-2018. 
Linnaeus Excellence Center
  • LCCC—Linnaeus Grant Lund Center for Control of Complex Engineering Systems (LCCC)  —Swedish Research Council; Ref. VR 2007-8646, [Budget MSEK75];

Workshops, Courses & Symposia

  • NACO2 Workshop on Automotive Control, May 18-19, 2001   
  • Rice University Short Course on Adaptive Control, Houston, TX, May 7-12, 2001
  • Graduate Course ME298 Subspace-based Model Identification at UC Berkeley, Dept. Mechanical Engineering
  • System Identification, Graduate Course at Univ. Valladolid, Spain, June 7-11 2004
  • Hybrid Control—European Network Workshop, June 1-2, 2006
  • HYCON & CEMaCS Workshop on Automotive Systems and Control, June 1-2, 2006( Call for papers, HYCON & CEMaCS Workshop on Automotive Systems and Control, Lund University, Lund Sweden, June 1-2, 2006);
  • Hybrid Control—European Network Workshop, June 1-2, 2006;
  • Korea-Sweden Robotics Symposium, Lund, June 8-9, 2009;
  • ICRA 2010 Workshop on Innovative Robot Control Architectures for Demanding (Research) Applications—How to Modify and Enhance Commercial Controllers, Anchorage, Alaska, May 3, 2010;  
  • LCCC Symposium, Adaptation and Learning in Autonomous Systems, April 6–30; Workshop Apr. 21–23, 2010;
  • The 37th International Congress on Electrocardiology (ICE2010), June 3-5, 2010, Lund, Sweden;   
  • Workshop on Identification in Automotive Systems, Linz, Austria, July 15-16, 2010;
  • Summer School on Model-based Automotive Control, Linz, Austria, August 25-27, 2010;   
  • XXVI Bárány Society Meeting:  Session on Mathematical Modeling of Human Balance, Vertigo and their Disorders, Reykjavik, Iceland, August 19, 2010;
  • Summer School on Model-based Automotive Control, Linz, Austria, August 25-27, 2010; 
  • LCCC Symposium on Robotic Skill Learning and Cognition, Lund, Sweden, 17–19 April 2012
  • LCCC Symposium on Learning and Adaptation for Sensorimotor Control, Lund, Sweden, 24-26 Oct 2018

Editorship—Special Issues

  • Special Issue on Subspace-based Identification in Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Int. J. Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Vol.18, No. 9-10, pp. 715-819, November 2004
  • Guest Associate Editor, Special Issue on Hybrid systems in Automotive Control, Int. Journal of Control, Vol. 80,  No. 11, 2007
  • Special Issue on Subspace-based Identification and Its Applications, Int. J. Adaptive Control and Signal Processing, Vol. 23, No. 12, December 2009