Automatic Control

Thesis defense

Martin Morin nails his thesis. It will be defended on Oct. 25

PhD defense

Claudio Mandrioli nails his thesis. It will be defended on December 16th.

Robotics week 2022

PhD defense

Hamed Sadeghi nails his thesis. It will be defended December 15th.

TA of the year 2022

Olle Kjellqvist awarded TA of the year by mech.eng. students

ELLIIT Tech Talks

ELLIIT tech talks are now released! The first themes of the video series on different aspects of digitalization. All in all, there will be 12 themes presented in a popular scientific style, one new theme is released Tuesdays 12.00 every second week. For each theme two ELLIIT researchers are presenting a topic, there are interviews with the presenters and then there is also a conversation about the topic at large with an external guest as well.
You can go to the ELLIIT website:
There you also find the schedule for the remaining themes and all videos.
Half of the presentations are in Swedish, half in English, and they are all with subtitles available in both languages. Feel free to use the videos in different occasions, and to spread the information about the video series in your personal network, through LinkedIn, Facebook, mail or whatever preference you have.
The first theme is about Industry 4.0:
1. Industry 4.0,
Charlotta Johnsson, Professor of Control
Maria Kihl, Professor of Internet Systems
Jonas Birgersson, IT-entreprenur
Johan Wester, host

Data-driven modelling and learning for cancer immunotherapy

Photos and videos from the ELLIIT Workshop in Lund May 4-6 can be found here.


Natural and Artificial Cognition – 1, 2, many


From: 2022-10-27 09:30 to 15:30
Place: E:A, E-Huset, John Ericsons väg 2/Ole Römers väg 3, Lund, Sweden
Contact: Emma [dot] Boberg [at] er [dot] lu [dot] se
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Fika-to-fika Workshop about research on how aspects of human, animal, or artificial cognition, through communication and other forms of interaction, influence behaviour in the individual, dyadic, or collective context.


Cognition means sensing, processing, and sharing information, leading up to observable behaviour. Both natural and artificial cognition are extremely relevant topics today: The large-scale automation of society and advent of increasingly complex autonomous (robotic) systems with cognitive capabilities, sometimes called the fourth industrial revolution, will cause comprehensive changes to human society and the lives of individuals.

The changes create challenges and consequences that needs to be understood for individual and collective cognition in the natural and artificial worlds. Taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the new technologies and automation and developing novel and appropriate technology for a sustainable future demands concerted effort and wide investigation of both natural and artificial cognition.

Research about human cognition in the natural world can be used to make robots and AI behave in ways that are familiar and nonintrusive to us. Cognitive modelling and robotic systems can serve as tools to validate theories in natural cognition. Groups of agents -- people, robots, and animals – in novel constellations create behavioural interactions that in turn will influence existing collective behaviour.

Lund University has research with different, yet mutually relevant perspectives, methods, and goals connected to the areas of natural and artificial cognition. 

On 27 October the newly appointed profile area, Natural and Artificial Cognition: 1,2, many, invites to a workshop that discusses this research. The workshop will address how aspects of human, animal, or artificial cognition, through communication and other forms of interaction, influence behaviour in the individual, dyadic, or collective context.

When: 27 October 09.30 – 15.30 (CET)

Where: E:A, E-huset, John Ericssons väg 2/Ole Römers väg 3, Lund, Sweden

Registration: Free to attend but you need to sign up at


9.30 Registration, fika & mingle

10.00 Session 1

Kalle Åström, Mathematical Imaging Group, Coordinator AI Lund, Lund University

Neuronal mechanisms underlying the selection of actions
Per Petersson, Integrative Neurophysiology, Lund University

From Human Skills to Robot Skills
Volker Krueger, Computer Science and RobotLab LTH, Lund University

Navigational decisions - from insect neural circuits to nanophotonic hardware
Stanley Heinze, Functional zoology, NanoLund, Lunds University

Modelling Cognition in Robot
Christian Balkenius, Cognitive Science, Lund University

Dangerous decisions in mosquitos
Marcus Stensmyr, Animal Physiology, Lund University

12.00 Lunch and mingle

13.15 Session 2

Humanoid robots in social situations
Ingar Brinck, Theoretical Philosophy, Lund University

Language is heard and seen. About speech and gestures
Marianne Gullberg, General Linguistics and Humanities Lab, Lund University

Assessment of mental health with language analysed by AI
Sverker Sikström, Psychology, Lund University

Cognition in musical practice

  • Creative strategies and instrumental interaction in artistic knowledge building, Karin Johansson, Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University
  • Musician and instrument as a cognitive system, Markus Tullberg, Malmö Academy of Music, Lund University

On Large-Scale Coordination
Anders Rantzer, Automatic Control, Lund University

CANCELED: Political communication in a polarised digital democracy
Hanna Bäck, Political Science, Lund University
Replaced by online lunch seminar 23 November 2022 - open for registration

15.00 Fika & mingle

15.30 End of workshop

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