Areas of research
The size of these research areas varies from about 20 researchers and 30 postgraduate students to 100 researchers and 150 postgraduate students. A great deal of the research carried out at LTH is interdisciplinary.
Robot control systems and other manufacturing equipment are traditionally closed. This circumstance has hampered system integration of manipulators, sensors and other equipment. As a result, such system integration has often been made at an unsuitably high hierarchical level.
The purpose of past and present projects is to show how to organize open
robot control systems and to verify these ideas by means of experimental
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.