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Research within robotics & automation include design of highly flexible and reconfigurable robotic systems. Important challenges include optimization of operation, commissioning of production systems which include related processes such as programming, calibration, plc programs and mapping IO channels, etc. Collaboration between operator(s) and robot(s) is an important step to develop reconfigurable systems further as well as necessary for its implementation. Collaboration also addresses safety and human machine interfaces. In highly flexible systems, humans will be important within foreseeable future and mix the creativity and skill of humans with precision and strength of robots.

Control and Inspection add necessary quality and efficiency into the system. With flexible production, control of processes must be highly adaptable and ultimately self-regulation and skill based learning systems will be needed. IN production, non-destructive testing and ultimately in-process quality control tightly connected to control of the process and task execution by robot(s) is of great importance to reach higher levels of automation in production with rapid change-over between product variants or custom designed products.

Education

The division of Production Systems is managing a master program "Robotics and Automation" comprising 120 credits. In addition, the division is to a large degree involved in short courses for industry on advanced level to raise the level of up to date competence. This is in line with current work on Industrial Work Integrated Learning (I-AIL), which is a strategic area of University West and also for Production Systems. I-AIL becomes a natural part in most research projects as well as education as the subjects within the division to a large degree are applied and needed by many industries, both large enterprises smaller enterprises.

Senior Researcher

Ancona, Antonio, Professor
Bolmsjö, Gunnar, Professor
Lennartson, Bengt, Professor

Christiansson, Anna-Karin, Associate Professor
Danielsson, Fredrik, Associate Professor
Runnemalm, AnnaAssociate Professor

Broberg, Patrik, Dr
De Backer, Jeroen, Dr
Eriksson, Kristina, Dr
Gustavsson Christiernin, Linn, Dr
Malmsköld, Lennart, Dr
Sikström, Fredrik, Dr
Svensson, Bo, Dr

Doctoral Students

Bennulf, Mattias 
Glorieux, Emile
Hattinger, Monika
Kisielewicz Agnieszka
Nilsen, Morgan
Silva, Ana
Svenman, Edvard, employed at GKN aerospace AB

Research Engineers

Appelgren, Anders
Augustsson, Svante
Dahlin, Hans
Nilsen, Morgan
Nilsson, Anders
Ottosson, Mattias
Zhang, Xiaoxiao

Associated researchers

Pierce, Gareth, Visiting Professor
Sjödahl, Mikael, Visiting Professor

Projects


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