Associate Professor

Erik Kyrkjebø

Field of work

Education:
2007 PhD, Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU,Norway
2000 Master/Siv.ing, Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU, Norway
1998 Bachelor, Dept. of Control Engineering, Sogn og Fjordane University College, Norwayrsity College, Norway

Current and previous positions:
2011- Vice-rector of R&D, Sogn og Fjordane University College, Norway
2009- Senior Research Scientist (adjunct position) Dept. of Applied Cybernetics, SINTEF, Norway
2011-2011 Dean, Dept. of Engineering and Science, Sogn og Fjordane University College, Norway
2007-2011 Research Manager, Motion Control, Dept. of Applied Cybernetics, SINTEF, Norway
2003-2007 PhD-scholar, Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU, Norway
2001-2003 Research Scientist, Dept. of Applied Cybernetics, SINTEF, Norway
Mobility:
2005-2005 Marie Curie Fellowship, CNRS, Paris, France (8 months)

Supervision of graduate students and research fellows:
2001-2016 Co-adviced 2 PhD-students and more than 20 Master Students, Dept. of Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU, Norway
Institutional responsibilities:
2014 Served as 2nd opponent for the PhD-defence of Espen Oland, NTNU.
Commissions of trust:
2014- Board member, IT-forum Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
2013- Board member, Sogn og Fjordane Science Park, Norway
2015- Deputy board member, Stiftinga Vestlandsforsking, Norway
2014-2015 Deputy board member, Sogn Næring, Norway
Major collaborators:
Professor Kristin Y. Pettersen, Synchronization motion control, Dept. Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU, Norway
Professor Antonio Lorìa, Control theory, CNRS, Paris, France
Professor Elena Panteley, Control theory, CNRS, Paris, France
Professor Henk Nijmeijer, Robot synchronization control, Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Professor Antonio Pascoal, Maritime control, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisboa, Portugal
Ass. Professor Øyvind Stavdahl, Medical cybernetics, Dept. Engineering Cybernetics, NTNU, Norway
Major industrial research and innovation projects:
•Robotic Rehabilitation of Upper Limb After Stroke (WRESTLE), Research Council, Project leader for pre-project under the IKTPLUSS initiative, 2015-2016.
•RELEASE, Research Council, Project responsible for a 25 MNOK project on local barriers for renewable energy, 2014-2017.
•Active Smarter Kids, Research Council, Project responsible for a 30 MNOK RCT project on the effect of physical activity on school performance, 2014 - 2017.
•Jupiter Robotics – Uncertainty and Collision handling, Project leader for project on unmanned platforms for ABB AS involving Statoil, 2009-2012
•Next Generation Robotics for Norwegian industry, Research Council, Project leader for the Dynamic Interaction Control subproject, 2009-2014.
•Stabilization of antenna, Project leader of determining antenna attitude with high accuracy by using GPS and INS measurements for Jotron SatCom, 2009-2010.
•Cognitive Robotics, Project leader of strategic research project to develop intelligent and cognitive robot systems, 2009-2012.
•Unmanned platform 2008-2011, Project leader of robotics lab for inspection and maintenance of unmanned platforms for StatoilHydro, 2008-2011.
•Pipe-inspection with Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Project leader of strategic project on the development of an AUV with pipe-tracking sensors, 2009.
•Unmanned Surface Vehicle control, Project leader of analysis and verification of autopilot control system for Maritime Robotics, 2008.
•Robot locomotion and sensor fusion for pipe inspection, Project leader of Locomotion subproject, 2008
•From 3D-vision to Robot Navigation, Project leader of the Navigation subproject, 2007. Automation of anode replacement, Project leader of a study for Elkem Alu. Mosjøen, 2007.
•Motion Coordination Control, Project leader of scientific post. doc. project for NTNU in coordinated motion control for mechanical systems, 2007 – 2008.
•HERO, Project member for EU project ”Highly Advanced Coloration Methods”, a robot trajectory planning project for high speed coloration of toys, 2001 - 2003.
•Effective control and supervisory systems, Project leader of the Communication of Specification subproject, 2002-2003.
•LADDE, Project team member of “LADDE”, a motion estimation project for medical classification for diagnosis, 2001 – 2002.

Selected publications

  • Dynamic and kinematic observers for output coordination control of Euler-Lagrange systems: A comparison and applications

    Kyrkjebø, Erik (2015)
  • Safe Reinforcement Learning for Continuous Spaces through Lyapunov-Constrained Behavior

    Fjerdingen, Sigrud Aksnes, Kyrkjebø, Erik (2011)
  • A Robotic Concept for Remote Inspection and Maintenance on Oil Platforms

    Kyrkjebø, Erik, Liljebäck, Pål, Transeth, Aksel Andreas (2009)
  • Motion Coordination of Mechanical Systems. Leader-Follower Synchronization of Euler-Lagrange Systems using Output Feedback Control

    Kyrkjebø, Erik, Pettersen, Kristin Ytterstad (2007)
  • Operational space synchronization of two robot manipulators through a virtual velocity estimate

    Kyrkjebø, Erik, Pettersen, Kristin Ytterstad (2007)