We work with robotic systems and motion control, and the two main fields of research are physical human-robot cooperation and soft robots for picking operations in agriculture.
In human-robot cooperation, we work on estimating human motions and intentions when working together with robots, on the control methods to ensure a safe and natural interaction control for joint motions, and on cooperative learning where the robot and human learn how to perform the operation together.
In soft robotics, we work on how to design and manufacture soft robots for picking fruits and vegetables in agriculture.We also work on introducing robotics and automation in general to the industry to automate more production and service tasks, and on how the human and the automatic control systems should complement each other.
In this, we work closely with local industry to address their need for automatic control systems. The technology we develop is also suited for developing new health and care services. We work closely together with the research group on Cyber-Physical Systems at HVL.
Ongoing Research Projects
- The GummiArm - An Open-source Platform for Bio-Inspired Soft Arm Design