The Robot and Automation group at the Department of Materials and Production is engaged in research on automation and semi-automation of complex manufacturing tasks.
The research of the group is focused on three topics:
1) Laser processing (includes topics as: remote laser cutting & welding, Hybrid laser welding, Laser forming, Multi axis robot control),
2) Collaborative robots (includes topics as: Skill based programming, Human-robot interactions, mobile manipulators, Computer Vision, modelling of industrial processes)
3) Smart production (which includes: Reconfigurable manufacturing systems, Advanced robotics, Digital manufacturing, Industry 4.0, industry transfer).
It is a priority of the group that the research is put into practical use. As a result, most of the research is carried out in close collaboration with industry. This can be end-users and well as system and technology providers.
Furthermore, since it is a characteristic of automation activities in manufacturing that good solutions requires a multi-disciplinary approach, the group has a great emphasis on establishing close collaboration with other research groups at the Aalborg University, as well as with research institutions nationally and internationally.