The research on autonomous drones is conducted at the Applied AI Excellence Center, which is currently being built up at Luleå University of Technology for the benefit of people, industry and society.
Researchers around the world have successfully flown autonomous drones indoors in labs, but few have the knowledge to fly autonomously outdoors and in difficult environments that are dark, cold and unstructured as the mines typically are. On 26 September at 8.00 o’clock, Luleå University of Technology invites you to a breakfast meeting, where you will find out about the latest technology in the field of aerial robotics and see a live demonstration of aerial drone inspection for mines, related to the Applied AI Excellence Center.
– Luleå University of Technology is a leader in applied AI and our region can offer a perfect testbed for the development of sustainable AI innovations that benefit society at large, Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, says, Vice-Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology.
World leading in robotics research
George Nikolakopoulos, Professor of Robotics and automation at Luleå University of Technology, recently participated in NASA's team in the prestigious Subterranean Challenge competition, where they came second in the word.
– Being among the best in the world in robotics is a fantastic achievement, not only for our research team but for the entire university and our positioning in robotics and AI, he says.
How to get to Mjölkuddsberget By car, drive the Björkskataleden, turn left onto the Torpslingan, continue throughout the Ytterviken industrial area. Parking is opposite the entrance to the mountain room in Mjölkuddsberget. Signs placed in front of the entrance. NOTE You better out on warm clothes, beacuse inside Mjölkuddsberget it is a bit cold.
8.10 Birgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Vice-Chancellor at Luleå University of Technology, talks about the University's work with Applied AI.
8.15 Live demonstration of aerial drone inspection
9.00 End of program