08:00 26 Sep
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The robotics group at Luleå University of Technology that has worked together with NASA, MIT, Caltech and KAIST. Dariusz Kominiak, far left, George Nikolakopoulos, Andreas Papadimitriou, Björn Lindqvist, Anton Koval and Christoforos Kanellakis. Photo: Petra Älvstrand View original picture , opens in new tab/window

Welcome to AI breakfast with live demonstration of aerial drone inspection

26 Sep. 2019, 08:00 - 09:00
Luleå, Mjölkuddsberget
Swedish and English
Published: 12 September 2019

Welcome to take part of Luleå University of Technology's research environment linked to applied AI, the Applied AI Excellence Center. The robotics team at Luleå University of Technology will for the first time present a field trial with autonomous drones for mine inspection, in a related mining environment, as part of the team’s collaboration with NASA for aerial planetary exploration. The live demonstration takes place in Mjölkuddsberget in Luleå, 26 September at 8.00 o’clock.

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.



8.00 Breakfast
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

George Nikolakopoulos

George Nikolakopoulos, Professor

Phone: +46 (0)920 491298
Organisation: Control Engineering, Signals and Systems, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering