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A Soft Robotics Inspired Unmanned Aerial Platform

Soft robotics is a fast growing area within the robotic field that is expected to have a significant rise in the upcoming years. The proposal for this master thesis is to design, develop and control an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) based on principles from the area of soft robotics.

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Jim Västanälv, - Master student

Development, Control and Investigation of a Robotic Exoskeleton for Astronaut Back Support

The purpose of this master thesis is to design, develop, control and investigate the use of a back exoskeleton via the use of compliant actuators for providing adjustable operation in terms of assistance and resistance during use. Using a combination of rigid and compliant mechanisms that support the back’s natural motion, while providing an adjustable force exertion level, the exoskeleton will be able to either enable the reduction of energy exertion, loading and fatigue during post-travel rehabilitation.

Evert Häggman, - Master student

Design, Modeling and Control of a Thrust Based UAV

The aim of this Master thesis is the design, modeling, simulation and control of such futuristic thrust based Unmanned Floating Vehicles – UVFs that will be specifically deployed for zero or close to zero atmospheres. The thesis will contain work in the following directions:
• CFD for real time and realistic design and simulations
• modeling, simulation and control of the novel small thruster-based robotic agent, for applications in low-gravity and zero-atmosphere conditions (Asteroids etc.)
• Autonomous path planning, exploration, and obstacle avoidance in unknown complex environments (caves, voids, etc.)

$!userInfo.givenName Enrico Giacomini

Enrico Giacomini, - Master student

Detect Anomalies in Shapes Using Machine Learning Techniques

Anomalies are deviations from a specific pattern or behavior in data and Anomaly Detection refers to the task of finding these anomalies. The forestry and wood industry have a lot of outgoing shipments of wood. Quality control of the shipments is a vital part. In this thesis the anomaly detection methods will be evaluated to guarantee the quality of outgoing shipments.

Jonathan Olsson , - Master student

Multi Agent Exploration with Reinforcement Learning

The goal of this thesis is to develop Reinforcement Learning framework for exploration and navigation of team of robots in unknown environments.

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Alkis Sigkounas, - Master student

Mapping and Path planning for aerial vehicles in SubT environments

$!userInfo.givenName Clement Petit

Clement Petit, - Master student

Samples of Master thesis proposals

If you are interested to make a Master thesis with us please contact Prof. George Nikolakopoulos. We would like to discuss your ideas with you and build a customised thesis that will fit your ambition 100%. Some samples of Master Thesis can be found bellow.


Master Students

Vignesh Kottayam Viswanathan - Cooperative Navigation of Spacecrafts in proximity of small bodies
Tommaso Gasparetto - Docking mechanism design and development, detection and guidance for space robots
Eric Brune - AI empowered feature based detection and tracking for visual servoing of satellites
Scott Fredriksson - Design, Development and Control of a Quadruped Robot
Jerker Bergström - UAV path planning and collision avoidance in unknown environments
Matteo Terreran (Aalto Uni)- Machine Learning and Computer Vision for Aerial manipulation
Maros Hladky (Aalto Uni) - Vision Based Attitude Control
Issouf Ouattara (Aalto Uni) - Semi-autonomous drone System for Mapping and Measuring of Agricultural Fields and Forest Stands
Olivier Struckmeier (Aalto Uni) - Generating Explanations of Robot Policies in Continuous State Spaces 
Usama Tariq - Robotic Grasping of Large Objects for Collaborative Manipulation
Anna Costalonga - Modeling and Control of a novel PMA enabled robotic arm
Elias Small - Tilt Rotor: Development and Control
David Wuthier (EPFL, Switzerland) - Aerial Manipulation
Nicola Dal Lago (University of Padova) - Aerial Mapping
Christoffer Carholt - Single Rotor UAV
Adrian Lindqvist - Modeling and Experimental Evaluation of a Tilt Rotor Aircraft
Rickard Nyberg - Development and Control of Unammaned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), now at VOLVO cars
Emil Fresk  -   Modeling, Control and Experimentation of a Variable Pitch Quadrotor
Ivan Monzon Catalan  -   Development of a ROS enabled Quadrotor
Theodoros Giannakas  -  Model Predictive Control of a Pulp & Paper Refiner