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Welcome to the world of robotics!

In the research group in Robotics and AI at Luleå University of Technology, the driving force behind all of our activities is the vision in bringing robotics into peoples everyday life, creating a continuous impact in humans' well being and significantly closing the gap between advanced theory and real world applications.

Thus we are trying to demonstrate the utilization of robots in real life conditions and fully connected with real needs. Example of applications can be directly found at the mining industries, at the inspection of the aging infrastructure, at the inspection of airplanes and wind turbines, in autonomous aerial and ground vehicles, on biomimetic robots for security and surveillance, and on space robotics.

Our aim is to make our dreams a reality and right now we are fully working to implement the future.

Drones, Luleå University of Technology Photo: Linda Alfredsson
Inspection and maintenance with UAV's

In the near future, autonomous aerial robots will monitor and repair ageing infrastructure, creating a more secure operational environment for humans. How we get there? Project AERO-TRAIN aims at educating the future researchers in the field of Aerial Robotics that will find the technical solutions. – I believe this project is building the future of human robot interaction in autonomous aerial inspection missions, says George Nikolakopoulos, Professor of Robotics and AI.

Photo: Epiroc
New major EU project on sustainable mining

Luleå University of Technology is the only Swedish university that participates in a new large project on autonomous carbon neutral sustainable mining. In EU-funded NEXGEN SIMS, technology, methods and processes that will enable a more sustainable and efficient carbon neutral mining operation will be developed.

Researchers on IVA's prestigious 100 list

Three research projects from Luleå University of Technology are included at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences' (IVA) 100 list 2021. This year's focus is society's ability to prepare for and handle crises.

George Nikolakopoulos and Håkan Schunnesson, Luleå University of Technology Photo: Linda Alfredsson
AI contributes to paradigm shift in mining

Traditional mining is undergoing a paradigm shift and the European mining industry is about to be redesigned. – There is a need for advanced technology and we contribute with a more autonomous mine infrastructure, says George Nikolakopoulos, Professor of Robotics and AI at Luleå University of Technology.

Apophis Asteroid - Space Autonomy Research

Today midnight there will be a close encounter of the asteroid Apophis, it will also be telecasted live.