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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.

Robot event for students

The robotics and AI research group invited the university's students to meet a group of rigid employees – robots. The event was held within the framework of European Robotics Week 2022.

illuMINEation improves health, safety and environmental performance in the mining sector

Europe’s valuable mineral deposits can only be exploited, if the very strict legal and environmental requirements are met and the local communities do not perceive mining operations as a risk to their livelihood, rather as a source of work, income and prosperity.

Mine Equipment Autonomous Inspection via Drones

LTU Robotics and AI team during illuMINEation develop autonomous drones as agile inspectors, first response units, and data link extenders for underground mines. Their integration with the mining equipment will provide additional value to mining operations. In the following video, our drone with embedded collision avoidance navigates autonomously on a coverage inspection mission around the Epiroc Scooptram ST14. This is only one of our multiple autonomous missions.

Autonomous drones carrying out dangerous mining work

The vision is that in the mines of the future, machines will do all the work. To realize this vision, you must develop an essential element – something else that can perform dangerous tasks efficiently and independently.

Robotics and AI in Social Media