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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.

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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.

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VORTEX is showcased at HANNOVER MESSE 2022!

Welcome to Hall 2, stall 22/2 to learn all you need to know about vortex climbing robots for infrastructure inspection.

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Autonomous Robots for Sustainable Industries

ROBOSOL workshop meeting at Vetenskapens hus in Luleå Sweden. We present an extensive overview of our 3 years work on robotic technologies for strengthening the innovation ecosystem. The project had been supported from Interreg Nord and Länsstyrelsen Norrbotten

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Research projects on prestigious list

Luleå University of Technology has four research projects at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering' (IVA) 100 list 2022. This year's focus is technology in the service of humanity. The selected research projects are all considered to have significant potential to benefit through commercialization, business and method development or societal impact.