One of the main research activities is in the area of agricultural robotics. We develop robotic solutions for efficient and sustainable operation of agricultural activities and precision farming. Climate changes will not only give global warming, but also more intesive rainfall. This is a huge challenge for conventional agricultural machines. Large and heavy machinery will damage wet soil and will also get stuck in muddy fields. We thus propose to use smaller autonomous machines.
We are developing our own mobile agricultural robot. We are also developing solutions for active interaction with the soils and plants. The robot will operate autonomously in the field and perform all the necessary task from planting to harvesting. Research topics include mechanical design, intelligent tool control, image processing, trajectory planning, and autonomous operation. More information here.
Other research projects include modeling and control of mobile robots with and without robotic arms, and haptic teleoperation of these; surgical robotics; offshore robots; subsea robots for environmental monitoring; robust modeling for simulation and control; geometric methods and representation theory.