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The Automation and Robotics Group, has activities in the areas of robotics vision, autonomous systems, multi-sensor fusion and integration, tele-operation, sensor development, soft-control and motors and drives. The key objective is too achieve a higher degree of autonomy and robustness of the robotics systems when interacting with an unknown environment. These research results have a large application potential in the factory environment, in assistive technologies for elderly and handicapped people and in dangerous environments.

Ongoing projects include the development of navigation systems for mobile robots, autonomous wheelchairs, high-performance man-machine interface for tele-operation, active vision systems for robotics applications, 3D reconstruction of the human eye, new sensors for robotics, vision-based robotic arc welding, development of neural an genetic controllers, and advanced motor drive systems. The group participates in projects and networks involving some of the most outstanding research centers in Europe.

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