Elastic robots on the rise

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Photo (Mathias Klingenberg): This is what one of NTNU's snake robots looks like. This model has got wheels over the whole body in order to freely rotate. (July 27, 2014)

Elastic robots on the rise

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Photo (Mathias Klingenberg): This is what one of NTNU's snake robots looks like. This model has got wheels over the whole body in order to freely rotate. (July 27, 2014)

Although today's robots are often stronger and faster than humans, they still lack human and animal flexibility.

AMOS key person Prof. Kristin Ytterstad Pettersen has investigated snake robots in collaboration with SINTEF ITK over several years. It is a central topic at AMOS, where an interdisciplinary team with researchers in cybernetics and hydrodynamics assess how the technology can be adapted for applications under water. Among others, Professors A.J. Sørensen, O.M. Faltinsen and Marilena Greco have joined the team.

Read the article (in Norwegian) on Norway's biggest industry website E24.


10 post-graduates from Iran had their Norwegian residence permits cancelled

Prof. Torgeir Moan shares his experience with the issue on BBC News. Furthermore, the Norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen interviewed the professor on the topic, as well as the environmentalist social network website Care2. (July 27-31, 2014)

10 post-graduates from Iran had their Norwegian residence permits cancelled

Prof. Torgeir Moan shares his experience with the issue on BBC News. Furthermore, the Norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen interviewed the professor on the topic, as well as the environmentalist social network website Care2. (July 27-31, 2014)

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Photo (Svein I. Meland, Adresseavisen): Prof. Torgeir Moan worries for the recruitment of international research talents if Norway implements a tighter visa policy than other countries. (July 28, 2014)


Experiment shows: sometimes older is better!

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Photo (Nancy Bazilchuk, NTNU): The verdict is in after the experiments in the towing tanks of the Marine Technology Centre– the traditional goat boat is better than the younger "møringsbåten"! (July 18, 2014)

Experiment shows: sometimes older is better!

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Photo (Nancy Bazilchuk, NTNU): The verdict is in after the experiments in the towing tanks of the Marine Technology Centre– the traditional goat boat is better than the younger "møringsbåten"! (July 18, 2014)

Find out why in the article and video on gemini.no (in Norwegian).


The Department of Marine Technology is celebrating the beginning of summer

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Photo: Staff from the Department of Marine Technology after hiking to the cabin "Estenstadshytta". (June 17, 2014)

The Department of Marine Technology is celebrating the beginning of summer

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Photo: Staff from the Department of Marine Technology after hiking to the cabin "Estenstadshytta". (June 17, 2014)

To celebrate the beginning of summer, the Department of Marine Technology went on a hiking trip to Estenstadhytta, a cabin in the woods in the Trondheim area.

More than 50 people met at Bekken parking lot and walked up the hills to pass a nice afternoon at the cabin with good food and outdoor and indoor games.

Thanks to the organizing committee for planning a fantastic afternoon in good company!


Germany's president Gauck and Norway's crown prince Haakon are visiting the Marine Technology Centre

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Photo (MARINTEK): The German president Joachim Gauck and his partner are enjoying their visit at the ocean basin of the Marine Technology Centre, together with Norway's crown prince Haakon, the CEO of SINTEF Unni Steinsmo, county mayor Tore O. Sandvik and rector of NTNU Gunnar Bovim. (June 13, 2014)

Germany's president Gauck and Norway's crown prince Haakon are visiting the Marine Technology Centre

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Photo (MARINTEK): The German president Joachim Gauck and his partner are enjoying their visit at the ocean basin of the Marine Technology Centre, together with Norway's crown prince Haakon, the CEO of SINTEF Unni Steinsmo, county mayor Tore O. Sandvik and rector of NTNU Gunnar Bovim. (June 13, 2014)

Germany's president Joachim Gauck, his partner Daniela Schadt and Norway's crown prince Haakon visited the Marine Technology Centre on Friday June 13, 2014.

They talked among others with Master students and employees of the Department of Marine Technology. See pictures of the visit.

Read more in NTNU's press release (in Norwegian) as well as on gemini.no (in Norwegian).


70 Years Anniversary Seminar and Celebration for Prof. Faltinsen and Moan- a success!

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Photo: Speakers and participants listen to the presentations at the 70 Years Anniversary Seminar at the Marine Technology Centre. Front row from the left: Unni Steinsmo (CEO of SINTEF Group), Tore Ulstein (deputy CEO of Ulstein Group), Torbjørn Digernes (former NTNU-rector), Professors Moan and Faltinsen, and Henrik Madsen (CEO of DNV GL). (May 19-20, 2014)

70 Years Anniversary Seminar and Celebration for Prof. Faltinsen and Moan- a success!

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Photo: Speakers and participants listen to the presentations at the 70 Years Anniversary Seminar at the Marine Technology Centre. Front row from the left: Unni Steinsmo (CEO of SINTEF Group), Tore Ulstein (deputy CEO of Ulstein Group), Torbjørn Digernes (former NTNU-rector), Professors Moan and Faltinsen, and Henrik Madsen (CEO of DNV GL). (May 19-20, 2014)

The 70 Years Anniversary Seminar and Celebration for Professors Faltinsen and Moan on May 19-20, 2014, has been finished successfully.

The Marine Technology Centre was packed with 300 national and international guests and prestigious speakers. Additionally, the seminar was video-streamed; there were 787 views in total.

Have a look at the programme, the presentations given at the conference as well as the pictures taken at the seminar and celebratory dinner.

Teknisk Ukeblad interviewed the two professors for the occasion (in Norwegian).


AMOS adviser Prof. Torgeir Moan now honorary professor at Aalto University in Finland

On April 28, 2014, NTNU's research magazine Gemini reports (in Norwegian) that Prof. Torgeir Moan has been awarded honorary professorship at Aalto University in Finland.

AMOS adviser Prof. Torgeir Moan now honorary professor at Aalto University in Finland

On April 28, 2014, NTNU's research magazine Gemini reports (in Norwegian) that Prof. Torgeir Moan has been awarded honorary professorship at Aalto University in Finland.


Ocean Space Race at the Marine Technology Centre

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Photos (Marintek): Pupils competing in the Ocean Space Race at the Marine Technology Centre. (March 7, 2014)

Ocean Space Race at the Marine Technology Centre

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Photos (Marintek): Pupils competing in the Ocean Space Race at the Marine Technology Centre. (March 7, 2014)

On March 7, 2014, about 450 pupils from 20 schools from all over Norway gathered at the ocean basin of the Marine Technology Centre to participate in the annual shipping technology competition Ocean Space Race.

Read more on MARINTEK's website and check out NRK's coverage of the event (in Norwegian) as well as the article in Teknisk Ukeblad (in Norwegian).