Research at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics
Engineering Cybernetics is the interdisciplinary study and automatic control of dynamic systems like aircraft, marine craft, robots, automotive systems, electrical circuits, biological systems, process plants, etc. and their behavior. Cybernetics is closely related to control theory and systems theory. This includes the principles of feedback control and associated stability analysis.
Main Research Fields
Autonomous systems, robotics, inertial navigation systems and sensor fusion, mechanical systems, marine craft, spacecraft, automotive systems, unmanned vehicles.
Oil and gas production, new energy systems, control of process plants.
Real-time and embedded system for automatic control.
Fisheries and aquaculture cybernetics, monitoring and automation of aquaculture systems, ocean instrumentation, fish telemetry.
Biomedical instrumentation, glucose control, model-based methods, movement analysis, robotic rehabitation.
Centres of Excellence, CoE (SFF
|NTNU AMOS||NTNU Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (2012-2022)||Thor I. Fossen|
Our FW7, Horizon2020, and EEA projects.
|MarineUAS||Innovative Training Network on Autonomus Unmanned Aerial Systems for Marine and Coastal Monitoring||Tor A. Johansen|
|TEMPO||Training in Embedded Predictive Control and Optimization - A Marie Curie Training Network (ITN)||Tor A. Johansen|
|AQUAEXCEL||Aquaculture infrastructures for excellence in European fish research||Jo Arve Alfredsen|
Projects from the Research Council of Norway (NFR) and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).
|ROBOTNOR||Center for Advanced Robotics|
|NOWITECH||Norwegian Research Center for Offshore Wind Technology (2009-2017)|
|IO Center||Center for Integrated Operations in the Petroleum Industry (2006-2014)||Bjarne Foss|
|GTS||The Gas Technology Centre NTNU-SINTEF|
|APT||Artificial Pancreas Trondheim||Øyvind Stavdahl|
|Gemini||The Gemini Centre for Marine Juvenile and Plankton Technology||Jo Arve Alfredsen|
|CRI Exposed||Center for Research-Based Innovation in Exposed Aquaculture Operations||Jo Arve Alfredsen|
|Autosea||Sensor fusion and collision avoidance for autonomous surface vehicles||Edmund Brekke|
|NTNU Cyborg||A cross-disciplinary NTNU project|
|AutoFly||Nonlinear Autopilot Design for Extended Flight Envelopes and Operation of Fixed-Wing UAVs in Extreme Conditions||Thor I. Fossen|
Strategic Research Areas at the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering
Supervised doctorates are the highest degrees awarded by the University for research. The research is carried out under the immediate supervision of staff members. The education and training provided produce graduates who have the capacity to conduct independent research that is both original and of high international quality.
The department has access to a broad spectrum of advanced scientific equipment.
- Applied Underwater Robotics Laboratory (AUR-Lab)
- Marine Cybernetics Laboratory (MCLab)
- The research vessel R/V Gunnerus
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Laboratory (UAV-Lab)
- Industrial Robotics Laboratory
- Snake Robotics Laboratory
- NTNU Sealab
- Euromotor laboratory
- Gait Lab at St. Olav's Hospital and other facilities in the HMC network