Background and activities

Anna M. Kohl is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Engineering Cybernetics. She received a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technische Universität München (TUM) in 2014 and a PhD in Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2017. Her research position is funded by the Research Council of Norway through its Centres of Excellence funding scheme, project no. 223254-NTNU AMOS.

Main research topic: Underwater swimming manipulators for subsea intervention.

Project supervisors: Prof. Kristin Y. Pettersen, Prof. Jan Tommy Gravdahl

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Kohl, Anna M; Pettersen, Kristin Ytterstad; Gravdahl, Jan Tommy. (2017) Velocity and orientation control of underwater snake robots using absolute velocity feedback. 1st IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications.
  • Kelasidi, Eleni; Kohl, Anna Magdalena; Pettersen, Kristin Ytterstad; Gravdahl, Jan Tommy. (2016) Waypoint guidance control for underwater snake robots exposed to ocean currents. 24th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED).
  • Kohl, Anna; Kelasidi, Eleni; Pettersen, Kristin Ytterstad; Gravdahl, Jan Tommy. (2015) A control-oriented model of underwater snake robots exposed to currents. 2015 IEEE Conference on Control Applications, CCA 2015.
  • Kohl, Anna; Pettersen, Kristin Ytterstad; Kelasidi, Eleni; Gravdahl, Jan Tommy. (2015) Analysis of underwater snake robot locomotion based on a control-oriented model. Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics.


  • Kohl, Anna M. (2017) Guidance and Control of Underwater Snake Robots Using Planar Sinusoidal Gaits. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2017. ISBN 978-82-326-2653-3.