Background and activities

I am a professor at the Department of ICT and Natural Sciences, head of the BSc in Automation and Intelligent Systems study programme, and head of the Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory at NTNU in Ålesund. I am also an affiliated scientist at NTNU AMOS. Apart from teaching automation and computer engineering courses at both the bachelor and master level on topics such as artificial intelligence, cybernetics, control systems, and intelligent systems, I also supervise PhD, master, and bachelor students on their thesis topics. My current main research interests relate to the interdisciplinary world of cyber-physical systems and how to combine state-of-the-art methods for solving problems related to autonomous systems and biomechatronics, with a focus on autonomous ships and simulators for computer haptic assisted orthopaedic surgery (CHAOS). Virtual prototyping, computational modelling and simulation of human movements, and dynamic resource allocation and operations research, as well as research in teaching and education, are topics I have investigated and are still interested in. 

Please visit my website at for more information about my professional activities, including my CV, research projects, and publications (the list below is autogenerated and not exhaustive).

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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  • Bjelland, Øystein; Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2021) Computer Haptic-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery. MODPROD 21 . Lindköping Unversity; Lindköping, Sweden / Online. 2021-02-03 - 2021-02-04.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2021) Systemkritikk. Forskerforum - Tidsskrift for Forskerforbundet [Fagblad]. 2021-12-01.
  • Vagale, Anete; Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2021) Simulation-based Evaluation of Path Planning Algorithms for Autonomous Surface Vehicles. MODPROD - Center for Model-Based Cyber-Physical Product Development . Center for Model-Based Cyber-Physical Product Development; Linköping University. 2021-02-02 - 2021-02-04.
  • Vagale, Anete; Bye, Robin Trulssen; Osen, Ottar. (2020) Evaluation of Path Planning Algorithms of Autonomous Surface Vehicles Based on Safety and Collision Risk Assessment. MTS/IEEE Global OCEANS conference 2020 . IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society; 2020-10-05 - 2020-10-30.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2018) A Flipped Classroom Approach for Teaching a Master's Course on AI. Department seminars . Department of Computing, Mathematics, and Physics; Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. 2018-12-04 - 2018-12-04.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2018) Flipped classroom - a case study on a master's course in AI. Interdisciplinary Learning Forum (Tverrfaglig læringsforum) . NTNU in Ålesund; Ålesund. 2018-10-04 - 2018-10-04.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2018) Natur-inspirert AI. Januarseminaret 2018 . Ålesund vgs.; Ålesund. 2018-01-12 - 2018-01-12.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2015) Faglige utfordringer ved studentutveksling. Internasjonalisering av MNT-utdanningene . Nasjonalt studieadministrativt realfagsseminar; Oslo. 2015-04-14 - 2015-04-14.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2015) Kunst og kunstig intelligens. Seminar om Den nye sosiale subjektiviteten. Invited seminar at Workshop for Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Art . Terese Longva og Harald; Gunnabuda, Longva. 2015-06-12 - 2015-06-13.
  • Karlsen, Anniken; Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2015) Digital Art Application Development: A Project to Increase Motivation in Systems Development Courses for Bachelor Students in Computer Engineering. Entertainment Computing - ICEC 2015,14th International Conference, ICEC 2015, Trondheim, Norway, September 29 - Ocotober 2, 2015, . International Federation for Information Processing; Trondheim. 2015-09-29 - 2015-10-02.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2014) DRAMA - Dynamic Resource Allocation with Maritime Application.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2014) SoftICE blogg.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2014) Språk åpner dører --- wtf betyr det, lizm?!. Språk åpner dører 2014 . Fagerlia videregående skole; Ålesund. 2014-12-11 - 2014-12-11.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen; Rutle, Adrian; Stene, Anne; Yndestad, Harald. (2014) Nautilus21 --- A generic, integrated, and scalable 3D ocean simulator for scientific exploration and management of Norway’s coastal waters and fjords. Fjordkonferansen 2014 . HiMolde, HiÅ, HiVolda, HiSF, Møreforsking; Hotell Alexandra, Loen. 2014-06-19 - 2014-06-20.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen; Schaathun, Hans Georg. (2014) An improved receding horizon genetic algorithm for the tug fleet optimisation problem. 28th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation . Dept. of Economics & Management, University of Brescia; Brescia. 2014-05-27 - 2014-05-30.
  • Oppen, Johan; Assimizele, Brice; Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2014) Dynamic Positioning of Tugboats. Optimization Days 2014 . CIRRELT; Montreal. 2014-05-05 - 2014-05-07.
  • Assimizele, Brice; Oppen, Johan; Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2013) A sustainable model for optimal dynamic allocation of patrol tugs to oil tankers. 27th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation - ECMS 2013 . Aalesund University College; Ålesund. 2013-05-27 - 2013-05-30.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2013) Artikkel Sunnmørsposten: Høgskolen fikk stor konferanse. Sunnmørsposten [Avis]. 2013-03-21.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2013) Artikkel Sunnmørsposten: Startet storkonferanse. Sunnmørsposten [Avis]. 2013-05-28.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2013) ECMS 2013 - European Conference on Modelling and Simulation website.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2013) ECMS 2013 Conference Facebook Page.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2013) ECMS 2013 Conference Programme.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2013) Mechatronics Lab - Research seminar series website.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen; Zhang, Houxiang; Rekdalsbakken, Webjørn. (2013) ECMS 2013 Conference Proceedings. Ålesund [Tidsskrift]. 2013-05-27.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2011) How to create your own website. Internt fagseminar ved Høgskolen i Ålesund . Høgskolen i Ålesund; Ålesund. 2011-12-10 - 2011-12-10.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2010) A receding horizon genetic algorithm for dynamic multi-target assignment and tracking: A case study on the optimal positioning of tug vessels along the northern Norwegian coast. International Conference on Evolutionary Computation (part of the International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence) . INSTICC; Valencia. 2010-10-24 - 2010-10-26.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2010) Dynamic multi-target assignment and tracking: A case study on the optimal positioning of tug vessels along the northern norwegian coast. Optimisation Workshop . Molde University College; Molde. 2010-12-16 - 2010-12-16.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2009) The BUMP model of response planning: A neuroengineering account of speed-accuracy tradeoffs, velocity profiles, and physiological tremor in movement. International Workshop on Computational Principles of Sensorimotor Learning . European Science Foundation; Kloster Irsee. 2009-09-13 - 2009-09-15.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2009) The BUMP model of response planning: Intermittent optimal control accounts for 10 Hz physiological tremor. 9th Motor Control and Human Skills Conference ; Hobart. 2009-01-28 - 2009-01-31.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2007) The BUMP model: Speed-accuracy tradeoffs and velocity profiles of aimed movement. Research seminar . Programme for Human Movement Science, NTNU; Trondheim. 2007-09-27.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2007) Variable horizon predictive control in the central nervous system predicts the speed-accuracy tradeoffs and velocity profiles observed in rapid aimed movements. 8th Motor Control and Human Skills Conference ; Fremantle. 2007-01-31 - 2007-02-03.
  • Bye, Robin Trulssen. (2006) Adaptive model theory: A simulation study of speed-accuracy tradeoff in aimed movements. Brain Sciences UNSW "what’s hot" Symposium . University of New South Wales; Sydney. 2006-04-06.