Automation & Control's Research Areas

Sensor fusion and estimation

Combining sensory data or data derived from sensors into estimates of states and parameters is a key tool in engineering. Research on state estimation and system identification.

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Torben Knudsen

Optimal and Nonlinear Control

Optimal and Nonlinear Control

The nonlinear and optimal control theme is concerned with theoretical and practical (optimal) control synthesis for nonlinear system. Also, included in this theme is research on (stochastic) switched/hybrid systems.

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John Josef Leth

Control of large scale systems

Large scale systems are described by millions of differential equations. Examples include our infrastructures for energy and transportation. A new type of scalable control as well as infinite dimensional systems are being investigated.

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Jakob Stoustrup

Space

Space

Since 2001, students at AAU have been involved in satellite design, and have successfully launched a number of satellites, the latest, AAUSAT5.

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Jens F. Dalsgaard Nielsen

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Water infrastructures

The Water Lab is concerned with research in all aspects of modeling, estimation, control and fault detection in dynamic hydraulic networks. The Lab conducts theoretical and experimental research on a wide range of applications including water supply, district heating and cooling, and wastewater transport.

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Carsten Kallesøe

Cyber Physical Systems

A cyber physical systems are integrations of computation, networking, and physical dynamical processes. The section research into this important class of systems is focused on switched systems, verification and safety, reachability, abstractions, and certificates of positivity and computer aided control design.

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Rafael Wisniewski

Embedded Systems

Embedded Systems

An embedded system is a computer system with a dedicated function within a larger mechanical or electrical system. The focus is on networked control systems and scheduling and timing.

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Jens F. Dalsgaard Nielsen

Robotics

The section is active in the interdisciplinary programme Aalborg U Robotics. Examples of robotic systems being explored include, surgical robots, drones, and interactive robots.

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Thomas Bak

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Heating, Ventilation and Cooling

Heating, Ventilation and Cooling

Cooling and heating systems are operated in the Refrigeration and HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) Lab, which provides researchers with experimental setups for designing new cooling and heating systems.

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Kirsten M. Nielsen

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Stochastic systems

Stochastic systems

Is a class of systems that contains some element of random or stochastic behaviour. The focus is on stochastic differential equations, stochastic stability and stochastic switched systems.

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Henrik Schiøler

Smart Grid

Smart Grid

With increased focus on renewable energy sources, modern energy distribution systems require increasingly advanced control methods to operate optimally.

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Jan Dimon Bendtsen

Renewable energy

Renewable energy

As an important application area for control technology activities include, wind, wave and geothermal energy research.

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Jakob Stoustrup

Drones

Drones

Safety and indoor navigation are key areas of research.

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Anders la Cour-Harbo

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