About the Department of Robot Control

Head of Department

dr hab. inż. Grzegorz Granosik, prof. PŁ

granosik@p.lodz.pl

tel. +48 42 631 25 54

The main area of interest, both in research and education, is development and control of various robotic systems (industrial, social, search & rescue, and medical), as well as, application of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Research:

  • Design and control of mobile robots, and robots for special applications,
  • Control of electric and pneumatic actuators of robots,
  • Vision systems in robotics,
  • Advanced control of nonlinear objects,
  • Teleoperation and distributed control,
  • Impedance control,
  • Human-Robot Interaction.

The most recent projects were focused on:

  • Development of Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) for internal transportation and cooperation with modular system of universal robotic cells – SMART.
  • Impedance control to be used in autonomous search & rescue robots - ROBREX.
  • Creation of a set of devices with programming environment for therapy of severely disabled children – Roboterapia. The devices should not only improve and vary the therapy but also lessen the workload of the therapist and make this work more enjoyable.
  • Development of rehabilitation devices for post-stroke patients – in cooperation with Nagoya Institute of Technology and Jonscher Hospital in Lodz.
  • Creation of modular mobile robots (land and aerial) for inspection and Search & Rescue actions – Raptors, Best of the best.

We offer a complete robotics curriculum, covering: Fundamentals of Robotics, Control of Robots, Mobile Robots, Dynamics and Control of Robots, Robotics Profile Projects and several important supplementary courses: Robot System Design, Vision Systems, Real-Time Systems, Autonomous Robots, Methods and Systems of Production Control.

We support our students with four well-equipped laboratories: Robot Control, Mobile Robots, Embedded and Vision Systems, Robots for Humans.

All students can expand their scientific interest, capabilities and personal potential in the Student Association for Robotics Research SKaNeR. Student projects were presented on several international exhibitions and contests, and won prestigious awards. They also organize well known international robotics competitions Sumo Challenge.