Automation and Robotics Systems (ARS)

In this research area, challenges within the scope of Industry 4.0, Aerial and Ground Mobile Robotics, and the Internet of Things ( IoT) are addressed. The specific topics of Industry 4.0 are production scheduling, dispatch of self-guided vehicles (Automated Guided Vehicles, AGVs), and design of AGVs, notably in control systems. In Mobile Robotics, however, we seek to develop robots and intelligent systems capable of operating autonomously in complex and diverse environments. Achieving these goals involves advancing the state of the art in the areas of navigation, exploration, mapping, and signal fusion. And in IoT, automation, and instrumentation solutions are developed based on advanced technologies, hardware, and software for the development and integration of devices, systems, and services in several areas. For all these topics, artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques are involved