The RobotLab @ LTH
Our AI related research involves among other topics investigations regarding the intuitive instruction of industrial robots, which we carry out in the RobotLab shared between the Departments of Computer Science and Automatic Control.
The RobotLab @ LTH
Currently the lab is equipped with several ABB robots, specifically of type IRB120, IRB2400, IRB140, and the dual-arm YuMi (including one prototype version), as well as a parallel kinematics structure gantry robot (L2), several mobile and flying platforms including one older Pioneer 3-DX mobile robot, a Husqvarna lawn mower based research platform, two TurtleBots, and several drones of different kinds. For more service or personal robotics oriented work as well as for education and dissemination purpose, we also have access to one Aldebaran (now Softbank) NAO.
The laboratory is located in the eastern part of the M building, on the second floor. The room number is M:2496.
The previous Robotics Laboratory @ CS
The original Robotics Laboratory at the Department of Computer Science had been created during the year 2000 thanks to the generous grant of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Lund University, that has provided us with resources for necessary equipment. In 2005 the laboratory has gratefully received a grant from Crafoord Foundation (Crafoordska stiftelsen) for refurbishing the lab.
The Robotics Laboratory was equipped with the Pioneer 3-DX, two AIBO ERS-210 dogs, two AIBO ERS-7 dogs and four Khepera robots, with a number of extension turrets available (radio modems, linear cameras 64X1, custom-made sonar turret, video camera, grippers, general purpose I/O), some of which are still available in the current RobotLab (see above). Below you may find some photos of these older mobile robots.
The ERS-210 AIBO
Khepera with the vision turret
Khepera holding a block
Two cooperating robots
Khepera's new eyes
New sonar on Khepera
We have developed a piece of software that might be useful for calibrating the colour vision of AIBO robots: AiboColorStuff-0.91.tar.gz. There are a README (text), some documentation (PDF) and the full report (PDF) available. Enjoy using it and please send us comments and bux fixes.