Autonomous systems

The group's research focuses on heavy duty semiautonomous machines and mobile robotics, mainly in agriculture and forestry. Other important methodological research topics are software design for networked automation systems and HMIs for mobile machines.
Semi-autonomous forrestry machine

For forest harvesters, a perception system that is capable of forest SLAM, i.e. mapping the trees and localizing the machine, has been developed. The group has developed different utilizing schemes for the tree map information. Stereo vision and image sequence analysis, i.e. motion vision, have an important role in these developments.

Robotization of silvicultural machines has been studied. The aim is to recognize the young trees that should be left to grow, and other trees that can be cut down, with the help of machine vision and laser scanners, as well as instrumentation and automatic motion control of the forestry boom. The developments have been tested with real machines.

For agricultural tractor and implement combinations, several prototypes of ISOBUS networked (ISO 11783) control systems for implements have been realized, in which automatic GPS based precision agriculture, semiautomatic integrated control and control system development have been studied and demonstrated. Path planning, automatic navigation and model predictive control path tracking have been developed.

Several small agricultural field robots have been built in student projects, which have participated in European Field Robot Event contest. A full-scale agricultural field robot is used to study online path planning.

The group is led by Professor Arto Visala.

Projects

Group members

Arto Visala

Arto Visala

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Professor
Kai Zenger

Kai Zenger

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Senior University Lecturer

Mika Vainio

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Research Fellow

Mikko Vihlman

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Doctoral Candidate

Pekka Forsman

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
University Lecturer

Zainab Saleem

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Doctoral Candidate

Andrei Sandru

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Doctoral Candidate

Hoang Nguyen Khac

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Doctoral Candidate

Issouf Ouattara

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Doctoral Candidate

Tero Hänninen

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Doctoral Candidate

Juha Tervo

Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation
Doctoral Candidate

Latest publications

Autonomous Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation

Designing optimal control maps for diesel engines for high efficiency and emission reduction

Publishing year: 2019
Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, School services, ELEC, Illumination Engineering, Electronics Integration and Reliability, Autonomous Systems, Computational Electromechanics, Industrial and Power Electronics

Development of Working Life Competencies in a Project Course for Master Students at Aalto University

Publishing year: 2019 YLIOPISTOPEDAGOGIIKKA
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Autonomous Systems

Added value of extended dynamic simulation in process design and operational planning

Publishing year: 2019
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Autonomous Systems

Forestry crane posture estimation with a two-dimensional laser scanner

Publishing year: 2018 Journal of Field Robotics
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Department of Civil Engineering, Autonomous Systems

Water vapour mobilises building related non-volatile chemicals and mycotoxins and may be used to remove substances of potential healthhazard from indoor surfaces

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Autonomous Systems

Sisäilman epäpuhtauksien havainnointi ja vähentäminen vesiaerosolien avulla

Publishing year: 2018
Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Esa Kallio Group, Autonomous Systems

Pseudo-linear approach to nanosatellite attitude estimation and magnetometer calibration

Publishing year: 2017
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Autonomous Systems

Augmented Reality in Forest Machine Cabin

Publishing year: 2017 IFAC-PapersOnLine
Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Autonomous Systems

Coordinated motion of a hydraulic forestry crane and a vehicle using nonlinear model predictive control

Publishing year: 2017 Computers and Electronics in Agriculture
Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Autonomous Systems

Sisäilmapoliisi - Sisäilmaongelmien havainnointi ja ennaltaehkäisy -projekti

Publishing year: 2017
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