Intelligent Automation

Swedish industry is facing fierce competition and high customer demands on a global market. Efficient development of both products and production systems is required in order to deal with this situation. The use of IT-tools is getting more and more important. Swedish industry holds a frontline position in this respect. The research area Intelligent Automation is an area that is continuously developing at a high pace and that is of profound relevance to industry. Problems from for instance mechanical engineering, electronics, computer science and project management are united in an interdisciplinary research area.

Research within Intelligent Automation (formerly known as Centre for Intelligent Automation) concentrates on the development of the next generation of industrial production systems. Special emphasis is placed on the use of different kinds of simulation tools during the development process and the operation phase of a production system. Working methods and organization related to the use of simulation tools have in recent years emerged as important research topics. Current research topics include simulation-based multi-objective optimisation and simulation-based conceptual design of production facilities. Examples of multi-objective optimisation include balancing environmental aspects such as energy efficiency in manufacturing against production costs and delivery times.

We are a Preferred Research Partner under the Volvo Group Academic Partner Program in the area of Virtual Manufacturing.

The group applies simulation and other production engineering tools in a number of other areas, such as healthcare system design and operation, as well as in transport and service sectors.

Staff

Professors

Leo de Vin
Lihui Wang
Philip Moore (25 %)
Kalyanmoy Deb (15 %)

PhD

Amos Ng
Anna Syberfeldt
Matias Urenda Moris

MSc

Josef Adolfsson

PhD students

Tehseen Aslam
Marcus Frantzén
Catarina Dudas
Magnus Holm

Göran Adamson

Mohammad Givehchi Yazdi
Florian Siegmund

Bernard Schmidt

Ainhoa Goienetxea

Industrial PhD students

Veronica Fornlöf (GKN)
Leif Pehrsson (Volvo Cars)

Research engineers  

Martin Andersson
Ingemar Karlsson
Jacob Svensson

Research assistants

Jonathan Winger-Lang
Mikael Andersson
Olof Härgestam

Where to find us

Most of us hold office in the university's research building Portalen, 3rd floor. Address: Kanikegränd 3A, Skövde, Sweden. GPS N 58.39342 E 13.85797