Automatic control

A classical branch of engineering that’s highly relevant today

Automatic Control research area

David Brohede

The research at LiU illustrates the wide scope of the control field with projects ranging from theory development to industrial applications, covering both core control design and system analysis approaches as well as control-related estimation problems. 

The control field also includes topics like sensor fusion and system identification.

Some examples of applications are aircraft, industrial robots, heavy-duty vehicles, cars, ships, underwater vessels, medical imaging systems, and power amplifiers. Furthermore, the division is actively cooperating with researchers in several other fields.

Automatic control is a classic engineering subject that has become increasingly important over the last centuries because of its use in almost all industrial fields. Today, automatic control is a highly active research field, ranging from investigation of theoretical aspects in a mathematical framework to recent industrial challenges and new applications.

Researchers in the area of automatic control have collaborated for many years with other universities and with the industrial sector in major Swedish initiatives such as the government’s strategic initiative ELLIIT and the Linnaeus Centre CADICS, financed by the Swedish Research Council. Automatic control is also an important area for large research programmes such as WASP, the Wallenberg Autonomy Software Program, and Security Link. Links to these are given below.


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