The Scandinavian International Conference on Fluid Power (SICFP) is one of the major conferences in the fluid power community and was held for the 17th time on 1-2 June 2021. David, MORE’s early stage researcher 4, was one of the speakers, presenting his simulation work on an electro-hydraulic concept for improved energy-efficiency of the implements on heavy-duty mobile machines. Even though the pandemic forced the participants to meet online instead of in Sweden at Linköping University, the conference offered David a good opportunity to present and discuss his research. The fact that many other talks dealt with electrification and efficiency improvement as well showed that David is on a right track with his research.
Daniel’s research focuses on Automatic Bucket Filling for Wheel Loaders Using Machine Learning Techniques. Currently, he is at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany and will switch to Liebherr in Austria to benefit both from our academic and industry partners. He is one of eight Early Stage Researchers in MORE that are working on individual research projects all with the main aim to address the need for dramatic improvements in HDM machinery. Watch his project pitch to find out MORE.
The second Industry Workshop was organised by Örebro University on the 3. – 4. March 2021. The focus of the two day workshop was on Autonomous Navigation of HDM Machinery and consisted of a number of presentations from experts in the field.
In total, there were eight presentations:
- Autonomous HDM operation – Reza Ghabcheloo (TUT)
- Model predictive control autonomous haulers – Johan Sjöberg (VCE)
- Positioning and mapping for field robots – Juhana Ahtiainen (GIM Robotics)
- Robot Operating System (ROS) – Henrik Andreasson (ORU)
- Fully Automated Harbours: Position Measurement of the Container Handling Machine – Pekka Yli-Paunu (HIAB)
- Under the Radar – System-Level Self-Supervision for Perception and Navigation – Ingmar Posner (Oxford)
- Human Motion Prediction for save and efficient operation in shared environments – Andrey Rudenko (Bosch)
- Decision making under uncertainty – Joni Pajarinen (TUD & Aalto)
The workshop was closed with a round table between the speakers and Early Stage Researchers to present their topics and ask any open questions in relation to the presented topics. In total, MORE will organise five Industry Workshops with the objective to provide ESRs and other experts with the knowledge and the tools to better understand the current and future challenges in the research topics covered by MORE.
Paolo is one of the eight Early Stage Researchers in MORE who are all researching on individual projects to address the need for dramatic improvements in HDM machinery. Paolo’s project focuses on material flow coordination and optimization in construction sites. Currently, he is hosted in Sweden at Örebro University and will later join Novatron Oy in Finland to carry on his research within MORE.
Tyrone is currently hosted at Tampere University in Finland and will join our industry partner Bosch Rexroth AG in Germany later this year. Within MORE, Tyrone is researching business cases for robotization, AI, and fuel efficiency in heavy duty machinery which he explains in more detail in his four-minute project pitch in an easy to understand way. Watch his pitch here or visit our YouTube channel for all Early Stage Researcher’s project pitches.
MORE officially started on the first of January 2020. The whole consortium met online for their kick off meeting. All the partners are ready to contribute to the success of the project.
We are pleased to offer eight PhD positions in the European project MORE – Educating Europe’s Future Engineers in Next Generation Heavy Duty Machinery: AI driven Robotisation, Energy Efficiency and Process Optimisation. Check them out under Open positions.