Reza is currently hosted at Tampere University in Finland and will join our industry partner Bosch Rexroth AG in Germany later this year. Within MORE, Reza’s individual project focuses on transfer learning for safe motion control of a heavy duty under-actuated crane in the presence of obstacles which he explains in more detail in his project pitch. Watch his pitch here or visit our YouTube channel for all Early Stage Researcher’s project pitches.
MORE is an innovative European Industrial Doctorate (EID) research and training programme. We are the first industry-academia partnership to jointly educate researchers on heavy-duty mobile machinery. The first of its kind that will address the need for dramatic improvements in HDM machinery and fill the gap in related research and training.
Eight early stage researchers (ESRs) will be equipped with a set of research skills including robotics, machine learning, energy systems, as well as transferable skills such as entrepreneurship and career management.
In this video, Himanshu Gupta presents his individual project in MORE on Robust all-weather environment 3D perception and obstacle avoidance.
Amirmasoud 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. In this video, Amirmasoud Molaei presents his individual project in MORE on work performance evaluation of mobile machines in earth moving tasks by using process models and sensor data.
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.
David Fassbender’s research focuses on novel energy-efficient powertrain architecture for implements and optimized power management. He started in MORE back in Spring 2020 as the first of the eight Early Stage Researchers working in MORE at Tampere University in Finland and has since moved to Germany to carry on his research at Bosch Rexroth AG. Watch his project pitch to get a better understanding of his role within 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.
During the MORE kick-off meeting held online, 14.-16- September 2020 the MORE Early Stage Researchers all prepared a pitch to introduce their individual projects within MORE to the network. To make these available to interested individuals from outside of the consortium the eight Early Stage Researchers have recorded their project pitches to create a series of short project pitches.
The short introductory videos are an effective way to convey the highly complex content of the Early Stage Researcher’s projects to everyone interested in the project. The videos will be published over the course of the next weeks. Follow us on LinkedIn or subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive updates on the project pitches and MORE.
The 1st International Electronic Conference on Actuator Technology (IeCAT) was held online from the 23-27 November 2020. MORE’s ESR4, David, participated at the conference as an author, giving a video presentation and showing his paper with the title “Finding the Perfect Match—Different Heavy-Duty Mobile Applications Call for Different Actuators”.
The conference was sponsored by the MDPI open access journal Actuators and covered a wide range of actuation aspects in webinars and online sessions, such as actuator materials, miniaturization, soft or biohybrid designs, but also applications. In the session on Actuators for aircrafts and on- and off-road vehicles/machines, David could present his work on developing an algorithm for the evaluation of potential matches between actuator concepts (such as EHAs or LS actuators) and heavy-duty mobile applications. The paper and presentation video can be found on the conference webpage.