Professor, Department of Engineering Sciences
University West, Sweden
Professor Gunnar Bolmsjö joined the research group within flexible automation at university West, Trollhättan, Sweden, where he currently is holding a position as professor in robotics. Professor Bolmsjö received his master degree in mechanical engineering in 1981 and continued with the PhD studies which was concluded in 1986 in robotics, at Lund University. He hold a professor chair in robotics at Lund University from 1987-2010. Research interests include robotics in general, but more specifically industrial robotics and service robotics. Research related to industrial robots has been to develop areas related to programming, simulation and control of robots targeting to tasks and work processes, e.g. grinding, welding or general manipulation. In such areas, sensor feedback is important, which has included vision and force feedback, but also process specific sensing for control of monitoring purposes. Service robotics is a vast area and although my interest is of general nature I have been in engaged in research related to robots for physically handicapped people (health care), as well as general handling robots in services. A general issue in all areas of robotics concerns safety and I am member of the Swedish committee working on safety standards for ISO. Of specific interest in this area is to bring robots into co-workers and how the merge between service and industrial robots can create new opportunities in the future for professional tasks and services.
industrial robotics,manufacturing system,service robotics.