Automation, Computer Vision and Robotics

 

Research group ACRO at KU Leuven Campus Diepenbeek has many years of experience in the research domains of automation, computer vision and robotics.

As part of the Faculty of Engineering Technology, ACRO focuses on the translation of fundamental research into prototypes with a higher Technology Readiness Level for Flemish companies, as evidenced by the many industrial reserach oriented (e.g. TETRA, ICON, O&O...) projects in which ACRO has already participated, as well as several SME innovation projects and feasibility studies.

The investigated technologies have a wide application domain ranging from manufacturing, assembly, logistics, agriculture, healthcare, construction, domestic up to end-of-life-treatment and nucleair environments.

An overview of the current ACRO research lines is provided below. ​​​

 

 

 

VISION-BASED AND
MODEL-BASED AUTOMATION

 

 

COLLISION-FREE TRAJECTORY
GENERATION AND NAVIGATION

 

 

HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION
AND COLLABORATON

 

 

SEMI-AUTONOMOUS &
AUTONOMOUS (DIS)ASSEMBLY

 

 

FLEXIBLE PRODUCT HANDLING
AND ROBOTIC GRIPPERS

 

 

FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING
FOR ROBOTICs AND THE CLOUD