WP5 December Reference Group Meeting in Boxtel, Netherlands


Dear all,

The 14th SFIWP5 reference group meeting on the 13th of December 2018 will take place at Bosch Rexroth cylinder factory. This is an all-day event and the perfect place to start the new subtask 5.6, monitoring of cylinders.

For the one wanting to attend please take your plane tickets as soon as possible. There is a KRS-AMS flight at 0620 retuning back the same day at 2030 for 3000 NOK. Driving distance from the AMS airport to Boxtel is about 1.5 hours.

All the best,
Thomas Meyer.
WP5 Leader

New PhD Position in WP3 Advertised



Title: PhD Research Fellow in Instrumentation and real-time control of long-reach, light-weight arm intended for use offshore
Affiliation: University of Agder
Application deadline: May 31, 2018.

The successful candidate will join the rest of the team in WP3 Robotics and Autonomy, see https://sfi.mechatronics.no/?page_id=38

Candidates from industry as well as candidates with a fresh Masters degree in Robotics, Mechatronics or related field are encouraged to apply.

Guest Lecture on GPU Voxels


Date: March 13, 2018
Time: 15-16
Place: Campus Grimstad, Room C4-043

Guest Speaker: Andreas Hermann from the FZI Research Centre Informatics at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

A general talk about GPU-Voxels and the application scenarios from his PhD thesis, including some background info about parallel computing.

On the following day (March 14) there will be a small internal workshop on the use of GPU Voxels at UiA. Partners in the SFI Offshore Mechatronics centre are welcome to attend also this workshop.

GPU Voxels at GitHub: https://github.com/fzi-forschungszentrum-informatik/gpu-voxels

NFEA Autonomy Conference + Ardor/Ignis Workshop


March 20-21, The Autonomy Conference 2018, Scandic Bystranda Hotel, Kristiansand, Norway
Go to the Registration Site for the conference (in Norwegian).

March 20:
09:50 Karin Sundsvik, Norwegian Association of Electric and Automatic Control: Welcome Speech
10:00 Brage Baklien, Ministry of Transportation and Communications: Opening Speech (in Norwegian)
10:30 Arne Rinnan, Kongsberg Seatex AS: Sensing Autonomy
11:30 Kristian Knausgård and Morten Ottestad, University of Agder: Mobile Robotics from an Educational Point of View
12:00 Aksel A. Transeth, SINTEF Digital: Delivering goods with drones
13:30 Pål Johan From, Norwegian University of Life Sciences: Autonomous Robots for Agriculture
14:00 Peter Due, Kongsberg Maritime AS
15:00 Bjørn Rudshaug, Statoil ASA: Automatic drilling control
15:30 Liv Almås Carlsen, International Research Institute of Stavanger: Autonomous Drilling: Optimization of drilling parameters and handling of drilling related problems
16:00 Alexey Pavlov, Norwegian University of Science and Technology: Robotic drilling rig for research and education
16:45-18:00 Geir Hovland, University of Agder: Introduction to Blockchain Technologies and Practical Exercise using the NXT API (bring your own laptop)

March 21:
09:00 Harald Martens, Norwegian University of Science and Technology: Artificial Intelligence, analysis of big data sets
09:30 Jeppe Sverdrup, Kongsberg Digital: Kognifai
10:30 Lior Yaffe, Jelurida B.V: State-of-the-art within blockchain technology
11:20 Harald Wesenberg, Statoil ASA: Blockchain is the answer, what was the question again?
12:50 Sven Edgren, DNV GL – Business Assurance: Blockchain as enabler to solidify supply chain integrity in food & beverage sector/with use case example(s).
13:30 – 16:00 Blockchain Practical Excercises, Part 2. How to set up and use the Ardor/Ignis wallet.


March 22, Ardor Hackaton, Scandic Bystranda Hotel, Kristiansand, Norway
Go to the Registration Site for the hackaton. This event is sponsored by SFI Offshore Mechatronics and is free for the participants, but the number of seats is limited to 50.

Program for the hackaton event:
08:00 – 08:30 Coffee/tee
08:30 – 10:00 Ardor API programming, test page, account creation, node JS module, security considerations
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee/tee
10:30 – 11:30 Using the Ardor API exercises (Javascript skills recommended)
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 14:00 Ardor server side add-ons, custom bundlers, dbshell
14:00 – 14:30 Coffee/tee
14:30 – 16:30 Building Ardor add-ons exercises (Java skills required)

SFI Offshore Mechatronics Calendar 2018


SFI Offshore Mechatronics Calendar 2018:
January 25: WP-Leader Meeting (GRM)
February 8: Steering Board Meeting (GRM)
March 15: WP-Leader Meeting (GRM)
April 12: Steering Board (KRS)
April 26: WP-Leaders Meeting (GRM)
May 23-24: Annual Conference (GRM)
June 21: WP-Leader Meeting (GRM)
August 23: WP-Leader Meeting (GRM)
September 14: Steering Board Meeting (GRM)
September 20: WP-Leader Meeting
October 18: WP-Leader Meeting
November 1: WP-Leader Meeting
November 15: Steering Board + General Assembly (KRS)


SFI Offshore Mechatronics, 4th Annual Conference


Below is the preliminary program for the 4th Annual Conference of the centre SFI Offshore Mechatronics, taking place in Grimstad on May 23-24, 2018. Here is the registration link for the conference. 20 rooms have been reserved at Scandic Hotel, Grimstad. Booking code for the hotel: UNI220518

Wednesday May 23, Campus Grimstad C2-042
09:00 – 09:45 Registration + Poster Session
09:45 – 09:55 Welcome, Introduction and Awards
09:55 – 10:25 Keynote Speaker 1: Hans Michael Krause (Director Market and Product Management PLC and IoT Systems, Bosch Rexroth), Title of the talk: “OPC UA over TSN in Industrial Automation”
10:25 – 10:35 WP1 Drives Introduction by M.K. Ebbesen / T.O. Andersen
10:35 – 10:50 WP1.2 Sondre Nordås
10:50 – 11:05 WP1.3 Viktor H. Donkov
11:05 – 11:20 WP1.4 Daniel Hagen
11:20 – 11:35 WP1.5 Søren Ketelsen
11:35 – 11:45 Summary WP1 by M.K. Ebbesen / T.O. Andersen
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch + Poster Session
12:45 – 12:55 WP2 Motion Compensation Introduction by Olav Egeland
12:55 – 13:10 WP2.1 Geir Ole Tysse
13:10 – 13:25 WP2.2 Torstein A. Myhre
13:25 – 13:40 WP2.3 Andrej Cibicik
13:40 – 14:10 Break + Poster Session
14:10 – 14:25 WP2.4 Alexander Meyer Sjøberg
14:25 – 14:40 WP2.5 Sondre Sanden Tørdal
14:40 – 14:55 WP2.6 Philipp Schubert
14:55 – 15:05 Summary WP2 by Olav Egeland
15:05 – 15:30 Break + Poster Session
15:30 – 15:40 WP3 Robotics and Autonomy Introduction by Geir Hovland
15:40 – 15:55 WP3.1 Joacim Dybedal
15:55 – 16:10 WP3.2 Atle Aalerud
16:10 – 16:25 WP3.3 Aksel Sveier
16:25 – 16:40 WP3.4 Thiago G. Monteiro
16:40 – 16:50 Summary WP3 by Geir Hovland
17:00 – Dinner on Campus

Thursday May 24, Campus Grimstad C2-042
09:00 – 09:10 WP4 Modeling and Simulation Introduction by Olav Egeland
09:10 – 09:25 WP4.1 Savin Viswanathan
09:25 – 09:40 WP4.2 Njål Tengesdal
09:40 – 09:55 WP4.3 Lars Ivar Hatledal
09:55 – 10:10 WP4.4 Gaute Fotland
10:10 – 10:20 Summary WP4 by Olav Egeland
10:20 – 10:45 Break + Poster Session
10:45 – 11:15 Keynote Speaker 2: Arnt Aske (Business Development Digitalization, GCE NODE)
11:15 – 11:25 WP5 Monitoring Techniques Introduction by Thomas Meyer
11:25 – 11:40 WP5.1 Martin Hemmer
11:40 – 12:40 Lunch + Poster Session
12:45 – 14:00 Lab Demonstrators
14:00 – 14:15 WP5.2 Rune Schlanbusch
14:15 – 14:30 WP5.3 Shaun Falconer
14:30 – 14:45 WP5.4 Lothar Wöll
14:45 – 15:00 WP5.5 Zbigniew Mikulski
15:00 – 15:10 Summary WP5 by Thomas Meyer
15:10 – 15:30 Break + Poster Session
15:30 – 15:40 WP6 Data Analytics, IT Integration and Big Data Introduction by Baltasar Beferull Lozano
15:40 – 15:55 WP6.1 Luis Miguel Lopez
15:55 – 16:05 Summary WP6 by Baltasar Beferull Lozano
16:15 Common Bus Transport to Kjevik Airport

HP-Foreningen: Digital Hydraulikk


Fagtema med HP-Foreningen – Foredrag om Digital Hydraulikk – Felix Konferansesenter 14.februar, 2018 kl.17:30

HPF inviterer til et spennende foredrag om Digital Hydraulikk med SFI Offshore Mechatronics (Aalborg Universitet / Universitetet i Agder). Vi avslutter med litt enkel fingermat/Tapas.

Sted: Felix Konferansesenter, Aker Brygge

17:30 Velkommen
17:45 Presentasjon av SFI Offshore Mechatronics (AAU)
18:15 Digital Hydraulikk (AAU)
19:00 Mat og hygge

Påmelding gjøres til olmy@grette.no og påmeldingsfrist er 9.februar.