Automatic Control Basic Course for FIPi

FRT010, Reglerteknik AK för FIPi



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This course is scheduled for the first spring quarter period. The lectures are given in Swedish, but most material is also available in English.

Signup for reexams are done here




The solutions to the exam 170823 are given under "old exams" below.
Tentorna är rättade och resultaten inlagda i Ladok.
Tentorna visas den 12/9 12.00-12.30 i Lab C.

Course Plan

A detailed program of the course is found in the Course Program 2017

The additional course Control Theory (3hp) is recommended for students wanting more theory.



Please note: If you are not able to sign up for the labs, it is most likely due to the fact that you have not pre-registered yourself for the course. If that is case, send an e-mail to with your personal identity number (personnummer) and he will make it possible for you to sign up.

Signup for Lab 1 (Signup starts 16 Jan)

Sign-up for computer exercise

Signup for Lab 2 (Signup starts 30 Jan)

Signup for Lab 3 (Signup starts 13 Feb)


The guidelines for the laborations are given in

Laboration 1 (Swe) / (Eng)
Laboration 2 (Swe) / (Eng)
Laboration 3 (Swe) / (Eng)



A collection of lecture notes by T Hägglund that covers the course is sold at KF.

The course is based on the books Reglerteori by Karl J. Åström
and Reglerteknik - Grundläggande teori by T Glad och L Ljung.
For further reading use for instance: Feedback Systems: An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers by K J Åström and R Murray available for free fulltext download.

There is a booklet with a collection of problems and solutions: (Swe) / (Eng).

There is a collection of common results and formulae (formelsamling) (Swe) / (Eng) that also can be used on the examination.

Other material

Here are some material that helps you prepare for the course.

Old exams together with solutions are also available. It might be a good idea to download all these exams (We have experienced some problems with our web server lately. For backup the exams are also available on Piazza, under "Resources")

You can download Bode diagrams in pdf-format to print out and draw your own Bode diagrams. When printing, don't forget to set page format to A4 in Acroreads print setup.

Here is a Swedish-English Control dictionary

 Lecture 1 material:


Some bonus material:

A short introduction video to control

Nice description of impact of control technology in different fields

Here is a fun robot-biking clip. This is another impressive robot clip. 

TED-talk on quadrocopters

Flying camera on a leash

Lecture 5: Flyball governor

Lecture 7: Bicycle stabilization

Lecture 10: Speed estimator

Lecture 11: Lag design and lead design examples

Leture 13: Design of ball process (outer loop)

Lecture 15: Repitition, exam March 2008, solutions

Computer tools

There is a set of Interacting Learning Modules for use in learning Automatic Control. See

Control Tutorials for Matlab

Here are some fun control programming challenges you can try

You can use the free tool Piazza as a discussion forum during the course. To start, use the signup link for this course.


Here are some short videos on topics from the course. These videos are in Swedish.


Also check out the Matlab videos on Bode diagrams