Karl Berntorp
Karl Berntorp
Phone: +46 46 222 03 62
Fax: +46 46 13 81 18


I successfully defended my thesis on May 23, 2014. 

Faculty Opponent: Uwe D. Hanebeck, Chaired Professor at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

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Short Bio

Karl Berntorp was born in Malmö, Sweden, 1984. He received the Master of Science (MS) degree in Engineering Physics in 2008. His Master's thesis is entitled ESP for Suppression of Jacknifing in an Articulated Bus, and was performed at Daimler AG in Sindelfingen, Germany. He started his PhD studies in February 2009. 


As part of the SSF funded project ENGROSS (ENabling GROwing Software Systems) and the excellence center ELLIIT, I have performed research on

  • Sensor-fusion techniques for autonomous localization.
  • Motion estimation of automotive systems. The motivation is the increased amount of sensors available in automotive systems. This allows for improved situation awareness and thus in the end improved autonomy/active safety.
  • Model-based optimization methods for safety systems in automotive systems. The research is both of applied and investigational character.
  • Optimal trajectory generation and collision-avoidance tasks of mobile manipulators. Special focus is on convex approaches, to allow for fast online implementations.
  • Control of mobile manipulators with redundant degrees of freedom for pick-and-place scenarios. A motivation is the need for improved autonomous robots in several areas—for example, in service robotics and manufacturing.




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Last Updated: 2014-05-26