Dr. Benjamas Panomruttanarug is a founder of the COntrol Systems for INdustrial applications (COSIN lab). Since 2011, there have been grad & undergrad students conducting their research under COSIN lab. The research topics include Iterative learning control as well as its applications to autonomous vehicles and robotic manipulators.
GNSS based autonomous navigation
We developed an autonomous navigation system for a golf cart using GNSS modules, and conducted an experiment to compare the effectiveness of using a single module with a module pair (base station + rover) when receiving signals from CORs.
Autonomous speed control system
We developed an autonomous speed control system for the golf cart using a PID controller and compared our experimental results with those obtained from commercialized devices.
Road tracking using semantic segmentation
We developed a road tracking system for a go-kart robot using a RealSense camera and semantic segmentation to extract the road from other object classes. The system utilizes Iterative Learning Control (ILC) to ensure robustness in shade areas.
We utilized a RealSense camera to manipulate a robotic manipulator for EV charging, using RGB data for template matching to locate the vehicle inlet and depth data to precisely control the robot arm's positioning. We conducted an experimental test with a real vehicle to evaluate the system's performance.
This Go-kart is commanded by adding the destinations in Google Maps.
Our second participation in the international autonomous robot racing competition. We won the 3rd prize this year!!
Our first autonomous robot racing competition. We organized the first competition for our students this year.
There are 2 custom made drones in the lab. We have tried different flight controllers, i.e., Pixhawk, AMP, Arduino, Odroid, to control directions of the drones. We also have a tracking drone using vision that can track a specific color to follow.