The Automatic Control lab at Politecnico di Milano hosts the experimental devices supporting the research on control systems:
- the ABB IRB 140, a 6-axis industrial robot, with a payload of 6 kg, used for studies in human-robot interaction control;
- a linear motor actuating a parallel kinematic machine;
- flexible manipulators prototypes controlled through vision sensors;
- an emulator of an automated plant.
The laboratory is involved in several projects in the field of vehicle control and hosts:
- some motorcycles, used as a basis for studying problems such as the control of semi-active suspensions, electronic throttle control (ride-by-wire), traction control and braking control;
- a remotely controlled “Quad” vehicle;
- some electrical bicycles in experimental configuration;
- some electrical scooters in experimental configuration;
- a UAV in quadrotor configuration, used for research activity on identification and control for rotorcraft vehicles.
In the research field on electric vehicles, the lab is endowed with a sophisticated test bench for batteries, and with a test bench for lightweight two wheels vehicles.
The Automatic Control lab is also specialized in the development of detailed software simulators of power plants.