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Ola Ringdahl

Research focuses on agricultural and forestry robotics: novel AI algorithms, machine learning algorithms, and software architectures.

Director of the MSc programme in AI. Teaching a number of courses.

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Associate professor at Department of Computing Science
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MIT-huset, Umeå universitet, MIT.C.241 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

My research interests are centered on development of novel artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, Machine Learning (ML) algorithms, and software architectures, with a focus on agricultural and forestry robotics. I am part of the Intelligent Robotics group at the Department of Computing Science.

Particularly, within this field my interests and expertise focus on three major research directions:

1. Autonomous and semi-autonomous mobile robot navigation and path planning for outdoor and unconstrained environments
In this research direction I explore both the advantages of fully autonomous systems as well as human robot collaboration paradigms, e.g. [1, 2].

2. Design, development and implementation of industrial manipulator path planning algorithms based on novel 3D localization methods
Examples of implementation of these algorithms can be found in the two EU projects Sweeper and CROPS where we were developing autonomous robots for harvesting fruits, such as sweet peppers [3].

3. Development of perception algorithms for the extraction of semantic information from innovative sensory data
This includes both computer vision algorithms in complex environments, as well as processing of non-visual sensors data (e.g., laser scanners, GPS, etc.) [4, 5, 6].


My publications

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Journal of Field Robotics, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 37, (6) : 1027-1039
Arad, Boaz; Balendonck, Jos; Barth, Ruud; et al.
Proceedings of the Northern Lights Deep Learning Workshop, Septentrio Academic Publishing 2020 : 1-6
Kurtser, Polina; Ringdahl, Ola; Rotstein, Nati; et al.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, IEEE 2020, Vol. 5, (2) : 2031-2038
Kurtser, Polina; Ringdahl, Ola; Rotstein, Nati; et al.
Sensors, MDPI 2019, Vol. 19, (7)
Ostovar, Ahmad; Talbot, Bruce; Puliti, Stefano; et al.
Forest Operations in Response to Environmental Challenges: Proceedings of the Nordic-Baltic Conference on Operational Research (NB-NORD), June 3-5, Honne, Norway
Ostovar, Ahmad; Talbot, Bruce; Puliti, Stefano; et al.
Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Springer Netherlands 2019, Vol. 95, (1) : 149-164
Ringdahl, Ola; Kurtser, Polina; Edan, Yael
2019 European Conference on Mobile Robots (ECMR): Conference Proceedings September 4- 6, 2019 Prague Czech Republic
Ringdahl, Ola; Kurtser, Polina; Edan, Yael
Robotics, MDPI 2018, Vol. 7, (1)
Ostovar, Ahmad; Ringdahl, Ola; Hellström, Thomas
Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems: 18th Annual Conference, TAROS 2017, Guildford, UK, July 19–21, 2017, Proceedings, Cham: Springer 2017 : 516-525
Ringdahl, Ola; Kurtser, Polina; Edan, Yael
Image Analysis and Recognition (ICIAR 2016): 13th International Conference, ICIAR 2016, in Memory of Mohamed Kamel, Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, July 13-15, 2016, Proceedings : 175-182
Ostovar, Ahmad; Hellström, Thomas; Ringdahl, Ola
The 5th Israeli Conference on Robotics 2016, Air Force Conference Center Hertzilya, Israel, April 13-14, 2016
Ringdahl, Ola; Kurtser, Polina; Barth, Ruud; et al.
Engineering & Technology Reference, Vol. 1, (1)
Bontsema, Jan; Hemming, Jochen; Pekkeriet, Erik; et al.
Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering, Zagreb, Croatia: Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering 2015, Vol. 36, (2) : 147-164
Lindroos, Ola; Ringdahl, Ola; Pedro, La Hera; et al.
RHEA-2014 : 509-518
Barth, Ruud; Baur, Jörg; Buschmann, Thomas; et al.
The European Society of Agricultural Engineers 2014
Bontsema, J.; Hemming, J.; Pekkeriet, E.; et al.
Industrial robot, Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013, Vol. 40, (1) : 20-26
Hellström, Thomas; Ringdahl, Ola
Remote Sensing, Basel: MDPI 2013, Vol. 5, (10) : 4839-4856
Ringdahl, Ola; Hohnloser, Peter; Hellström, Thomas; et al.
Report / UMINF, 12.20
Hellström, Thomas; Hohnloser, Peter; Ringdahl, Ola
Proceedings of the first International Conference on Robotics and associated High-technologies and Equipment for agriculture: Applications of automated systems and robotics for crop protection in sustainable precision agriculture, Pisa: Pisa University Press 2012 : 171-176
Hellström, Thomas; Ringdahl, Ola
Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Canadian Science Publishing 2012, Vol. 42, (5) : 970-985
Ringdahl, Ola; Hellström, Thomas; Lindroos, Ola
Journal of terramechanics, Vol. 49, (5) : 271-279
Ringdahl, Ola; Hellström, Thomas; Wästerlund, Iwan; et al.
Report / UMINF, 11.03
Ringdahl, Ola
Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, Taylor & Francis 2011, Vol. 26, (4) : 350-359
Ringdahl, Ola; Lindroos, Ola; Hellström, Thomas; et al.
Precision Forestry Symposium: developments in Precision Forestry since 2006 : 42-43
Athanassiadis, Dimitris; Bergström, Dan; Hellström, Thomas; et al.
International Journal of Forest Engineering, Vol. 20, (1) : 33-38
Hellström, Thomas; Lärkeryd, Per; Nordfjell, Tomas; et al.
International Journal Vehicle Autonomous Systems, Inderscience 2009, Vol. 7, (1/2) : 56-72
Hellström, Thomas; Ringdahl, Ola
International Conference on Intelligent Automation and Robotics 2008 : 649-654
Hellström, Thomas; Johansson, Thomas; Ringdahl, Ola
Report / UMINF, 08.06
Hellström, Thomas; Lärkeryd, Pär; Nordfjell, Thomas; et al.
Proceedings of the Israel Conference on Robotics (ICR08)
Hellström, Thomas; Ringdahl, Ola
Report / UMINF, 08.07
Hellström, Thomas; Ringdahl, Ola
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG 2008
Ringdahl, Ola; Hellström, Thomas
Report / UMINF, 07.05
Hellström, Thomas; Johansson, Thomas; Ringdahl, Ola
Field and Service Robotics: Results of the 5th International Conference, New York: Springer 2006 : 603-614
Hellström, Thomas; Johansson, Thomas; Ringdahl, Ola
International Journal of Vehicle Autonomous Systems, Inderscience 2006, Vol. 4, (2/3/4) : 216-224
Hellström, Thomas; Ringdahl, Ola
Proceedings of the Israel Conference on Robotics (ICR06)
Hellström, Thomas; Ringdahl, Ola; Siddiqui, Arsalan
Proceedings from the 23rd Anual workshop of the Swedish Artificial Intelligence Society (SAIS06), : -
Ringdahl, Ola; Hellström, Thomas
Report / UMINF, 05.08
Georgsson, Fredrik; Hellström, Thomas; Johansson, Thomas; et al.
Proceedings of Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems 2005 (TAROS05)
Hellström, Thomas; Ringdahl, Ola
Proceedings of The Third Swedish Workshop on Autonomous Robotics (SWAR05) : -
Ringdahl, Ola; Hellström, Thomas
Report / UMINF, 11
Hellström, Thomas; Ringdahl, Ola

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23 April 2018 until 31 December 2021
1 November 2016 until 30 October 2020
1 January 2015 until 31 December 2018
1 October 2010 until 30 September 2014
1 January 2002 until 31 December 2011