Development of fundamental technologies for autonomous systems has been a focus area in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation (EEA) and its predecessors. During 2013-2017, the area has strengthened from two to five professors. Since 2013, the societal impact of this research has included:
Impact 1. Several spin off companies: GIM Ltd., Sensible 4 Ltd., Argone Ltd. Impact 2. Supported standardization and adoption of standards in industry: IEC 61499, IEC61580, ISO 11783. Impact 3. Improved national and European RDI environments through roadmap work and technology transfer. Impact 4. Influenced national public policy on robotics, automation and autonomy by providing expertise. Impact 5. Participated in the public debate on societal effects of advanced automation.