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Two degree projects of LNU students among the best in the competition Automation Student 2021

Two degree projects in mechanical engineering at bachelor and master's level were placed among the four best student projects in the Automation Student 2021 competition.

Two students from the bachelor programme in mechanical engineering and two students from the master programme Simulation driven product development at Linnaeus University were noticed during the competition. The degree projects were carried out within the Smart-IAT project, our demonstration environment for smart and innovative automation in the manufacturing industry.

Osama Ziada's and Konstantina Tzivleri's thesis, Feasibility Study on the Introduction of Automation in the Assembly Process, received high marks with motivation: “in the transition to more automated assembly processes, there are many steps that require new ways of thinking. In this work, the authors develop in an excellent way an automation of a manufacturing process. The interaction between man and robot is given a central role, which adds many important aspects.”

Martin Håkansson Burelius and Dennis Blomqvist's thesis, Off-line programming of an industrial robot cell for automated additive manufacturing: a beginner-friendly documentation, was noticed for having developed “an interesting angle of additive production with good practical elements and good ambition to produce a pedagogical instruction. The technology that is analyzed is of great relevance for several complex systems and applications and solves historically difficult problems in an innovative way.”

On the photo, from left to right: Osama Ziada, Jetro Pocorni, Peter van Der Brug, Sina Urban, Abhikaran Amitkumar Bhatia and Martin Håkansson Burelius.


Automation Region arranges Automation Student - an annual student competition for the best automation-related degree projects. In the selection process, degree projects from a dozen colleges and universities around the country were evaluated.