OREBRO University participates with the Center for Applied Autonomous Sensor Systems (AASS). This is one of the university’s strong research environments constituting strategic research profile. AASS performs interdisciplinary research on autonomous sensor systems by exploiting the cooperation between three laboratories focusing on: intelligent control, learning systems, and mobile robotics. AASS has currently over 50 tenured researchers, visiting researchers, postdoctoral research fellows, and PhD students. AASS has gained a worldwide reputation for its work on cognitive robotics, especially for its pioneering work on perceptual anchoring, on robotic olfaction, and on ecologies of robots in smart environments. AASS is a founding member of Robot-Valley (www.robotdalen.se) – Sweden’s largest innovation-in-robotics effort – and has a number of collaborations with industries. AASS has hosted an EC Marie Curie Training Site (2000-2005) on advanced robotics, participated in the EC networks of Excellence PLANET, CLAWAR, EURON, AGENT-LINK and Roberta-EU, the FP6 project DUSTBOT, and the FP7 projects HANDLE and GeRT. Currently, AASS is the coordinator of the FP7 project GiraffPlus. AASS is also a member of euRobotics, and a partner in the ongoing FP7 projects
RobLog, Spencer, Rubicon, RACE, MOnarCH and Robot-Era. AASS has obtained eight research grants from the Swedish Research Council, which are regarded as highly prestigious in Sweden.