Wel­come to the Auto­mat­ic Con­trol Group

Our main interest is the design, analysis, simulation and implementation of data-driven control and navigation algorithms for autonomous systems such ground or aerial robots.

On our web pages, you will find information about us, our research and our teaching activities.
You can also find opportunities for open positions and open thesis topics.


Researchers at RAT-group, Paderborn University, are involved in a pioneering Europe-wide project seeking to improve safety, health and environmental standards in ship recycling. To achieve this, partners from science and industry are taking a new approach using robotics and AI systems. The project was launched in January for a period of four years, and has received a total of nearly eight million euros of funding from the European Union (EU), of…

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Aerial robots are already used for tasks such as checking wind turbines for damage, and can thus undertake vital tasks that would be hazardous for humans. To enable further areas of application and optimise the technology in the future, an international consortium is now seeking to research the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in drone development. As well as Paderborn University, the project also involves the Norwegian University of Science…

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We are happy to share that our Group will attend the IEEE/RJS International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2023) with two papers: 1) CAMETA: Conflict-Aware Multi-Agent Estimated Time of Arrival Prediction for Mobile Robots by Jonas le Fevre Sejersen, and Erdal Kayacan 2) MIMIR-UW: A Multipurpose Synthetic Dataset for Underwater Navigation and Inspection  by Olaya Alvarez-Tunon, Hemanth Kanner, Luiza Ribeiro Marnet, Huy Pham,…

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Postal Address Universität Paderborn
Automatic Control Group, EIM-E
Warburger Strasse 100
33098 Paderborn
Room: P1.7.14
Tel.: +49 5251 60 1691
Fax: +49 5251 60 1964
E-Mail: erdal.kayacan[at]upb.de