Welcome to Robotics and Nonlinear Control

  • AR.Drone 2.0
  • Mobile manipulator (Cyton Gamma 1500 on a Pioneer base)
  • Cyton Gamma 1500
  • OptiTrack Flex13 tracking camera system
  • Pioneer
  • Quanser equipment
  • Diamond 2500

About us

Our group works on Robotics and Nonlinear Control (ROCON) at the Department of Automation of the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca. Our research interests range from mobile robotics and robot modeling, to fundamental nonlinear control and estimation using methods from computational and artificial intelligence. These two major directions are connected via applications of nonlinear control to robotics. We currently number six permanent staff working with several long-term researchers such as PhD students, and we have a wide range of student projects available. Check our recent publications for a deeper technical outline of our work, or have a look at the videos for a high-level overview of our applications.


In October 2017, Lucian Busoniu gives a lecture at the ACAI Summer School on Reinforcement Learning. Even though it's actually in the autumn, it should be a great event!

Our Innovation Cheque grant with the company Braintronix has been funded! The topic is "3D object recognition using mobile robots", and the PI is Levente Tamas.