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André Carvalho Bittencourt


I successfully defended my thesis, Modeling and Diagnosis of Friction and Wear in Industrial Robots, on September 26 2014 at the Division of Automatic Control at the Department of Electrical Engineering at Linköping University.


My PhD thesis is on friction and wear diagnostics of industrial robots. The work is conducted in a close collaboration with ABB through the VINNOVA excelence center LINK-SIC. The main objective is to develop methods to determine the mechanical condition of the robot using available sensory information. Data-driven as well as model-based methods have been considered for the task.

Modeling and Diagnosis of Friction and Wear in Industrial Robots
My thesis is now available for download.

The work is in the intersection of 3 main areas, namely robotics, tribology and diagnostics. Visit the research page for an overview of the research topics and the publications page for a selected (and full) list of publications.


As a PhD student at Automatic Control, I dedicate 25% of time to teaching. I have been involved in courses in control related areas, such as TSRT06, TSIU61, TSRT19 and TSRT10.

I have also supervised a number of MSc. thesis, visit the teaching page for a full list.

Personal interests

I also enjoy my time in a number of outdoor activities, visit the personal interests section for details.
André Carvalho Bittencourt

PhD candidate in Automatic Control

(Swedish: Doktorand i reglerteknik)

+46 13 282636
Mobile (private):
+46 765 550 832
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Linköping University
SE-581 83 Linköping
Visiting Address:
Campus Valla
Building B
Room 2A:532 (in the A corridor on the ground floor between entrance 25 and 27)

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Last updated: 2014-09-29