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Olov Andersson

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About me

I am a new WASP Assistant Professor in Learning for Autonomous Systems here at KTH (as of October 1, 2023).


  • Full-stack autonomy for real-world mobile robots: robust planning, mapping and navigation for dynamic, uncertain environments.
  • AI for autonomy: How to leverage recent advances in AI (e.g. VLM, LLM, ...) for improved autonomy. Learning better world representations for planning. Learning to plan, reinforcement learning.

Previously (2020-2023), I was a senior researcher in the Autonomous Systems Lab at ETH Zurich under Prof. Roland Siegwart. Among other things I was:

  • On the winning team of the DARPA SubT Challenge (helped lead ASL's part of the winning team CERBERUS) and supervised development of a new autonomous long-range drone for unknown 3D cave environments.
    Washington Post "The $82 Million Super Bowl of Robots":
  • Lead an ArmaSuisse project on a flying metal detector concept (e.g., humanitarian de-mining). Got picked up in IEEE Spectrum here.
  • Lead the mobile manipulation part in EU H2020 project Heron for robotic road repair.


December 8, 2023. Got a chance to talk about the potential of AI robots with Swedish PM Ulf Kristersson when he visited KTH and Danica Kragic as part of his AI initiative.

PM visit 2023.


Graduate Course in Machine Learning (FDD3431), teacher | Course web

Machine Learning (DD2421), teacher, assistant | Course web

Programming and Scientific Computing (DD1318), teacher | Course web

Topics in Computer Vision II (FDD3338), teacher | Course web

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