Tønnes F. Nygaard

Associate Professor, Oslo Metropolitan University
Senior Lecturer (20%), University of Oslo
Researcher (20%), Norwegian Defence Research Establishment


I’m an associate professor at Oslo Metropolitan University where I work on robotics and artificial intelligence. My main focus in on legged robots and how they can adapt to different real-world environments and tasks.

In addition to this, I hold a position at the University of Oslo where I teach courses in artificial intelligence and machine learning, as well as supervise master and PhD students in a variety of robotics-related topics. I also have a researcher position at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment where I work on autonomous robots for defence applications.

Selected publications

  1. N:MI
    Real-world Embodied AI Through a Morphologically Adaptive Quadruped Robot
    Nygaard, Tønnes F.Martin, Charles P., Torresen, Jim, Glette, Kyrre, and Howard, David
    Nature Machine Intelligence 2021
  2. ECJ
    Environmental Adaptation of Robot Morphology and Control Through Real-world Evolution
    Nygaard, Tønnes F.Martin, Charles P., Howard, David, Torresen, Jim, and Glette, Kyrre
    Evolutionary Computation 2021