Dr. Khalid Sorensen

Jamie Blick
AIST Conference Planner

Association for Iron & Steel Technology



Dr. Khalid Sorensen of Atlanta-Based Robotics Firm CAMotion Inc. to Present at 17th Annual AIST Crane Symposium

Dr. Khalid Sorensen of robotics firm CAMotion Inc. will be presenting at the 17th annual Crane Symposium. Dr. Sorensen was invited to speak on the topic of anti-sway for overhead cranes. The event, sponsored by the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), delivers pragmatic information and experiences from crane maintenance personnel, crane manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, and engineering consultants.

This year's symposium is located in Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Sheraton Station Square. The event begins Monday, June 13th at 8:00 a.m. Lectures continue through Wednesday, June 15th until 5 p.m.


Advances in the control of flexible material-handling cranes have been substantial. The past decade has witnessed developments in robust and responsive swing-suppression technology, stable swing-free and precise payload positioning, collision avoidance, and human/crane interaction. Several applications of this technology to material handling and manufacturing cranes are presented as well as the effects of this technology on production, safety, energy, and usability.


Dr. Sorensen completed his PhD at the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of technology in 2008. He worked in industry before pursuing graduate studies. As a project engineer for CH2M-Hill, he developed nuclear waste cleanup technologies. His research pertaining to the control of flexible machines stems from this industry experience. Currently, Dr. Sorensen serves as Chief Controls Engineer for CAMotion's Crane Division, which provides advanced control solutions for industrial cranes. Dr. Sorensen's research interests include dynamics, controls, and human/machine interaction. He has authored/coauthored 21 articles pertaining to flexible machine control.

About CAMotion: CAMotion is a Georgia Institute of Technology spin-off company. CAMotion's products are distinguished by the use of advanced motion control to achieve high precision and speed. CAMotion provides advanced crane control solutions, and manufactures high-speed case packing, palletizing and depalletizing machines.


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