Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics

The activities of the Laboratory of Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics are concerned with the design and development of methods and equipment for the control and automation of mechanical systems and physical processes. Courses range from general control theory for bachelor students to specialized master lectures. The research involves a combined approach of theoretical analyses, numerical simulations and experimental investigations.

Research Chairs


The group of Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics offers a wide variety of courses, either in the bachelor or master. Additionally we organise the final project for bachelor students, project F

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WA M-day 7 April, 2015

During the group's "M-day" Master student give presentations about their Master assignment. ... read more

Information about Academic Ceremonies

On this webpage you can find an overview of dissertations and/or orations of the Mechanical automation research group. ... read more

Information about Master

Our specialization is one of the tracks of the department “Mechanics of Solids, Surfaces & Systems (MS3). ... read more

ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference

The ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) took place during August 12-15, 2012 in Chicago, USA. The research group Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics submitted two papers. One of these, based on the masters thesis of Ger Folkersma with supervisors Steven Boer, Dannis Brouwer, Herman Soemers en Just Herder, won the ‘best paper award’ in the category ‘compliant mechanisms - applications’. ... read more