Robotics and Mechatronics

Chair: RAM

(Modified 31 August 2016)

Introduction

Robotics and Mechatronics (RaM) deals with application of modern systems and control methods to practical situations. Its focus is on robotics, as a specific class of mechatronic systems. Our research is embedded in the CTIT and MIRA institutes. The research of the group is application oriented: its main goal is to investigate the applicability of modern systems, imaging and control methods to practical situations in the area of robotics.

Robot application areas we investigate are: inspection robotics (UAVs, UGVs); medical robotics (assistance to surgeons, diagnostics); service robotics (street cleaning, service to people); micro-robots (MEMS).

The science and engineering topics we work on are: modelling and simulation of physical systems; intelligent control; computer vision and medical imaging; robotic actuators; embedded control systems.

In our labs we have quite a variety of robotic setups: basic 1 or 2 motor systems, precise motion control platforms, a production cell-like block circulator, several types of flying wheeled mobile robots, humanoid walking robots, and setups for robotized needle insertion

Programme mentor

dr. ir. P.C. Breedveld

Compulsory courses

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

191210770

Digital Control Engineering

5

1A

191210760

Advanced Programming

5

1B

191616040

Philosophy of Engineering

5

1B

Two more compulsory courses will be chosen by the programme mentor from the following six, after discussion with the student:

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

191211090

Real time software development

5

2B

191211110

Modelling and Simulation

5

2A

191211060

Modern Robotics

5

2B

191210910

Image Processing and Computer Vision

5

2A

201400427

Transducers Science

5

1A

191211690

EMstatics

5

1B

Website

https://www.ram.ewi.utwente.nl/