Systems and Control

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Biomechatronics

Two research groups at the University of Twente participate in the Biomechatronics specialization:

  • The Biomechanical Engineering group (BME) specializes in the application area of Biomedical Technology, with research that focuses on the interaction between the human motor system and medical devices that support this system. The results of this research are applied in the development of innovative devices.
  • The Biomedical Signals and Systems group (BSS) focuses on Neural Engineering and more specifically on interfacing with the neural system and using such interfaces to achieve (tele)monitoring and influencing body functions. The group carries out biomechatronic research on topics such as neuromodulation and dynamic identification applied to pain, motor control and heart function; diagnosis, functional support and neurofeedback training in rehabilitation.

CONTROL THEORY

Three research groups at the University of Twente participate in the Control Theory specialization:

  •  Hybrid Systems: The study of often complex and heterogeneous processes and their interaction with the environment requires models to map and analyse the dynamic behaviour involved. The Hybrid Systems research group focuses on this special class of dynamic systems, which act on discrete and continuous signals. Applications can be found within computer science, but also within systems that describe networks and systems with a clear physical origin.
  • The Robotics & Mechatronics group focuses on inspection, medical and service robotics. This involves the modelling and simulation of physical systems, intelligent control, robotic actuators and embedded control systems.
  • The Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics group looks at the development of control algorithms for the motion and vibration control of mechanical systems. This covers such issues as model-based high-performance motion control and the development of effective control strategies for multi-DOF vibration isolation.

ROBOTICS & MECHATRONICS

Two research groups at the University of Twente participate in the Robotics and Mechatronics specialization:

  • The Robotics & Mechatronics group focuses on inspection, medical and service robotics. This involves the modelling and simulation of physical systems, intelligent control, robotic actuators and embedded control systems.
  • The Mechanical Automation and Mechatronics group is concerned with the design and development of methods and equipment for the control and automation of mechanical systems and physical processes. In relation to the Robotics & Mechatronics specialization, it focuses on the mechanical design of high-performance systems, motion control and the modelling and optimization of both, creating new innovative solutions by understanding, modelling and measuring fabricated prototypes, thereby contributing to areas such as design principles for precision Mechanism and Multibody System Dynamics. Special topics include dynamic balancing of high-speed robotic manipulators and self-adaptive grippers.
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