Specializations

Robotics and Mechatronics

This specialization belongs to the master's programme Systems Control.

What is Robotics and Mechatronics

Mechatronics involves a synergistic combination of mechanical engineering, electronics and measurement and control in the design of products and processes. It focuses on Mechatronic Design, which can be defined as follows: the integrated and optimal design of a mechanical system and its embedded control system. By means of an integrated design of the mechanical parts and the measurement and control system, realized in electronic circuits or as an embedded computer program, mechanical constructions can achieve superior performance and become cheaper and more flexible. Well-known examples of some years ago are the audio CD player and its successors the CD-ROM and DVD. Nowadays, automotive applications, (mobile and flying) robots, advanced production machines, systems for telemanipulation, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) are examples of mechatronic systems.

As a student of the master’s programme Systems and Control you will gain a thorough background in the art of modelling and identifying systems and designing strategies to control them. In this specialisation you will additionally follow a number of courses in the field of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. During project work you will be challenged to adopt a really mechatronic attitude: to design electromechanical systems in an integrated way. You will be able to tailor the program to address your own individual interests and needs.

                

How is Robotics & Mechatronics used?

Robotics & Mechatronics combines knowledge of mechanical engineering, electronics and measurement and control in the design of products and processes. In this specialization you will work to improve the performance of electromechanical devices.

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