Projects

In the SEMD group, we are working on several research projects (click on the images below for more information on the project):


  • ProEME ( RT1, RT3, and RT4) - Finished

    The goal of this project to increase the uptake of e-mobility in Europe by building capacities, networks, and tools to reach decision-makers and contribute to positive investment decisions for Electric Vehicles (EVs). The approaches and decision support tools developed shall serve as blueprints for further development of the EV-market and expand the scientific findings of electric mobility.

  • eMaas ( RT1, RT3, and RT4) - Finished

    The electric Mobility as a Service (eMaaS) project aims at making eco-friendly mobility more accessible.  eMaaS combines highly innovative technology and new business models to create the conditions for large scale adoption of Electric Vehicles (EV) by developing and promoting an open eco-friendly mobility ecosystem.

  • CHEtGUM: Human-machine cooperation and societal impact in the development of a chewing gum removal robot (RT3 and RT4)

    Chewing gum removal from public places is a labor-intensive and costly task, creating the demand for a responsible way of cleaning and keeping public spaces clean. Our goal is to develop a cleaning robot, by the integration of mechatronics, with a responsible design, aware of its social impact, and finally, the symbiosis of automation and human supervision

  • WeCoRD (RT1)

    The Open Educational Resources on Enabling Technologies in Wearable and Collaborative Robotics (WeCoRD) project will establish a strategic partnership for modernizing postgraduate and continuous professional education in the field of robotics, making it more relevant to the users, labor market and industry needs, boosting skills and employability of learners. 

  • A3 Architecture Overviews (RT1)

    Describing a systems architecture in a comprehensive and widely understandable format is a challenge. This project initially aimed at reverse architecting an existing system's architecture. Over time, the A3 Architecture Overviews (A3AO for short) have been used also to support the design process and to aid in implementing systems engineering. 

  • Multidisciplinary integration in the product design and development - EPLM2 (RT1 and RT2)

    Due to increasing product complexity, monodisciplinary approaches can threaten the consistency of designs and lead to integration issues. We aim to define and integrate essential engineering design data that can be shared by various disciplines to create a successful product. Our end-goal is to improve interoperability, consistency, and traceability during the design process by applying Systems Engineering and Product Lifecycle Management.

  • Architecture Modelling Framework (RT2,RT3)

    Due to increasing product complexity, monodisciplinary approaches can threaten the consistency of designs and lead to integration issues. We aim to define and integrate essential engineering design data that can be shared by various disciplines to create a successful product. Our end-goal is to improve interoperability, consistency, and traceability during the design process by applying Systems Engineering and Product Lifecycle Management.

  • Healthy Footwear (RT3)

    The architecture of nowadays conventional footwear is the result of a long history of footwear design, manufacturing, and marketing. In this long history, part of the argumentation behind the architecture has been lost, causing footwear developers to make decisions based on ancient beliefs, habits, and badly underpinned assumptions. Therefore this project has the aim to investigate how footwear developers can be supported in consciously deviating from the conventional architecture, ultimately reducing the occurrence of footwear induced ailments.

  • NEON "lights the way to zero emission energy and mobility" (RT1, RT2, and RT3)

    NEON addresses three interrelated societal challenges: climate action, renewable energy, and smart & sustainable transport. By conducting our research from multiple views and starting points, we seek at growing understanding and facilitating an acceleration towards a sustainable society. We research and develop an integral model architecture and integration mechanism for the NEON models. The architecture and mechanism will allow the other models to be developed largely independently, yet combined will result in coherent integral results.