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Robotics and Mechatronics

Chair: Robotics & Mechatronics

Revision of the compulsory courses

At September 1st 2020 the set of compulsory courses will be changed according to the table below. Students, who already have arranged their course programme can keep their old programme. Students who still have to arrange their course programme can do this according to the new compulsory courses

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

prof.dr.ir. G.J.M. Krijnen (Gijs)
Full Professor

Compulsory courses

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

201900093

Control System Design for Mechatronics

5

1A

191211080

Systems Engineering

5

1A

201900007

Perspectives on Engineering Design

2,5

1B

201100137

Philosophy of Engineering: Ethics

2,5

1B

191211060

Modern Robotics

5

2A

191211110

Modelling and Simulation

5

2B

Note 1

The course Modelling and Simulation requires the course 191210431 Engineering System Dynamics as prior knowledge. It can be taken during Quarter 1B as a part of the Electrical Engineering bachelor module 201700145 Systems and Control. Alternatively it can be taken in self-study during the quarter 2A. Question & Answer sessions will be provided.

Electives

Interesting electives may be chosen according to specific topics:

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

201400427

Transducer Science

5

1A

191211090

Real-Time Software Development

5

1B

191210920

Optimal Estimation in Dynamic Systems

5

1B

191210910

Image Processing and Computer Vision

5

2A

201800228

Mastering Tinkering

5

2A

201800235

Social Robot Design

5

2A

201700173

Control for UAVs

5

2B

201000168

Embedded Systems Laboratory

5

2B

201800225

Tele-Interaction in Robotics

5

TBD

191211690

EMStatics

5

Year

201800207

Capita Selecta RaM

5

Year

Note 2

For students who want to improve their programming skills the following course is available:

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

201800335

Programming 2

5

2A

However this course is considered to be a homologation course, so you should only take it, if you don’t have enough programming experience from your bachelor’s programme.

Website

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