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Robotics and Mechatronics

Chair: RAM

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 (Peter)
Associate Professor

Compulsory courses

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

xxxxxxxxxx

Digital Control Engineering

5

1A

xxxxxxxxxx

Real-Time Software Development

5

2B

201900007

Perspectives on Engineering Design

2,5

1B

201100137

Philosophy of Engineering: Ethics

2,5

1B

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

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

191211080

Systems Engineering

5

1A

xxxxxxxxxx

Dynamics

5

2A

191210910

Image Processing and Computer Vision

5

2A

xxxxxxxxxx

Robotics

5

2B

Note

The courses of the Robotics and Mechatronics group are under revision, especially the courses above with the code “xxxxxxxxx”. Results of this revision process will be published on this site when they are available. In the meantime please consult dr. Breedveld for information.

The course Mechatronic Design of Motion Systems will be discontinued.

Website

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