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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

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

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

Code

Course

Study load (EC)

Quarter

191211110

Modelling and Simulation

5

2A/2B

191210910

Image Processing and Computer Vision

5

2A

191211060

Modern Robotics

5

2B

191211090

Real-Time Software Development

5

2B

Note

The RaM group is revising its course programme, however for next year (2019-2020) the adaptations are limited:

  • Advanced programming and Mechatronic Design of Motion Systems are discontinued
  • Control System Design for Mechatronics will succeed Digital Control Engineering. It will take over some examples from Mechatronic Design of Motion Systems, but this is not essential.
  • Systems Engineering from now on will be compulsory for the RaM specialisation.
  • For students who want to improve their programming skills the following course is available:

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.

Transitional arrangement

Students who already registered a course programme according to the old programme can keep this. Other details regarding courses that you did not complete with an examination will be added shortly.

In the meantime please consult dr. Breedveld for information.

Website

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