Welcome to Robotics and Mechatronics

Robotics and Mechatronics (RaM) focuses on robotics, as a specific class of mechatronic systems. RaM is part of the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. The research is part of the Digital Society Institute (DSI) and the TechMed institute. RaM is composed of a multi-disciplinary team of engineering scientists, engineers and clinicians.

Our core research is in modelling and simulation of physical systems, intelligent control, robotic actuators and sensors, image processing, computer vision, and embedded control systems. These disciplines form the basis of our solutions in a variety of fields including healthcare, inspection and maintenance. Robot application areas we investigate are: inspection robotics (UAVs, UGVs, UUVs) and medical robotics (assistance to surgeons, diagnostics).

In our labs we have quite a variety of robotic setups: basic single/dual motor systems, precise-motion control platforms, a production cell-like block circulator, multiple KUKA and Franka Emika 7 DoF arms, several types of flying/wheeled mobile robots, soft robots, humanoid walking robots including an iCub, and setups for robotized needle insertion. The lab is equipped with rapid prototyping facilities that include six 3D printers, a laser cutter, and a PCB printing machine.

RaM research projects are financially supported by European Commission (Horizon 2020), European Research Council (ERC), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), and from industrial partners.

RaM teaching activities include involvement in the curricula of Electrical Engineering, Systems and Control, Embedded Systems, Creative Technology, Advanced Technology, Biomedical Engineering, and Technical Medicine. Additionally, RaM supervises around 70 students for their final BSc and MSc projects yearly.



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