Control

Participants

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dr.ir. Jan Broenink
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prof.dr.ir. Stefano Stramigioli
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dr.ir. Douwe Dresscher
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Tim Broenink MSc
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dr.ir. Ferdi van der Heijden
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Vincent Groenhuis MSc
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Marcel Welleweerd MSc
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dr. Francoise Siepel
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Nicolò Botteghi MSc
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Ramy Hashem MSc

Description

Work in this research line deals with application and further investigation of control schemes necessary for robotic systems. The focus is on intrinsic stability through passivity; smooth operation of contact behaviour; resilient robotic behavior via robustness of the control schemes and robot architectures. Model-driven controller design techniques and a holistic, systems engineering view are preferred approaches. The resulting controller schemes are inspired by and applied to the robotic applications developed in our application domains. Proofs of principle are validated using small setups, exhibiting the relevant essential behavior.

Running projects

CPS-RMC

The goal of this project is to develop a multi-disciplinary model-based methodology allowing the development of motion control applications with a close integration of the domains involved. Major ingredients are the combination and co-simulation of models from different disciplines to validate t... read more

i-Botics

Open innovation centre for Research and Development in Interaction Robotics read more

MRI-compatible Robotics

Solving inaccurate and inefficient MRI-guided breast biopsy procedures with a robotic needle manipulator. read more

MURAB

Creation of a new paradigm in which the precision of great medical imaging modalities like MRI and Ultrasound are combined with the precision of robotics. read more

Smart Tooling

Smart Tooling focusses on automation in the process industry: making maintenance safer, cheaper, cleaner, and more efficient by developing new robot prototypes and tools. read more

SPECTORS

Sensor Products for Enterprises Creating Technological Opportunities in Remote Sensing (SPECTORS) read more

Finished projects

ABC

Agent-based control read more

AEROWORKS

Aeroworks envisions a novel aerial robotic team that possesses capabilities to autonomously conduct infrastructure inspection and maintenance, while providing an intuitive and user-friendly interface to the maintenance-workers and operators read more

Airobots

The goal of the AIRobots project is to develop a new generation of aerial service robots capable to support human beings in all those activities that require the ability to interact actively and safely with environments not constrained on ground but airborne. read more

APPIC

Controller design read more

BOBBIE

BOBBIE: a robot that cares. read more

BRICS

Best Practice in Robotics, an Integrated Project to promote the interoperability of hardware and software components for robotics, and to design and implement an integrated robotic development environment including a software repository of best practise robotics algorithms. Kuka Roboter is the Co... read more

Eumecha Pro

Concerted action or so on Mechatronics read more

FALCON

Flexible automated logistic concepts read more

FREEQ

Fast-Running, Energy-Efficient Quadruped—combining biomimetics with port-based Hamiltonian systems to achieve high-performance quadrupedal running. read more

H-Haptics

Human-centered haptics. read more

HiPRINS

High-Precision Inkjet Printing System read more

IVIA

Intelligent Variable Impedance Arm. read more

MAMS

Multi-axis microstage with subnamometer resolution read more

Mech-SME

Mechatronics for SME (Small & Medium Enterprises). To let SMEs in the Euregio better use mechatronics in their activities. Together with consultancy and technology transfer firms (Syntens and STODT in our area), results of our mechatronics work is brought to the SMEs in the region. The Coordinat... read more

Medical Microrobotics

Image-based magnetic control of self propelled microrobots. read more

MIC

NL - D mechatronics innovation centre. read more

MicroSpam

Microspam: a high capacity low-volume scanning Probe Array for application in embedded systems. read more

MyoPro

MyoPro MYOelectrical PROsthesis. read more

Needle Steering

Robotically steering flexible needles using ultrasound-guided control. read more

PIRATE

Pipe Inspection Robot for AuTonomous Exploration. read more

ReflexLeg

Intelligent and energy-efficient actuation and natural bidirectional control interfacing for transfemoral prosthesis read more

Remote Robotics

Remote Robotics read more

ROBIRD

flying robots. read more

ROSE

The energy-efficient design of autonomous and mobile sensor-integrated robotic devices for data acquisition on dikes. A subproject of the STW-ASSYS project (10550) Energy-efficient desing and control of mobile RObotic SENsor networks. read more

SAWpos

Surface Acoustic Wave positioning read more

SHERPA

Smart collaboration between Humans and ground-aErial Robots for imProving rescuing activities in Alpine environments. read more

SmartBot - RoboShip

Development of multi sensor robot platforms for maritime, agricultural and industry applications. read more

SmartPie

SMART systems based on integrated PIEzo read more

TeleFlex

Telemanipulation system for a new generation of minimal-invasive interventions. read more

Viactors

This project aims at developing and exploiting actuation technologies for a new generation of robots that can co-exist and co-operate with people and get much closer to the human manipulation and locomotion performance than today’s robots do. At the same time these robots are expected to be safe,... read more