no picture available Jan Broenink
no picture available Stefano Stramigioli
no picture available Momen Abayazid
no picture available Douwe Dresscher
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Han Wopereis MSc
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Tim Broenink MSc
no picture available Ferdi van der Heijden
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Vincent Groenhuis MSc
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Marcel Welleweerd MSc
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dr. F.J. Siepel
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Ramy Hashem MSc


The central theme of this research line is an inter-disciplinary, integrated, port-based approach to the modeling of physical system behavior in various engineering domains, in particular those related to robotics and mechatronics. It follows an energy-based approach, making extensive use of the (multi-)bond graph notation, and is subdivided in several classes of projects. Where applicable, the modeling activities of the laboratory are used as a basis to generate re-usable, generic (sub-) model structures of various engineering systems.

Running projects


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


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


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


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


flying robots. read more

Soft Robotics

MR-compatible robotic phantom to simulate the respiratory motion of human liver. read more


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

Finished projects


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


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


Development of a Design Framework for heterogeneous real-time embedded systems read more

Eumecha Pro

Concerted action or so on Mechatronics read more


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


Geometric network modeling and control of complex physical systems. read more


Human-centered haptics. read more


Intelligent Variable Impedance Arm. read more


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


Minimal invasive robot in an MRI environment read more

Needle Steering

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


Port-based approach of complex distributed parameter systems read more


Surface Acoustic Wave positioning read more


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


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


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