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Mechatronics engineering at the University of Twente - Netherlands

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 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.

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