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Faculty and research in Mechatronics

Our faculty in Mechatronics comprises around 40 staff members (professors, researchers, postdocs and PhD students). Our research focuses on developing methods and tools for model-based systems design, development of advanced mechatronics systems, architecture design and safety. We work within four main areas.

Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems

As machines become more electrified, automated and software-driven, it is essential to ensure that they are trustworthy. We have over 40 years of experience in Cyber-Physical Systems. Together we shape a future with highly automated, connected and collaborating machines powered by software and artificial intelligence.

Research Centre and Projects: TECoSA , ENTICE , StorAIge , TRUST-E , ADinSOS  and InSecTT .

Model-based Systems Engineering

We use modern Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) techniques for integrated design, analysis and control of mechatronic systems, including architectural, requirement, behavioural, simulation and analysis models, and modelling tool integration.

Robot Design

Engineers and designers in the robot design field take a holistic mechatronic approach, considering factors such as the robot's intended function, physical form and structure, movement and autonomy. We use integrated sensors and applied AI to design, develop and control robot systems.

Research projects: EXHILO , HARU , IRIS  and SocketSense .

Autonomous Systems

We create independent systems - including self-driving cars, drones and robots - with applications in manufacturing and transportation. Key challenges include perception of the environment, decision-making, safe human interaction, and adapting to dynamic environments with incomplete or uncertain information. 

Research projects: AD-EYE , AutoPlant , Auto2  and BOAUT

Key researchers in the programme