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Department of Machine Design

We work with product development in the broadest sense – with everything from innovation management and design methods to surface- and component development and design of engineering systems.

Units and competence centers

The department consists of four units that conduct their own research and education. We have five competence centers working closely with the industry and providing research-related infrastructure.

Social benefits – impact

Electric car in urban environment
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Thesis hot topic in politicians’ social media

"It is cheaper to own an electric car than a petrol-driven car." If you think you’ve seen this headline recently, you’re right: the research of Jens H...

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En remsa med sensorer integreras i proteshylsan.

AI improves the lives of amputees

About 35 percent of those who have been amputated refrain from prostheses because they are too uncomfortable. By placing connected sensors in the pros...

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PECA will spread knowledge to the industry

KTH starts a knowledge bank with content that can be used by professional educators to put together corporate training. This way, Swedish industry wil...

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See more examples from the ITM-school: The social benefits of the ITM school - Impact


Nordic Industrial IoT Roadmap

Five Nordic universities have developed a roadmap on Industrial IoT (IIoT). IIoT is a key enabling technology for the green transition, bringing together several technological paradigms, from smart electronic components, 5G technologies, to AI and Edge Computing. Editors are Professor Paul Pop, Technical University of Denmark and Professor Martin Törngren, KTH.

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Last changed: Mar 31, 2021