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Mechatronics and Embedded Control Systems

Research in mechatronics and embedded control systems are focused on the development of methods and tools for model-based design, development of advanced mechatronics systems, architecture design and safety.


Key research areas

A long term goal in the area of methods and tools for model based design of advanced mechatronic systems is to provide a “toolbox” where mechanical structure, transducers, control functions/algorithms, and embedded systems can be modelled, synthesized and analyzed in an integrated process.

More applied research is conducted in areas like automotive hybrid and embedded systems, robotic grasping and manipulation, haptics for medical simulation, and forest automation.

With KTH as a platform, we offer a very strong, deep and broad, academic research competence. We have close ties with industry in several domains and academic collaboration with many universities around the world.


We offer a number of courses in mechatronics, embedded and applied control, and electrical engineering. Engineering of mechatronic systems is often characterized by large projects, many involved disciplines, extensive teamwork and hence requires qualified project management. For realistic training, many of our courses are therefore project oriented and problem based. A master-level specialization in mechatronics is offered for the programs in Mechanical Engineering, Vehicle technology and Design and product realization.

Head of unit

Belongs to: Engineering Design
Last changed: Oct 07, 2022