The Robotics and Automation Lab is currently involved in research and development of advanced actuators for mechatronics applications.
Actuators, such as motors, are devices that convert electrical energy into mechanical work. As the demand for actuator technologies grows in applications such as biomedical, prosthetics, haptics, computer games, etc., there is an increasing need for complex and more sophisticated actuators with high power-to-volume ratio.
Our group develops analytical models, electro-mechanical hardware designs and control software.
The Robotics and Automation Lab also supports the mechatronics option track in our mechanical engineering program. We have sophisticated hardware and software for motion control, programmable logic control and for robotics.
You can find more information about our research by exploring the menu on the left.
Research opportunities: The School of ENCS has Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program and has assistantship positions available for qualified graduate students. In addition, often there are opportunities for undergraduate students to participate in our research activities.
If you are interested in joining our team for research in these or closely related areas, please contact: