Autonomous and Industrial Robotics

This theme is situated around the research group SMART.
The research group SMART (Smart Mechatronics And RoboTics) is an applied research group (lectorate) of Saxion University of Applied Sciences located in Enschede. Companies, students, lecturers and researchers work together on projects that build up knowledge. We have contacts with a number of educational programs of LED (mechatronics, electrical engineer, mechanical engineering, applied physics, industrial product design), but also HBO-ICT. Besides the industrial companies, we also work together with governmental and civil organizations.

Our knowledge output usually results in demonstrators. This shows that we value the applied aspect (answering a “real” question by offering a solution) and the impact we want to make on society. Showing how to use technology really impacts society and can accelerate further developments.

To make this possible, a number of labs (containing industrial robot arms and autonomous robots), test set ups, and also practical workspaces are available. Including coaching and supervision in how to use them.

In our research group, we focus on two application areas: “unmanned robotic systems” and “smart industrial robots”, hence the cluster “Autonomous and Industrial Robotics”

So, what will you work on and how?
In the beginning of the semester, we will come together to look at available projects, possible research questions and personal ambitions of the students. Multiple project teams will then be formed to work on the chosen research question.

Your team will work in a larger project, and will find an interesting (but always applied) way to contribute to the solution and (part of a) demonstrator. This can be designing, prototyping and/or testing or even another creative contribution. For this, you will use the knowledge and skills you have learned in your education, but you also have to work together with people with other skills. These are the other students, but also researchers from out group and partners. Of course you will also learn new things

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):