Introduction

The department of Mechatronics and robotics engineering is the synergistic integration of precision machinery, electronics and information technology to design innovative components and systems to create functional and smart products. The research priorities of the graduate program are in the areas of bio-Mechatronics, autonomous robots, intelligent robots, intelligent control systems, smart sensors/actuators, and Micro/Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS/NEMS) for industrial, automotive, and bio-medical applications.

Vision

The vision of department of Mechatronics and Robotics department is to stand among the best Mechatronics departments in the region through establishing the state of the art research and education environment for excellent research impact, outstanding graduates and quality of community service.

Mission

The mission of department of Mechatronics and Robotics is to conduct leading edge research and to prepare excellent graduates from all countries with equal chances, who can exploit the state of the art technologies, develop intelligent machines, and actively participate in industrial research and development centers, through introducing high quality research oriented education.

Objectives

To take active role in addressing and providing solutions for current and potential future needs of regional and international industries.
To develop critical thinking skills for the design and evaluation of Mechatronics products and systems.
To develop advanced experimental skills practicing in modern laboratories applying the Problem Based Learning methodology.
To develop communication skills of preparing professional proposals, reports, articles and presentations in national and international scientific events and communities.
To develop integrated team work skills for interacting with other members from different specializations.
To establish strong and effective co-operation with national and international research institutes, universities and industries relevant to Mechatronics.
To implement the recognition of the Mechatronics degrees by international accrediting bodies or dual degree with Japanese partner universities.

Laboratories:

    Bio-Mechatronics Lab
    Magnetic Bearing and Magnetic Levitation Lab
    Intelligent Mechatronics Lab
    Field and Service Robots Lab
    MEMS Lab

Research Areas

Bio-Mechatronic Systems

    Surgical Robots
    Rehabilitation Robots and Assistive Devices
    Human-Robot Interaction
    Prosthetic Devices
    Smart Medical Devices
    Bio-Inspired Robots

Magnetic Suspension and Bearing Systems

    Control of Magnetic Bearing Systems
    Applications of Magnetic Bearing in Medical Field
    Magnetically Levitated Wind Turbine
    Robots with Magnetic Bearing Joints
    Vibration Isolation Systems Using Magnetic Suspension
    Self-Bearing (Bearingless) Motors.

Intelligent Mechatronics Systems

    Flying/Walking Robot.
    Tele-Operation Systems.
    Aerial Manipulation Systems
    Multi-Locomotion Robots
    Legged Robots
    Wearable Vehicle
    Brain-Based Devices
    Micro/Nano Manipulation
    Parallel & Interconnected Manipulators
    Swarm Robots
    Intelligent control of Smart Actuators
    Micro Smart Sensor/ Actuators
    Nonlinear Vibration Systems
    Smart Structures

Field and Service Robots

    Mobile Robot Exploration, Navigation and Control
    Rescue Robots
    Inspection Robot
    Climbing Robots
    Robot Motion Control in Unstructured Area
    Landmines Detection Robots
    Indoor Service Robot.
    Insect-Killing Robot
    Solar Powered Rover
    Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, AUV
    Agriculture Robots
    Mining Robots
    Forestry Robots
    Construction Robots

Micro/Nano Electro-Mechanical Systems

    Tactile Sensing Systems
    Smart Sensor/ Actuators
    Micro Energy Harvesting Devices
    Micro Flying Robot
    Microfluidics Systems