Kinematics, dynamics and control of mechanisms and machines. Industrial robotics and flexible automation. Vehicle dynamics. Modal analysis and vibrations.
Machine Mechanics, Industrial Robotics, Modeling and Control of Mechanical Systems, Mechanical Vibrations, Vehicle Dynamics.
Design, analysis and optimization of machines, robotic systems and vehicles. Customized solutions and software tools for R&D and automated production lines.
Our approach to engineering research is aimed at the development of customized tools for advanced modeling, control and optimization of mechanical systems dynamics, through experimental observation and analysis.
Applications range from collaborative robotics to vehicles, from industrial automation to optimization and predictive maintenance of production lines, from rehabilitation and medical robotics to energy harvesting and control.
MECHANICAL SYSTEMS DYNAMICS
Dynamics is the key for deep undertanding and optimization of mechanisms and machines. The study of mechanical systems kinematics, dynamics and control is therefore the very first and fundamental mission of our research.
MODELING AND SIMULATION
Results of theoretical analysis on mechanical systems kinematics, dynamics and control is translated into models and simulations to validate results, refine models and investigate their practical implications.
IDENTIFICATION AND TESTING
Experimental testing, validation and analysis of mechanical systems is one of our key expertise. Modal analysis, in-field dynamic testing of vehicles, mechanisms and machines, feasibility and analysis of robotic work cells and production lines are performed in our labs and at our partners’ premises.
OPTIMIZATION AND CODING
One major goal of our research is the optimization of mechanical systems in terms of performance and efficiency. The algorithms and methods developed are implemented into customized software tools, which allow to translate research results into readily available added-value.
Our research is focused on three main research topics
Selected former and current industrial collaborations