This course treats the development of mechatronic systems (i.e. mechanics, electronics, computer science and system integration) with inspiration from biology and application in the living (human) organism. The objective is to give an introduction to the fundamentals of biomechatronics, through lectures on the underlying theoretical/mechatronics aspects and application fields, in combination with exercises.
This course provides insights into the structure and compilation of scientific papers and publications using LaTeX, as well as open source software for image editing and the creation of vector graphics. LaTeX is a free typesetting tool that separates text format and layout. It is widely used for reports and publications in the scientific domain.
This course consists of a series of seven lectures given by researchers who have distinguished themselves in the area of Robotics, Systems, and Controls. The goal of this course is to obtain an overview of various topics in Robotics, Systems, and Controls from leaders in the field.
The students will do a mini project in the RELab. The topics of these projects vary depending on the supervisor. This course earns 1 credit point and needs to be approved by Prof. Gassert before an enrolment is possible.
This course focuses on the emerging, interdisciplinary field of physical human-robot interaction, bringing together themes from robotics, real-time control, human factors, haptics, virtual environments, interaction design and other fields to enable the development of human-oriented robotic systems. The objective of this course is to give an introduction to the fundamentals of physical human-robot interaction, through lectures on the underlying theoretical/mechatronics aspects and application fields, in combination with a hands-on lab tutorial. The course will guide students through the design and evaluation process of such systems.
Rehabilitation Engineering is the application of science and technology to ameliorate the handicaps of individuals with disabilities in order to reintegrate them into society.The goal of this course is to present classical and new rehabilitation engineering principles applied to compensate or enhance motor, sensory, and cognitive deficits. The focus of this course lies on the restoration and treatment of the human sensory and vegetative systems.
The course focuses on clinical as well as industrial aspects of advanced technologies and their transfer into neurorehabilitation from both theoretical and practical perspectives. The students will learn the basics of neurorehabilitation and the linkage to technologies, gain insight into the development within the medtech field and learn applications of technologies in clinical settings.