Department of Mechanical Engineering


Mechatronics laboratories

The facilities that support mechatronics teaching and research within the faculty are spread over several laboratories, inclusive of the Mechatroncis Project Lab, the Mechatronics Postgraduate Lab, Mechatronics Teaching Lab, Manufacturing System Lab, Control & Dynamics Lab, Microfabrication Lab, Brain Computer Interface Lab and the Acoustic Lab.

The laboratories are home to a variety of specialist equipment, including:

  • Altera DE-2 FPGA Digital Prototyping boards
  • Chewing robots
  • Drones indoor flying area
  • EEG/EMG system
  • Exoskeletons
  • Impedance analyser
  • Inverted pendulum
  • KUKA robot
  • Microcontroller development kits
  • Mobile robots
  • Multi-channel FES stimulator
  • NDI system
  • NI Compact/My RIO
  • Parallel robots
  • Parylene coater
  • Photolithography
  • Thermal evaporator
  • UAVs
  • Vicon Motion Capture System

Other supporting equipment includes a range of laser cutters, laser sensors, force sensors, a network analyser, arbitrary waveform generator, frequency counter, signal generators, digital storage oscilloscope, multimeters, and computer-based data acquisition equipment.

These laboratories also support modelling, data acquisition, processing, simulation and control, using software such as Creo, ANSYS, Matlab, LabVIEW, SimMechanics, dSpace, and more.

With these capabilities, we actively investigate areas such as:

 

Participating faculty members