You are going to:
- contribute to multiple research projects in the field of control & manipulation together with students, colleagues from our research group and network partners from industry or research institutes.
- Modular technologies that you will use are modelling of kinematic/dynamic interaction, optimal/robust path planning and control engineering.
- Typical examples of application are interaction control (passive as well as active) with significant disturbance by external environment, constrained path planning and target manipulation;
- design, build and validate new solutions, resulting in new prototypes and applied solutions for industrial partners;
- contribute with ideas for new research in collaboration with the associate professors;
- assist in project coordination (e.g. as a workpackage leader);
- contribute to education by giving lectures in your field of expertise and/or coach students in projects;
- suggest and implement improvement of study material for bachelor courses, based on new developments in your area of expertise.
Your new working environment
As technological developments and innovations change the world —making it smarter every day—Saxion University of Applied Sciences asks itself: how can we best contribute to this change? Now and in the future.
At Saxion, we believe that to be part of tomorrow’s world we need to learn, think and act differently together. We can do this by focusing on Living Technology. For us, the question is what do technological innovations mean and how can they contribute to humanity, society and our planet? This starts with the way that we connect knowledge and technology.
Saxion provides forward-looking and flexible education. Ready to answer the questions of tomorrow and tailored to suit individual talents and abilities. We teach our students to look at social issues from a broad perspective and to come up with practical solutions. This includes enthusiastic, collaborative employees who dare to move with the changing world and who are continuously improving education and support for our students.
We are an open organization with and for talent. Interaction with the world around us can only take shape in an open culture. Saxion wants to be an organization focused on talent development and knowledge sharing, where everyone feels welcome and can be themselves.
Research with impact
Issues in society form the basis of our applied research. We connect students with researchers and experts in the professional field.
Together we work on sustainable solutions for urgent social issues. Real solutions, that let businesses and organizations take the next step, and so shape our future together.
Our region is the place we are proud of and feel connected with. Although we also look beyond our national borders. We stimulate the entrepreneurship of our students and put knowledge and innovative power into practice. Together with our partners and the business community, we are strengthening our region.
Examples of research projects can be found on https://www.saxion.nl/onderzoek/smart-industry/mechatronica/research
At the School, Life Science, Engineering & Design (LED), we train technical professionals who can undertake interdisciplinary work, innovate and apply technologies in conjunction with one other. We believe it is important to interweave social issues and research into education. That is why in the domains of Life Science and Engineering intensive collaboration between research, education and the professional field takes place, in which students are also closely involved. We offer an inspiring and effective learning, work and research environment, focused on applied technologies and recent (inter)national developments in the broad professional field. LED delivers applied research and education to approximately 2,700 students and employs approximately 230 employees.
Education within the School centres takes place in the following study programmes: Bachelor: Biology & Medical Laboratory Research; Chemistry; Chemical Engineering; Forensic Science; Industrial Design Engineering; Computer Science; Engineering Physics; Electrical and Electronic Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Mechatronics.
Master: Applied Nanotechnology, Robotic Systems Engineering; Associate Degree: Engineering.
Research within the School takes place in seven research groups: Lightweight Construction, Sustainable Energy Systems, Industrial Design, International Water Technology, Nano Technology , Mechatronics and Advanced Forensic Technology.
The research group of mechatronics at Saxion is the largest research group, in which applied research and innovative solutions are developed in the research programs of Unmanned Robotic Systems and Smart Industrial Systems, with specializations in sensing & perception, control & manipulation, and cognition &AI. Together with the regional and (inter)national partners, the group develops innovative, impactful and applicable technologies and technological solutions based on the latest scientific insights. The research group is active in several projects involving more than 100 public and private partners. Currently, the research group employees more than 30 research engineers, and more 300 students are involved in the running projects annually.
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