|Smart/intelligent mechanical systems (mechatronic systems) with multidisciplinary approach and emphasis on system level engineering. Both applied and basic research are foreseen. Example topics of applied research are intelligent manufacturing systems, robots, vehicles and autonomous navigation, space devices, smart energy systems. Example of basic research topics (all originating from the above) are methods form modelling simulation and synthesis of mechatronic systems, diagnostic and condition monitoring, fault indices analysis, vibration and noise, controls etc.
Among these (more on the blog):
Vehicles, driver models and autonomous navigation and Human Machine Interfaces/Interactions
A recent research project was FP6 PReVENT (www.prevent-ip.org). The group is now involved in FP7 SAFERIDER..
Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA)
The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna is space mission for fundamental physics which is expected to mark a big cornerston in the understanding of the Universe. It will reveal the gravitational waves from space, not only validating the general relativity, but also opening a new view on the Universere (more on the blog).