Mechatronics is centred on mechanics, electronics and computing which, combined, make possible the generation of simpler, more economical, reliable and versatile systems.
Mechatronics systems include typically sensors, actuators, microcontrollers or -processors and (real-time) control software and are used in a large and growing range of applications. Examples include robots, industrial production machinery, micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), cameras and computer disk drives.
In the Control Engineering Laboratory mechatronics is studied and applied with respect to modern forest machines and to micro-manipulation.
- OTTO — Optimizing the work-efficiency of machine operators
- AHAA — Advanced Handling, Assembly and Testing Technologies for Mini/Micro Systems
- LATU — Improving quality and productivity in forest machine work and timber harvesting chain
- FEMAS — Developing Future Electronic Microassembly Systems
- PAMIR — Microsystems in paper fibre handling
- SOSE — Soft-sensor methods in improving the competitivity of industrial products
- Harvester — Intelligent maintenance and performance optimization of forest machines with soft-sensor methods
- TILLIKKA — Improving industrial competitiveness with condition monitoring
- NYKY — Application of modern condition monitoring and control concepts in forest machines
- MELA — Mems in Laminates