Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TUE), Netherlands
TU/e is a technical university located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, which is the centre of Brainport. The main focus is providing a high level educational and research environment. The university is organized in several departments and institutes. The work will be carried out in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, which consists of several research groups, the Control Systems Technology group being the one involved. The activities of this group are in the area of systems and control for motion systems, robotic systems, automotive systems and for energy conversion using nuclear fusion.
In the last decade the Control Systems Technology group has built up a worldwide recognized competence and track record in the area of medical robotics, especially minimal invasive surgery robots, and in control of these robots, especially master slave control. There is also experience with advanced technical materials, like shape memory allows, and with special system structures, like tensegrities, that allow freedom to attain an almost arbitrary shape.