has been established with a starting capital of 368.000 EU, from
private (51%) and joint venture funds (49%).
It currently owns buildings of around 1,2 M EU value.
HTR is also actively supported through the following Institutional
Laboratoire de Robotique de
Paris - Universite Paris VI
laboratory is devoted to project development in Robotics and
Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, with about 70 employees.
The qualifications of the Engineers and Researchers of the Institute
are in the following fields:
robot control and modelling
- mobile robots
- teleoperated control
- robotic flexible cell for automated assembly
- artificial vision systems
Laboratory has been named "Center of Excellence" for Teleoperation by
CNRS since 1995.
Technology Lab, Brussels
Cybernetic lab provides design services in mechatronics and robotics
applied for the medical equipment as well as civil machinery sector,
together with plant / hospital maintenance and integration supervision.
Cybernetic Lab is located in Brussels Belgium. The lab is supporting
market and technical research as well as technical study activities of
several large scale civil works contractors, related to:
equipment purchase and modifications
- industrial / hospital electro-mechanical installations
- medical device / medical machinery component manufacturing
- R&D on innovative systems for civil and medical applications
Lab has been investing in micro-machining technology regarding
customised micro-milling CAM capacities for hard metal and ceramic
parts, using high-precision diamond-tool cutting (pneumatic bearing
drilling heads at 300.000 rpm) . Machining precision approaches 1
micron (hole drilling capacities from 15 micron diameter)
Additional to component design and manufacturing, the Lab offers
advanced system design possibilities (flexible mechanism design,
mechatronics) as well as packaging design combined with in-house
KU LEUVEN - PMA
Division of Production engineering, Machine design and Automation (PMA)
is the largest division of the department of Mechanical Engineering of
the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. It has about 100 employees. In line
with the general mission of the University, the mission of PMA is
threefold: education, research, and service to the industry as well as
to the society at large.
PMA carries out research in the areas of production engineering,
machine design, and mechatronics. More specifically the research themes
include new production processes, CAD/CAM/CAPP, assembly automation,
dimensional metrology and reverse engineering, machine and instrument
design, structural dynamics and acoustics, motion control, and
programming and control of robots and intelligent machines. PMA aims at
a balance between basic or long term research on the one hand, which is
vital in order to remain at an advanced scientific level, and applied
or short term research on the other hand, which is probably the most
important mission of an engineering research laboratory.
Over the years PMA has gained a lot of expertise in each of these
areas, and has acquired or built advanced equipment and software. This
know-how and infrastructure is exploited in the third component of
PMA's mission, service to the industry, in which tailored solutions are
pursued or specific assistance is offered in the framework of bilateral
projects, or consulting.
Technology Institute, Salford
is attached to the University of Salford, with 6 Professors and 35
academic staff. The Institute has extensive experience in fuzzy-logic
controller design, as well as in the development of parallel computing
and hierarchically controlled micro-processor networks. Recent work has
been addressing problems of local, decentralized control loops based on
Balance Sheets : balance2015.pdf