SE420 students use code and a motor to swing a pendulum in one of their final labs of the year.
302 Transportation Building
Directors: Daniel Block and Professor R.S. Sreenivas
Mechatronics is the synergistic integration of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, and control theory for the design of intelligent systems. Mechatronic systems are used in automotive systems, aerospace systems, consumer electronics, and robotics. The Mechatronics Laboratory was established in 1995 through a grant from John Deere Corporation to support project-based education in mechatronics and real-time embedded systems. The Mechatronics Laboratory has eight fully equipped workbenches for design, construction, and analysis of mechatronic systems.
Robot cars, motorized guitar tuners, a robot that imitates hand movements through a sensing glove—a few of the creations brought to life in ISE’s Mechatronics Lab.