The research activities of the laboratories participating in the EDRS doctoral program cover broad subjects and involve many basic disciplines from statistics and operations research to solid mechanics and materials science, to signal processing theory or advanced programming.
The program integrates these disciplines through a mechatronics and a systems approach of problems in manufacturing, micro-engineering and robotics.
The main research topics include:
- Industrial and medical robotics, micro- and nanorobotics,
- Micro-engineering, micromachines and precision instrumentation,
- Integrated sensors and actuators,
- Dynamic and mechatronic systems,
- Autonomous, evolving and adaptive systems,
- Identification, control and optimization of complex dynamic systems,
- Software development methods,
- Manufacturing and assembly processes,
- Process monitoring, quality control and smart manufacturing systems,
- Modeling, simulation and optimization methods,
- Logistics and operations management,
- Engineering information systems,
- Distributed engineering and collaborative design
For more information, interested candidates are invited to consult the web pages of the laboratories participating in the program.
The doctoral program organizes courses or collaborates with the following organizations :
- Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France
- Stanford University, USA
- Tokyo University (Inst. of Ind. Sc., Dpt. of Precision Eng.), Japan
- Université Laval, Canada
- Université de Cantabria, Spain
- Université polytechnique de Madrid, Spain
- Université de Franche-Comté, France
- Université Paris VI, France
- Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, Paris, France
- Ecole des Mines de St-Etienne, France
- Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada
- Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
- McGill University, Montreal, Canada
- Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Participating laboratories also have close collaborations with industrial circles.