Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Warsaw University of Technology builds upon the traditions of Polish technical universities that operated previously in Warsaw: – the Polytechnic Institute was founded in 1826 thanks to the efforts of Stanisław Staszic, and the School of Hipolit Wawelberg and Stanisław Rotwand was established in 1895.
It is not only the oldest, but also the best technical university in Poland; in the ranking of Polish universities, it has taken the first place in its category for nine years. At Warsaw University of Technology, over 180 student research groups, organisations and associations are active, and the educational offer includes more than 30 fields of study (the majority with English as a medium of instruction).

The research laboratories supporting EMARO are located in the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology (Institute of Control and Computation Engineering) and in the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical (Theory of Machines and Robots Division). In the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering the activity on control and robotics is located in the Institute of Aircraft Engineering and Applied Mechanics (IAAM). The IAAM consists of 7 divisions: Aerodynamics, Automatics and Avionics, Mechanics, Fundamentals of Construction, Aeroplanes and Helicopters, Theory of Machines and Robots, and Strength of Materials and Construction.
The Division of Theory of Machines and Robots  is the  unit responsibe  for EMARO.  The main research areas of this division are:

  • robotics including the design and prototyping of novel robots, e.g. prototype of fast manipulator with large work space, robots for cardio-surgery, mobile robots, and walking machines,
  • biomechanics (hip implants, prosthesis, rehabilitation devices),
  • mechanical design method,
  • analysis and modelling of multi-body systems,
  • biomechanics of impacts with applications to car occupants and glider pilot safety and sport injury prevention,
  • biologically inspired motion synthesis methods, walking machines and bipeds (design, prototyping, motion synthesis, control systems development),
  • mobile robots: design and  navigation
  • advanced studies on human locomotion,
  • mechanical systems modelling and analysis.

The Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology is the largest of WUT faculties. It consists of 6 institutes. The course lecturers come from the following 5 research groups of the Institute of Control and Computations Engineering (ICCE): Robot Programming and Pattern Recognition Group, Complex Systems Group, Biometrics and Machine Learning Group, Control Engineering Group, Optimization and Decision Support Group. The research activity related to robotics mainly takes place within the first group. Staff members from the other groups participate in teaching some of the courses and provide supplementary research support. The laboratory of Robot Programming and Pattern Recognition Group focuses on the development of advanced robotics control system for multi-robot control with utilization of feedback information from a variety of sensors (including force/torque sensors, vision, voice recognition, etc.).

Website: www.pw.edu.pl
Published on December 8, 2017 Updated on December 8, 2017