Welcome to the Centre for Research in Mechatronics, which is part of the Institute of Mechanics, Materials and Civil Engineering at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
Mechatronics denotes the simultaneous and integrated combination of techniques deriving from mechanics, electricity, electronics, as well as control and computer sciences, used to design more reliable and more competitive products.
This multi-disciplinary approach requires an effective interaction between the various disciplines involved in each study phase. The mechatronic methodology aims at reaching an optimum, which cannot be obtained by a classical approach that is mainly sequential and compartmentalized.
Our centre combines its various fields of expertise in solving the technological challenges arising from new applications.
We are mainly active in 6 research fields:
The modeling, design and prototyping of mechatronic devices involving sensors, actuators and control systems is central to the CEREM concerns, whatever the final goal: academic or industrial.
In various fields, like mobile robotics, medical robotics, biomechanics, vehicle dynamics, aeronautics, or high performance actuation, the goal of the CEREM is to grasp the problem specifications and propose an integrated and optimal solution.
- November 2012: A Faculty position is available in "Manufactoring Processes and Systems".
- October 2012: Patricia Leconte received the annual price of the "Fondation Van Goethem-Brichant" to carry out her research in "Motor representation in human-robot interfaces: a primitive-based approach for the design of new rehabilitation protocols".
- January 2012: We are now member of the "EUropean RObotics research Network".
- October 2011: New edition of the book on power electronics (in French): "Electronique de puissance / Structures, fonctions de base, principales applications", by Guy Séguier, Philippe Delarue, and Francis Labrique.
- July 2011: Our conference on MultiBody Dynamics was a big success, with more than 250 attendees!