151-0640-00L  Studies on Mechatronics

SemesterSpring Semester 2017
LecturersProfessors
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentThe following professors can be chosen and please contact the professor directly:
M. Chli, R. D'Andrea, J. Dual, E. Frazzoli, R. Gassert, C. Hierold, M. Hutter, W. Karlen, J. Lygeros, M. Meboldt, B. Nelson, C. Onder, M. Pollefeys, D. Poulikakos, R. Riener, R.Y. Siegwart, L. Thiele, K. Wegener and M. Zeilinger

This course is not available to incoming exchange students.


AbstractOverview of Mechatronics topics and study subjects. Identification of minimum 10 pertinent refereed articles or works in the literature in consultation with supervisor or instructor. After 4 weeks, submission of a 2-page proposal outlining the value, state-of-the art and study plan based on these articles. After feedback on the substance and technical writing by the instructor, project commences.
ObjectiveThe goal of this class is to familiarize the students with this fascinating but rapidly evolving engineering discipline. The students learn to find, read and critically evaluate the pertinent literature and methods through in depth studying, presenting, debating of and writing about selected topics or case studies addressing mechatronics engineering.
ContentOverview of Mechatronics topics and study subjects. Identification of minimum ten pertinent refereed articles or works in the literature in consultation with supervisor orinstructor. After four weeks, submission of a 2-page proposal outlining the value, state-of-the art and study plan based on these articles. After detailed feedback on the substance and technical writing on the proposal by the instructor, project commences. Three to four weeks prior to the end of the semester, a 15 minute oral progress report (presentation) is given by the student that is critiqued by the instructor with detailed comments on substance and effectiveness of lecture and response on questions from audience. At the last day of the semester the student submits a written report that is no longer than 10-pages text following the format of a representative journal article. Throughout the semester the student attends and actively participates in the interactive class lectures given in the form of seminars and debates with active question and answer sessions inviting student and instructor participation.
Literaturewill be available