The institute of mechatronic systems
The Institute of Mechatronic Systems at a Glance
The Institute of Mechatronic Systems (imes) is part of the mechanical engineering department of the Leibniz Universität Hannover. The institute's research associates receive support by well equipped mechanical and electrical workshops. In order to carry out the research projects numerous laboratories with modern equipment are available.
The imes works on both fundamental research and application oriented projects (often in close cooperation with industrial partners), characterized by a high degree of interdisciplinarity. Details can be found here.
The institute shows strong commitment to student education and gives lectures on mechanics, robotics, and mechatronics including mechatronics in automotive and medical applications.
What is Mechatronics?
Many technical solutions are characterized by a high degree of integration of mechanical and electrical engineering as well as computer science. Systems which show an intelligent mesh of the aforementioned disciplines are called mechatronic systems. Examples of today's mechatronic systems include ABS brake, active damping of oscillations, modern machine tools, robots, and surgical instruments. The imes deals with such systems, their modeling, and control.
The imes is part of the subsequently listed research centres:
Detailed information about the imes can be found in the institute's flyer (in German only):