Mechatronics Research Lab

Mechatronics Research Lab

Research Areas 

  • Creating practical engineering solutions by integrating sensors, actuators, microcontrollers, programmable logic controllers (PLC), and robots into industrial automation applications.

Research Infrastructure

  • Yumi ABB robotic production which is a collaborative, double arm, little parts assembling robot that incorporates adaptable and flexible hands, parts nourishing systems, camera-based inspection system also state-of-the-art robot control. 
  • SIMATIC S71200 Siemens PLC/HMI training module which can be applied for fully process automation and control.
  • SIMATIC S71500 Siemens PLC/HMI training module with collaborative manufacturing production system. 
  • Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA portal) with the latest updates.
  • Allen Bradley Micrologix training module, equipped with the real-world industrial modules.
  • Sensors, actuators, pneumatic circuits and systems embedded into complex manufacturing/industrial processes.
  • Manufacturing Production Systems (MPS) including Sorting station, pick and place station, handling station, and transfer station.
  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Distributed Control (DCS) systems.
  • Industrial data communication, control network protocols, OPC platforms.

To get involved with the Mechatronics Research Lab

Contact: Dr. Shahpour Alirezaee
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
519-253-3000, Ext. 7472