Intelligent Mechatronic Systems
Building on 15 years of strong cross-disciplinary research in electrical machines and power electronics at UTS, the Centre for Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (CIMS) integrates the disciplines of mechanical, electrical and electronics engineering and computer systems. Its four main research directions are: autonomous robots (operating in unstructured environments and for infrastructure maintenance, search and rescue, health care and road vehicles); electrical machines (new materials and topologies, system optimisation, variable speed control and compact, low temperature fuel cells); automotive systems (performance, comfort, fuel efficiency, road safety and emission control); and Human Factors (physiological and psychological aspects of human-machine and human-environment interaction).
What do a ferry, wind turbines and the VentrAssistTM heart pump have in common? They all use super-efficient technology that makes maximum use of the power that they run on or produce. It's called intelligent electromechanical energy conversion technology, it's developed by CIMS, and its not only helping to save the planet, it's helping to save lives.