University of Twente (UT)

“High Tech, Human Touch” is the motto of the University of Twente where about 3,300 scientists and professionals working together on cutting-edge research, innovations with real-world relevance and inspiring education for more than 9,000 students. The enterprising university, established in 1961, encourages students to develop an entrepreneurial spirit in close collaboration with Kennispark Twente: the UT is the university with the highest number of spin-offs (more than 600) in the Netherlands and one of the highest in Europe and possibly worldwide. The research at UT is framed into research institutes. The UT team participating in this project is from the Robotics and Mechatronics (RaM) group and it is part of the internal research institute on ICT (CTIT), the institute on Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine (MIRA) and part of the LEO Center for service robotics. The group is composed of approximatively 40 people including faculty, technicians and graduate students and it is involved in a number of national and European projects. The focus of RaM is on applying systems and control methods, design, and imaging, in the multidisciplinary areas of mechatronics and robotics, covering the whole design trajectory of a (robotic/mechatronic) system.