IMSS 2017

We organised the second International Mechatronics Sumer School between the 4th and 9th September 2017 in Brno in our Mechatronics Laboratory. Similarly to the previous year, the participants came from different companies and universities all around the world including Japan, Indonesia, Bahrain, UK and others. They spent a week full of lectures and workshops while enjoying the Czech Republic.


IMSS 2017 Schedule

Day 1: Modelling of mechatronics systems – current trends and new adventures

  • Overview of the course, introduction to modelling and simulation using Matlab and Simulink

Day 2: Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) = How to Effectively Design a Controller on a Real System

  • Developing a controller using a real-time PC I/O board, deployment to embedded HW

Day 3: Model-based control – how to design advanced controllers

  • Control, modelling and identification of nonlinear systems, individual projects witch various laboratory models or real systems (e.g. a nonlinear automotive actuator)

Day 4: Social event – trip to CESKY KRUMLOV
Day 5: Modern Real-Time Hardware for measurement and control – FPGAs

  • Theoretical and practical lectures on FPGAs

Day 6: Hardware-In-the-Loop technique (HIL) – modern way to develop and test a mechatronic product

  • Team projects with dSPACE real-time combuter boards, designing an ECU HIL simulation

Participants feedback

  • ”I found all the practical experience very helpful as the really helped me consolidate all the material and techniques. Also, the number of theoretical lectures was just right to support the learning experience.”
  • ”I like the internationality of the summer school and the practical tasks. I really appreciated the task which was given us on Friday.”
  • ”There was a very good balance between theory and practice. The hands-on lectures were very interesting and helpful.”
  • ”This course gave me a valuable insight into many important mechatronics topics and techniques, and provided me with a platform to continue this learning experience and delve deeper on my own. The lecturers are very helpful and knowledgeable and are able to answer any questions and even teach you further applications of what is being taught in class. I would highly recommend this course to graduate engineers already working in the industry that would like to expand their mechatronics knowledge, and also to undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students that would like to be one step ahead of what has been taught in their degrees.”
  • ”The course is very well structured, and there is a very good balance between theory and practice. In fact, the course gives to the students the possibility to immediately apply the learned theory. I think that this summer school is a great opportunity for students that want to make experiments with real systems.”