Intelligent Machine Design Lab (I.MDL)

The I.MDL - Intelligent Machine Design Lab is part of a multi-semester course series, which aims to enable TUM master's students to develop and build complex and powerful mechatronic systems with high social and economic relevance. Students learn to develop product ideas independently and to transfer them step-by-step into near-series product prototypes. After completing the module series, students will be able to evolve complex mechatronic-system projects. Particular focus is placed on the development of multi-disciplinary design and integration skills and their use in an interdisciplinary team.

Timeline overview of the course

Semester 1. Intelligent Machine Design

The module Intelligent Machine Design aims to enable students to develop and build complex and powerful mechatronic systems with high social/economic relevance. Students learn to develop product ideas independently and to transfer them step-by-step into near-series product prototypes. After completing the module series, students are able to start mechatronic systems and projects of any complexity and to develop and successfully realize their own project ideas, which solve e.g. social, economic or ecological problems. Particular focus is placed on the development of multi-disciplinary design and integration skills and their use in an interdisciplinary team.

The modules within a semester as well as between the different semesters build on each other in terms of content. Therefore, successful completion of the previous modules is strongly recommended (content of module 1.1 is required for module 1.2, module 1.1+1.2 is required for module 2.1, etc.).

Module 1.1. Intelligent Machine Design: Mechatronics Fundamentals

Lecturer (assistant)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. S. Haddadin (Dr.-Ing. A.Swikir, M.Sc. J. Pozo, M.Sc. C. Yildirim)

Duration

5 SWS

Credits

-

Term

Summer semester

Number 0000005971
Type Lecture (VO)

TUMonline


Contents:

The focus of module 1.1 of this series is the independent development, integration, build up and evaluation of mechatronic systems based on analogue circuits (amplifiers, filters, mosfets, ...), microcontroller programming (state machines, timers, interrupts, ...), Digital communication (SPI, I2C, ...), actuators (servos, stepper motors, DC motors, ...), sensors (infrared, encoders, ...) and machine elements (bearings, springs, dampers, couplings, transmission, ...) as well as "fast prototyping techniques" (3D printing, laser cutter, ...).

Previous knowledge expected:

  • Programming (C)
  • Basics of electrical engineering (analogue circuits, ...)
  • Basics of electronics (microcontrollers, bus systems, ...)
  • Basics of machine elements
  • Actuator and sensor systems

Teaching and learning methods

  • Introductory lectures/courses
  • Exercises
  • Online lectures
  • Lab assignments

Study goals:

After completing the module, students are able to independently develop, build and test mechatronic systems. In doing so, the students can predict the characteristics and interactions of the various mechatronic components and software aspects as well as adapt them accordingly for the development and integration of the required systems.

Literature:

  • Paul Scherz and Simon Monk, ‘Practical Electronics for Inventors’, 4th rev. ed McGraw-Hill Education
  • Eric S. Roberts, ‘The Art and Science of C’, Pearson Education
  • Robert l. Norton, ‘Design of Machinery’, Mcgraw-Hill Europe; 3rd Revised edition
  • Clarence W. De Silva, ‘Mechatronics: Fundamentals and Applications’, Apple Academic Press Inc.
  • Shimon Y. Nof, ‘Springer Handbook of Automation’, Springer; 2009. Edition
  • Jan Awrejcewicz, ‘Mechatronics: Ideas, Challenges, Solutions and Applications’, Springer; 1st ed. 2016 Edition
  • Rochdi Merzouki, ‘Intelligent Mechatronic Systems; Modeling, Control and Diagnosis’, Springer; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2013 Edition
  • Paul Horowitz, ‘The Art of Electronics’, Cambridge University Press; 3. Edition

Module 1.2. Intelligent Machine Design Lab: Basic System Design

Lecturer (assistant)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. S. Haddadin (Dr.-Ing. A.Swikir, M.Sc. J. Pozo, M.Sc. M.C. Yildirim)

Duration

5 SWS

Credits

-

Term

Summer semester

Number 0000001808
Type Practical training (PR)

TUMonline


Contents:

Focus of module 1.2 of this series is the further development and deepening of both practical and theoretical skills in the areas of system development, design and planning as well as practical construction and commissioning of mechatronic systems. In particular, teamwork and problem-solving skills in the context of an interdisciplinary problem are the focus here. The complexity of the targeted mechatronic systems is oriented towards mobile/wheel-based robot platforms that fulfills a defined range of tasks. Based on these requirements, the students must independently develop (design, component selection, ...), build (production, assembly, soldering, ...), programme (microcontroller, ...), commission (evaluation of system behaviour, error analysis ....) and finally present a fully functional system.

Previous knowledge expected:

  • Completion of I.MDL Module 1.1 (strongly recommanded)
  • Programming (C)
  • Basics of electrical engineering (analogue circuits, ...)
  • Basics of electronics (microcontrollers, bus systems, ...)
  • Basics of machine elements
  • Actuator and sensor systems

Teaching and learning methods

  • Workshop
  • Project work

Study goals:

After completing this module, students will have in-depth practical knowledge and skills in the development of mechatronic systems. Students are able to develop and commision an autonomous wheel-based mobile platform, which fulfills a defined spectrum of tasks. Furthermore, they have further developed their skills regarding problem solving and teamwork in the context of an interdisciplinary problem.

Literature:

  • Paul Scherz and Simon Monk, ‘Practical Electronics for Inventors’, 4th rev. ed McGraw-Hill Education
  • Eric S. Roberts, ‘The Art and Science of C’, Pearson Education
  • Robert l. Norton, ‘Design of Machinery’, Mcgraw-Hill Europe; 3rd Revised edition
  • Clarence W. De Silva, ‘Mechatronics: Fundamentals and Applications’, Apple Academic Press Inc.
  • Shimon Y. Nof, ‘Springer Handbook of Automation’, Springer; 2009. Edition
  • Jan Awrejcewicz, ‘Mechatronics: Ideas, Challenges, Solutions and Applications’, Springer; 1st ed. 2016 Edition
  • Rochdi Merzouki, ‘Intelligent Mechatronic Systems; Modeling, Control and Diagnosis’, Springer; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2013 Edition
  • Paul Horowitz, ‘The Art of Electronics’, Cambridge University Press; 3. Edition

Module 1.3. Intelligent Machine Design Lab- Product Prototype Development

Lecturer (assistant)

Prof. Dr.-Ing. S. Haddadin (Dr.-Ing. A.Swikir, M.Sc. J. Pozo, M.Sc. M.C. Yildirim)

Duration

SWS

Credits

5 & 6

Term

Summer semester

Number 0000002011 & 0000002315
Type project (PT) & practical training (PR)

TUMonline


Contents:

Let’s build the future of mechatronics together. The I.MDL3 - Product Prototype Development course will help you to learn what you need to know to participate in building market-ready mechatronic systems. We will teach you how to go from theoretical knowledge to industrial applications, how to take theory and apply it in practice. You will learn and apply a wide range of skills for building new tools, systems, and products. From specification to designs, business cases to product requirements, from idea to production. By joining this course, you will enhance your robotic and mechatronic skills with hands-on learning. You'll get to see concepts realized, interact with key mechatronics ideas, and solve challenging problems in a team. Brought to you by the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) and the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM). The course is targeting students of TUM of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Robotics, and Informatics, etc. It can be accredited as Forschungspraxis or Internship.

Previous knowledge expected:

  • IMD - Advanced System Design (IMDL-Veranstaltung Semester 2)
  • IMD - Advanced Mechatronics Components (IMDL-Veranstaltung Semester 2)
  • IMD - Mechatronics Fundamentals (IMDL-Veranstaltung Semester 1)
  • IMDL - Basic System Design (IMDL-Veranstaltung Semester 1)
  • Programmierung (C )
  • Basics of electrical engineering (analog circuits, ...)
  • Basics of electronics (microcontroller, bus systems, ...)
  • Basics of machine hardware
  • Actuator and sensor systems

Teaching and learning methods

  • Project work
    • Introductory classes: Kick-Start the project
    • Weekly Milestone-Reviews: Give students continuous feedback about their development state
  • Workshops
    • Product development methods
    • Project planning
    • Team communication & collaboration
    • Time management
  • Project work  
    • Supervised and unsupervised work in the laboratory
    • Independent student work

Study goals:

After successful completion of the course, students have gained in-depth practical knowledge and Skills about systems design and are able to develop complex mechatronic systems and product prototypes. In addition, students have developed and advanced skills in problem-solving, team-work and time management. Hence, they are capable of designing market-ready products.

Literature:

  • Paul Scherz and Simon Monk, ‘Practical Electronics for Inventors’, 4th rev. ed McGraw-Hill Education
  • Eric S. Roberts, ‘The Art and Science of C’, Pearson Education
  • Robert l. Norton, ‘Design of Machinery’, Mcgraw-Hill Europe; 3rd Revised edition
  • Clarence W. De Silva, ‘Mechatronics: Fundamentals and Applications’, Apple Academic Press Inc.
  • Shimon Y. Nof, ‘Springer Handbook of Automation’, Springer; 2009. Edition
  • Jan Awrejcewicz, ‘Mechatronics: Ideas, Challenges, Solutions and Applications’, Springer; 1st ed. 2016 Edition
  • Rochdi Merzouki, ‘Intelligent Mechatronic Systems; Modeling, Control and Diagnosis’, Springer; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2013 Edition
  • Paul Horowitz, ‘The Art of Electronics’, Cambridge University Press; 3. Edition