IER Division

Industrial Engineering and Robotics Division

Head of the division: Nadia Zenati

The Industrial Engineering & Robotics Division is active in several fields in industrial engineering and robotics. Several areas are addressed by research teams whereby each composed around a research topic and for that, many facilities are available, including a set of robotic platforms and flexible cell.

The research focuses on:

  • The control of complex dynamic systems is difficult to control since they are inherently nonlinear, sub- powered, multi- variable and strongly coupled. The elaborated controls must be robust and must ensure the stability of the system.
  • The dynamics study of the various types of flying machines (rotors, quadrotor and the aircraft), and the proposed robust controls to address the problems arising from the lack of dynamic descriptions obtained.
  • The implementation of advanced features on a prototype electric vehicle called Robucar, to be utilized in the automated urban transport equipped with autonomous and intelligent navigation capabilities.
  • The development of a robotic platform viewed as a guide robot based-system integrating all logical reasoning to best meet the interaction requirements for this “guide robot”.
  • The scheduling and distributed control of constrained production systems by developing original methodologies for solving scheduling problems in multi- resource case, with or without handling tasks.
  • The design, development and experimental validation of intelligent cyber-physical tele-robotics systems.
  • The simulation and advanced interaction in cyber-physical production systems by conducting at a local level a hardware-in -the-loop platform demonstration and testing of these systems.
  • The design and implementation of models and software techniques for assisted multimodal interaction and collaboration in environments of virtual and augmented reality.
  • Production of freeform surfaces on numerical milling machines with five axes, due to the fact that some very complex shapes require machining in five axes.