Control Engineer

During your Project MARCH year you will be the vital link between software and hardware. You will ensure that the exoskeleton moves smoothly and that the walking patterns that the Human Movement Engineer has designed can actually be executed. Together with this engineer you also work a on balance, where the goal is to improve the stability of the pilot in the exoskeleton.

As a Control Engineer your prime task is to let the joints move. This means that you are concerned with the motor control of the joints. You make sure that the desired angles and speeds are achieved, while also ensuring that all joints work together smoothly. A though challenge, but by a systematic approach and a lot you of testing you can realize that our pilot can walk again!

In addition, you look even further! You do not only want the exoskeleton to walk, but you want to give back freedom to the pilot. You do this by carrying out further research into the balancing of the exoskeleton. Are you a creative go-getter? Can you combine the knowledge of human movement and motor control? Then this function suits you completely!

Desired skills and experience

  • Preferably: 2nd/3rd year bachelor or master student in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering (eg Bio-Mechanical Engineering or Systems & Control)

  • Good communication skills

  • Good at keeping an overview

  • Structured worker

  • Enthusiastic about balancing systems

  • Interested in human movement

  • Knowledge of mechatronics and control engineering

  • Knowledge of modeling and mechanics

  • Preferably: Experience with (embedded) programming

    • C/C ++

    • Matlab/Simulink/Python

  • Creative and analytical way of working

  • Can communicate technical knowledge in a clear and understandable way

  • Experience with working in groups, projects and/or committees