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
Enthusiastic about balancing systems
Interested in human movement
Knowledge of mechatronics and control engineering
Knowledge of modeling and mechanics
Preferably: Experience with (embedded) programming
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