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College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering  (CEME)
 
Department of Mechatronics Engineering Research Groups

Unmanned Vehicles (UVs) Group

Generally, the vehicle will have a set of sensors to observe the environment, and will either autonomously make decisions about its behavior or pass the information to a human operator at a different location who will control the vehicle through tele-operation. Unmanned robotics is being actively developed for both civilian and military use to perform a variety of dull, dirty, and dangerous activities. At the moment the research is being carried out in the domain of tele-operated unmanned ground vehicle and unmanned lead vehicle.

Research Areas:

  • Unmanned Ground vehicles (UGV),

  • Ground Control Stations Communications (GCSC),

  • Unmanned lead Vehicle (ULV).

Research Team:

  • Dr. Javaid Iqbal

  • Asst Prof. Nasir Rashid

  • Dr. Khurram Kamal

  • Lec Kawal Naveed
  • LE Umer Masood

urrent R&D Projects:

  • Unmanned Ground Vehicle

  • Tracked Reconfigurable UGV with surveillance camera/Rifle mount for remote firing/Robotic arm with gripper

  • Versatile Mobility Platform

  • Unmanned Lead Vehicle

Contact Information:

Bio Medical Group

The Bio Medical  group projects aim towards development of brain controlled using EEG signals, EMG signals&  body powered and tendon activated upper arm & lower limb prosthesis. The projects will lead to low cost prosthetic arm & legs as a product for people with upper limb amputation. Recently the design of a hybrid body powered prosthetic limb has been locked for AFIRM. This arm will be handed over to AFIRM for a period of 2 months for extensive testing. After the testing period The feedback will be incorporated into the project and the design will be put into fabrication phase for marketing purpose.

 Research Team:​

  • Dr. Javaid Iqbal

  • Dr Umar Shahbaz Khan

  • Dr Mohsin Tiwana

  • Lec Aqeela Mir

  • LE Sehrish Shah Nawaz

  • Usman Ali

 Current R&D Projects:

  • Development of a Low Cost Circuitry for Myo Prosthetic Limb

  • Design and Development of a Hand Exoskeleton

  • Design and Development of Tendon Activated Prosthetic Hand

  • Research on Brain Computer Interface (BCI)using EEG signals

 Contact Information:

  • Email: mohsintiwana@gmail.com
  • Phone : : 051-9247544 Ext 4404

Automotive Control Research Group

The group is focused on carrying out research on automotive diagnostic system being used by vehicle manufacturers.  This group main focus is on military vehicles diagnostics, and also extending its research towards commercial vehicles.  This group has started focusing on development of a communication hub from where all vehicles (in communication) can be monitored for malfunction. Moreover, this group is also involved in development of control units of Pakistan Army’s main battle tanks.          

 Research Team:

  • Prof. Dr. Javaid Iqbal

  • Asst Prof. Nasir Rashid

 Current R&D Projects:

  • Development of Onboard Diagnostic Kit for Euro Std Vehicles

  • Land Rover Defender ( in service Pak Army)

  • Commercial vehicles (Toyota and Honda)

  • Light Recovery Vehicle Fiat ( in service Pak Army)

 Contact Information:

Robotics and Intelligent SYSTEMS (RIS) Group

The group is focused on carrying out research in multiple domains of robotics involving multi-agent systems, Mobile robot navigation and planning and Force control of robotic manipulators and legged vehicles, analysis and control of robotic manipulators. In addition to this the group is also focused on computational vision, particularly in the areas of detection, tracking, motion estimation, pattern and object recognition.  This group will also focus on tele-robotics, a system that will allow remote operation of a 5-DOF robotic arm via internet will be established.

 Research Team:

  • Dr Kunwar Faraz Ahmed Khan

  • Lec Hasan Habib

  • Lec Ayesha Zeib

Current R&D Projects:

  • Intelligent Wheel Chair

  • Rough Terrain autonomous navigation system

  • I Phone controlled autonomous robot.

 Contact Information:

 

Manufacturing Automation (MA) Group

Research group is on advanced manufacturing technologies that include Flexible Manufacturing cells, Lean/Green Manufacturing, Web Based Manufacturing, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Programmable logic Controllers and Optimum Technology Strategies. This groups aims at developing and providing optimum solutions to the local industry.

 Research Team:

  • Dr Ameer Hamza
  • Asst. Prof. Nasir Rashid
  • LD Usman Ali

Contact Information:

  • Email: hamza743@gmail.com
Micro- ElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS)​

MEMS Research is focused on different micro level device and system designs, finite element simulations, micro fabrication and testing.  Examples include MEMS micro mirrors for use in biomedical imaging applications.  Moreover, system level implementation of micro mirrors include an overall integration with embedded waveguides, photo detectors and super luminescent diodes (SLD) to develop a miniaturized optical coherence tomography (OCT) chip.  In addition, investigation on non-destructive testing methods for structural buildings using micro-sensors is also included.    

 Research Team:

  • Dr M.Mubasher Saleem
  • Lec Uzair Khaleeq uz Zaman
  • Lec Usman Asad
  • Lec Rabia Jamshaid

Contact Information:

  • Email: mubasher.saleem@ceme.nust.edu.pk
  • Phone: 051-9247550-55  Ext 4470