Research Unit

Machineries & Factories

01 January 2018 → Ongoing
Application area
Engineering, Energy & Materials
Business developer
Other information
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Automation and control systems
    • Robotics and automatic control
    • Control systems, robotics and automation not elsewhere classified
    • Computers and logic systems
    • Field and service robotics
    • Human-centered and life-like robotics
    • Mobile and distributed robotics
    • Motion planning and control
    • Physical system modelling
    • Robot manipulation and interfaces
    • Robot structures
    • Robotic systems architectures and programming
    • Sensing, estimation and actuating
    • Signals and systems
    • Software and data acquisition
    • Mechatronics and robotics not elsewhere classified
    • Data visualisation and imaging
Machineries & Factories (M&F) is an industrial research platform grouping the activities of about 125 researchers from different research groups, including 25 professors. These professors are working within/leading a research group from two faculties at Ghent University and one at university college howest. Their research activities adds value in smart motion products and smart production systems in an industry 4.0 environment driven by digitalisation and digital twin technology.