IMA Cybernetics Lab - Institute of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering


Head of the Institute

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Schmitt

Fields of Study

Mechanical Engineering (basic studies)

Main Focus

Developement & application of IT-systems for mechanical engineering esp. for transport & logistics, (semi-)autonomous systems, cooperative robotics, cloud computing, eHealth, process simululations

Research Focus

Research fields of the Instituts of Information Management in Mechnaical Engineering IMA are the utilization of information technology methods for applications in mechanical engineering, especially for eHealth, Production Technology, Traffic and Mobility. At the IMA methods for data and information integration to control and observe production systems are developed. Artificial intelligence methods are enhanced to realize the cognitive control and self-optimization of robot-based assembly systems. Static and dynamic driving simulators, industrial robots (ABB, Motoman) and mobile robots (Robotino, NAO) allow an experimental evaluation of the developed solutions. Highly distributed systems, their modelling and realisation play a central role.


IMA Cybernetics Lab
RWTH Aachen University
Dennewartstr. 27
52068 Aachen

Phone: +49 241 80-911 00
Fax: +49 241 80-911 22

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