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Currently, the following student projects are available. Please contact the responsible supervisor and apply with your CV and transcripts.

In case you have project ideas related to any of these projects, take the opportunity and propose your own project!

We also offer Master Thesis and or exchange semesters at reknown universities around the world. Please contact us in case of interest!


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Simulation for robotics

The selected student is expected to develop a dynamically accurate physics engine and a simulator for robotic applications Show details 

Advanced Sensing & Control of 3-Phase PMSM Actuators

The objective of this project is to design an advanced sensing-plus-actuation system for Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM) which will optimize the performance of a Motor Torque Controller based on the Vector Control principle. Show details 

System Identification of 3-Phase PMSM Actuators

The objective of this project is to develop algorithms which will enable the complete characterization of Actuators based on 3-phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSMs). The algorithms are to provide accurate estimations of model parameters associated with the complete electromechanical dyna Show details 

Advanced Control System for 6-Phase PMSM Actuators

The objective of this project is to design an advanced control strategy for the commutation and torque control of 6-phase Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors (PMSM). Show details 

Locomotion Control for a Wheel-on-Leg Robot in Unstructured Terrain

Locomotion of wheeled robots is limited by extreme terrain. In contrast, legged robots have the potential to overcome this by adapting their gaits. This project combines the advantages of both systems by developing a novel wheel-on-leg robot. Show details 

Automated Control Tuning Toolbox for Series-elastic Actuators

An automated tuning toolbox for a series-elastic actuator (electric motor, gearbox, spring in series) should be developed in this project. The drive enables position, torque and current control, which needs proper gain tuning for maximal control performance. Show details 

Note on plagiarism

We would like to suggest every student, irrespective of the type of project (Bachelor, Semester, Master, ...), to make himself/herself familiar with ETH rules regarding plagiarism

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