Robotics and Mechatronics Research Laboratory

Robotics, mechatronics, and advanced manufacturing and automated fabrication processes are the rapidly developing, interdisciplinary areas of engineering research dealing with the design and realisation of intelligent products, systems and processes. The Robotics and Mechatronics Research Laboratory (RMRL) is located within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, at Monash University, where it was founded in 1994. RMRL has fundamental and generic research programmes in the key areas of advanced robotics, automated manufacturing and fabrication processes, mechatronics, complex and autonomous systems, and sensory-based and intelligent control.

The laboratory mainly undertakes fundamental and generic research in these areas in collaboration with industry, other research centres and laboratories, and universities. The laboratory is very well equipped with all the advanced facilities and equipments, and receives its funding from National Competitive Grant (NCG) schemes as well as externally funded and industry-based research contracts including Australian Research Council (ARC), government, non-ARC: R&D START, industry. With all the advanced facilities and equipments, RMRL provides training for postgraduate students (PhD and MengSc by research) and Final Year Project students (Honours) in Mechanical, Aerospace and Mechatronics Engineering.