Robotics is the branch of science and technology that deals with the design, manufacture, and application of intelligent machines as well as of the computer systems and software that power their intelligence. Mechatronics is the integration of mechanical, electronic and computer engineering in the design of high performance hybrid systems that embody numerous ‘intelligent’ or ‘smart’ features. The interdisciplinary engineering field of Robotics and Mechatronics studies automata from an engineering perspective and designs high performance solutions at affordable costs.
The broad, experience-based Robotics and Mechatronics program is designed for students who intend to provide expertise on complex systems and lead organizations in all domains. A hands-on, learning-by-doing approach qualifies students to work on many of our society’s most interesting, important and challenging problems without ignoring the human element and the end-user. Our graduates will be equipped with mixture of complex knowledge and skills across disciplines such as electrical, mechanical and computer engineering. They will have a strong advantage in seeking employment in hi-tech industries, using computer integrated manufacturing systems and automation equipment, and in research and development centers. The program is also designed so that our graduates will be able to pursue advanced studies at leading institutions of the world.
The permanent faculty of the Department of Robotics shares a wealth of experience in robotics, mechatronics, automation, manufacturing, and machine learning. The rapidly expanding department has brand new teaching and research laboratories with state-of-the-art installed equipment providing the necessary infrastructure for cutting edge research. Advanced equipment such as laser scanners, 3D printers, printed circuit mills and presses, industrial robot manipulators, mobile robot systems, motion capture systems, augmented reality goggles, haptic feedback and motion control setups are readily available for our students and actively integrated in our curriculum.
The Department already has several research projects funded by the Ministry of Education, the Nazarbayev University Research and Innovation System and the World Bank. The growing department is actively recruiting research-oriented candidates that have the potential to enrich its research foci in medical and industrial robotics, embedded systems, intelligent control and advanced manufacturing.