Interdepartmental Mechatronics Laboratory

The Mechatronics Laboratory (Laboratorio Interdipartimentale di Meccatronica, The Mechatronics Laboratory (Laboratorio Interdipartimentale di Meccatronica, LIM) at the Politecnico di Torino is an interdepartmental structure founded in 1993 as a “joint-venture” by a number of people of the Departments of Electronics and Telecommunications, of Control and Computer Sciences and of Mechanics of Politecnico di Torino.

Its main objective was that to constitute a common ground where researchers and postgraduate students working in the mechatronic field could perform theoretical and experimental research and exchange experiences in a true interdisciplinary environment.

In addition to the research activity, the same people who founded the LIM promoted the establishment of a full education track in Mechatronics Engineering with of a Doctoral degree in 1999, a Bachelor degree in 2000, and a Master degree in 2003. A list of topics for theses is also available.

LIM activities are organized in terms of projects where different disciplinary expertises are integrated to yield the best overall performance.

A number of projects concern experimental investigations about the integration of advanced technologies and methodologies and usually lead to the construction of test rig or demonstrators. In several cases these projects start on internal fundings.

A growing number of projects are commissioned by private enterprises and lead to the design, construction and testing of industrial prototypes. Industrial is explicitly added to mean both a functional and working prototype of an innovative product and a demonstrator of the actual technologycal components to be used for production.

Type Research laboratory
Site Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, -Torino
Close to the thermal power plant
Phone +39 011 090 6239/6240