Deutsch Intern
Chair of Computer Science VII - Robotics and Telematics


Tele-Education in Aerospace and Mechatronics using a virtual international Laboratory

A project within the Canada/EU Cooperation in Higher Education and Training

[Partners] [Experiments] [Results] [Technology Transfer] [Recognition, Spin-Offs]

Objectives of the TEAM-Project

Provide teams of international students with the opportunity to:

  • Develop an international virtual mechatronics laboratory, specialised in mechatronics (integrated Mechanics + Electronics systems) and aerospace control, with facilities physically spread over Canada and Europe, but connected with the expertise of tele-operations.
  • Experimental use of this virtual laboratory for tele-operation experiments in aerospace control and mechatronics (TEAM)
  • Expand the lab to other fields of mechatronics and other universities in Canada and in Europe.
  • Foster student mobility and cultural exchange between Europe and Canada.

The Perspectives in Tele-Education

  • Modern technologies in multimedia and telematics (Telecommunications + Informatics) offer new opportunities for a more interesting and more efficient university education.
  • Learning via internet introduces more flexibility with respect to schedule and location.
  • Students can learn at their own speed.
  • State-of-the-art: delivery of lectures via teleconference systems or as text files.
  • Actual research is on improving interactivity with students.
  • In engineering education, laboratories are of specific importance and are addressed by the innovative TEAM approach