Student Research Groups

Humanoid Student Research Group

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Supervisor: Jakub Możaryn, PhD

The student research group operates in the robotics and programming industry. It is focused on the implementation of interesting and unconventional projects and eagerily faces any new ideas and challenges. The research group has been awarded the highest prizegranted in the national index by the StRuNa organization and has been awarded the title of Students Research Group of the Year 2020.
During the epidemic, the group operates in remote, distributed mode, carrying out several projects, including: robotic arms, a remote-controlled tank and a robotic bartender. The group brings together enthusiasts working in parallel in many larger projects (in recent years, 11 and 17 projects have been implemented, respectively) and now has several dozen members divided into teams of 4 to 8 people (the largest projects are carried out by teams of several people). Students from each year can join the projects (in most projects no prior experience is required, the group members will teach the recruits everything and train them, from 3D design and printing to programming and robotics; you can also implement your own projects). Participation in projects carried out by the group helps to understand and internalize the topics raised over the course of the studies, and facilitates the first years of study through the practical use of acquired knowledge.

The BIOMEDICAL APPARATUS Student Research Group

Supervisor: Michał Nowicki, PhD

We are a student research group bringing together engineering and master's students. We operate in the field of broadly understood technology for medical purposes. The fields that fit into the mission of the group are mainly electronics, computer science (applications, systems), mechanics (prosthetics) and biosignals. Additionally, we are involved in the organization of trips to scientific conferences and workshops designed for the youngest at scientific festivals. Former members of the group thrive scientifically at home and abroad. Both this year and last year our projects gained recognition at the Warsaw University of Technology and were awarded a grant from the Small and Reserve Pools. Moreover, we have established cooperation with the promotion office of PW, which enabled the members of our group to work on projects organized by external companies.

We are currently working on four major projects:

  • KNABlimb is an upper limb prosthesis controlled by an EMG signal received from the patient's muscles, a complete description of the project:
  • MediBox is the construction of a drug feeder for medicines for people struggling with the problem of polypragmasia
  • God's Eye is the construction of modules for wheelchairs for people with disabilities based on eye-tracking and speech detection
  • EEGenius is a system that allows reading, analysis and use of EEG signals in control, including a preparation of two different, financially optimal headsets and their comparison.separator

ROBOMATIC Automation and Robotics Student Research Group

Supervisor: Maciej Przybylski, PhD, BEng

The "Robomatic" Automation and Robotics Student Research Group focuses primarily on creating robotics projects using machine vision algorithms and advanced design solutions.  In the group, we are divided into development and construction teams. In addition to the implementation of projects, we very often organize specific training courses for members, all the better to ensure constant and continuous development.

Student Club of Photonics Engineering - SPIE & Optica Chapter

Supervisor: Anna Pakuła, PhD, BEng

The SPIE students research group (formally the Student Branch of SPIE at the Warsaw University of Technology) has been in place for more than twenty years and was founded in January 2000 at the Faculty of Mechatronics. From the very beginning, it was involved in the popularization of science and the implementation of projects related to optics and photonics. The group is a member of international organizations like SPIE, OSA and EPS which initiate the formation of such groups (the so-called chapters) inter alia, in order to facilitate students establishing academic and industrial contacts in the fields related to photonics. An important part of the activities of the above-mentioned organizations is also to teach the younger generation of scientists and specialists a variety of soft and hard skills, allowing them to develop their potential. Optical-photonic projects are carried out at the group’s premises (it is possible to work under conditions of partial or complete blackout, which is necessary for the work on projects in the field of measurement, imaging and developing photographic materials), it is also the place of organising meetings of project groups. The students undertake activities such as interactive teaching of young people and popularization of science by showing optical experiments of various kinds and thematic presentations in the field of broadly understood optomechatronics.

Meetings and lectures are organized with famous people connected with the world of optics and photonics. Over the course of its activity, the group has organized a large number of lectures and workshops, we also regularly exhibit at events organized by Warsaw University of Technology, such as KONIK and Days of Light. We also organize trips to optical plants (including Jelenia Góra optical plants), to student conferences (OPTO, OSKNF and SEAL, among others) and international events (SPIE Optics + Photonics, OSA Frontiers in Optics). Student projects are usually carried out in the form of systems and/or devices that allow for the presentation of optical phenomena. We have also successfully completed a holographic microscope project, funded by the Rector's Grant. Over the course of the current term, we implement seven projects, which will result in the construction of equipment /posts and the extension of the exhibition portfolio of the group.