Main Achievements

The long lasting cooperation between CESTER and TU Braunschweig, Germany has been materialized until now in: 4 joint international patents; 5 prototypes of parallel robots; 8 financed projects “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft”; 4 industrial projects; 12 finalized Ph.D. Theses; 15 Ph.D. students with double supervision; stages of visiting professor for Prof. Plitea in the field of Parallel Robots (1994 and 1998); students and professors exchange within three joint European projects; the Technological Transfer Award of the Trade and Industry Chamber, Braunschweig in 2001 for machine-tools having a parallel structure for cutting the spherical mirrors in Automotive Industry, HEGLA company – Fahrzeug-und Maschinenbau GmbH & Co.KG. Beverungen, (Deutsches Patent: DE 197.57.183.C1, 29.07.1999).

There has been scientific cooperation since 2004 between the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and Fraunhofer IPA Stuttgart and IFF, University of Stuttgart, Germany. A latest achievement is the monography, which appeared in 2007 in Fraunhofer IRB Publishing House, Stuttgart and entitled “Planning and Operation of Production Systems”, authors: Morar, L.; Westkämper, E.; Abrudan, I.; Pîsla, A.; Niemann, J.; Manole, I.

Technical University of Cluj-Napoca also cooperates scientifically with the University of Applied Sciences Bremen, Germany. A DAAD project, professors and students exchange and joint scientific papers have been achieved;

The cooperation between CESTER and the Surgical Clinic III, “Iuliu Haţieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj Napoca, has been materialized through joint national and international projects and scientific papers;

Experimental models and prototypes have been built, structures modeling and simulation as well as the programming and control of parallel structures are developed.

The first Romanian laboratory parallel robot for minimally invasive surgery, was built in 2009 and presented at the 17th EAES Congress, 17- 20 June 2009 Prague, Czech Republic. PARMIS robot

The basic structure for a helicopter flight simulator was built in 2008.

The Ph.D. students perform their activity within CESTER and they achieve their theoretical and experimental results for their Ph.D thesis and participate in research projects financed on national or international level, including projects financed by industrial partners.

The CESTER’ Parallel Robots Laboratory is the most relevant robotics research Laboratory in Romania. CESTER coordinates many national and international funded research projects.

CESTER’ scientific results have been published in cca. 200 journal papers, that were published in scientific journals, in books (as book-chapters) or in proceedings of international and national conferences. A lot of books were published in Romania in the field of robotics (kinematics, dynamics, control of robots).

CESTER works in the fields of robotics, in research as well as in application having already eight national and international patents (with topics on parallel structures, surgical robots etc).

4 CESTER members are PhD supervisors in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

CESTER members perform teaching activities in the field of robotics, computer science, mechanics etc. (i.e. Bachelor: Computer Science I and II, Mechanics, Modeling and Simulation of Robots, Control and Programming of Machine-tools, Control of Industrial Robots; Master: Path Planning of Industrial Robots, Calibration and Precision of Industrial Robots, Modeling and Simulation of Parallel Structures, Object oriented Languages, Numerical Control; Ph.D.: Mechanics of Robots, Applied informatics for engineers, Mechanical engineering).

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