Robotics labs are educational environments that support the growth of experienced professionals who will operate in this industry as well as environments where robotics research can advance to improve our quality of life. It allows engineering students to apply their theoretical knowledge of electricity, software, and mechanics within technologies in a specific field of study. Robotics laboratories offer a framework in which engineers can improve their professional skills as a result of laboratory studies by designing industrial and mobile robots based on their fields of specialization, performing compliance tests, data analysis, and data interpretation on given robotic systems.
The robotics laboratory shares a workspace with laboratories for mechanics, mechatronics, and control. Control laboratories are the settings used to test robotic systems' performance and execute them in real-time. The devices in the control laboratory are supposed to operate as efficiently as possible by reducing effort and time. Therefore, engineers do experiments in the lab by performing detailed calculations and observations based on control theory. In addition to serving as a test platform for commercial goods, control laboratories make an educational contribution by inspiring students to engage in research and development. It offers information on a variety of topics, including the modeling, coding, and use of robots used in factory automation systems, the driving and control of stepper motors, the types of sensors used in industry and their applications on the device, and many more, all thanks to the applied training sets included in control labs. With the advancement of technology, it is expected that these research laboratories will create cost-effective devices that can carry out more complex testing, automate more processes, and serve as platforms for future innovations.
Mechanical engineering is a field that combines physics engineering and mathematics. The fact is that the history of mechanical engineering dates back to the 5th millennium BC. It turned out to be one of the earliest engineering specialties. Being the oldest branch, mechanical systems can be created using the most fundamental principles in the physical universe.
The study of mechanical systems spans a variety of fields due to the impact of technological development. This means that throughout the years, new innovations that will simplify our daily lives are continuously being introduced to the market. In modern mechanical laboratories, materials science, design, production, and analysis are performed for systems. As a result of the studies in these labs, mechanical systems are designed by combining the produced materials with theoretical physics and mathematics knowledge, and electrical technology.
The effective fusion of mechanical engineering and electrical technology is known as mechatronics. Areas that integrate multiple fields, where mechatronic technologies are developed and combine theoretical research with real-world applications in robotics and nonlinear systems are called mechatronics laboratories. "Research and Development" in mechatronics labs are concentrated on system dynamics, modeling, instrumentation, control systems, and design. Robotics, automation, intelligent system control, biomechanics, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and fundamental science all benefit from applications in these domains. The goal of mechatronic systems is to investigate, develop, and integrate both software and hardware components. As a result, similar systems are also employed in education.