About Us

The Mechatronics Laboratory (Laboratorio Interdisciplinare 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 Control and Computer Sciences (DAUIN), Electronics and Telecomunications (DET) and Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (DIMEAS) 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 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 committed by companies 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 technological components to be used for production.
The technological and scientific relevance of LIM activities is documented on a number of international conference proceedings and journals.


LIM facilities are an Administrative Secretariat and Research Laboratory located in the Politecnico di Torino main campus, and a Center for Technology Transfer located in the Politecnico di Torino campus at Verrès (AO). Together they constitute the Mechatronics Laboratory (LIM) of Politecnico di Torino whose mission is to promote and practice applied and industrial research in the mechatronic filed together with the other departments of Politecnico di Torino.

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