Prof. ir. Rob Munnig Schmidt


  • Magnetic bearings
  • Metrology
  • Opto-mechatronics
  • Precision robotics

General interests

  • Active controlled precision motion systems
  • Lithographic imaging equipment for the IC industry
  • High end audio transducers
  • Balanced multidisciplinary system design


Master courses


A list of the publications is shown in Metis.


In 2011 our educational book is published:

  • “The Design of High Performance Mechatronics”

Delft University Press September 19, 2011
Authors: Robert Munnig Schmidt, Georg Schitter, Jan van Eijk.

Since they entered our world around the middle of the 20th century, the application of mechatronics has enhanced our lives with functionality based on the integration of electronics, control systems and electric drives. This book deals with the special class of mechatronics that has enabled the exceptional levels of accuracy and speed of high-tech equipment applied in the semiconductor industry, realising the continuous shrink in detailing of micro-electronics and MEMS. As well as the more frequently presented standard subjects of dynamics, motion control, electronics and electro mechanics, this book includes an overview of systems engineering, optics and precision measurement systems, in an attempt to establish a connection between these fields under one umbrella.

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