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The Final Event

Final event of the EC Tempus Project - MACH "Introduction of a New Master's program and Doctoral courses in Mechatronics in Uzbekistan" - October 31 –November 03, 2016

Participants: Project representatives from KTH, JKU, KUL and Uzbek partners (BTI, NMI, TPU, TARI, FPI), NEO.
There were a few different activities in Tashkent and Bukhara during the Final event.  
Day 01. October 31. Meetings and discussions in Tashkent.
There was a short project administartion and coordination meeting to discuss the project reports, hardware procurrement and project budget adjustments in Tashkent Institute of Automotive Road Design, Construction and Maintenance (TARI). After the meeting, all EU partners (prof. Martin Edin Grimheden, Carl During, Rudolf, Scheidl, Andreas Muller, Florian Messner, Farid Al-Bender) have visited to Mechatronics lab of the project at TARI and met the project team, and discussed the project purchased hardware set up issues.
Day 02. November 01. Planery sessions of the Final Event - Bukhara Engineering Technology Institute
The main event – Planery Session is started with the welcome speeches by Prof. Ulugbek Mukhammedhanov - Rector of BTI – Uzbekistan, Mrs. Aziza Abdurakhmanova – NEO coordinator. The main presentations - “Lessons learned and recommendations for Uzbek partners for further capacity development in mechatronics” by prof. Martin Edin Grimheden – grant-holder/project coordinator, KTH – Sweden, “Achieved results and outcomes of MACH project” by prof. Sulaymon Eshkabilov – national coordinator, TARI – Uzbekistan, “Recommendations for development of Mechatronics program in Uzbekistan” by prof. Rudolf Scheidl, “How to develop doctoral programs in engineering in the example of Mechatronics at KUL” by prof. Farid Al-Bender,  “Industry funded projects at JKU in the example of Master and Doctoral projects within Robotics domain” by prof. Andreas Muller, “Industry funded projects at KTH in the example of Master and Doctoral projects within Mechatronics domain” by prof. Carl During and “Achieved results and future plans for BTI, NMI, TPU and FPI” presented Dr. Karimjon Gafurov, Tulkin Normurodov, Farhad Niyazov and Eldor Mamurov and presentation “Developed Course materials” by the project team from TARI - Mr. Tohirjon Bobojanov, Elyor Madirimov, Dilmurad Saidov, Davron Riskaliev and Sulaymon Eshkabilov. Along these presentations there were live and open discussions.

Day 03. November 02. Parallel workshops.
Presentation and demonstration of developed laboratory projects by the Uzbek project teams. The project teams from BTI, NMI, TPU, FPI and TARIhave demonstrated 14 projects (e.g. autonomous vehicle model, smart green house, smart-watering system, drone model simulation with vibrating plates, seg-way model, HVAC temperature control system model, etc.) developed in the lab within mechatronics domain for educational purposes and industry needs. The evaluation committee composed of EU partners (6 persons), NEO coordinator, external professor (prof. Botir Usmonov) and vice-rector –prof. Nasullo Sadullaev. After evaluations of the presented projects according to three categories, such as, innovativeness, knowledge level of the project team and project presentation, the evaluation committee has adgreed to award the “Best Project Award” to BTI team for the smart green-house project, “Best Developer Award” to TPU team member for modeling and simulation presentation of the drone model with vibrating plates and “Best Project Team Award” to TARI team for the self-watering system model. All the team project presentations have been completed by awarding the certificates and gifts from KTH, JKU and KUL to winners.
Subsequently, there were two parallel sessions of the project -  Workshop # 1. Curriculum development aspects of Mechatronics program in examples, and Student projects and research aspects of Mechatronics in examples, and Workshop # 2. Seminars on modeling issues. The European partners have presented the following presentations: “Presentation 1.  Mechatronic Aspects in the Development of a Fast Switching Valve”, “Presentation 2.Mechatronics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, KU Leuven, and Master/doctoral programs/curricula”, “Presentation 3. Development trends and challenges in Mechatronics Master/doctoral programs/curricula at KTH”, “Modeling of non-linear systems: in the example of friction”, “Systematic approach in robotic system design”, “Research cases in mechatronics:  towards the Mechatronics Compiler”. Also, there were live discussions around the two topics, viz. Curriculum Development in Mechatronics and Modeling aspects in Mechatronic/Robot system design.

Day 04. November 03. Round table discussions on Development trends and future of Mechatronics from various aspects.
These presentations have been made “Introduction to round-table discussions and presentation of key points” (prof. Martin Edin Grimheden), ”Visions on mechatronics of today and tomorrow (JKU)” (prof. Rudolf Scheidl),”Visions on mechatronics of today and tomorrow (KTH)” (prof. Carl During), “Visions on mechatronics of today and tomorrow (KUL)” (prof. Farid Al-Bender), “Visions on mechatronics development trends and applications of today and tomorrow in Uzbekistan” (prof. Sulaymon Eshkabilov). Along these presentations there were live discussions.
In addtion, during the Final event discussions, the project partners have discussed broadly the plan of activities – training and study visits for Uzbek partners in case of approval for the project extension by the EACEA and viable exchange and collaboration actions between the EU and Uzbek partners within Mechatronics domain to make the achieved results of the project sustainable.

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By today, course materials in seven mandatory, three spic-and-span prerequisite/preparatory and one elective courses are prepared.
The following courses are developed for new Msc program are:
- Mandatory courses
1. Basics/Essentials of Mechatronics
2. Rapid-Prototyping with CAD/CAE/CAM applications
3. Embedded Systems for Mechatronics I
4. Robust Mechatronics
5. Dynamics and Motion Control
6. Mechatronic Drives: electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic
7. System identification
- Introductory courses/prerequisites
1. Programming essentials in C with mechatronics applications
2. Modeling and programming in MATLAB/Simulink
3. Basics of Electronics
- Elective/methodological courses
1. Research Methodology/Engineering Design
2. Robotics (Industrial robots)

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