Monthly Archives: March 2019

Knowledge Foundation supports development of profile education in Mechanical Engineering!

The Knowledge Foundation (hhttp://www.kks.se/) has decided to fund the development of our MSc Programme in Mechanical Engineering (project budget of 2.7 MSEK). “It feels great that The Knowledge Foundation believes in us and the research profile we have in mechanical engineering! Connected to our research, and in intense collaboration with industry, we now get the […]

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AVANS – Development of Second-Cycle MSc Programme in Mechanical Engineering

Projektet syftar till att utveckla och påtagligt förnya Civilingenjörsprogrammet i Maskinteknik vid Blekinge Tekniska Högskola. Baserat på resultat från KKS forskningsprofil Model-Driven Development and Decision Support – MD3S, är målet att skapa ett program som utbildar och förbereder ingenjörsstudenter för digital produktutveckling där de kan samarbeta med företagspartners kring framtida innovationer i ett sammanhang och […]

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Girls invited for inspirational day in engineering

In collaboration with Womengineering (http://womengineer.org/) BTH invited young girls on the “Introduce a Girl to Engineering”-day (http://www.igeday.com/) where we showed the engineering education and created an interface towards being an engineering by allowing girls to meet with students and teachers, and also get a chance to experiment with problem solving. Christian Johansson Askling and Ryan […]

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ME310 converging in Sweden

During the final week of March the global ME310 student team working with Volvo Group Connected Solutions met up in Sweden to further advance the project towards their final prototype, due to be presented in June at Stanford. The week kicked off with meetings at Volvo in Gothenburg where the students got insights into the […]

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Welcome Giulia! Strengthening our research on sustainable behaviour through Virtual and Augmented Reality

Giulia Wally Scurati joins the Product Development Research Lab until the end of September 2019 to strengthen our research on sustainable behaviour through Virtual and Augmented Reality. Giulia graduated in Design & Engineering and is now PhD student at the department of Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano in Italy. Her research focuses on the […]

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Research demos at Innovation Day 2019

The Blue Science Park Innovation Day 2019 was yet another successful demonstration of BTH’s PhD students driven research. With a unique blend of industries represented at the event there was quite a buzz around the HoloLens Augmented Reality based prototypes created for autonomous construction vehicle interaction, and the Poppy Robot used for engineering student experiments.

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Design and Poverty: A Review of Contexts, Roles of Poor People, and Methods

ABSTRACT Design is essential to fulfil unmet or under-served needs of resource-poor societies, supporting their social and human development. A great deal of design research has been undertaken in such low resource settings, and is discussed under different names, such as ‘community development engineering’, ‘humanitarian engineering’, ‘appropriate technology’, ‘design for development’, ‘design at the Base […]

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