The Institute of Automatic Control has been representing control and automation engineering in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University since 1957. The chair sees itself as a representative of control theory in the diverse application areas of control and automation technology within mechanical engineering and other engineering, natural and life sciences. Current methodological emphases are model-based predictive control, robust control, the study of digitally networked control systems, sensor fusion and machine learning in industrial control engineering.

The “Biomedical Engineering” group is dedicated to novel technologies for the healthcare of the future. The research efforts focus on new technical solutions for patients as well as on the support of medical personnel. The group develops mathematical models of the human body across the various applications. Increasingly, data-supported approaches from machine learning and artificial intelligence are also being used.