About laboratory

Research laboratory of the Robots and Production Systems department of the National University of Science and Technology POLITEHNICA Bucharest

History of the laboratory

The Smart Pneumatics Lab is placed in room CB110 in the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Robotics (FIER) and belongs to the Department of Robots and Manufacturing Systems. Its history begins in the ’80s as a computer center of the Department of Machine-Tools and Gears, one of the greatest academia and engineering departments. During the communist regime, between the ’70s and `80s, Romania was a great manufacturer of machine-tools, pushing the academia to create great engineers.

Meet The Team

Tiberiu Dobrescu – Director of Department of Robots and Manufacturing Systems

He is a graduate of the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, currently being a university professor at the Faculty of Industrial and Robotics Engineering, director of the Department of Robots and Production Systems. He has been an engineer doctor since 1998, when he defended his doctoral thesis entitled “Research on optimizing the characteristics of superfinishing machines for fragile materials”.
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Mihalache Ghinea – Director of Smart Pneumatics Lab

Mihai Ghinea is the Director of “Smart Pneumatics Lab”. He was born on the 22nd of July, 1964, in Urziceni, Romania. Graduated of Polytechnic Institute in Bucharest in 1990, Machine-Tools specialization, when he also started working in the same department that trained him.
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His professional activity is composed of three main periods:
– technical studies and his debut in professional academic

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Mihai Agud – Specialist Engineer

He was born on the 26th of March, 1978, in Iasi, Iasi county, Romania. Between 2012-2018, I attended the bachelor’s (Faculty of Mechatronics-Robotics) and master’s (Advanced Mechatronics Systems specialization) of the University of Oradea. Since 2018, I have been a Ph.D. student in Industrial Engineering at the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, with the title of thesis: “Researches regarding the

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Crina Narcisa Deac – Technical Expert Advisor

Current position (2003 – present): Co-founder and General Manager at Impro-Media srl. Her position duties are company administration, project implementation in advertising and activities of advertising agencies, software and multimedia production. Development of web applications and online platforms, object-oriented software programming, multimedia

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Gicu Călin Deac – Technical Expert Advisor

Born 14th January 1970 Current position (2003 – present): Co-founder and IT Director at Impro-Media srl a multimedia production and software development company providing solutions in the following domains: customized online applications, streaming solutions, development of multimedia applications, video production and 3D graphics.

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Bogdan Roșca

About Bogdan: Bogdan follows his undergraduate studies in Robotics at University Polytechnic of Bucharest, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Robotics. Being passionate with physics and compute he helps our team with the theory of compressed air Personal Research Activity Analysis of

Niculescu Alex Cosmin

Robotics Engineering Student. He is passionate about cars and different manufacturing processes. Currently he is in charge of tuning and maintaining the 3D printers in the laboratory. Personal Research Activity Methods of improving rapid FDM prototyping solutions in industrial systems

Ferecus Tudor

Software engineering student. He is passionate about systems and constantly trying to improve and increase the productivity of everything surrounding him.

Barbosu Dan Alexandru

A freshman at Polytechnic University of Bucharest studying Robotics. He is a former Olympian in mathematics and is a hard working student. Currently, he is trying to better understand the field of vibrations. Personal Research Activity Analysis of the results

Codrin Ivan

Robotics Student. He came in not knowing very much but now he understands fluid dynamics and fluid simulation in cfd programs. He also tests different system configurations to improve the efficiency pneumatic system.

Robert Ifrim

Robotics Student. He came in from the FTC robotics team in high school and now he understands fluid dynamics and fluid simulation in cfd programs. He also tests different system configurations to improve the efficiency pneumatic system.

Former Team

Dan Florentin Angelescu

About Dan: Dan follows his undergraduate studies in Robotics at University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Robotics. Being passionate with mechanics and airsoft he leads the team as the chief car mechanic and lab superviser 

Ioana Florentina Dunca

About Ioana: Ioana follows her undergraduate studies in Robotics at University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Robotics. Being passionate with… she helps our team with..

David Paul Holociuc

About David: David follows his undergraduate studies in Robotics at University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Robotics. Being passionate with rock, movies and nature he helps our team with fabrication and assembly.

Vlad Andrei Hasciar

About Vlad: Vlad follows his undergraduate studies in Computer Science at University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology. Being passionate with… he helps our team with..

Alexandra Gabriela Fecher

About Alexandra: Alexandra follows her undergraduate studies in Robotics at University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Robotics. Being passionate with electronics and design she helps our team with the cars chassis.

Lab Equipment

February 10, 2024

AVENTICS™ Series AV03 Valve Series

This SYSTEM of valves is an amazing way to control pneumatic actuators in a system. It is an elegant and flexible way to add a lot of distribution valves while minimising the space used and decreasing the complexity of air […]
February 10, 2024

Introduction to Grafana

It is used to graph and monitor the data stored in InfluxDB.  Basic graphing data In the dashboard, click on the top bar of a graph and select edit.  In the lower half of the screen there will be an […]
February 10, 2024

Introduction to Node-RED

Node-RED is a visual programming tool that allows users to create and connect hardware devices, APIs, and online services. It uses a web-based flow editor to drag and drop nodes, which represent different functionality, to create automated workflows. It simplifies […]
February 6, 2024

Air preparation

AVENTICS™ Series AS2 Air Preparation Units In the following, our team will present how an AVENTICS™ Series AS2 Air Preparation Unit works, what components our team possess, how we use and the way we have installed them. In the pictures […]
February 6, 2024

Aventics cylinders

Aventics RTC-DA cylinder Offers an optimized stroke length in a compact size, saving space.  The oval piston enables higher loads and torque, minimal leakage and a wide range of speeds for a better flexibility. The slide and piston as a […]
January 29, 2024

EMERSON RXI2-LP IPC

Research in the field of pneumatics is not always easy, but it is certainly rewarding. We, the UPBAIR team, employ a Powerful Industrial Computer (IPC) from Emerson, the RXi2-LP model, to streamline the data collection and analysis process resulting from […]

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