The Mechatronics and Automation Laboratory occupies an area of about 350 square meters and was set up in 2000. The laboratory houses a range of automation equipment including static and mobile robots, mechanical actuators, and various control platforms including Programmable Logic Controllers, open-architecture PC-based and embedded control systems. Around 25 full-time research scholars, postdoctoral fellows, research fellows now occupy the laboratory.
The laboratory serves as a teaching laboratory to several undergraduate courses in the area of industrial control systems, robotics, and systems modeling and simulation. It also houses final year projects for full-time BEng students and part-time BTECH Students, and MSc projects for postgraduate MSc students.