Congratulations To Mohammad that his paper “Optimization-based formation control of underactuated magnetic microrobots via inter-agent forces” won the Best Student Paper Award at the 2017 conference Manipulation and Robotics and Small Scales (MARSS)! This is the second year in a row that his papers have been nominated for this award! Congrats Mohammad for the great work! link
Prof. Diller received the Connaught New Researcher Award at UofT (awarded at the highest level) for our lab’s work in magnetically-driven microrobots. This award will help support our work in developing medical devices for minimally-invasive surgery.
Jiachen and Tianqi received the awards for “1st place Oral Presentation” and “1st place Poster Presentation” respectively in the category of Advanced Materials, Applied Mechanics and Robotics at the MIE department Graduate Research Symposium on May 18! Great job to the Microrobotics Laboratory for sweeping the awards.
Congrats to our other great presentations by Onaizah and Mohammad as well!
The Microrobotics Lab has received an EMHSeed research grant to explore magnetically-actuated surgical tools in collaboration with SickKids Hospital researchers.
Congratulations to Sajad and Omid for recieving the Queen Elizabeth II/DuPont Canada Scholarship in Science and Technology!
Patrick successfully defended his MASc thesis, “Design of a Rotating Permanent Magnet System for 5-DOF Control of Micro-Robots” on August 22. Congratulation to him for a great presentation and an excellent Masters thesis, and also as the first graduate of the Microrobotics Lab! We wish the best to Patrick.
Patrick won first place best presentation for his talk title “Magnetic Control of Micro-Robots Using Rotating Permanent Magnets” at the MIE Graduate Research Symposium, held on June 10. The picture was taken at the banquet dinner and awards ceremony following the symposium. Congratulations to Patrick!
Professor Diller and the Microrobotics Lab are featured in a news article in the University of Toronto Faculty of Engineering newsletter.
Prof. Diller receives the Best Associate Editor Award at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, for excellent management of the review process to ensure a high quality outcome, among other factors.
The Microrobotics Lab has received funding for equipment and infrastructure through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund. This funding is from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and will be used to further develop our capabilities for microrobotics research.