Prof. Diller received the I.W. Smith Award from the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers! The I.W. Smith Award was established in 1977 to honour Professor I. W. Smith who devoted a lifetime to teaching mechanical engineering at the University of Toronto. It is awarded annually for outstanding achievement in creative mechanical engineering within 10 years of undergraduate graduation. Prof. Diller received the award at the CSME Annual Congress banquet on May 29, 2018 at York University.
Our team of undergraduate students Christopher Lucasius (EngSci 4th year), York Dong (Mech 4th year) and Lucas Botelho (Mech 4th year) won second place in the “Autonomous Manipulation and Accuracy Challenge” event at the Mobile Microrobotics Challenge. The team competed in the even at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2018 in Brisbane Australia. This challenging series of tasks had the team design and manufacture microrobots up to 500 micrometers in length (about the size of a grain of salt) for both autonomous manipulation and microassembly in arenas less than 3 mm long. Thank you to the UofT Institute for Robotics and Mechatronics for helping support our team! The team was supervised by Prof. Diller along with graduate students Jiachen Zhang and Mohammad Salehizadeh with support from Omid Youssefi and Tianqi Xu.
Our research is featured in a UofT Magazine article “Tiny Robots, and the Future of Drug Delivery”! http://uoft.me/tiny-robots
Our research is highlighted in an NBCnews article on micro-robotics!
Prof. Diller received the “Early Researcher Award” from Ontario for the research done by the Microrobotics Lab on microrobotic actuation and controls! This award will help support our research in making dextrous microrobotic tools for healthcare applications!
Eric received the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department Early Career Teaching Award!
Both Onaizah and Sajad have received the Barbara and Frank Milligan Graduate Fellowship for their research in biomedical device fabrication and control. Congrats!
Congratulations to Mohammad on receiving the NSERC PhD Scholarship (PGS-D), to support his work on multi-agent control!
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