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!
Congratulations to Mohammad Salehizadeh for his upcoming paper – Two-Agent Formation Control of Magnetic Microrobots – which has been selected as a Best Conference Paper nominee for the International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS 2016)! Here is a link for this award.
His work will allow multiple microrobotic agents to work together in close proximity while sharing the same workspace.
Congratulations! The research presented by Patrick in the ICRA 2016, i.e., “Five-Degree-of-Freedom Magnetic Control of Micro-Robots Using Rotating Permanent Magnets”, is featured in the IEEE Spectrum “Video Friday” Series. Here is a link to it.
Professor Diller and the Microrobotics Lab are featured in a news article in the University of Toronto Faculty of Engineering newsletter.
Professor Eric Diller has been awarded an NSERC Engage Plus grant. The project, entitled “High-speed addressable magnetic microfluidic valving,” will be conducted in partnership with Bio-Rad Canada.
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 first inter-lab sport game between Microrobotics Lab (Prof. Diller) and Water and Energy Research Lab (Prof. Bilton) was successfully held in the High Park Curling Club. After the exciting game, we had a wonderful dinner together!