Congratulations to Sajad for a successful PhD defense! We’re excited to see the great things that he accomplishes in his future!
Priscilla received the Ontario Graduate Fellowship, a competitive award. Congrats Priscilla!
Congratulations to Onaizah on winning Best Poster in Robotics, Mechatronics & Instrumentation at the 10th Annual MIE Graduate Research Symposium!
The Microrobotics Lab took six people to the ICRA 2019 robotics conference held in Montreal from May 20-24.
Our paper is one of three nominated for the “Best Paper” award at the International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS), to be held July 1-5, 2019 in Helsinki.
M. Salehizadeh*, Zhaoxin Li*, and E. Diller, “Independent Position Control of Two Magnetic Microrobots via Rotating Magnetic Field in Two Dimensions,” MARSS2019 pdf of the paper
*Zhaoxin and Mohammad are equally-contributing first authors of the paper. Congrats Mohammad and Zhaoxin! Mohammad has had an award-nominated paper at MARSS for the past three years running!
Two great videos of our work (including interviews with Prof. Diller) were prepared by journalists:
These are based on our new paper in Science Robotics:
T. Xu, J. Zhang, M. Salehizadeh, O. Onaizah, and E. Diller, “Millimeter-Scale Flexible Robots with Programmable Three-Dimensional Magnetization and Motions,” Science Robotics, vol. 4, eaav4494 , 2019. link to the paper
Tianqi’s new paper was just published in the journal Science Robotics! Congrats Tianqi! UofT Engineering also published a news article on the paper.
Dr. Diller was interviewed in TechBriefs about the work.
“Millimeter-Scale Flexible Robots with Programmable Three-Dimensional Magnetization and Motions,” Science Robotics 2019. link to paper
Omid’s ICRA “International Conference on Robotics Automation” 2019 paper “Contactless Robotic Micromanipulation in Air Using a Magneto-acoustic System” is nominated for the Best Paper Award in Automation! Congrats Omid, and good luck presenting your work in Montreal in May! You can read a pdf pre-print of the paper here.
The Microrobotics Lab is welcoming 5 new PhD/MASc students starting in September! Starting an MASc is Adam Schonewille, Sagar Jaiswal, Omar Ismail, and Mihai Nica. Starting a PhD is Shenrui Pan. Priscilla Lai is also starting a PhD, after spending the past few months as a research assistant. Welcome to the group!
Congratulations to Dr. Jiachen Zhang, who successfully defended his PhD thesis today! Dr. Zhang is the first PhD graduate from the Microrobotics Lab. We had a celebration for him as he moves on from our group!