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!
Prof. Eric Diller is quoted by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore in the article “How scientists are developing the robot doctors of the future“, published on Gigaom.
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.
“The prestigious CGS Program was established in 2003 by the Government of Canada, with scholarships being awarded through competition by the three federal granting agencies (CIHR, NSERC and SSHRC). The CGS Program aims to allow a greater number of excellent students to pursue graduate studies in Canada and ensure a reliable supply of highly qualified personnel to meet the needs of Canada’s knowledge economy.”
Congratulations to Patrick Ryan (Master student) for his success!
Dec 12, 2014 @ 89 Chestnut
At the end of a successful year, members of the MIE family gathered together and celebrated the end of 2014 and the upcoming winter holiday.
From left to right: Patrick Ryan (Master student), Eric Diller (Professor, Lab leader), Zhe Li (Master student), and Jiachen Zhang (PhD student).