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Best Paper Award Nomination at MARSS Micro-Robotics Conference

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!

New Videos about our Soft Robots

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

Welcome to 5 new lab members!

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 Dr. Zhang!

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!

Dr. Diller named Dean’s Catalyst Professor

Dr. Diller has been recognized by the Dean of Engineering as the Dean’s Catalyst Professor, a title he will hold for three years. This named professorship was created by the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering to promote and accelerate the contributions of promising junior academic staff. The honor was given for Dr. Diller’s innovative discoveries in micro-scale robotics, research and education which are aligned with the faculty’s Academic Plan. The professorship comes with research funding to support the mission of the Microrobotics Lab.