About Natã Franco

Natã Franco is a PhD student at the University of Newcastle. He is currently working with the Precision Mechatronics Lab on design of cantilevers and dual sensing for atomic force microscopy.

Matheus S. Xavier – Experimental Characterisation of Hydraulic Fiber-Reinforced Soft Actuators for Worm-Like Robots

Date & Venue:Tuesday, 29 October 2019EF122


This article describes the design and fabrication of fiber-reinforced soft actuators for a worm-like robot designed to operate inside constrained tubes. The actuators include bending, extension and torsion. These actuators are experimentally characterised by measuring the deflection versus applied pressure. The results demonstrate […]

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Dr Michael Ruppert and Natã Franco at Innovation Showcase

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment hosted the annual Innovation Showcase on 17th September. The event gathered industry representatives from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Hunter Valley region.

Dr Michael Ruppert, from the Precision Mechatronics Lab, talked about the projects developed by the group, from nanopositioners to microrobotics and their applications in the […]

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