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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Natã Franco Soares De Bem – A Novel Microcantilever with Integrated Force and Displacement Sensors

Date & Venue:
Friday, 18 October 2019
An atomic force microscope consists of three basic components: a microcantilever with a sharp probe at one end, an XYZ nanopositioner, and an optical beam deflection system to measure the tip deflection of the microcantilever due to interaction forces between the tip and sample. It is a versatile tool […]

Micromechatronic Systems at IFAC World Congress, 2020

Join us for the open track sessions on Modeling, Identification, Estimation and Control in Micromechatronic Systems, at IFAC World Congress 2020, in Berlin, Germany.


Prof Helon Vicente Hultmann Ayala, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, BrazilProf Tom Oomen, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Prof Andrew Fleming, University of Newcastle, Australia, Prof […]

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Marc Chaigneau: NanoRaman – Correlated Tip-Enhanced Optical Spectroscopy and SPM

Date & VenueTuesday, 17 July 2019, 1:00pmEF122

Figure: AFM topographic, TERS and surface potential images of WSe2 flakes.

AbstractRaman spectroscopy and confocal Raman microscopy have already proved to be essential characterization tools in many areas of advanced research, with a number of these applications extending into industry. As time moves on, new applications that are […]

Luke McCourt: Two Photon Near Field Lithography

Date & Venue
Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 3:00pm

The next generation of integrated circuits will be mass produced using extreme ultra violet lithography (EUV). The short wavelength light sources and optical masks required are prohibitively expensive with commercial systems costing upwards of $1M. Furthermore, the optical masks are unique to each IC design. Two photon near […]

Rudolf Seethaler: High Speed Motion Control Applications in the Automotive Industry

Date & VenueFriday, 08 March 2019, 02:00pmEF122

Abstract Motion control has been used in automation applications such as numerically controlled machine tools for many years.  With the advent of low cost microelectronics, motion control has spread into new products that often require extremely high performance position control.  Examples of this are hard […]

Special Session on Micro and Nano Precision Mechatronics at the 2019 MARSS Conference, Helsinki, Finland, 1-5 July 2019

Join us at a special session at the 2019 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) conference, with the goal of bringing together researchers and engineers to advance the state-of-the-art in design and control of micro and nano precision mechatronic systems. The sessions will focus on novel mechanical designs, dynamic […]

Arnfinn Eielsen: Dithering Techniques: New Results and Applications

Date & VenueMonday, 21 January 2019, 01:00pmEF122

Abstract   In non-linear systems where some form of averaging is present (inertia) or can be introduced (low-pass filter), it can sometimes be beneficial to purposefully introduce an additional noise or disturbance signal. This signal is known as dither, and the combination of a dither […]

Mark Balenzuela: Accurate Gaussian Mixture Model Smoothing using a Two-Filter Approach

Date & Venue
Tuesday, 04 December 2018, 11:00am

Gaussian Mixtures (GMs) can be used as a universal density approximator. As such, they can capture multimodal, skewed, and heavy-tailed characteristics of densities describing dynamic behaviour, which appear throughout finance, robotics, and fault detection. In this seminar, we consider smoothing for a class of state-space models where linear […]

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Jarrad Courts – Larger Scale Nonlinear State space System Identification

Date & Venue
Thursday, 01 November 2018, 02:00PM

System identification for large scale continuous time nonlinear state space models, as common in mechatronics applications, remains a challenging task. Existing system identification methods can be deficient for complex nonlinear problems and computationally do not scale well on large problems, the focus of this work is to alleviate […]