This article presents a new method for fabricating nanopositioning systems from a single layer of piezoelectric material by ultrasonic machining. The article is among 5 finalists for the best paper award at the IEEE Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics which will be held in Banff, Canada on the 12th to 15th of July.
Andrew Fleming has been appointed as an IEEE Control Systems Society representative on the IEEE Nanotechnology Council. The IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) is a multi-disciplinary group whose purpose is to advance and coordinate work in the field of Nanotechnology carried out throughout the IEEE in scientific, literary and educational areas. The Council supports the […]
We are pleased to launch the new Mechatronics Specialty Section of Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering led by Chief Editors A/Prof. Andrew Fleming (University of Newcastle) and Prof. Saman Halgamuge (University of Melbourne). The section seeks to publish research on mechatronic technologies with a high societal impact including applications in fabrication, automotive, autonomous systems, imaging, control, […]
An International Research Fellowship is available to visit the Precision Mechatronics lab in 2016. The fellowship will include all travel and accommodation costs for a period between four weeks and six months. The due date is July 29, 2015. Please contact Andrew Fleming for more details.
Congratulations to Yik Teo who has been selected as a finalist for the best student paper award at the IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control which will be held in Sydney during September, 2015. Yik will present his work on a new high-performance repetitive controller that was experimentally validated on a nanopositioning system.
Congratulations to Shannon Rios who was a finalist for the best student paper award at the IEEE Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics conference which was held in Busan, Korea during July, 2015. Shannon’s work described the design and analysis of a miniature piezoelectric leg for robotic insects.
Dr. Fleming and Dr. Kam Leang have published the first text on nanopositioning systems that provides a complete description of the design, modeling, and control.
The attached Matlab file is an implementatation of the frequency domain subspace system identification algorithm described in “Subspace Based Multivariable System Identification from Frequency Response Data”, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 41, No.7, July 1996. This tool allows SISO or MIMO models to be obtained from frequency response data. It is available free […]
A miniature high voltage power amplifier is laminated onto a piezoelectric bimorph bender using thermally conductive adhesive. The resulting actuator requires only 3.3V to operate which eliminates the need for an external high-voltage amplifier and wiring harness.