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Matheus Xavier Wins School Heat of the 3 Minute Thesis

Matheus from the Precision Mechatronics Lab wins the school heat at the University of Newcastle of the 2021 3 Minute Thesis Competition.   With his talk titled "Soft Medical Robots: A Bioinspired Revolution" - Matheus inspired the audience with this rapidly growing field in robotics. Not only are these new types of robots elastically deformable, [...]

Second Place Award at IEEE ICCMA Conference in Delft, Netherlands.

Congratulations to Matheus Xavier who received the second place award for Best Oral and Poster Presentation at the IEEE International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation held at TU Delft, Netherlands from November 6-8. 2019/ Experimental Characterisation of Hydraulic Fiber-Reinforced Soft Actuators for Worm-Like Robots; M. S. Xavier, A. J. Fleming, Y. K. Yong; International [...]

The Jedi Microscope

 Natã Franco Soares De Bem placed Second during the University wide 3 Minute Thesis Competition Finals. With only 3 minutes and 1 slide, Natã convincingly explained his research and its significance in a language tailored to the general public. The force was stong within him, when Natã gave his talk on the “Jedi Microscope” highlighting [...]

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 nanoworld. Phd [...]

Natã wins Second Place in University 3 Minute Thesis Competition

Congratulations to Natã Franco Soares De Bem, who placed Second during the University wide 3 Minute Thesis Competition Finals. With only 3 minutes and 1 slide, Natã convincingly explained his research and its significance in a language tailored to the general public. The force was stong within him, when Natã gave his talk on the [...]

Dr Michael Ruppert wins best conference paper award at MARSS2019

Dr Michael G Ruppert from the Precision Mechatronics Lab has won the best conference paper award at the 2019 International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) Model-based Q Factor control for photothermally excited microcantilevers, M.G. Rupperta, B.S. Routleya, A.J. Fleminga, Y.K. Yonga, G.E. Fantnerb,aUniversity of Newcastle, AU; bÉcole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, [...]

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