Welcome to the Precision Mechatronics Lab at the University of Newcastle

We are multidisciplinary group of electrical engineers, mechanical engineers and physicists developing new mechatronic and robotic technologies for fabrication, imaging, and health care

Conferences

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. Organizers: Prof Helon Vicente Hultmann Ayala, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio [...]

News

Soft Robotic Manta Rays

PhD student Matheus Xavier introduces his research on soft robotic manta rays for low-impact exploration in sensitive underwater environments. Watch the video. https://youtu.be/BAN7ZxoomYo

Dr Michael Ruppert elected as Fresh Scientist for 2021

Doctor Michael Ruppert has been announced as one of the 2021 Fresh Scientists. This program is run by Science in Public and aims to upskill Early Career Researchers into science communicators. Michael is an Early Career [...]

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 [...]

Seminars

Harm Schepens: Ultrasonic Orthopaedic Implant Release

Date & Venue Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 02:00pm EF122  Abstract In order to recover from fractures suffered in the limbs, intramedullary (IM) rods are inserted into the bone marrow canal. When in place, the IM [...]

Publications

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D. Martin-Jimenez; M. G. Ruppert; A. Ihle; S. Ahles; H. A. Wegner; A. Schirmeisen; D. Ebeling

Chemical bond imaging using torsional and flexural higher eigenmodes of qPlus sensors Journal Article

In: Nanoscale - The Royal Society of Chemistry, vol. 14, no. 14, pp. 5251-5628, 2022.

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Chemical bond imaging using torsional and flexural higher eigenmodes of qPlus sensors

M. S. Xavier; A. J. Fleming; Y. K. Yong

Model-Based Nonlinear Feedback Controllers for Pressure Control of Soft Pneumatic Actuators Using On/Off Valves Journal Article

In: Frontiers in Robotics and AI, vol. 9, 2022, ISSN: 2296-9144.

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Model-Based Nonlinear Feedback Controllers for Pressure Control of Soft Pneumatic Actuators Using On/Off Valves

M. S. Xavier; A. J. Fleming; Y. K. Yong

Nonlinear Estimation and Control of Bending Soft Pneumatic Actuators Using Feedback Linearization and UKF Journal Article

In: IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, vol. Early Access, 2022, ISBN: 1083-4435.

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Nonlinear Estimation and Control of Bending Soft Pneumatic Actuators Using Feedback Linearization and UKF

N. F. S. de Bem; M. G. Ruppert; A. J. Fleming; Y. K. Yong

Simultaneous tip force and displacement sensing for AFM cantilevers with on-chip actuation: Design and characterization for off-resonance tapping mode Journal Article

In: Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 338, pp. 113496, 2022, ISSN: 0924-4247.

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Simultaneous tip force and displacement sensing for AFM cantilevers with on-chip actuation: Design and characterization for off-resonance tapping mode

M. G. Ruppert; D. Martin-Jimenez; Y. K. Yong; A. Ihle; A. Schirmeisen; A. J. Fleming; D. Ebeling

Experimental Analysis of Tip Vibrations at Higher Eigenmodes of QPlus Sensors for Atomic Force Microscopy Journal Article

In: Nanotechnology, vol. 33, iss. 18, pp. 185503, 2022, ISSN: 1361-6528.

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Experimental Analysis of Tip Vibrations at Higher Eigenmodes of QPlus Sensors for Atomic Force Microscopy
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