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
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 Researcher in the School of Engineering working in the field of Microelectromechanical Systems, Control Systems and Nanotechnology. Working with expensive, [...]
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, [...]
The Precision Mechatronics Lab was successful in receiving a 2021 ARC DP and a 2021 ARC LIEF grant.
Listen to PhD candidate Natan Franco discuss his research on atomic force microscopes during with Robyn Williams from ABC Radio National
Dr Michael Ruppert was recently interviewed by the IEEE Control Systems Magazine. The interview was published in Volume 39, Issue 3 in June 2019 under the People in Control column. Click here to read the full interview.
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 [...]
Congratulations to Natã Franco and Matheus Xavier who received first place awards in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering respectively at the University of Newcastle, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, research poster competition.
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 [...]
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 [...]