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
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.
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 of [...]
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.