Robotics

Robotics involve the modelling, design, control, construction, operation and application of robots. Robotic research is interdisciplinary, and involves various fields.

APPLICATIONS / CHALLENGES / RESEARCH DIRECTIONS

  • Robotic single-cell manipulation for drug discovery, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI),  pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), etc.
  • Modelling, design and control of light-weight robot manipulators with high speed and high accuracy.

MAIN SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL INTERESTS

Research in our Robotics group focuses on robot manipulations at both micro-scale and macro-scale with applications for manufacturing and biological/medical industries.

Our research is focused on these four themes:

  • Robotic single-cell handling
  • Design and Control Theory of Robots
  • Robotic Industrial Manufacturing and Production
  • Micro-Actuation

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Zhang, X.P. et al., 2012. Controlled aspiration and positioning of biological cells in a micropipette. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 59(4), pp.1032–1040.

Leung, C. et al., 2012. Three-Dimensional Rotation of Mouse Embryos. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 59(4), pp.1049–1056.

Group staff

> Dan V. Thomsen, PhD student

> Ma Peng-Yu, associate professor

Courses

> Robotics

> Control Theory