Thursday, August 4, 2022
Lassonde Mining Building, MB 101
170 College Street
Recent advances in micromanipulation have helped researchers in the bio/medical fields to make many improvements such as uncovering biological processes in small-scale, diagnosing diseases and regenerating tissues. In this talk, design, manufacture, and control of different small-scale robotic mechanisms will be discussed. The progress in the following four projects will be shared: 1. Development and control of a piezoactuated millimetre-scale robot for tissue stretching, 2. Robotic capsule for gut microbiota sampling, 3.Reconfigurable microparticles at a water-air interface, and 4. Manufacture and control of various optical micro-mechanisms for molecule analysis.
Speaker Bio: Ebu Avci received his PhD degree in robotics from Osaka University, Japan (2010-2013). He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Toyota Technological Institute, Japan (2013-2014). Then, he was a Research Associate with the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College London, UK (2014-2015). He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Mechatronics at Massey University. His current research interests include micro-nanosystems for bio-medical applications (nano-scale robots for molecule analysis, micro-scale robots for cell manipulation and millimeter-scale robots for gut analysis