New webinar - Prof. David J. Cappelleri, From MANiACs to Micro-Force Sensing Microrobots: Microrobots for Biomedical Applications
Prof. David J. Cappelleri
Professor and B.F.S. Schaefer Scholar in the School of Mechanical Engineering and Professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering (by courtesy) at Purdue University, USA
The Multi-Scale Robotics & Automation Lab (MSRAL) at Purdue University performs cutting-edge research on robotic and automation systems at various length scales: macro-scale (cm to m), meso-scale (~100's of um to a few mm's), micro-scale (10's of um to 100's of um), and nano-scale (nm). All of the developed systems are designed to interact with the environment in unique ways. In this talk, I will discuss some recent MSRAL microrobotics projects on developing learned models for 2D micromanipulation tasks, different types of families of wireless mobile microrobots driven by external magnetic fields that we have developed over the years. These include the micro-scale tumbling microrobot (µTUM), magnetically aligned nanorods in alginate capsules microrobots (MANiACs), the micro-force sensing mobile microrobot (µFSMM), work on controlling teams of mobile microrobots, microscale Dual Locomotion Mode Multi-Functional Robots (μDMMFs), and Helical Adaptive Multi-material MicroRobots (HAMMRs) for advanced functionality.
David J. Cappelleri is a Professor and B.F.S. Schaefer Scholar in the School of Mechanical Engineering and Professor in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering (by courtesy) at Purdue University. Prof. Cappelleri founded the Multi-Scale Robotics & Automation Lab (MSRAL) that performs cutting-edge research on robotic and automation systems at various length scales. His research interests include mobile microrobotics for biomedical and manufacturing applications, surgical robotics, automated manipulation and assembly, and unmanned aerial and ground robot design for agricultural applications. Prof. Cappelleri is currently co-leading a Purdue Engineering Initiative in Autonomous and Connected Systems and is the Purdue site director for the new NSF Engineering Research Center on the Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag). Prof. Cappelleri has received various awards, such as the NSF CAREER Award, Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Assistant Professor Teaching Award, the Association for Lab Automation Young Scientist Award, and named the B.F.S. Schaefer Scholar in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University.