UTA ARRI Lecture Series in MEMS
Challenges and Opportunities
Friday 26 July, 2002 11am, room 205
Automation & Robotics Research Institute
UTA Fort Worth Campus
7300 Jack Newell Blvd, Fort Worth TX 76118
Presented by Dr. Harry Stephanou, Director
Center for Automation Technologies
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
A microrobotic system is one where the parts and/or tolerances are of the order of a few microns or less. The talk begins with a rapid overview of the highly interdisciplinary field of microrobotics, and some of its potential commercial applications. We then describe several algorithms and architectures for the assembly of heterogeneous microsystems with macro, meso, and microscale robotic components. We discuss aspects of kinematic design, fabrication and bonding processes, as well as some dynamic system modeling and control issues. Testbed implementation results are also presented. Finally, several opportunities for future research are identified.
ARRI is located at the UTA/Fort Worth Campus, North of the intersection between Loop 820 East and I-30 (directions available from http://arri.uta.edu/acs). Please contact Raul Fernandez at 817.272.5973 for additional information.