Wednesday, September 21, 2022 – 12:15 to 13:14
Marcus Nanotechnology Building 1116-1118 | 345 Ferst Drive | Atlanta GA | 30332
Featuring: Kevin Chen – Assistant Professor; Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT
Abstract: Recent advances in microrobotics have demonstrated remarkable locomotive capabilities such as hovering flights, impulsive jumps, and fast running in insect-scale robots. However, most microrobots that are powered by power-dense rigid actuators have not achieved insect-like collision resilience. In this talk, I will present our recent effort in developing a new class of microrobots – ones that are powered by high bandwidth soft actuators and equipped with rigid appendages for effective interactions with environments.