This theme focuses on developing robotic solutions to automating biological cell manipulations: pick-and-place, positioning, rotating, sorting, patterning, identification, inspection, isolation, injection, characterization etc.
The target applications include drug discovery, intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), and cloning.
The theme focuses on gripper and fixture design, robot motion planning, impedance control, haptic sensing and applications, exoskeleton design and dynamics, system integration, imaging, onsite testing, and calibration etc.
The target applications are to automate medical rehabilitation and challenging manipulations in industrial manufacturing and production.
The theme focuses on developing compact, stable, and high-force and displacement actuation technique in micro-scale motion, including design, fabrication, characterization, optimization, and control.
The potential applications are to produce micro-scale or nano-scale motions for MEMS devices and micro/nano robot systems.
The theme focuses on new mechanism design theories, dynamic modelling with high computation efficiency, adaptive and robust control strategies and technologies, motion planning schemes, trajectory tracking, and vibration control for robotic and mechanical systems.
The developed methodologies and technologies are used for the design and control of lightweight robots with high accuracy and speed, wind turbines, aircrafts etc.