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tactile display
Tactile sensor
Tele-Taction and Tactile Sensing (1982-2002)
nut on bolt
Manipulation with soft fingers (1991)
soft finger
Soft finger design by Michael Cohn (1991). movie
MFI
Micromechanical Flying Insect (1998-2008)
The goal of this project is to develop an autonomous 0.1 gram flying robot using insect-inspired wing kinematics.
prototype kits
MilliRobot Prototyping using Composite Fiber Toolkits (2000-2007)
We developed a low cost (<$1000)) desktop factory which will allow users to build millirobots from a kit of components.
race cars
UCB EECS 192 Mechatronics Design Lab (1996)
Completely autonomous race cars, using IR beacons for tracking other cars, and optical track following. On-board computation is 8 bit processor (6811). Start signal is given by camera flash. Car with most laps in 2 minutes is the winner.
tactile sensing
tactile sensing movie (1987)

  • construction of capacitive tactile sensor (1993)
  • Micro-glider
    MicroGlider Project (2004-2005)
    Millirobotics for Minimally-Invasive surgery (1994-2004)
    orthotweezers
    Desktop rapid prototyping millirobots (2000-2008)
    stacked microparts
    Dextrous manipulation and microassembly
    Eiji Shimada's microassembly page

    porbe pushing
                      micropart
    Manipulation of microparts using force controlled pushing (1998)
    polysilicon
                      folded gripper
    Folded polysilicon microgripper (1991)
    movie

    air hockey robot
    Credit card robot: squeeze film levitated, magnetically driven.(1992)

    credit card robot
    Credit card robot (1995)

    maze for paramecia
    Maze solving by paramecia (1990)
    Stanford/JPL Hand

    Dextrous Manipulation, etc. from '80s
    nut on
                        bolt

    Dynamic modelling of fastener insertion (1991)
    Control of paramecia

    Paramecia Control (1991)
    acrobot
    Acrobot hopping (1992) simulation .mp4
    acrobot acrobot
    Acrobot project 1988-1993. See e.g.  ``Control of a Two-Link Robot to Achieve Sliding and Hopping Gaits'', IEEE ICRA 1992.
    open loop .wmv and sim .wmv




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