Muscle-Inspired Actuators for Multi-scale Robotics (MIAMuR)

MIAMuR bridges novel nanofabrication techniques used in MEMS technology to the area of robotics, to build micron to centimeter-scale robots. The unresolved challenges in this area include delivering energy to microbots, realization of high-force, giant stroke and low-power actuators for efficient locomotion in meso-scale robots, and providing control to such small-scale robotic systems. Such critical key points should be addressed to enable autonomous robotic systems for small-scale mobility and maneuverability and to enable swarm micro-robots.

This center bridges nanotechnology and robotics, using:

•Novel Materials & Manufacturing
•Small-scale MEMS Sensors & Actuators
•Low-power Sensors/Circuits for Computation & Communication


MIRAMuR Technology Spotlight

a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators

Center Contact

MIAMuR Center Director: Azadeh Ansari
Assistant Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering | 404.385.5994