Maglev Microrobotics Laboratory studies the design and development of magnetically levitated (Maglev) robots. To accomplish this, a magnetic levitation setup enabling high precision 3D remote positioning was built.
Our Maglev systems find applications in areas spanning various disciplines such as:
- Contactless micromanipulation and microrobotics
- Manipulation in hazardous environment
- Clean rooms applications
- Wind tunnel testing
- Wafer growth and wafer transportation
We are working on the development and industrialization of various applications of magnetism such as electromagnetic energy harvesters and non-destructive testing for detecting cracks and defects in live pipelines.
PhD positions open for Canadian and PR applicants
Lab Location: E5-3044
Engineering 5 building, 3rd Floor
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What makes it different is that it’s a single unit unlike other multi units that have been developed.
Dr. Behrad Khamesee was invited as a flash talk speaker in the session on Magnetically levitated mirorobots for micromanipulation and biomedical applications at SOMMeRS 2023 on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.
Joseph Nofech and Afarin Khabbazian, two MASc students from our laboratory, also participated in poster presentation.
Chanuphon Trakarnchaiyo and Ridwan Bari, our PhD candidate and MASc student from the Magnetic Levitation Floor team hosted a workshop at Canadian Hyperloop Conference 2023 on May 27, 2022.
Ridwan Bari and Joseph Nofech, two MASc students from our laboratory participated in poster presentation at the Waterloo Robotics Day event on March 6, 2023.