An array of controllable electromagnets embedded in the floor. Enables remote manipulation of up to 3 custom modules in free space via frictionless, high precision, non-contact motion control.
Dimensions: 2 x 3 m2
Degrees of Freedom: 6 (per module)
Design Team: Maglev Microrobotics Lab
Potential Future Applications:
- Flexible manufacturing via instant reprogramming,
- Cooperative manipulation tasks in industrial settings,
- Patient rehabilitation assistance in biomedical engineering, and
- Levitating vehicles/platforms in entertainment/mobility.