Multi-Robot Control using Magnetic Levitation

The goal of this project is to levitate a group of robots in 3D space using electromagnetic energy. MagLev (magnetically levitated) robots, providing frictionless motions and precise motion control, have promising potential applications in many fields. Controlling magnetic levitation systems is not an easy task; therefore, designing a robust controller is crucial for accurate manipulations in the 3D space and to allow the robots to reach any desired location smoothly.

This project will make use of the 3 Custom Maglev Modules and the Magnetic Levitation Floor in the RoboHub. These systems are being designed and built here on campus guided by researchers in the Maglev Microrobotics Lab led by Professor Khamesee at the University of Waterloo.

Rendering of the Magnetic Levitation Floor