Advanced Micro Robotics in Robot Network and Bio-manipulation

Project: Research

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Increasing demands for many technologically significant procedures such as table-top manufacturing and operations with robot network, team intelligence of swarms of micro robots, the creation of transgenic organisms through insertion of genetic material into embryos and other related areas, have provided new research opportunities within the field of robotics and automation at the micro-scale. This equipment grant proposal aims to establish the state-of-the-art micro robotics working platform, which has not been available in Hong Kong. We propose to purchase and develop a number of key equipments to facilitate our research activities in the area of advanced micro robotics, in particular solving two significant issues: micro robot network and micro robot manipulation especially for bioengineering. The proposed budget will cover the costs of purchasing some key commercial equipments, self-developing some new robot devices that cannot be commercially available, and the manpower to implement the equipment-related tasks. Upon completion of the project, we will achieve the following successes:To establish an advanced micro robotics laboratory;To provide a proof-of-concept demonstration of new and innovative theoretical framework applied to micro robotic systems; andTo facilitate the research team to be internationally competitive with a critical mass.


Project number8740001
Grant typeSpEG
Effective start/end date31/12/0816/08/13