Speaker: Navyashree V

  Topic:  Microscale Soft Robotics for Bio-medical Applications  

  Date & Time: 27 January 2022 at 4.00 p.m.  through MICROSOFT TEAMS   


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Despite continuous advancements in medical science, there remains a challenge in the field of complex microsurgeries such as neurosurgery. A convenient way to overcome the challenges could be the implementation of soft biomedical robots that can be integrated with human body and can mimic muscle movements. In view of the fact, microscale soft robots have become an emergent topic of research over the past few years. In this seminar, I will discuss how microscale soft robots can potentially address this challenge in surgery. Then I will introduce how we can encode intelligent stimulus response physically to a system apart from computationally programmed responses that are more energy intensive. I will also describe available soft actuation techniques and discuss an example of multimodal locomotion in a small-scale soft robot using magnetic actuation. 


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