MSRAL participates in 2015 Mobile Microrobotics Challenge at IEEE ICRA

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June 01, 2015
The MSRAL Mobile Microrobotics team qualified for and participated in the 2015 IEEE RAS Micro/Nano Robotics & Automaton (MNRA) Technical Committee Mobile Microrobotics Challenge held at IEEE ICRA 2105 from May 26-30, 2015. The 2015 Mobile Microrobotics Challenge is a series of events in which microrobots on the order of the diameter of a human hair face off in tests of autonomy, accuracy, and assembly. Teams can participate in up to three events:
  1. Autonomous Mobility & Accuracy Challenge: Microrobots must track a predefined micro-scale trajectory (rectangle, circle, triangle, etc.) multiple times. The team with the most accurate traversal of the all the trajectories is the winner.
  2. Microassembly Challenge: Microrobots must assemble multiple microscale components inside a narrow channel in a fixed amount of time. This task simulates anticipated applications of microassembly, including manipulation within a human blood vessel and the assembly of components in nanomanufacturing.
  3. MMC Showcase & Poster Session: Each team has an opportunity to showcase and demonstrate any advanced capabilities and/or functionality of their microrobot system. Each participating team will get one vote to determine the Best in Show winner.
The MSRAL microrobotics team consists of Peter Jaron, Sagar Chowdhury, Wuming Jing, and Archit Aggarwal.  Prof. Cappelleri advised the team and was also one of the organizers of the competition.  Peter Jaron and Sagar Chowdhury traveled to Seattle, Washington where the team participated in all three events and tied for 4th place in the Microassembly Challenge.  Great job!      
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