Industrial automation

1) A C. elegans-inspired micro-robot with polymeric actuators and online vision

A C. elegans-inspired micro-robot with polymeric actuators and online vision

Collaborator: Leeds; Funder: EPSRC

The 1mm long Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) is one of the best characterised animals and an important biological model for studies of nervous system function and behavior. This research built a robotic model mimicking the undulatory locomotion of this animal.

2) Optimising Energy Management in Industry - 'OPTEMIN'

Collaborators: Brunel, Cranfield, Queen's U Belfast; Funder: EPSRC

This project takes a whole systems approach to the optimisation of energy management in industry by considering energy flows and demand reduction at different levels to satisfy overall economic and environmental performance considerations and optimisation criteria.

3) Ultrasonic  Viscosity Control for the Extrusion of Recycled Polymers