Seminar Series

Micro-Nano Robotics for Life Science


Dr. Ebu Avci


School of Food and Advanced Technology, Massey University

Time & Place

Tue, 14 Jun 2022 13:30:08 NZST in E12


Recent advances in microrobotics have helped researchers in the bio/medical fields to make many improvements such as uncovering biological processes in small-scale, diagnosing diseases and regenerating tissues. In this talk, design, manufacture, and control of different small-scale robotic mechanisms will be discussed. The progress in the following four projects will be shared: 1. Development and control of a piezo actuated millimetre-scale robot for tissue stretching, 2. Robotic capsule for gut microbiota sampling, 3. Reconfigurable microparticles at a water-air interface, and 4. Manufacture and control of various optical micro-mechanisms for molecule analysis.

Seminar abstract - Ebu Avci


Ebu Avci received his PhD degree in robotics from Osaka University, Japan (2010-2013). He was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Toyota Technological Institute, Japan (2013-2014). Then, he was a Research Associate with the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College London, UK (2014-2015). He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Mechatronics at Massey University. His current research interests include micro-nano systems for bio-medical applications (nano-scale robots for molecule analysis, micro-scale robots for cell manipulation and millimeter-scale robots for gut analysis).

Ebu Avci