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Microrobotic Cell Injection
We are tackling a series of cell manipulation tasks by developing innovative micro device and robotic technologies. This video shows the operation of our robotic cell injection system (video status up to 05/2009). With the high-speed system, we quantified the efficacy of mitochondrial proteins on rescuing mouse embryos. The biological results are under review. The human ICSI system is presently in clinical trial in Toronto. Our work on this topic were reported in [J68], [J67], and [J31] on the Publications page.
NanoNewton Microgripping for Biomaterial Characterization
Our MEMS microgrippers are monolithic silicon devices, integrating microactuators and two-axis force sensors that are capable of resolving nanoNewton forces. The video shows closed-loop force controlled grasping of a drug-delivery microcapsule (20 microns in diameter). A nanoNewton constant force is applied to quantify viscoelastic parameters of the microcapsules. For details, refer to [J39] and [J34] on the Publications page.
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Recent Events

Lab rennovation, funded by Canada foundation for innovation (CFI), was completed. (01/2019)

Y. Sun was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). (12/2018)

AMNL presented three papers at MicroTAS'2018 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. (11/2018)

Y. Sun gave an invited seminar in the Schaefer School of Engineering & Science at Stevens Institute of Technology. (10/2018)

C.H. Cao headed to MIT for his postdoctoral research. AMNL team wishes him the best. (09/2018)

W.K. Dou received a pretigious Ph.D. fellowship from the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research Education Fund. (08/2018)

AMNL won the Best Application Paper Award at the International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales (MARSS) in Nagoya, Japan. (07/2018)

Y. Sun accepted the role of Editor for the Elsevier journal, Sensors & Acutators A: Physical. (06/2018)

AMNL presented three papers at IEEE International Conf. Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Brisbane, Australia. (05/2018)

J.H. Law won the Ontario Trillium Scholarship; G.Q. Shan won the Connaught International Scholarship; Y. Sun gave an invited seminar at the Univerity of Pennsylvania. (04/2018)

AMNL won the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering Best New Application Paper Award. (03/2018)

C. Cao won an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship. His paper in Science Advances was accepted for publication. (02/2018)

AMNL won the UofT Connaught Innovation Award; H.J. Liu won the UPenn postdoctoral fellowship. (01/2018)

Y. Sun gave a plenary talk at IEEE Nanomedicine. (12/2017)

Dr. Peter Kim from National Children's Hospital in D.C. and Prof. Rob Wood from Harvard University visited AMNL. (10&11/2017)

Y. Sun introduced UofT Robotics to a Taiwan delegation headed by the minister of science and technology. (10/2017)

Prof. X.Y. Liu, our previous group member, joined UofT as an associate professor. (09/2017)

L. Wang received, for a second time, a pretigious postdoctoral fellowship from the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research Education Fund. (08/2017)

Y. Sun gave invited/keynote talks at Tsinghua University in Beijing, at 2017 Microsystems and Nanoengineering Summit in Dalian, and at MARSS'2017 in Montreal. (07/2017)

AMNL presented five papers at Transducers'17 in Taiwan. (06/2017)

AMNL presented three papers at IEEE ICRA in Singapore. (05/2017)

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