Eric Diller

Microrobotics laboratory, University of Toronto, Canada


Tentative title:

Soft Microrobots for Medicine



This talk will introduce our experimental and theoretical design of soft microrobots for applications in wireless biopsy and surgery inside the body. Our recent progress in 3D printed programmable microrobots will be featured. Functional microrobots for swimming, crawling and grasping powered by magnetic fields will be shown, along with our progress towards these medical applications.



Dr. Eric Diller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, and Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University in 2013. He is developing new approaches to non-invasive medical procedures, micro-factories and scientific tools. He uses magnetic fields and other smart-material actuation methods to make mobile functional devices. Dr. Diller has received the UofT Connaught New Researcher Award, the Ontario Early Researcher Award, and the I.W. Smith Award from the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineers.

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