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Bradley Nelson: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018

Name Prof. Dr. Bradley Nelson
FieldRobotik und Intelligente Systeme
Address
Robotik und Intelligente Systeme
ETH Zürich, CLA H 1.1
Tannenstrasse 3
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 55 29
E-mailbnelson@ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.iris.ethz.ch/msrl/people/brad_n.php
DepartmentMechanical and Process Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
151-0604-00LMicrorobotics Information 4 credits3GB. Nelson
AbstractMicrorobotics is an interdisciplinary field that combines aspects of robotics, micro and nanotechnology, biomedical engineering, and materials science. The aim of this course is to expose students to the fundamentals of this emerging field. Throughout the course, the students apply these concepts in assignments. The course concludes with an end-of-semester examination.
ObjectiveThe objective of this course is to expose students to the fundamental aspects of the emerging field of microrobotics. This includes a focus on physical laws that predominate at the microscale, technologies for fabricating small devices, bio-inspired design, and applications of the field.
ContentMain topics of the course include:
- Scaling laws at micro/nano scales
- Electrostatics
- Electromagnetism
- Low Reynolds number flows
- Observation tools
- Materials and fabrication methods
- Applications of biomedical microrobots
Lecture notesThe powerpoint slides presented in the lectures will be made available as pdf files. Several readings will also be made available electronically.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe lecture will be taught in English.