Create your own insects, or microrobots, using a combination of different forms of engineering.
Microrobots and millirobots (robots up to a few grams in body mass), require novel engineering to design and make small-scale robots. This requires all forms of engineering, including designing mechanisms, integrating sensing and control, and overall understanding the relevant physics and dynamics of small, fast systems. Milli- and microrobots can eventually crawl, run, and jump around and explore the world, much like the insects that inspire them.
Projects working with millirobots and microrobots will result in building hardware and testing robot performance. This can culminate in a conference proceeding or poster.
|Length of commitment||Longer than a semester (6-9 months)|
|Start time||Any time|
|Level of collaboration||Individual student project |
|Who is eligible||All undergraduate students|
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering