The state-of-the-art robotic systems adopting magnetically actuated ferromagnetic bodies or
even whole miniature robots have recently become a fast advancing technological field,
especially at the nano and microscale. The mesoscale and above all multiscale magnetically
guided robotic systems appear to be the advanced field of study, where it is difficult to reflect
different forces, precision and also energy demands. The major goal of our talk is to discuss
the challenges in the field of magnetically guided mesoscale and multiscale actuation,
followed by the results of our research in the field of magnetic positioning systems and the
magnetic soft-robotic grippers.
Biography: František Mach works in the field of electromechanics and computational electromagnetics
with emphasis on design optimization, building complex electromechanical devices applied
to robotics and industrial systems. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering
from the University of West Bohemia (UWB), Pilsen, in 2015. Since October 2012, he has
been a researcher with the Regional Innovation Centre for Electrical Engineering in Pilsen.