Mechanism design of robotic systems, vision and perception systems.
Haihui Yan is fascinated by robotics and believes they will be revolutionary in improving many aspects of life, from sensing of soil quality to guided fertiliser application to harvesting fruit. Haihui’s main areas of interest lie in mechanism design of robotic systems, vision and perception systems.
Simulation of a Liquid Crystal Elastomer Robotic Gripper
This project will focus upon the simulation of a Liquid Crystal Elastomer (LCE) robotic gripper for soft fruit harvesting. The aim of this project is to investigate a suitable framework for the modelling and simulation of LCE grippers. Robotic gripper designs suitable for soft fruit harvesting will be generated and refined based on results from Finite Element Analysis (FEA). FEA can be used to simulate the traits of LCE and determine which designs are most suitable for soft fruit harvesting.