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Mechatronics and Micro Manufacturing

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Manipulating fluids on a micro level
The CSIR is developing a new technology, broadly referred to as microfluidics, which deals with the behavior, precise control and manipulation of fluids with applications in areas such as micro fuel cells, disease detection, chemical and pharmaceutical production.
A mathematical model of a robot platform
The CSIR has developed a mathematical model for the control of a mobile robot platform that uses wheels that allow movement in any direction in order to help it achieve optimum manoeuverability. These omni-directional mobile platforms have applications in congested environments such as narrow isles, offices and factory workshops. Current work at the CSIR uses such a platform in the construction of a mobile office service robot.
Novel robot demonstrator to benefit industry: Research Context
A novel robot that could hugely benefit industry is being developed by CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing.
Computing for all with Thinner Client: Research Context
Empowering the community by enabling access to modern technology, is at the core of a research project providing low-cost computing through existing infrastructure.

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