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Undergraduate Advisees

  • Sadik Tacettinoglu (2010)
  • Rob Morhard (2009)
  • Mustafa Oztemel (2009)
  • Andrew Baisch (2007-2008)
  • Bradley Camburn (2007-2008)
  • Martin Rosenberg (2006)

Chytra Pawashe

e-mail: chytra (AT) alumni dot [see-em-you] dot edu
Now at Intel

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon (2010)
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon (2008)
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon (2006)

Interests: Micro/nano-systems, MEMS, robotic manipulation, autonomous systems

Research Projects In the News
  • "Precision Control of Micro Machines" on MIT Technology Review, [link]
  • "The Works: Robots" on the History Channel, September 2008, [iTunes Link]
  • "Fun with Robots!" on KUOW, Seattle, July 2008, link
  • Engineering TV episode, "Magnetically Actuated Micro-Robots", June 2008, [Link]
  • RoboCup Nanogram Demonstration Competition, 2007, 2008, and 2010 [Link], [CNN YouTube Video]
Publications

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Journal Articles

  1. S. Floyd, E. Diller, C. Pawashe, and M. Sitti, ''Control Methodologies for a Heterogeneous Group of Untethered Magnetic Micro-Robots,'' International Journal of Robotics Research, (accepted).
  2. S. Floyd, C. Pawashe, M. Sitti, ''Two-Dimensional Contact and Non-Contact Micro-Manipulation in Liquid using an Untethered Mobile Magnetic Micro-Robot,'' IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 25, No. 6, pp. 1332-1342, 2009. [link]
  3. C. Pawashe, S. Floyd, M. Sitti, ''Modeling and Experimental Characterization of an Untethered Magnetic Micro-Robot,'' International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 28, No. 8, 2009, invited paper. [link]
  4. C. Pawashe, S. Floyd, M. Sitti , ''Multiple Magnetic Microrobot Control using Electrostatic Clamping," Applied Physics Letters, 94, 164108 (2009). [pdf] [link]
  5. A. Tafazzoli, C.-M. Cheng, C. Pawashe, E. K. Sabo, L. Trofin, M. Sitti, and P. R. LeDuc, ''Subfeature patterning of organic and inorganic materials using robotic assembly,'' Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 22, No. 6, 2007. [link]
  6. C. Pawashe and M. Sitti, ''Two-Dimensional Vision-Based Autonomous Microparticle Manipulation using a Nanoprobe'' Journal of Micromechatronics, 3(3-4): 285-306, July 2006. [pdf]

Conference Articles

  1. C. Pawashe, E. Diller, S. Floyd, and M. Sitti, ''Assembly and Disassembly Methods for Magnetic Micro-Robots towards 2-D Reconfigurable Micro-Systems,'' IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2011 (under review).
  2. E. Diller, S. Floyd, C. Pawashe, and M. Sitti, ''Control of Multiple Heterogeneous Magnetic Micro-Robots on Non-Specialized Surfaces,'' IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2011 (under review).
  3. C. Pawashe, S. Floyd, and M. Sitti, ''Magnetic Mobile Micro-Robots,'' Journees Nationales de la Recherche en Robotique, Neuvy sur Barangeon, France, 2009.
  4. C. Pawashe, S. Floyd, and M. Sitti, ''Assembly and Disassembly of Magnetic Mobile Micro-Robots towards 2-D Reconfigurable Micro-Systems,'' International Symposium on Robotics Research, invited paper, Lucerne, Switzerland, 2009. [pdf]
  5. S. Floyd, C. Pawashe, and M. Sitti, ''Microparticle Manipulation using Multiple Untethered Magnetic Microrobots on an Electrostatic Surface,'' IEEE/RSJ Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, 2009. Received Conference Best Paper Award [pdf]
  6. C. Pawashe, S. Floyd, and M. Sitti, "Dynamic Modeling of an Untethered Magnetic Micro-Robot," Robotics: Science and Systems, Zurich, Switzerland, 2008. [pdf]
  7. S. Floyd, C. Pawashe, and M. Sitti, "An Untethered Magnetically Actuated Micro-Robot Capable of Motion on Arbitrary Surfaces," IEEE Int. Conf. on Robotics and Automation, 2008. [pdf]
  8. C. Onal., C. Pawashe, and M. Sitti, "A Scaled Bilateral Control System for Experimental 1-D Teleoperated Nanomanipulation Applications," IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. on Intelligent Robots and Systems, pp. 483-488, October 2007. [link]
  9. A. Tafazzoli, C. Pawashe, and M. Sitti, "Force-Controlled Microcontact Printing using Microassembled Particle Templates" IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, 263-268, May 2006. [pdf]
  10. A. Tafazzoli, C. Pawashe, and M. Sitti, "Atomic Force Microscope based Two-Dimensional Assembly of Micro/Nanoparticles" IEEE International Symposium on Assembly and Task Planning, 230-235, Montreal, Canada, July 2005. [pdf]