Welcome to the Multi-Scale Robotics & Automation Lab (MSRAL) located in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. The MSRAL performs cutting-edge research on robotic and automation systems at various length scales: macro-scale (cm to m), meso-scale (~100's of um to a few mm's), micro-scale (10's of um to 100's of um), and nano-scale (nm). Research areas of focus are multi-scale robotic manipulation and assembly tasks, mobile micro/nano robotics, bio-nano robotics, mechatronics, robotic system integration, medical robotics and devices, MEMS device design and fabrication to aid in robotics and automation tasks, automation for the life sciences, and m
icro/nano aerial and ground vehicle design & control.

MSRAL Announcements

  • Prof. Cappelleri receives John J. Gallen Memorial Award David Cappelleri has received the John J. Gallen Memorial Award from the Villanova University Engineering Alumni Society.  See here for more information.
    Posted Sep 10, 2013, 8:52 PM by Dave Cappelleri
  • MSRAL moves to Purdue University! Professor Cappelleri and the Multi-Scale Robotics & Automation Lab will be moving to Purdue University as of the Fall 2013 semester.  Stay tuned for an updated website and project information ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2013, 9:01 PM by Dave Cappelleri
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