Monthly ArchiveJuly 2012

Climbing and Walking Robot (CLAWAR 2012)


The international conference of climbing and walking robot 2012 was held at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore USA on July 23-26, 2012. CLAWAR Association has organized CLAWAR conference annually since 1998, mostly in Europe and Southeast Asian countries. The CLAWAR 2012 conference was organized by CLAWAR Association together with US universities and US government organization.

The event generally includes presentations from people all over the world involved in fast growing field nowadays, Mobile robotics.  I represented one of the paper from our group that was accapted in the conference, entitle “Application of New Braided Soft Actuator Design in Biomimetic Robot Locomotion”. Since I was the only participant from Malaysia, having educational experiences from various people from different country was interesting and great.  Besides attending plenary talks, other researcher conference presentations and poster presentations, there were laboratory visit at Johns Hopkins University. Participating laboratories were Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics and the Locomotion in Mechanical and Biological Systems Lab.




Ili Najaa Aimi Mohd Nordin
Actuator and Automation Research Group

International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM 2012)



The IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM) is an offspring of the flagship Mechatronics journal, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, inaugurated in 1997. The purpose of AIM 2012, following the footsteps of the previous editions, is to promote activities in various areas of mechatronics by providing a forum for exchange of ideas, presentation of technical achievements and discussion of future directions. The AIM brings together an international community of experts to discuss the state-of-the-art, new research results, perspectives of future developments, and innovative applications relevant to mechatronics, robotics, control, automation, and related areas.




During AIM2012, our group have presented two papers which are “Nonlinear Mathematical Model of an Intelligent Pneumatic Actuator (IPA) Systems: Position and Force Controls” and “Development of Bending Soft Actuator with Different Braided Angles”. The conference was held on July 11-14, 2012 at Ambassador Hotel in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.



Muhammad Rusydi Muhammad Razif
Actuator and Automation Research Group