Welcome to the Miniature Robotics Lab at Bilkent University Mechanical Engineering Department!
Our lab was founded by Dr. Onur Özcan in January 2015 as part of the Bilkent University, Mechanical Engineering Department.
Our main research area is novel miniature robotic systems. We are interested in unconventional manufacturing techniques for miniature robot fabrication, novel actuation methods for miniature robots, small-scale physics behind miniature robot locomotion, and unique robot designs that allow miniaturization.
The robots we develop can be used to access confined spaces in hazardous environments and can be utilized in inspection, reconnaissance or search and rescue missions.
Our current research is supported by The Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) under 2232, 3001, 3501, and 1003 funding schemes.
We are always looking for motivated and hardworking undergraduate or graduate researchers. If you want to be a part of Bilkent Miniature Robotics Lab, contact Dr. Özcan directly.