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Publications

Deadlines:
Hilton Head 2012 - 1/12/12
RSS 2012 - 1/30/12
IROS 2012 - 3/10/12
ICRA 2013 - 9/16/12

Journal Papers

W. Churaman, L. Currano, C. Morris, J. Rajkowski, and S. Bergbreiter, "The first launch of an autonomous thrust-driven microrobot using nanoporous energetic silicon," IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, accepted for publication.

A. P. Gerratt and S. Bergbreiter, "Microfabrication of compliant all-polymer MEMS thermal actuators," Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Sep. 2011.

I. Penskiy, A. P. Gerratt, and S. Bergbreiter, "Friction, adhesion, and wear properties of PDMS films on silicon sidewalls," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 21, no. 10, p.105013, October 2011.

A. P. Gerratt, I. Penskiy, and S. Bergbreiter, "SOI/elastomer process for energy storage and rapid release," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 20, no. 10, p. 104011, 2010.

S. Bergbreiter, D. Mahajan, and K. S. J. Pister, "A reusable micromechanical energy storage / quick release system with assembled elastomers," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 19, May 2009.

S. Hollar, A. Flynn, S. Bergbreiter, and K. S. J. Pister, "Robot Leg Motion in a Planarized-SOI, Two-Layer Poly-Si Process," IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 14, pp. 725-740, 2005.

Conference Papers and Publications

A. P. Gerratt, I. Penskiy, and S. Bergbreiter, "Integrated Silicon-PDMS process for microrobot mechanisms," in IEEE ICRA, Anchorage, AK, May 3-7, 2010. Winner of Best Conference Paper Award out of 850 accepted papers and almost 2000 submitted

W. Churaman, A. P. Gerratt, and S. Bergbreiter, "First leaps toward jumping microrobots," in IEEE IROS, San Francisco, CA, September 25-30, 2011. Winner of NTF Award for Entertainment Robots and Systems

D. E. Vogtmann, S. K. Gupta, and S. Bergbreiter, "A systematic approach to designing mutli-material miniature compliant mechanisms," in ASME IDETC, Washington, DC, August 28-31, 2011.

I. Penskiy, A. P. Gerratt, and S. Bergbreiter, "Efficient electrostatic inchworm motors with simple control and high force density," in Transducers, Beijing, June 5-9, 2011.

A. P. Gerratt, B. Balakrisnan, and S. Bergbreiter, "Batch microfabricated bidirectional dielectric elastomer actuators," in Transducers, Beijing, June 5-9, 2011.

C. Perkins, L. Lei, M. Kuhlman, T. H. Lee, G. Gateau, S. Bergbreiter, and P. Abshire, "Distance sensing for mini-robots: RSSI vs. TDOA," in IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS 2011), Rio de Janeiro, May 15-18, 2011.

D. E. Vogtmann, S. K. Gupta, and S. Bergbreiter, "Multi-Material Compliant Mechanisms for Mobile Millirobots," in IEEE ICRA, Shanghai, May 9-13, 2011.

I. Penskiy, A. P. Gerratt, and S. Bergbreiter, "Friction, adhesion, and wear properties of PDMS coatings in MEMS devices," in IEEE MEMS, Cancun, Jan 23-27, 2011.

A. P. Gerratt, M. Tellers, and S. Bergbreiter, "Soft polymer MEMS," in IEEE MEMS, Cancun, Jan 23-27, 2011.

L. J. Currano, W. Churaman, J. Rajkowski, C. J. Morris, and S. Bergbreiter, "Nanoenergetic Silicon as a Thrust Actuator for Jumping Microrobots," in Hilton Head Workshop 2010, (oral presentation).

A. P. Gerratt, I. Penskiy, and S. Bergbreiter, "PDMS and silicon micromechanisms in a monolithic process," in Hilton Head Workshop 2010.

A. P. Gerratt, I. Penskiy, and S. Bergbreiter, "High power micromechanical thrusters with embedded elastomer," in PowerMEMS, Washington, DC, Dec 1-4, 2009.

J. E. Rajkowski, A. P. Gerratt, E. W. Schaler, and S. Bergbreiter, "A Multi-material milli-robot prototyping process," in IEEE IROS, St. Louis, October 11-15, 2009.

S. Bergbreiter, "Effective and efficient locomotion for millimeter-sized microrobots," in IEEE IROS, Nice, France, Sept. 22-26, 2008.

S. Bergbreiter, A. Mehta, and K. S. J. Pister, "PhotoBeacon: design of an optical system for localization and communication in multi-robot systems," in RoboComm 2007, Athens, October 15-17, 2007.

S. Bergbreiter and K. S. J. Pister, "Design of an autonomous jumping microrobot," in IEEE ICRA, Rome, April 10-14, 2007.

S. Bergbreiter and K. S. J. Pister, "An elastomer-based micromechanical energy storage system," in ASME IMECE, Chicago, IL, November 5-9, 2006.

S. Bergbreiter and K. S. J. Pister, "CotsBots: An off-the-shelf platform for distributed robotics," in IEEE IROS, Las Vegas, NV, October 27-31, 2003.

S. Hollar, A. Flynn, S. Bergbreiter, and K. S. J. Pister, "Robot leg motion in a planarized-SOI, 2 poly process," in Hilton Head Workshop, Hilton Head Island, S.C., June 2-6, 2002.

S. Hollar, S. Bergbreiter, and K. S. J. Pister, "Bidirectional inchworm motors and two-DOF robot leg operation," in Transducers, Boston, MA, June 8-12, 2003.

Dissertations

S. Bergbreiter, "Autonomous Jumping Microrobots," Ph.D. Dissertation, UC Berkeley, December 2007. (pdf)

S. Bergbreiter, "CotsBots: An Off-the-Shelf Platform for Distributed Robotics," Master of Science, Thesis, UC Berkeley, May 2004. (pdf)

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