Recently we proposed the concept of so-called Light Robotics including the new and disruptive 3D-fabricated micro-tools coined Wave-guided Optical Waveguides that can be real-time optically manipulated and remote-controlled with a joystick in a volume with six-degrees-of-freedom. Exploring the full potential of this new ‘drone-like’ light-driven micro-robotics in challenging microscopic geometries requires a versatile and real-time reconfigurable light addressing that can dynamically track a plurality of tiny micro-robots in 3D to ensure continuous optimal light coupling on the fly. Our latest developments in this new and exciting research area will be reviewed.
Jesper Glückstad, Mark Villangca, Darwin Palima, and Andrew Banas, "Light robotics: an all-optical nano- and micro-toolbox," Proc. SPIE 10120, Complex Light and Optical Forces XI, 101201A (Presented at SPIE OPTO: February 02, 2017; Published: 27 February 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2254738.
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