18 April 2003 Manipulation tools for biological applications using microrobots with nano-range accuracy
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The development of tools for a multi-microrobot manipulating system prototype to handle cells and biomolecules is proposed. The system will be based on a cluster (5 to 10) of small (cm3) mobile autonomous robots. The proposed system comprises several essential subsystems such as a global positioning system to provide accurate position information of each microrobot, advanced manipulating tools and a wireless power supply unit. It also includes user interfaces as well as systems for transporting objects into and out of the working range of the robots. Additional bio-handling arms must be integrated on the robots. Actuators for the positioning and moving of cells must be compatible with their living conditions. The application of non-uniform electric fields to non-charged particles suspended in aqueous medium produces a force over the particle due to the induced dipole moment.
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Josep Samitier-Marti, Manel Puig-Vidal, Jaime Lopez, Pere Miribel, Jose Maria Lopez-Villegas, Ramon Casanella, Cristina Madrid, Antonio Juarez, "Manipulation tools for biological applications using microrobots with nano-range accuracy", Proc. SPIE 5119, Bioengineered and Bioinspired Systems, (18 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.501516; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.501516
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