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Manipulation tools for biological applications using microrobots with nano-range accuracy
Author(s): Josep Samitier-Marti; Manel Puig-Vidal; Jaime Lopez; Pere Miribel; Jose Maria Lopez-Villegas; Ramon Casanella; Cristina Madrid; Antonio Juarez
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Paper Abstract

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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 April 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5119, Bioengineered and Bioinspired Systems, (18 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.501516
Show Author Affiliations
Josep Samitier-Marti, CBEN-Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
Manel Puig-Vidal, CBEN-Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
Jaime Lopez, CBEN-Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
Pere Miribel, CBEN-Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
Jose Maria Lopez-Villegas, CBEN-Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
Ramon Casanella, SIC-Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
Cristina Madrid, SIC-Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)
Antonio Juarez, SIC-Univ. de Barcelona (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5119:
Bioengineered and Bioinspired Systems
Angel Rodriguez-Vazquez; Derek Abbott; Ricardo Carmona, Editor(s)

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