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Grasping and Releasing Agarose micro Beads in Water Drops

Federica Vurchio, Pietro Ursi, Alessio Buzzin, Andrea Veroli, Andrea Scorza, Matteo Verotti, Salvatore Andrea Sciuto, Nicola Pio Pio Belfiore
2019 Micromachines  
The success of the performed tasks rely on the use of a microgripper previously designed, fabricated, and tested.  ...  The micromanipulation of micro objects is nowadays the focus of several investigations, specially in biomedical applications.  ...  Acknowledgments: The microgrippers used in this investigation have been fabricated by MTLAB-FBK, Micro Technology Laboratory-Fondazione Bruno Kessler: the Authors acknowledge with thanks the support of  ... 
doi:10.3390/mi10070436 pmid:31262087 pmcid:PMC6680837 fatcat:sb7ntrsnmjh7tdvbzvjlx2vglu

Development of Micro-Grippers for Tissue and Cell Manipulation with Direct Morphological Comparison

Rossana Cecchi, Matteo Verotti, Roberto Capata, Alden Dochshanov, Giovanni Broggiato, Rocco Crescenzi, Marco Balucani, Stefano Natali, Giovanna Razzano, Franco Lucchese, Alvise Bagolini, Pierluigi Bellutti (+2 others)
2015 Micromachines  
For example, an optical tweezers setup has been proposed for controlled cell capture and array formation [6] to study a highly-effective Hog1 inhibitor in a single cell.  ...  They offer a direct morphological comparison between the gripper and a variety of tissues. Some of the most promising devices are based on ultrasonic wave fields [1-4].  ...  Author Contributions: This paper is the result of the cooperation of several researchers who have different backgrounds: functional design, mechanical engineering, material science, technology, microelectronics  ... 
doi:10.3390/mi6111451 fatcat:7hjl2m4zlndgrbkr6fto647xta

Prototyping of a highly performant and integrated piezoresistive force sensor for microscale applications

Bilal Komati, Joël Agnus, Cédric Clévy, Philippe Lutz
2014 Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering  
These dimensions make its use convenient with many microscale applications notably its integration in a microgripper. The fabricated sensor is calibrated using an industrial force sensor.  ...  The sensor is made of two silicon strain gages for which widespread and known microfabrication processes are used.  ...  Acknowledgments These works have been funded by the Franche-Comté region, partially supported by the Labex ACTION project (contract ANR-11-LABEX-01-01), by the Equipex ROBOTEX project (contract ANR-10-  ... 
doi:10.1088/0960-1317/24/3/035018 fatcat:mxkvbyxynncmle3lbwgnjllvti

A lobster-sniffing inspired actuator for manipulation of micro-objects via controlling local fluid

Cheng-Hsiang Liu, Chia-Fang Chiang, Chieh Chang, Cheng-Hsien Liu
2006 Sensors and Actuators A-Physical  
Preliminary experimental results demonstrate the feasibility and functionality of our lobster-sniffing inspired actuator via the micro-object manipulation in liquid environment.  ...  Inspired by lobsters' sniffing behavior, an array of biomimic actuators are proposed for micro-particle manipulation in liquid.  ...  Acknowledgments This research was supported partially by the Nano-  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sna.2006.01.026 fatcat:aqmzmaoqn5ayzpuharlyx3g5na

MEMS design simplification with virtual prototyping

Renate Sitte
2016 Facta universitatis - series Electronics and Energetics  
This paper analyzes the benefits of Virtual Prototyping for a simplification and aid in MEMS design and proposes the continuation of MEMS Animated Graphic Design Aid (MAGDA) project.  ...  Its purpose is to simplify preliminary design stages and make MEMS design more accessible to a wider audience.  ...  In a biometric approach to manufacturing biomedical microdevices, Hengsbach and Díaz Lantada have produced a multiscale biomedical microsystem for addressing the effect of surface texture on the cell mobility  ... 
doi:10.2298/fuee1601011s fatcat:k6vmrjepofdyjdxxiqo4tvyscy

A lobster-sniffing-inspired method for micro-objects manipulation using electrostatic micro-actuators

Chieh Chang, Chia-Fang Chiang, Cheng-Hsiang Liu, Cheng-Hsien Liu
2005 Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering  
We learn from nature to mimic, from the viewpoint of controlling Reynolds number variations, the odor-molecule capturing function of lobsters' tiny hairs on their antennules for finding food, a suitable  ...  The operation principle of this micro-object manipulation is very different from those of other researchers' early work such as MEMS ciliary actuators.  ...  Frequency response For dynamics characterization, a Polytec laser Doppler vibrometer (LDV) is used to measure the resonant frequency of the curled finger in air instead of in liquid.  ... 
doi:10.1088/0960-1317/15/4/020 fatcat:d54q243xbfdbtfzsm4quvvro6y

Haptic Feedback in Teleoperation in Micro- and Nanoworlds

Aude Bolopion, Guillaume Millet, Cécile Pacoret, Stéphane Régnier
2013 Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics  
This chapter reviews the main systems in this area and highlights how some fundamental issues in teleoperation for micro-and nano-scale applications have been addressed.  ...  Haptic feedback in teleoperation, which provides force-feedback to an operator, appears to be a promising solution for interaction with such systems, as it allows intuitiveness and flexibility.  ...  To ensure that the virtual scene was reconstructed with a high fidelity, the virtual display was based on a preliminary scan of the real substrate surface.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1557234x13503293 fatcat:k33o4q3cuzbyrf6wak4dkf7vte

Manipulating biological agents and cells in micro-scale volumes for applications in medicine

Savas Tasoglu, Umut Atakan Gurkan, ShuQi Wang, Utkan Demirci
2013 Chemical Society Reviews  
In this review, we first focus on the underlying mechanisms of emerging examples for cell manipulation in small volumes targeting applications such as tissue engineering.  ...  Then, we illustrate how these mechanisms impact the aforementioned biomedical applications, discuss the associated challenges, and provide perspectives for further development.  ...  detected using a cell phone via integration of a mobile application that reports the concentration of HE4 on a phone screen (Fig. 7 ).  ... 
doi:10.1039/c3cs60042d pmid:23575660 pmcid:PMC3865707 fatcat:2evnuhulzjhiro7ijb25xjbfbq

New materials for micro-scale sensors and actuators

Stephen A. Wilson, Renaud P.J. Jourdain, Qi Zhang, Robert A. Dorey, Chris R. Bowen, Magnus Willander, Qamar Ul Wahab, Magnus Willander, Safaa M. Al-hilli, Omer Nur, Eckhard Quandt, Christer Johansson (+15 others)
2007 Materials science & engineering. R, Reports  
Materials properties, transducer mechanisms and end applications are described and the potential for integration of the materials with ancillary systems components is viewed as an essential consideration  ...  The review concludes with a short discussion of structural polymers that are extending the range of micro-fabrication techniques available to designers and production engineers beyond the limitations of  ...  Acknowledgements The Authours gratefully acknowledge the EU 4M Network of Excellence for their support in the preparation of this article.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.mser.2007.03.001 fatcat:hqnk7a5nqbanrfxo4kn5sjyxja

2019-2020 Index IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics Vol. 67

2020 IEEE transactions on industrial electronics (1982. Print)  
Optimized Sparse Partial Least Squares; TIE May 2020 4098-4107 Jiang, S., Li, L., Xu, H., Xu, J., Gu, G., and Shull, P.B., Stretchable e-Skin Patch for Gesture Recognition on the Back of the Hand; TIE  ...  for a Proof-of-Concept Greenhouse System; TIE April 2020 3033-3042 Jiang, J., see Ma, J., TIE July 2020 5687-5695 Jiang, J., see Wang, J., TIE Aug. 2020 6864-6873 Jiang, J., see Wang, D., TIE Dec. 2020  ...  ., +, TIE June 2020 4729-4740 Development of a Magnetically Driven Microgripper for PicoNewton Force-Controlled Microscale Manipulation and Characterization.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tie.2020.3045338 fatcat:gljm7ngg3fakvmnfswcbb5vwiu

A lobster-sniffing inspired actuator for manipulation of micro-objects via controlling local fluid

Chia-Fang Chiang, Cheng-Hsiang Liu, Chich Chang, Cheng-Hsien Liu
The 13th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, 2005. Digest of Technical Papers. TRANSDUCERS '05.  
Preliminary experimental results demonstrate the feasibility and functionality of our lobster-sniffing inspired actuator via the micro-object manipulation in liquid environment.  ...  Inspired by lobsters' sniffing behavior, an array of biomimic actuators are proposed for micro-particle manipulation in liquid.  ...  Acknowledgments This research was supported partially by the Nano-  ... 
doi:10.1109/sensor.2005.1496427 fatcat:glhin4gszfgdvce52tnjwwhqbi

Elasticity and Stability of Shape Changing Structures [article]

Douglas P. Holmes
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The competition between the latter can cause elastic instabilities, and over the last fifteen years these instabilities have provided a multitude of ways to prescribe and control shape change.  ...  As we enter the age of designer matter - where objects can morph and change shape on command - what tools do we need to create shape-shifting structures?  ...  Understanding how a shell's stiffness depends on both the degree of internal pressure and the extent of deformation may be an important tool for biomechanical characterization.  ... 
arXiv:1809.04620v1 fatcat:6zywjavbsjesdd2rokzkq5tnia

Analysis and suppression of residual vibration in microhand for high-speed single-cell manipulation

Ebubekir Avci, Chanh Nghiem Nguyen, Kenichi Ohara, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2013 International Journal of Mechatronics and Automation  
In this study, we propose multiscalability concept, i.e., a large workspace with precise positioning for the grasping and transportation of multisized microobjects.  ...  Because most current microsystems are task-specific, the realization of a general-purpose microhand that is compatible with a wide range of applications is necessary.  ...  On the other hand, we present a high-speed pick-and-place method for cell-assembly applications.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijma.2013.053402 fatcat:xgqdqjntkvgq3nqe5mp3i4fwbi

Integration and wireless control methods for micromachined shape-memory-alloy actuators and their MEMS applications

Mohamed Sultan Mohamed Ali
This thesis presents a novel technique for the wireless control of shape-memory alloy microactuators and the method for integrating bulk-micromachined shape memory alloy material into the MEMS fabrication  ...  These properties have resulted in its commercialization for various applications including those in biomedical field. Yet their advantages have not been fully utilized.  ...  Chapter 3 focuses on the design, fabrication and characterization of a wireless bulk-micromachined SMA microgripper.  ... 
doi:10.14288/1.0072928 fatcat:fjmr7xfwfzd7tohi2srj5lepde

Motion planning by genetic algorithm for a redundant manipulator using an evaluation function based on criteria of skilled operators

T. Shibata, T. Abe, K. Tanie, M. Nose
Proceedings of 1995 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation  
This paper describes a preliminary study of the dynamics of a 6-DOF cable-driven parallel manipulator for a potential application in a ground-based hardware-in-the-loop simulator of microgravity dynamics  ...  Two basic dynamics problems are studied. One is the inverse dynamics problem and the other is the rigidity and vibration problem.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robot.1995.525631 dblp:conf/icra/ShibataATN95 fatcat:vzk3brbh3rh7xaln5vowvqxnue
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