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High-Speed Active Release End-Effector Motions for Precise Positioning of Adhered Micro-Objects

Eunhye Kim, Masaru Kojima, Kazuto Kamiyama, Mitsuhiro Horade, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2018 World Journal of Engineering and Technology  
To generate high end-effector acceleration, many researchers have applied simple vibration by using an additional actuator.  ...  This paper presents a release method for micro-objects. To improve position accuracy after release, we propose 3D high-speed end-effector motions.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was partially supported by the Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (JP16H02321), Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (A) (JP16H06076) from the Ministry of Education, Culture  ... 
doi:10.4236/wjet.2018.61005 fatcat:zfwe2zmjaffn3fspy6uiew546m

High-Speed Manipulation of Microobjects Using an Automated Two-Fingered Microhand for 3D Microassembly

Eunhye Kim, Masaru Kojima, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2020 Micromachines  
To detach the object adhered to one of the end effectors, two releasing methods—local stream and a dynamic releasing—are utilized.  ...  A system using vision-based techniques for the recognition of two fingertips and an object, as well automated releasing methods, can increase the manipulation speed to faster than 800 ms/sphere with a  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/mi11050534 pmid:32456288 fatcat:bemocnxmfzdxvhcy2jzzgcux5u

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  
., 3D cell assembly, stable control at high speed should be achieved. There are two problems to be solved in order to realize a general-purpose micromanipulation system.  ...  High-Speed Automated Micromanipulation System with Multi-scalability By EBUBEKIR AVCI Chairperson of the Supervisory Committee: Professor TATSUO ARAI Numerous types of microhands have recently been designed  ...  microobject and the end effector; • Control the vibration of the end effector caused by high speed motion.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijma.2013.053402 fatcat:xgqdqjntkvgq3nqe5mp3i4fwbi

Analysis of rotational flow generated by circular motion of an end effector for 3D micromanipulation

Eunhye Kim, Masaru Kojima, Liu Xiaoming, Takayuki Hattori, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae, Tatsuo Arai
2017 ROBOMECH Journal  
This paper presents a non-contact manipulation method using rotational flow generated by high speed motion of a glass needle.  ...  In order to generate an applicable motion that can precisely control the speed and position of a target object around an end effector, a manipulator actuated by three piezoelectric actuators is proposed  ...  of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40648-017-0074-6 fatcat:djmq5xiwhbfsnno75tmezvd4ui

Recent progress in actuation technologies of micro/nanorobots

Ke Xu, Bing Liu
2021 Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology  
First, the different actuation mechanisms are divided into two types, external field actuation and self-actuation. Then, a few latest achievements on actuation methods are presented.  ...  On this basis, the principles of various actuation methods and their limitations are also analyzed.  ...  After that, local high temperature was generated by a near-infrared laser, and observable and accurate treatment of the tumor was realized.  ... 
doi:10.3762/bjnano.12.59 fatcat:vcjn7kibevfozemdtbcitqjoqy

Manipulation of Biological Cells Using a Robot-Aided Optical Tweezers System

Mingyang Xie, Adnan Shakoor, Changcheng Wu
2018 Micromachines  
The challenges of autonomous cell manipulation utilizing OTs present in sensory, planning, control, and design of end-effectors.  ...  of particles are always in various sizes; the planning methods need to incorporate fluid motion, viscous drag force, and speed constraint of OTs into consideration, etc.; the control algorithms deal with  ...  Similar studies to measure the mechanical properties of RBCs can be found in [44] . improved the indirect pushing-based method by using two actuator beads and an intermediate bead, and the improved method  ... 
doi:10.3390/mi9050245 pmid:30424178 pmcid:PMC6187456 fatcat:wj7vdf2xurcgfhnkzoxhdxukvu

Batch Transfer of Zebrafish Embryos Into Multiwell Plates

Xuping Zhang, Zhe Lu, Danielle Gelinas, Brian Ciruna, Yu Sun
2011 IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering  
A cell holding device was developed to trap multiple embryos in a regular pattern. The cell holding device and a microplate were positioned and aligned along multiple axes by the system.  ...  The system architecture and transfer techniques promise efficient, cost-effective zebrafish embryo transfer for applications requiring molecule tests on a high number of cells.  ...  However, the acceleration method in this work can only be used to assist release and must be combined with other solutions for embryo release in order to produce a high success rate.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tase.2011.2121903 fatcat:e52tzoixfnhyfao6qwrjr52eke

Single molecule detection, thermal fluctuation and life

Toshio YANAGIDA, Yoshiharu ISHII
2017 Proceedings of the Japan Academy. Series B, Physical and biological sciences  
Single molecule detection has contributed to our understanding of the unique mechanisms of life.  ...  Unlike artificial man-made machines, biological molecular machines integrate thermal noises rather than avoid them.  ...  High-energy Input ( 5,000k B T) Accurate High-speed Deterministic ) An expanded Fig. 6.  ... 
doi:10.2183/pjab.93.004 pmid:28190869 pmcid:PMC5422627 fatcat:pvcx7i6b35cwjhnjy6rggunxuq

Tele–Robotic Platform for Dexterous Optical Single-Cell Manipulation

Edison Gerena, Florent Legendre, Akshay Molawade, Youen Vitry, Stéphane Régnier, Sinan Haliyo
2019 Micromachines  
Secondly, a six-DoF teleoperated optical-robot is used to transport a cluster of cells. Finally, a single-cell is dexterously manipulated through an optical-robot with a fork end-effector.  ...  A slave-device consists of a combination of robot-assisted stages and a high-speed multi-trap technique.  ...  Finally, a single-cell has been dexterously manipulated using an optical-robot with a fork end-effector.  ... 
doi:10.3390/mi10100677 pmid:31597299 pmcid:PMC6843280 fatcat:v6567qrpizc65hq2ewglkiipmq

Development of micromechanisms for handling of biomaterials under laser light

Ebubekir Avci, Guang-Zhong Yang
2016 2016 12th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA)  
However, manipulation of a target object in a stable manner by using conventional microspheres as end effectors of Optical Tweezers is an arduous task as laser light does not trap only microspheres but  ...  Then, rotation mechanism is developed to extend rotational abilities of the Optical Tweezers. Both mechanisms are printed using Two Photon Photo-polymerization method.  ...  In 2010, Maruyama et al. produced triangle-shaped microtools consisting of three microbeads as an end-effector of Optical Tweezers so as not to damage the biological cells [5] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/mesa.2016.7587142 fatcat:52bwkna3zvgjrb5gsqjmg2q4zi

Pneumatically Driven Microcage for Microbe Manipulation in a Biological Liquid Environment

Jerry Ok, Yen-Wen Lu, Chang-Jin CJ Kim
2006 Journal of microelectromechanical systems  
Pneumatic actuation, suitable to function in a wide range of environments, is especially useful for operation in a small liquid space. The capture of  ...  This paper describes the design, fabrication, and force analysis of a pneumatically driven microcage.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors would like to thank the members of the Micromanufacturing Laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles, for their consultation.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jmems.2006.883887 fatcat:logvf7ossfaj3ak5ohjailx2f4

Micronewton force-controlled manipulation of biomaterials using a monolithic MEMS microgripper with two-axis force feedback

Keekyoung Kim, Xinyu Liu, Yong Zhang, Yu Sun
2008 2008 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation  
The system manipulates highly deformable biomaterials (hydrogel microcapsules and biological cells) in an aqueous environment using a MEMS-based microgripper with integrated force feedback along two axes  ...  and mechanical properties of objects with a high reproducibility.  ...  This work was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. The authors thank Prof. S.X.Y.  ... 
doi:10.1109/robot.2008.4543682 dblp:conf/icra/KimLZS08 fatcat:pjazwfxdgvg4jj3rlcunhrkhhq

Ionic shape-morphing microrobotic end-effectors for environmentally adaptive targeting, releasing, and sampling

Zhiqiang Zheng, Huaping Wang, Lixin Dong, Qing Shi, Jianing Li, Tao Sun, Qiang Huang, Toshio Fukuda
2021 Nature Communications  
The latter includes global locomotion of the whole end-effector by self-trapping magnetic microspheres as a hitch-hiker and the local opening and closing of the jaws using encapsulated nanoparticles based  ...  Here, making use of the ionic sensitivity of alginate hydrogel microstructures, we present a shape-morphing strategy for microrobotic end-effectors made from them to adapt to different physiochemical environments  ...  However, these methods can neither generate ion-induced shape morphing microrobotic end-effector using a single degradable biomaterial through integral forming technique, nor develop a multi-field-controlled  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41467-020-20697-w pmid:33462214 fatcat:4pfiu7t3ojafnfyonb5fara5rq

"Z"-Shaped Rotational Au/Pt Micro-Nanorobot

Kai Chen, Chenyi Gu, Zhan Yang, Masahiro Nakajima, Tao Chen, Toshio Fukuda
2017 Micromachines  
The generated thermal energy caused rapid evaporation of water within the tubes which caused an explosion of the tubes. Ultrasound was first used by Hoyos, Mallouk, and coworkers to power swimmers.  ...  The reacting area and the concentration of the solution were two key factors to the chemical reaction. A Janus microsphere realized high speed, however, the reactant was not sustainable.  ...  First, the gold-coated glass capillary was used as an end effector to manipulate the nanorobot.  ... 
doi:10.3390/mi8060183 fatcat:ulxt3idlnzgknk2s67vezkdmne

Towards a Comprehensive and Robust Micromanipulation System with Force-Sensing and VR Capabilities

Georges Adam, Subramanian Chidambaram, Sai Swarup Reddy, Karthik Ramani, David J. Cappelleri
2021 Micromachines  
Here, a comprehensive and robust micromanipulation platform is presented, in which four micromanipulators can be used simultaneously to perform complex tasks, providing the user with an intuitive environment  ...  Lastly, virtual reality (VR) was incorporated into the system, allowing the user to control the probes from a more intuitive standpoint and providing an immersive platform for the future of micromanipulation  ...  Here, a high resolution, 3 DOF micromanipulators are used in conjunction with several end-effectors, tackling several different possible applications.  ... 
doi:10.3390/mi12070784 fatcat:ginbtu7ugfb2vcda6jjvpic7uq
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