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Optical Tweezers: Autonomous Robots for the Manipulation of Biological Cells

Ashis Banerjee, Sagar Chowdhury, Satyandra K. Gupta
2014 IEEE robotics & automation magazine  
The opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the sponsors.  ...  This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant CMMI-0835572 and Grant CPS-0931508.  ...  INTRODUCTION Optical tweezers (OT) is a popular tool for manipulating biological objects especially cells [1] , [2] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/mra.2014.2332407 fatcat:naghzwwa3fg7tmfjeymip7olfe

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

Mingyang Xie, Adnan Shakoor, Changcheng Wu
2018 Micromachines  
The typical and latest achievements in the optical manipulation of cells are presented, and the existing challenges for autonomous optical manipulation of biological cells are also introduced.  ...  This article reviews the autonomous manipulation strategies of biological cells utilizing optical tweezers, mainly including optical direct and indirect manipulation strategies.  ...  Numerous autonomous cell manipulation frameworks using a robot-aided optical tweezers system have been developed over the past decade [13] [14] [15] [16] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/mi9050245 pmid:30424178 pmcid:PMC6187456 fatcat:wj7vdf2xurcgfhnkzoxhdxukvu

Roadmap for Optical Tweezers [article]

Giovanni Volpe, Onofrio M. Maragò, Halina Rubinzstein-Dunlop, Giuseppe Pesce, Alexander B. Stilgoe, Giorgio Volpe, Georgiy Tkachenko, Viet Giang Truong, Síle Nic Chormaic, Fatemeh Kalantarifard, Parviz Elahi, Mikael Käll (+71 others)
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Optical tweezers are tools made of light that enable contactless pushing, trapping, and manipulation of objects ranging from atoms to space light sails.  ...  Since the pioneering work by Arthur Ashkin in the 1970s, optical tweezers have evolved into sophisticated instruments and have been employed in a broad range of applications in life sciences, physics,  ...  Acknowledgements ACDL acknowledges the financial support by the Italian Association for Cancer Research (AIRC) IG grant no. 21420 "Correlative optical microscopies for cancer imaging".  ... 
arXiv:2206.13789v1 fatcat:yx6jcfgsdvaifhxqzrixifml3u

Manufacturing of two and three-dimensional micro/nanostructures by integrating optical tweezers with chemical assembly

Kenneth Castelino, Srinath Satyanarayana, Metin Sitti
2005 Robotica (Cambridge. Print)  
Optical tweezers have been used as versatile tools for non-contact manipulation of micrometer-sized entities.  ...  This paper proposes a hybrid micro/nanoscale manufacturing system using optical tweezers and chemical linkages for fabricating 2D and 3D micro/nanostructures.  ...  Appeared in Laser tweezers have been used extensively in biological systems for in-vivo manipulation of cells and single molecule studies [5, 6] .  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0263574704000864 fatcat:kjddbwfopvhtloi3jd73mlcl24

Survey on indirect optical manipulation of cells, nucleic acids, and motor proteins

Ashis Gopal Banerjee, Sagar Chowdhury, Wolfgang Losert, Satyandra K. Gupta
2011 Journal of Biomedical Optics  
Optical tweezers have emerged as one of the most promising non-contact manipulation techniques for biological objects.  ...  In this paper, we utilize the concept of robotic gripping to explain the different experimental set-ups which are commonly used for indirect manipulation of cells, nucleic acids, and motor proteins.  ...  Opinions expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the sponsors.  ... 
doi:10.1117/1.3579200 pmid:21639562 fatcat:vyaavueasrcgdgxfrrmif2o6wa

Optical assembly of bio-hybrid micro-robots

Álvaro Barroso, Shirin Landwerth, Mike Woerdemann, Christina Alpmann, Tim Buscher, Maike Becker, Armido Studer, Cornelia Denz
2015 Biomedical microdevices  
By using holographic optical tweezers that allow three-dimensional manipulation in real time, we are able to arrange the building blocks that constitute the micro-robot in a defined way.  ...  The development of methods for fabrication of these bacteria-based robots is a first crucial step towards the realization of functional miniature and autonomous moving robots.  ...  The authors would like to thank Berenike Maier, University of Cologne, for kindly providing B. subtilis samples and Luisa De Cola, University of Strasbourg, for supplying the zeolite L crystals.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10544-015-9933-1 pmid:25681045 pmcid:PMC4328111 fatcat:mprwnghed5ga3gxjatfu6qimnm

Light robotics: a new field of research

Einstom Engay, Manto Chouliara, Andrew Bañas, Stephen Daedalus Separa, Jesper Glückstad, David L. Andrews, Enrique J. Galvez, Jesper Glückstad
2018 Complex Light and Optical Forces XII  
After years of working on light-driven trapping and manipulation, we can see that a confluence of developments is now ripe for the emergence of a new area that can contribute to nanobiophotonics -Light  ...  In the Summer 2017 we are publishing a 482 pages edited Elsevier book volume covering the fundamental aspects needed for Light Robotics including optical trapping systems, microfabrication and microassembly  ...  In cell trapping or transport, for example, damage due to direct irradiation is minimized by loading the cell into some kind of fabricated platform that is illuminated and moved around instead.  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.2292000 fatcat:277bndcbmfcvbdruxjcijyad4u

Recent Advances in Field‐Controlled Micro–Nano Manipulations and Micro–Nano Robots

Yuanyuan Chen, Dixiao Chen, Shuzhang Liang, Yuguo Dai, Xue Bai, Bin Song, Deyuan Zhang, Huawei Chen, Lin Feng
2021 Advanced Intelligent Systems  
Recent research and applications of acoustic control. A) Acoustic controlled RBC-PL-robot for removal of pathogenic bacteria and toxins. Reproduced with permission. [115] Copyright 2017, ACS.  ...  B) Acoustic controlled rotation of microbeads and oocytes. Reproduced with permission. [116] opyright 2019, AIP.  ...  Optic Control System Optical Tweezers (OT) Optical tweezers is a major invention of laser technology, and currently it is an important tool for micro-nano manipulations.  ... 
doi:10.1002/aisy.202100116 fatcat:2p4tandqgjhjbngplmdyxlwi4q

State of the art: micro-nanorobotic manipulation in single cell analysis

Yajing Shen, Toshio Fukuda
2014 Robotics and Biomimetics  
This paper reviews the state of the art of micro-nanorobotic manipulation in single cell analysis.  ...  Single cell analysis is an essential research approach to reveal the secret of life. At such a small scale, it puts forward higher demand on the accuracy of the cell manipulation system.  ...  Acknowledgement This publication is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61403323), the Early Career Scheme from UGC of Hong Kong (21201314), and the Applied Research Grant of  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40638-014-0021-4 fatcat:mv7ftbqsijexjhjp3bdzu46hpu

Nanomanipulation in Biomedical Applications

Chaojian Hou, Dong Sun, Lixin Dong
2021 Current Robotics Reports  
As an enabling technology, nanorobotic manipulation provides the capability to the control of position and orientation of an object.  ...  This paper overviews the state-of-the-art of the advancements of nanomanipulation and focuses on its application in biomedicine.  ...  The detail introduction of these nano tweezers can be review in [47] . All these nano OTs will play a key role in the trapping and manipulation of biological samples for biological exploration.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s43154-021-00047-4 fatcat:lgapxej5w5fbxdaxku7dg265ri

Contactless acoustic micro/nano manipulation: a paradigm for next generation applications in life sciences

Sumit Mohanty, Islam S. M. Khalil, Sarthak Misra
2020 Proceedings of the Royal Society A  
These manipulation methods account for both intelligent devices adept at dexterous non-contact handling of micro-agents, and acoustically induced mechanisms for self-propulsion of micro-robots.  ...  Acoustic actuation techniques offer a promising tool for contactless manipulation of both synthetic and biological micro/nano agents that encompass different length scales.  ...  The authors thank Dr Alvaro Marin for his suggestions in the preparation of the manuscript. References  ... 
doi:10.1098/rspa.2020.0621 pmid:33363443 pmcid:PMC7735305 fatcat:vlghubfkjbfcrio7xrf76ib6wu

Development and Future Challenges of Bio-Syncretic Robots

Chuang Zhang, Wenxue Wang, Ning Xi, Yuechao Wang, Lianqing Liu
2018 Engineering  
Compared with living biological materials or non-living traditional robots based on electromechanical systems, the combined system of a bio-syncretic robot holds many advantages.  ...  This review systematically summarizes the development of bio-syncretic robots. First, potential trends in the development of bio-syncretic robots are discussed.  ...  ), and the CAS/SAFEA International Partnership Program for Creative Research Teams.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.eng.2018.07.005 fatcat:a27em4osifdkxjks3qg6h3z75q

Controlling multiple microrobots: recent progress and future challenges

Sagar Chowdhury, Wuming Jing, David J. Cappelleri
2015 Journal of Micro-Bio Robotics  
We have also discussed the challenges for each approach.  ...  Robots the size of several microns have numerous application in medicine, biology, and manufacturing.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to acknowledge the support of NSF grants IIS-1358446 and IIS-1433967 for this work.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12213-015-0083-6 fatcat:sbazvj3osbfupc5kadq4momvr4

Towards Independent Control of Multiple Magnetic Mobile Microrobots

Sagar Chowdhury, Wuming Jing, David Cappelleri
2015 Micromachines  
Second, we have modeled the dynamics of the microrobots to develop a controller for determining the forces that need to be generated for the navigation of the robots along the trajectories at a suitable  ...  In this paper, we have developed an approach for independent autonomous navigation of multiple microrobots under the influence of magnetic fields and validated it experimentally.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to acknowledge the support of the US National Science Foundation grants IIS-1358446 and IIS-1302283 for this work.  ... 
doi:10.3390/mi7010003 pmid:30407375 pmcid:PMC6190091 fatcat:oa5y2ptqfjch7owsqb64fm3kwi

Light‐Powered Microrobots: Challenges and Opportunities for Hard and Soft Responsive Microswimmers

Ada‐Ioana Bunea, Daniele Martella, Sara Nocentini, Camilla Parmeggiani, Rafael Taboryski, Diederik S. Wiersma
2021 Advanced Intelligent Systems  
D) (Left) Superimposed images of a spiral rotor under irradiation for 0.5 s and relaxation for 0.5 s and (right) superimposition of the thresholded outline of the rotor at different times.  ...  (Right) Optical microscopy images of a microdisk locomotion along a square path-the travelling wave direction is indicated by the green arrows, and the disk's direction of travel to the next waypoint by  ...  [75] For the same light intensity, optoelectronic tweezers provide stronger manipulation forces compared with optical tweezers.  ... 
doi:10.1002/aisy.202000256 fatcat:6eckp3ynjzavnjjgyjrepbr7l4
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