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

Yajing Shen, Toshio Fukuda
2014 Robotics and Biomimetics  
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. This paper reviews the state of the art of micro-nanorobotic manipulation in single cell analysis. First, the key applications of the micro-nanorobotic manipulation system in single cell analysis are introduced, including the single cell injection, positioning, characterization, assembly, and the development of
more » ... biomedical device. Then, the current key techniques, challenges, and future trends in micro-nanorobot are discussed from the aspects of actuating, sensing, controlling, system integration, and commercialization. To meet the requirement of cell biology, the next generation micro-nanorobot should have small, automatic, high integration and applicable features in multiscale.
doi:10.1186/s40638-014-0021-4 fatcat:mv7ftbqsijexjhjp3bdzu46hpu