Robotic-investigators for microorganisms in a microfluidic chip

Masakuni Sugita, Tomohiro Kawahara, Masaya Hagiwara, Yoko Yamanishi, Fumihito Arai

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose 3 degree-of-freedom dual-arm microrobot called Robotic-Investigator (RI) which enables manipulation and force sensing for microorganisms in a microfluidic chip. The untethered RI is actuated by permanent magnets. Therefore, the RI can supply mN order force to stimulate microorganisms with measuring the applied force. To develop the untethered RI with force sensing structure, the layered fabrication technique and on-chip separation mechanism are introduced. Through the basic experiment, we confirmed that the untethered RI with thin structure was developed by proposed fabrication methods without any damage to RI. We also perform the manipulation and force sensing experiment for microorganisms in a microfluidic chip by the developed RI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 25th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2012
Pages1177-1180
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 7 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE 25th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2012 - Paris, France
Duration: Jan 29 2012Feb 2 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN (Print)1084-6999

Other

Other2012 IEEE 25th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2012
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period1/29/122/2/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Sugita, M., Kawahara, T., Hagiwara, M., Yamanishi, Y., & Arai, F. (2012). Robotic-investigators for microorganisms in a microfluidic chip. In 2012 IEEE 25th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2012 (pp. 1177-1180). [6170373] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)). https://doi.org/10.1109/MEMSYS.2012.6170373