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 publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
Pages1177-1180
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE 25th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2012 - Paris
Duration: 2012 Jan 292012 Feb 2

Other

Other2012 IEEE 25th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2012
CityParis
Period12/1/2912/2/2

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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