Ultra-high-speed robot hand and eye for investigation of microorganisms in a chip

T. Kawahara, M. Sugita, M. Hagiwara, Y. Yamanishi, F. Arai

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel high-speed microrobotic system toward swimming-microorganism capturing and sensing in a microfluidic chip. This system consists of high-speed on-chip microrobots as robotic hands with a maximum speed of 10 Hz to handle a microorganism and a high-speed on-line vision sensor as a robotic eye with maximum speed of 2000 frames/s to track the trajectory of microorganisms/microrobots. The performance of microrobot a and vision sensor is confirmed through basic experiments. Finally, we succeeded in on-chip separating, capturing, stimulation and evaluation of microorganisms by using the developed high-speed robotic system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011
Pages1427-1429
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
Event15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 2011 Oct 22011 Oct 6

Publication series

Name15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011
Volume2

Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period11/10/211/10/6

Keywords

  • Magnetically driven microtool (MMT)
  • Microorganisms
  • On-chip robotics
  • On-line high-speed vision sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Kawahara, T., Sugita, M., Hagiwara, M., Yamanishi, Y., & Arai, F. (2011). Ultra-high-speed robot hand and eye for investigation of microorganisms in a chip. In 15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011 (pp. 1427-1429). (15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences 2011, MicroTAS 2011; Vol. 2).