Automatic Path Tracking and Target Manipulation of a Magnetic Microrobot
AbstractRecently, wireless controlled microrobots have been studied because of their great development prospects in the biomedical field. Electromagnetic microrobots have the advantages of control agility and good precision, and thus, have received much attention. Most of the control methods for controlling a magnetic microrobot use manual operation. Compared to the manual method, the automatic method will increase the accuracy and stability of locomotion and manipulation of microrobots. In this paper, we propose an electromagnetic manipulation system for automatically controlling the locomotion and manipulation of microrobots. The microrobot can be automatically controlled to track various paths by using visual feedback with an expert control algorithm. A positioning accuracy test determined that the position error ranges from 92 to 293 μm, which is less than the body size (600 μm) of the microrobot. The velocity of the microrobot is nearly proportional to the applied current in the coils, and can reach 5 mm/s. As a micromanipulation tool, the microrobot is used to manipulate microspheres and microgears with the automatic control method. The results verify that the microrobot can drag, place, and drive the microstructures automatically with high precision. The microrobot is expected to be a delicate micromachine that could play its role in microfluidics and blood vessels, where conventional instruments are hard to reach. View Full-Text
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Wang, J.; Jiao, N.; Tung, S.; Liu, L. Automatic Path Tracking and Target Manipulation of a Magnetic Microrobot. Micromachines 2016, 7, 212.
Wang J, Jiao N, Tung S, Liu L. Automatic Path Tracking and Target Manipulation of a Magnetic Microrobot. Micromachines. 2016; 7(11):212.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Jingyi; Jiao, Niandong; Tung, Steve; Liu, Lianqing. 2016. "Automatic Path Tracking and Target Manipulation of a Magnetic Microrobot." Micromachines 7, no. 11: 212.