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Micromanipulation: A Challenge for Actuation

Department of Engineering, Università degli studi di Roma Tre, via della Vasca Navale 79, 00146 Roma, Italy
Actuators 2018, 7(4), 85;
Received: 12 November 2018 / Accepted: 29 November 2018 / Published: 3 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Micromanipulation)
Manipulating micro objects has become an important task in several applications. Actuation is a crucial aspect of micromanipulation because there are physical restrictions which affect actuators’ performances at the micro or nano scale. One way of getting rid of these limitations is the use of an appropriate mechanical structure which enhances the elasticity of the material or provides mechanical advantage. This Special Issue of Actuators, which is dedicated to micromanipulation, offers a contribution to the development of some promising methods to actuate a microsystem for micromanipulation. View Full-Text
Keywords: micromanipulation; nanomanipulation micromanipulation; nanomanipulation
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