A stepping microrobot controlled by flow oscillations

Takuji Ishikawa, V. A. Vladimirov

研究成果: Article査読

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A self-locomotive microrobot can be a key technology for medical applications, manufacturing, or micro total analysis systems (μTAS). Although previous studies have mostly used magnetic, electric, chemical, or optical forces to control microrobots, we utilized flow oscillations. The results showed that the locomotion of the microrobot was stepwise near a wall when the oscillations were applied both horizontally and vertically. The most efficient microrobot was capable of propelling itself about 2 x 10-3 times its radius during one oscillation period. These results illustrate that the proposed stepping microrobot has great potential for future applications.

本文言語English
論文番号084501
ジャーナルJournal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME
137
8
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2015 8 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 機械工学

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