Non-contact manipulation for automated protein crystal harvesting using a rolling microrobot
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In this work, a visual control system for magnetically-driven, automated protein crystal harvesting is proposed. The system consists of a rod-shaped microrobot, a magnetic actuation system and a visual control system. The rolling motion of the microrobot on a surface is induced by a rotating magnetic field. As the robot is submerged in a low Reynolds number liquid this motion creates a vortex above the robot which enables the non-contact transportation of protein crystals towards an extraction point. We present the micro-agent, the actuation system and the visual control system to achieve this automated procedure. Show more
Book title19th IFAC World Congress, IFAC 2014. Proceedings
Journal / seriesIFAC Proceedings Volumes
Pages / Article No.
SubjectMicrosystems; Robotics; Magneticfields; Robot vision; Automatic control
Organisational unit03627 - Nelson, Bradley J. / Nelson, Bradley J.
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