Dominique Decanini

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Mobile microrobots have a promising future in various applications. These include targeted drug delivery, local measurement, biopsy or microassembly. Studying mobile microrobots inside microfluidics is an essential step towards such applications. But in this environment that was not designed for the robot, integration process and propulsion robustness still(More)
Magnetically actuated helical nanoswimmers have various potential applications from in-vitro microfluidics to invivo less invasive surgery. However these applications provide more challenging environments for the helical nanoswimmers by often limiting their mobility robustness from their limited motion dexterity. That is why we propose in this paper a(More)
In-vivo and in-vitro micro-interventions by mobile robotic agents require their precise control. Numerous types of microrobotic swimmers have been developed, assuming different peculiar applications, but often suffering from a lack of mobility and robustness, due to their unique propulsion mode. Hence we present in this paper the multi-flagella helical(More)
Magnetically actuated micro/nano robots are promising to various biological and medical applications in wet environments. In order to improve robots control, robustness and efficiency, real time 3D topographical surface analysis are essential especially for their navigation under such wet and confined environments. In this paper we propose a swimmer from(More)
Helical microstructures present large force and deformation range that give them good potential to become mechanical force sensors at the microscale. Various materials and processes have been proposed but their real life applications especially in wet/air environments are still very few mainly due to their mechanical robustness and non-linearity. Polymer(More)
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