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Among the various kinds of actuations for biomimetic robots, the electromagnetic actuation (EMA) method has been regarded as the one with the most potential. This paper proposes a jellyfish-like swimming mini-robot actuated by an EMA system in three-dimensional (3D) space. The jellyfish-like mini-robot has four flexible fins, each of which is equipped with(More)
We propose a new electromagnetic actuation (EMA) system for an intravascular microrobot with steering, locomotion and drilling functions. The EMA system consists of 3 pairs of Helmholtz coil and 1 pair of Maxwell coil. Generally, Helmholtz coils can align a microrobot in a desired direction by generating a uniform magnetic flux. If the uniform magnetic(More)
Various electromagnetic based actuation (EMA) methods have been proposed for the actuation of micr-orobots. The advantage of EMA is that it can generate a wireless driving force for the microrobot, and this is the reason why many researchers have focused on the EMA driven microrobot. This paper proposes a swimming microrobot driven by an external(More)
Recently, coronary artery disease such as angina pectoris and myocardial infarction has become the major causes of death. As a method of medical treatment for the disease, the pharmacological approaches and the surgical operations are executed. Especially, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using catheters are the mostly preferred treatment for(More)
Two-dimensional electromagnetic actuation system (EMA) was developed to manipulate microrobot for the intravascular therapy. This system consists of two pairs of Helmholtz coils and Maxwell coils and a cylindrical type permanent magnet is used as a microrobot. It is verified that the microrobot can move without power line using electromagnetic field. We(More)
The purpose of this paper is the positioning control of the microrobot in a pulsating flow using electromagnetic actuation (EMA) System. Several types of EMA systems which are 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional locomotion control of microrobot were proposed and studied. Generally, these conventional researches of EMA systems showed the results of locomotion of(More)
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