Nikolai Dechev

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This paper describes the process of bonding a MEMS (Micro-ElectroMechanical System) microgripper to the distal end of a robotic manipulator arm using a molten solder bonding technique. This task is part of ongoing work which involves the development of a general microassembly workstation. The goal of this workstation is to construct 3-D microstructures from(More)
Studies of single cells via microscopy and microinjection are a key component in research on gene functions, cancer, stem cells, and reproductive technology. As biomedical experiments become more complex, there is an urgent need to use robotic systems to improve cell manipulation and microinjection processes. Automation of these tasks using machine vision(More)
Automated robotic bio-micromanipulation can improve the throughput and efficiency of single-cell experiments. Adherent cells, such as fibroblasts, include a wide range of mammalian cells and are usually very thin with highly irregular morphologies. Automated micromanipulation of these cells is a beneficial yet challenging task, where the machine vision(More)
Single cell electroporation (SCE), via microcapillary, is an effective method for molecular, transmembrane transport used to gain insight on cell processes with minimal preparation. Although possessing great potential, SCE is difficult to execute and the technology spans broad fields within cell biology and engineering. The technical complexities, the focus(More)
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