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The robotic manipulation of microscopic objects is disturbed directly by the adhesion between the end-effector and the objects. In the microscale, no reliable model of adhesion is available and currently the behaviour of the micro-objects cannot be predicted before experiments. This paper proposes a new model of adhesion based on the analytical resolution… (More)
The release of object during robotic mi-cromanipulation operations stays a challenge. The adhesion forces have to be known to improve microma-nipulation tasks. Adhesion models build from macro-physics (continuum mechanics) or from nanophysics (atomic scale interactions) do not fit well experiments on the microscale. This is due to some phenomenon which are… (More)
general three dimensional model for capillary nanobridges and capillary forces. in Delchambre. Forces Acting on Microparts: towards a numerical approach for gripper design and manipulation strategies in micro-assembly. in Proc. of the 1st Int.
Despite a large number of proofs of concept in nanotechnologies (e.g., nanosensors), nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) hardly come to the market. One of the bottlenecks is the packaging of NEMS which require handling, positioning, assembling and joining strategies in the mesoscale (from 100 nm to 10 μm, between nanoscale and microscale). It… (More)