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Magnetic principles have proved successful for untethered submillimeter microrobotics, although challenges still exist in areas of propulsion and control. This paper presents the design, analysis, and performance results for a bimorph thin film magnetic microrobot utilizing the magnetostrictive principle as a secondary oscillating operation mode. The(More)
In this paper, we present a novel approach to micromanipulation and assembly tasks using caging micro-manipulation motion primitives for 2D and 3D autonomous micromanipulation and assembly tasks. A flexible, multi-scale test-bed, developed for use in conjunction with these primitives, is described first. The approach and motion primitives are then(More)
In this paper, we demonstrate a systematic way to determine configurations for up to four coordinated micro-manipulators to form caging grasps for transporting micro-scale planar, polygonal parts. We exploit the geometry of the part, noting the presence and location of convex corners and non-convex corners, and form opposing force equivalents with the(More)
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