Design of Efficient Propulsion for Nanorobots

@article{Jia2014DesignOE,
  title={Design of Efficient Propulsion for Nanorobots},
  author={Xinghua Jia and Xiaobo Li and Scott C. Lenaghan and Mingjun Zhang},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Robotics},
  year={2014},
  volume={30},
  pages={792-801}
}
Due to the constraints imposed at low Reynolds number, the design of efficient propulsive systems for nanorobots has proven challenging. In this paper, an approach for the design of an efficient nanorobotic propulsive system was proposed. First, resistive force theory was used to develop a dynamic model for the propulsion of nanorobots, accounting for the fluid dynamics generated by the propeller (flagellum). Second, an optimal control problem was formulated and solved to balance the tradeoff… CONTINUE READING