Manipulating biological cells with a micro-robot cluster

Abstract

Micromanipulation is an appreciated and powerful method to modify biological material. By injecting DNA or specific liquids into a biological cell, designated reactions or behaviors can be provoked. The aim of this paper is to describe three components of a fully automated opticonsisting of a micro-robot cluster with an integrated micro-fluidic SyringeChip. The electronic system, microfluidic Syringe-Chip, and infrared communication are the components that have been built and are ready for integration into a MiCRoN robot. The concept of a biological cell manipulation with the aid of the integrated sub-systems is being presented here. The first injection experiment is done after completion of the MiCRoN robot-cluster.

DOI: 10.1109/IROS.2005.1545018

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@article{Tagliareni2005ManipulatingBC, title={Manipulating biological cells with a micro-robot cluster}, author={Fabio Tagliareni and Marc Nierlich and Oliver M Steinmetz and Thomas Velten and Jordi Brufau-Penella and Jaime L{\'o}pez-S{\'a}nchez and Manel Puig-Vidal and Josep Samitier}, journal={2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems}, year={2005}, pages={1414-1419} }