Design, fabrication and actuation of magneto-acoustic microrobots: een deel magnetisch, een ander deel akoestisch, allebei fantastisch

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

102 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

Connecting science fiction and reality, wirelessly-controlled microrobots push the boundaries of minimally invasive surgeries. Recent advances in microsystem technology suggest intelligent methods for design, synthesis and wireless powering of microrobots. The most prevalent of these methods exploit magnetic and acoustic actuation to enable swimming behavior of micro-agents to mimic micro-organisms. In this regard, acoustic manipulation strategies have diversified into various mechanisms ranging from fast microfluidic actuation and levitation systems, to bubble-powered microrobots. Based on these strategies, this project describes a gamut of acoustic microrobots, and the respective actuation mechanisms that could be fruitful for biomedical use. Furthermore, these acoustic microrobots join forces with the traditional magnetic manipulation thereby giving rise to a hybrid magneto-acoustic actuation strategies.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Misra, Sarthak, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date15 Dec 2021
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Electronic ISBNs978-90-365-5314-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2021

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Design, fabrication and actuation of magneto-acoustic microrobots: een deel magnetisch, een ander deel akoestisch, allebei fantastisch'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this