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JRM Vol.15 No.6 pp. 596-601
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2003.p0596
(2003)

Paper:

Automatic Insemination and Incubation by Male and Female Micro Robots

Hisayuki Aoyama and Hideharu Takubo

Applied Micro Systems, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Intelligent Systems, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo 182-8585, Japan

Received:
May 27, 2003
Accepted:
October 10, 2003
Published:
December 20, 2003
Keywords:
insemination, incubation, piezo-driven micro robot, acoustic sensor, optical guidance
Abstract

The micro robot technology has the great potential benefit because they can provide very precise operation with the resolution of sub micro to nano meter easily. Recently it is increased that the demand for fine manipulation in the bio cell and sometime it should be done automatically. This paper describes the piezo based micro robots system which can provide the automatic insemination and incubation processes. These small robots with several range sensors can communicate and navigate themselves with the simple control sequences. And the experimental results show that the male and the female robots succeeded in make accurate navigation, insemination and incubation by using fish egg.

Cite this article as:
Hisayuki Aoyama and Hideharu Takubo, “Automatic Insemination and Incubation by Male and Female Micro Robots,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.15, No.6, pp. 596-601, 2003.
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