JRM Vol.30 No.4 pp. 638-649
doi: 10.20965/jrm.2018.p0638


Development of a Micro-Manipulator for Bio-Targets Using Micro Flows

Jean-Charles Pelletier*, Hisayuki Aoyama*, Yuuka Irie*, Chisato Kanamori*, and Nadine Piat**

*Department of Mechanics, The University of Electro-Communication
1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Chofu-shi, Tokyo 183-8585, Japan

**FEMTO-ST Institute
24 rue Alain Savary, 25000 Besançon, France

December 10, 2017
April 23, 2018
August 20, 2018
microfluidic, precise positioning, fluid mechanics, continuous flow control, bio-engineering

In the field of bio-engineering, there is a need for a specialized manipulator that protect targets from hard physical contact. The solution proposed in this paper is a system that controls micro flows to manipulate a micro-sized bio-target. The manipulation principle and system structure are presented. In addition, a simple model that uses physically observable parameters is constructed to capture the flow-target interactions following a chemically assisted flow visualization. The experimental results of a prototype are presented, and the feasibility is discussed. The purpose of this paper is to prove the feasibility of this manipulation method. Further developments are introduced, highlighting the full potential of the prototype.

Design of the 3 flow manipulator

Design of the 3 flow manipulator

Cite this article as:
J. Pelletier, H. Aoyama, Y. Irie, C. Kanamori, and N. Piat, “Development of a Micro-Manipulator for Bio-Targets Using Micro Flows,” J. Robot. Mechatron., Vol.30 No.4, pp. 638-649, 2018.
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