Microbiorobotics: Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems by Minjun KimMicrobiorobotics: Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems by Minjun Kim

Microbiorobotics: Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems

byMinjun KimEditorAnak Agung Julius

Paperback | August 19, 2016

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Microbiorobotics is a new engineering discipline that inherently involves a multidisciplinary approach (mechanical engineering, cellular biology, mathematical modeling, control systems, synthetic biology, etc). Building robotics system in the micro scale is an engineering task that has resulted in many important applications, ranging from micromanufacturing techniques to cellular manipulation. However, it is also a very challenging engineering task. One of the reasons is because many engineering ideas and principles that are used in larger scales do not scale well to the micro-scale. For example, locomotion principles in a fluid do not function in the same way, and the use of rotational motors is impractical because of the difficulty of building of the required components.

  • Microrobotics is an area that is acknowledged to have massive potential in applications from medicine to manufacturing. This book introduces an inter-disciplinary readership to the toolkit that micro-organisms offer to micro-engineering
  • The design of robots, sensors and actuators faces a range of techology challenges at the micro-scale. This book shows how biological techniques and materials can be used to meet these challenges
  • World-class multi-disciplanry editors and contributors leverage insights from engineering, mathematical modeling and the life sciences creating a novel toolkit for microrobotics
Dr MinJun Kim is presently an associate professor at Drexel University with a joint appointment in both the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics and the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health System.. For the past several years, Dr. Kim has been exploring biological transport phenomena including cellular/molecul...
Title:Microbiorobotics: Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic SystemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 19, 2016Publisher:William Andrew PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128103345

ISBN - 13:9780128103340


Table of Contents


B: Fundamentals of Cellular Mechanics

B.1: Fluid-structure Interactions and Flagellar Actuation

B.2: Mathematical Models for Swimming Bacteria

B.3: Tetrahymena pyriformis in Motion

C: Theoretical Microbiorobotics

C.1: Piezoelectric Cellular Actuators with Nested Rhombus Strain Amplification

C.2: Stochastic Models and Control of Bacterial Bioactuators and Biomicrorobots

C.3: Stochastic Model and Control in Microbiorobotics

D: Experimental Microbiorobotics

D.1: Bacteria-Inspired Microrobots

D.2: Magnetotactic Bacteria for Microrobotics

D.3: Flexible magnetic microswimmers

D.4: Bacteria-Powered Microrobots

D.5: Control of Tetrahymena pyriformis as a Microrobot

E: Perspectives and Outlook