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, U Kei Cheang

Hardcover | February 20, 2017

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Microbiorobotics: Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems, Second Editionpresents information on a new engineering discipline that takes a multidisciplinary approach to accomplish precise manipulation of microscale spaces.

Microorganisms have evolved various mechanisms to thrive in microscale environments and are therefore a useful tool for use in many applications, ranging from micromanufacturing techniques, to cellular manipulation. In the context of microrobotics, biological microrobots can directly harness the microorganisms for propulsive and sensing power and synthetic microrobots can mimic the microorganisms motions for effective locomotion.

This second edition covers new advances and insights that have emerged in recent years. Several new chapters have been added on important new research areas, with existing chapters thoroughly revised. In particular, increased coverage is given to fluid dynamics of microswimmers in nature.



  • Gives the reader an understanding of the fundamental changes in dynamics and fabrication techniques in the microenvironment
  • Offers a unique two-pronged approach to microrobotics from a biological perspective, i.e. bioinspired engineering design of biological systems to accomplish engineering tasks
  • Introduces an interdisciplinary readership to the toolkit that micro-organisms offer to micro-engineering
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...
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Title:Microbiorobotics: Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic SystemsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:290 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:February 20, 2017Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0323429939

ISBN - 13:9780323429931

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Theoretical Microbiorobotics 1. Controlling swarms of robots with global inputs: Breaking symmetry 2. Optimization of magnetic forces for drug delivery in the inner ear

Part 3: Biological Microrobots 3. Development of active controllable tumor targeting bacteriobot 4. Control of magnetotactic bacteria 5. Obstacle avoidance for bacteria-powered microrobots 6. Interacting with boundaries

Part 4: Synthetic Microrobots 7. Control of three bead achiral robotic microswimmers 8. Micro- and nanorobots in Newtonian and biological viscoelastic fluids 9. Magnetic microrobots for microbiology 10. Magnetic mobile microrobots for mechanobiology and automated biomanipulation 11. Magnetic swarm control of microorganisms