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Selected Topics in Micro/Nano-robotics for Biomedical Applications

Guo, Yi (Ed.)

2013, XIV, 194 p.

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  • Presents computer simulation and a robot test bed to illustrate robotics principles
  • Demonstrates design problems of micro/nano-robots in biomedical environments 
  • Discusses next-generation medicine solutions 
  • Explores cutting edge bio-nano robotics technology

Selected Topics in Micro/Nano-robotics for Biomedical Applications features a system approach and incorporates modern methodologies in autonomous mobile robots for programmable and controllable micro/nano-robots aiming at biomedical applications. The book provides chapters of instructional materials and cutting-edge research results in micro/nanorobotics for biomedical applications. The book presents new sensing technology on nanofibers, new power supply techniques including miniature fuel cells and energy harvesting devices, and manipulation techniques including AFM-based nano-robotic manipulation, robot-aided optical tweezers, and robot-assisted catheter surgery systems. It also contains case studies on using micro/nano-robots in biomedical environments and in biomedicine, as well as a design example to conceptually develop a Vitamin-pill sized robot to enter human’s gastrointestinal tract. Each chapter covers a different topic of the highly interdisciplinary area. Bring together the selected topics into one volume, the book can be used for teaching materials or serve as a reference book to prepare students or researchers in relevant fields with the knowledge and training to fulfill the technology demand.

 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Bio-nanorobotics - Medical robots - Nanomedicine - Nanotechnology

Related subjects » Biomedical Engineering - Biomedical Sciences - Engineering - Nanotechnology

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