Motion Control of Magnetic Microrobots for Nanomedicine
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AbstractUntethered, controllable, mobile microrobots capable of propulsion at low Reynolds numbers have great potential for numerous applications, especially for applications in nanomedicine (e.g. targeted drug delivery, brachytherapy, hyperthermia, etc.), due to their small-scale dimensions and accessibility to tiny and complex environments. Magnetic fields can be used as a transmitted power source of microrobots, in which the forces and torques can be applied without any perturbation by the biochemical fluids. Therefore, artificial magnetic microrobots have been developed for nanomedicine. Researchers have used various motion control methods to actuate microrobots, from open-loop pre-programmed control to closed-loop path-following control. This chapter provides an overview of magnetic actuation-based control methods for microrobots, with their eventually applications. Challenges for futures works are also discussed.
All Author(s) ListTiantian Xu, Antoine Ferreira, Hongsoo Choi, Li Zhang
All Editor(s) ListJaydev P Desai, Rajni V Patel, Antoine Ferreira, Sunil Agrawal
Book titleThe Encyclopedia of Medical Robotics
Volume Number2
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
Pages189 - 206
LanguagesEnglish-United States

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