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Bacterial microsystems and microrobots.
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PMID:  22960952     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Microorganisms and specifically motile bacteria have been recently added to the list of micro-actuators typically considered for the implementation of microsystems and microrobots. Such trend has been motivated by the fact these microorganisms are self-powered actuators with overall sizes at the lower end of the micrometer range and which have proven to be extremely effective in low Reynolds number hydrodynamic regime of usually less than 10(-2). Furthermore, the various sensors or taxes in bacteria influencing their movements can also be exploited to perform tasks that were previously considered only for futuristic artificial microrobots. Bacterial implementations and related issues are not only reviewed, but this paper also proposes many techniques and approaches that can be considered as building blocks for the implementations of more sophisticated microsystems and microrobots.
Authors:
Sylvain Martel
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biomedical microdevices     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1572-8781     ISO Abbreviation:  Biomed Microdevices     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100887374     Medline TA:  Biomed Microdevices     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
NanoRobotics Laboratory, Department of Computer and Software Engineering, and Institute of Biomedical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal (EPM), Montréal, QC, Canada, sylvain.martel@polymtl.ca.
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