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Nano- and Microrobotics

Course 0000002074 in WS 2022/3

General Data

Course Type lecture with integrated exercises
Semester Weekly Hours 4 SWS
Organisational Unit Assistant Professorship of Nano- and Microrobotics (Prof. Özkale Edelmann)
Lecturers Nergishan Iyisan
Berna Özkale Edelmann
Chen Wang
Dates Wed, 09:30–12:30, EI-Gar 02.5901.021

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additional remarks This course focuses on nano- and microrobotics for biomedical applications. We will first cover key definitions and discuss basic concepts related to engineering nano/microrobots. We will discuss physics at the sub-millimeter scale and how scaling laws influence microrobot design. We will then cover materials, fabrication approaches, and power sources for nano/microrobots. In particular, we will draw attention to stimuli responsive materials and how they can be used to engineer wireless small-scale machines. We will study different types of microrobots according their function, namely actuation, sensing, and locomotion. Within the context of biomedical nanorobotics, we will cover in vivo and in vitro applications of small-scale robotic systems. We will discuss nano/microrobot integration in biological systems in terms of biocompatibility and give examples of bio-applications such as drug delivery, biomolecule sensing, biomanipulation, and microsurgery. Finally, we will address current challenges in the field and take a critical look at potential solutions. Course topics: • Introduction to nano/microrobotics • Physics at sub-millimeter scale • Stimuli responsive materials • Powering of small-scale robots • Magnetic and optical control • Fabrication methods • Actuation • Sensing • Locomotion • Biological applications • Biocompatibility • In vivo integration for drug delivery and microsurgery • In vitro implementations for sensing and cell manipulation
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