Nano- and Microrobotics (Nano- and Microrobotics)
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
EI71091 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered every semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Focus Area Bio-Sensors in M.Sc. Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||60 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
• Introduction to nano/microrobotics
• Physics at sub-millimeter scale
• Stimuli responsive materials
• Powering of small-scale robots
• Magnetic and optical control
• Fabrication methods
• Biological applications
• In vivo integration for drug delivery and microsurgery
• In vitro implementations for sensing and cell manipulation
1. Understand the physical working principles of small-scale robotics
2. Apply knowledge on material and fabrication approaches for nano/microrobots to solve design problems
3. Analyse different power sources for nano/microrobots and explain their limitations
4. Evaluate important criteria for smooth device integration with cells and tissue
5. Understand and critically analyse research papers in nano/microrobotics and related disciplines
6. Design nano/microrobotic devices by applying knowledge acquired during the course
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VI||4||Nano- and Microrobotics||Iyisan, N. Özkale Edelmann, B. Wang, C.|
Learning and Teaching Methods
2. Nanorobotics: Current Approaches and Techniques, Constantinos Mavroidis and Antoine Ferreira, Springer, 2012.
Description of exams and course work
End of semester written exam (90 minutes): 60%
Performance assessment will be conducted using three examination components which are in-class exercises, the project presentation, and the written exam.
In-class exercises enable students to solve problems related to course material and will be performed in pairs to promote active discussions as well as team work during exercise sessions. A total number of 5 in-class exercises will be conducted and these assignments will help train participants for the final exam which will have the same course content as well as similar structure.
The course project involves reading, understanding, and evaluating a research paper according to engineering principles discussed in class. Students will present their findings in a short presentation at the end of the semester during the exercise sessions. The duration of the presentations will be approximately 5-10 minutes which will be adjusted according to class size.
Learning outcomes 1, 2, and 3 will be evaluated using in-class exercises while 4, 5 will be evaluated via the project, and 2, 6 will be assessed by the written exam.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.