The news reported the Bio-Micro Manipulation System project aiming to develop the manipulation system of micro objects such as the biological cell, microbe and DNA molecule with directly contact manipulation and non-contact manipulation. The work undertaken by Fukuda Laboratory has close link with HYDROMEL project in the area of robotic micro manipulation or positional assembly.
Fukuda Laboratory, Department of Micro-Nano Systems Engineering, Nagoya University
Bio-Micro Manipulation System
This project aims at developing the manipulation system of micro objects such as the biological cell, microbe and DNA molecule with directly contact manipulation and non-contact manipulation. The biological cell is so small and flexible that it is difficult to handle by the manipulator with fingers directly. Therefore, non-contact manipulation with optical power and field power such as electrostatic field is considered to be effective to handle it. This project approaches to achieve the manipulation system by the constructing the micromanipulator using optical and electric field power and operating system using virtual reality technology.
Hydromel Dissemination team