Selected Topics in Micro/Nano-robotics for Biomedical Applications [electronic resource] / edited by Yi Guo.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2013Description: XIV, 193 p. 99 illus., 13 illus. in color. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781441984111Subject(s): Engineering | Engineering | Nanotechnology and Microengineering | Control, Robotics, MechatronicsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.5 LOC classification: T174.7Online resources: Click here to access online
Introduction -- PZT Nano Active Fiber Composites Based Acoustic Emission Sensor -- Biomedical Image Analysis on Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Images and Videos -- Nanotechnology Innovations for Low-Temperature Fuel Cells for Micro Autonomous Systems -- Vibration Energy Harvesting and Its Application for Nano and Microrobotics -- Capsule Robot in Gastro-Intestinal Tract: A Case Study for Robot Programming and Navigation -- Cooperative Control Design of Nanorobots in Drug Delivery -- Investigation of Protein-Protein Interactions in Cancer Targeted Therapy Using Nanorobots -- Cell Manipulation with Robot-aided Optical Tweezer Technology -- A Novel Robot-assisted Catheter Surgery System with Force Feedback.
Selected Topics in Micro/Nano-robotics for Biomedical Applications features a system approach and incorporates modern methodologies in autonomous mobile robots for programmable and controllable micro/nano-robots aiming at biomedical applications. The book provides chapters of instructional materials and cutting-edge research results in micro/nanorobotics for biomedical applications. The book presents new sensing technology on nanofibers, new power supply techniques including miniature fuel cells and energy harvesting devices, and manipulation techniques including AFM-based nano-robotic manipulation, robot-aided optical tweezers, and robot-assisted catheter surgery systems. It also contains case studies on using micro/nano-robots in biomedical environments and in biomedicine, as well as a design example to conceptually develop a Vitamin-pill sized robot to enter human’s gastrointestinal tract. Each chapter covers a different topic of the highly interdisciplinary area. Bring together the selected topics into one volume, the book can be used for teaching materials or serve as a reference book to prepare students or researchers in relevant fields with the knowledge and training to fulfill the technology demand.