Automated Nanohandling by Microrobots [electronic resource] / edited by Sergej Fatikow.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing: Publisher: London : Springer London, 2008Description: XVI, 346 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781846289781Subject(s): Engineering | Artificial intelligence | Machinery | Engineering | Automation and Robotics | Manufacturing, Machines, Tools | Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics)Additional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleOnline resources: Click here to access online
Trends in Nanohandling -- Robot-based Automated Nanohandling -- Learning Controller for Microrobots -- Real-time Object Tracking Inside an SEM -- 3D Imaging System for SEM -- Force Feedback for Nanohandling -- Characterization and Handling of Carbon Nanotubes -- Characterization and Handling of Biological Cells -- Material Nanotesting -- Nanostructuring and Nanobonding by EBiD.
The rapid development of nanotechnology has created a need for advanced nanohandling tools and techniques. One active branch of research in this area focuses on the use of microrobots for automated handling of micro- and nanoscale objects. Automated Nanohandling by Microrobots presents work on the development of a versatile microrobot-based nanohandling robot station inside a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The SEM serves as a powerful vision sensor, providing a high resolution and a high depth of focus, allowing different fields of application to be opened up. The pre-conditions for using a SEM are high-precision, user-friendly microrobots which can be integrated into the SEM chamber and equipped with application-specific tools. Automated Nanohandling by Microrobots introduces an actuation principle for such microrobots and presents a new robot design. Different aspects of this research field regarding the hardware and software implementation of the system components, including the sensory feedback for automated nanohandling, are discussed in detail. Extensive applications of the microrobot station for nanohandling, nano-characterization and nanostructuring are provided, together with the experimental results. Based upon the Microrobotics course for students of computer sciences and physics at the University of Oldenburg, Automated Nanohandling by Microrobots provides the practicing engineer and the engineering student with an introduction to the design and applications of robot-based nanohandling devices. Those unfamiliar with the subject will find the text, which is complemented throughout by the extensive use of illustrations, clear and simple to understand.