Just keep microswimming

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Shannon Bowman

Computer engineering associate professor Dejan Milutinović and his colleagus from Drexel University and MSU have won the best conference paper award at the 12th International Conference of Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI) held in Goyang City, Korea this past October. The paper is titled "Feedback Control of Three-Bead Achirial Robotic Microswimmers" and was written by Milutinović, UKei Cheang, Hoyeon Kim, Jongeun Choi, Louis Rogowski, and MinJun Kim. Their paper demonstrated the feedback control of the wirelessly-controlled, three-bead achiral microswimmers in simulation and experiment and presented promising experimental results. The experimental data illustrate the feasibility of the feedback control and serve as an important step toward motion control. The control and manipulation of microrobots in physiological environments shows promise for the use of microrobotics for diagnostics, minimally invasive surgery, drug delivery, and other potential medical applications.

The paper can be accessed here.