Microbiorobotics, 1st Edition

Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems

Microbiorobotics, 1st Edition,ISBN9781455778911

William Andrew




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World-class contributors investigate how challenges faced by robotics as it is taken to the micro-scale can be addressed by deploying techniques used by microorganisms, and by introducing biological elements to micro-engineering systems. The techniques described in this book will help engineers to unleash the massive potential of microrobotics in applications from injectable devices to perform eye surgery to new micro-manufacturing techniques

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  • Microrobotics is an area that is acknowledged to have massive potential in applications from medicine to manufacturing. This book introduces an inter-disciplinary readership to the toolkit that micro-organisms offer to micro-engineering.
  • The design of robots, sensors and actuators faces a range of techology challenges at the micro-scale. This book shows how biological techniques and materials can be used to meet these challenges.
  • World-class multi-disciplanry editors and contributors leverage insights from engineering, mathematical modeling and the life sciences – creating a novel toolkit for microrobotics.


Microbiorobotics is a new engineering discipline that inherently involves a multidisciplinary approach (mechanical engineering, cellular biology, mathematical modeling, control systems, synthetic biology, etc). Building robotics system in the micro scale is an engineering task that has resulted in many important applications, ranging from micromanufacturing techniques to cellular manipulation. However, it is also a very challenging engineering task. One of the reasons is because many engineering ideas and principles that are used in larger scales do not scale well to the micro-scale. For example, locomotion principles in a fluid do not function in the same way, and the use of rotational motors is impractical because of the difficulty of building of the required components.


MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) engineers, Mechanical, biomedical and electrical engineers in corporate R&D groups and academia; robotics professionals; graduate students in disciplines listed.

Microbiorobotics, 1st Edition

: Introduction

B: Fundamentals of Cellular Mechanics

B.1: Fluid-structure Interactions and Flagellar Actuation

B.2: Mathematical Models for Swimming Bacteria

B.3: Tetrahymena pyriformis in Motion

C: Theoretical Microbiorobotics

C.1: Piezoelectric Cellular Actuators with Nested Rhombus Strain Amplification

C.2: Stochastic Models and Control of Bacterial Bioactuators and Biomicrorobots

C.3: Stochastic Model and Control in Microbiorobotics

D: Experimental Microbiorobotics

D.1: Bacteria-Inspired Microrobots

D.2: Magnetotactic Bacteria for Microrobotics

D.3: Flexible magnetic microswimmers

D.4: Bacteria-Powered Microrobots

D.5: Control of Tetrahymena pyriformis as a Microrobot

E: Perspectives and Outlook

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