Why Underwater Microrobotics

This introductory talk for the workshop will attempt to define and motivate underwater microrobotics, a field that is inherently bio-inspired. Suggested reading from our group includes the following:

J. J. Abbott, Z. Nagy, F. Beyeler, B. J. Nelson, "Robotics in the Small, Part I: Microrobotics", IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2007, 92—103.

J. J. Abbott, K. E. Peyer, L. X. Dong, and B. J. Nelson, "How Should Microrobots Swim?", International Symposium of Robotics Research, 2007.

O. Ergeneman, G. Dogangil, M. Kummer, J. J. Abbott, K. Nazeeruddin, B. J. Nelson, "A Magnetically Controlled Wireless Optical Oxygen Sensor for Intraocular Measurements", IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, January 2008, pp. 29—37.

J. J. Abbott, O. Ergeneman, M. Kummer, A. M. Hirt, B. J. Nelson, "Modeling Magnetic Torque and Force for Controlled Manipulation of Soft-Magnetic Bodies", IEEE Transactions on Robotics, Vol. 23, No. 6, December 2007, pp. 1247—1252.

L. Zhang, L. X. Dong, D. J. Bell, B. J. Nelson, D. Grützmacher, "Fabrication and Characterization of Freestanding Si/Cr Micro- and Nano-spirals", Microelectronic Engineering (Elsevier), Vol. 83, 2006, pp. 1237-1240.

L. Zhang, E. Ruh, D. Grützmacher, L. X. Dong, D. J. Bell, B. J. Nelson, C. Schöneberger, "Anomalous Coiling of SiGe/Si and SiGe/Si/Cr Helical Nanobelts (Editor's Choice: All Wound Up, Science, Vol. 312, 2006, pp. 1719)", Nano Letters, Vol. 6, No. 7, 2006, pp. 1311-1317.

K. B. Yeşin, K. Vollmers, B. J. Nelson, "Modeling and control of Untethered Biomicrorobots in a Fluidic environment using Electromagnetic Fields", International Journal of Robotics Research, Vol. 25, No. 5-6, 2006, 527—536.

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