Light robotics: new micro-drones powered by light

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We have promoted the idea of fabricating a new class of light-actuated microstructures and pioneered their use for so-called Light Robotics (light-driven micro-robotics). A strong scientific desire is to be able to combine advanced topology optimisation, microfabrication, surface functionalization and spatio-temporal light manipulation in full 3D to demonstrate the structure-mediated micro-to-nano coupling paradigm for controlled operation of robotic tools overcoming the diffraction limit while still being optically manoeuvrable and observable. Usually the 3D fabrication of these tiny vehicles for Light Robotics has been based on two-photon photopolymerization. This is inherently a slow, tedious and equipment expensive process leading to relatively soft microscopic polymer-based tools. We will demonstrate a radically different fabrication approach that can lead to much more rigid and useful tools for future Light Robotics undertakings.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of SPIE. Complex Light and Optical Forces XVI
RedaktørerDavid L. Andrews, Enrique J. Galvez, Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop
Antal sider8
Vol/bind12017
ForlagSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publikationsdato2. mar. 2022
ISBN (Elektronisk)9781510649057
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2. mar. 2022
BegivenhedSPIE OPTO - San Franisco, USA
Varighed: 22. jan. 202228. feb. 2022

Konference

KonferenceSPIE OPTO
Land/OmrådeUSA
BySan Franisco
Periode22/01/202228/02/2022
NavnProceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN0277-786X

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