Development status of micromanipulator technology for biomedical applications

Yangmin Li, Hui Tang, Qingsong Xu, Yuan Yun

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In recent years, the development of biomedical research has been swift and violent, and most research works are related to micro/nano manipulation. There is low efficiency of manual manipulation, as well as the low success rate and other defects. Therefore, the micromanipulation robot technology for biomedical applications has become a worldwide hot issue. The research status of this field in domestic and foreign, and other aspects such as the practical application are summarized. After comprehensive analysis, a conclusion is made that there exist some deficiencies in bio-micromanipulation system such as visual servo control, actuators, micromanipulation control strategy, geometric calibration and sensor fusion. Some suggestions are proposed, which can be used to provide a reference and guide for the innovative designs and the improvements of this area.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJixie Gongcheng Xuebao/Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Biomedical applications
  • Micro/nano
  • Micromanipulator
  • Sensor fusion
  • Visual servo control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics

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