Survey on parallel manipulators with micro/nano manipulation technology and applications

Yuan Yun, Qingsong Xu, Yangmin Li

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Micro/nano manipulation is a new research direction of parallel manipulator along with the development of nanotechnology, which covers precision machinery, robotics, computer technology, automatic control, and precise measurement, etc., and has been widely used in cells or gene manipulation in biomedical field, precise surgery, microelectronic assembly, micromachining, fiber alignment, etc. The most recent work on micromanipulator research, related industrial products and applications are surveyed, then some problems existing in workspace, movement decoupling, bearing capacity, theoretical analysis, flexure hinge design, real-time calibration and measurement, new materials and actuators, etc., are pointed out and some improvements are proposed. The research will be helpful to future creative design and research development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-23
Number of pages12
JournalJixie Gongcheng Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Flexure hinge
  • Micromanipulation
  • Parallel manipulator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


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