SW-4-2-4: Development of a Flexible Robotic System for Micro/Nano Manipulation and Haptic Teleoperation

Prof. Stephane Regnier, Pierre and Marie Curie University, France


A flexible robotic system developed for multiscale manipulation from nanoscale to microscale is presented. This system is based on the principle of atomic force microscopy and comprises two individually functionalized cantilevers. After reconfiguration, the robotic system could be used for pick-and-place manipulation from nanoscale to the scale of several micrometers, as well as parallel imaging/nanomanipulation. Flexibilities and manipulation capabilities of the developed system were validated by pick-and-place manipulation of microspheres and silicon nanowires to build 3-D micro/nanoscale structures in ambient conditions. Moreover, the capability of parallel nanomanipulation is certified by high-efficiency fabrication of a 2-D pattern with nanoparticles. Complicated micro/nanoscale manipulation and teleoperated 3-D microassembly of spherical objects with haptic feedback will be presented

Speaker Biography

Stéphane Régnier received the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering and robotics from the University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France, in 1996. He is full Professor at the Institute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR), University Pierre and Marie Curie. Currently, he is Head of the ISIR micromanipulation team since 2001. His research interests include micro and nanomanipulation, teleoperation and haptic feedback at the nanoscale, micromechatronics, and biological cell characterization