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BSAC Technology Seminar - Gangnam Style in Biologically Inspired Microscale Robotic Systems

Seminar: Departmental | March 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

Prof. MinJun Kim, Drexel University, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics

Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Bacterial chemotaxis is widely studied to understand the cell's response to a stress environment. Recently, as the field of engineered microscale robotics matures, a need for control of miniaturized systems has emerged. One approach is utilization of a live organism as an actuator. I will discuss the practical integration of bacterial flagellar motors to actuate microrobots for engineering works in microfluidic environments. The ability to integrate multiple levels of functionality with a control hierarchy will be highlighted to show the realization of bacteria-powered microrobots for single cell manipulation.

RSVP by March 18 online.