Light Responsive Polymer Magnetic Microrobots (LRPMMs)

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Light Responsive Polymer Magnetic Microrobots (LRPMMs)

This project will create a new class of light responsive polymer magnetic microrobots (LRPMMs) with active end-effectors and dual-mode sensing capabilities. An embedded magnetic body will enable the use of external magnetic fields to control microrobots to navigate in the workspace. The active end-effectors will be made from responsive polymers and actuated by structured light patterns. The polymer structures will be calibrated so vision-based force-sensing techniques can be applied. Additionally, properties will be embedded into the polymers tips to sense environmental properties that they come into contact with.