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Engineering    2015, Vol. 1 Issue (1) : 21 -26
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Magnetic Helical Micro- and Nanorobots: Toward Their Biomedical Applications
Famin Qiu,Bradley J. Nelson()
Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS), ETH Zurich, Zurich CH-8092, Switzerland

Magnetic helical micro- and nanorobots can perform 3D navigation in various liquids with a sub-micrometer precision under low-strength rotating magnetic fields (<10 mT). Since magnetic fields with low strengths are harmless to cells and tissues, magnetic helical micro/nanorobots are promising tools for biomedical applications, such as minimally invasive surgery, cell manipulation and analysis, and targeted therapy. This review provides general information on magnetic helical micro/nanorobots, including their fabrication, motion control, and further functionalization for biomedical applications.

Keywords magnetic helical micro/nanorobots      mobile micro/nanorobots      artificial bacterial flagella (ABFs)      functionalization      biomedical applications     
Corresponding Authors: Bradley J. Nelson   
Just Accepted Date: 31 March 2015   Issue Date: 02 July 2015
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