Light robotics: a new field of research

Einstom Engay, Manto Chouliara, Andrew Bañas, Stephen Daedalus Separa, Jesper Glückstad

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After years of working on light-driven trapping and manipulation, we can see that a confluence of developments is now ripe for the emergence of a new area that can contribute to nanobiophotonics - Light Robotics - which combines advances in microfabrication and optical micromanipulation together with intelligent control ideas from robotics, wavefront engineering and information optics. In the Summer 2017 we are publishing a 482 pages edited Elsevier book volume covering the fundamental aspects needed for Light Robotics including optical trapping systems, microfabrication and microassembly as well as underlying theoretical principles and experimental illustrations for optimizing optical forces and torques for Light Robotics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE
Number of pages8
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2018
Article number105491D
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventComplex Light and Optical Forces XII: SPIE Conference 10549 - The Moscone Center, San Francisco, United States
Duration: 27 Jan 20181 Feb 2018


ConferenceComplex Light and Optical Forces XII
LocationThe Moscone Center
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
SeriesS P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings


  • Light-driven micro-robotics
  • Micro-fabrication
  • Optical tracking
  • Holography
  • Generalized Phase Contrast

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