Light Robotics: Aiming towards all-optical nano-robotics

Jesper Glückstad (Invited author), Darwin Palima (Invited author), Andrew Bañas (Invited author)

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Light Robotics is a new field of research where ingredients from photonics, nanotechnology and biotechnology are put together in new ways to realize light-driven robotics at the smallest scales to solve major challenges primarily within the nanobio-domain but not limited hereto. Exploring the full potential of this new ‘drone-like’ light-printed, light-driven, light-actuated micro- and nanorobotics in challenging geometries requires a versatile and real-time reconfigurable light addressing that can dynamically track a plurality of tiny tools in 3D to ensure real-time continuous light delivery on the fly. Our latest developments in this new and exciting research area will be reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE
EditorsTakashige Omatsu, Ryuji Morita
Number of pages9
PublisherSPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication date2017
Article number102520C
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventOptical Manipulation Conference 2017 - Pacifico Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 19 Apr 201721 Apr 2017


ConferenceOptical Manipulation Conference 2017
LocationPacifico Yokohama
SeriesS P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering. Proceedings

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  • Light-driven robotics
  • Nano-fabrication
  • Optical tracking
  • Holography
  • GPC
  • Holo-GPC


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