Potential Applications of Light Robotics in Nanomedicine

Jesper Glückstad (Invited author)

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    We have recently pioneered a new generation of 3D micro-printed light robotic structures with
    multi-functional biophotonics capabilities. The uniqueness of this light robotic approach is that
    even if a micro-biologist aims at exploring e.g. cell biology at nanoscopic scales, the main support
    of each micro-robotic structure can be 3D printed to have a size and shape that allows convenient
    laser manipulation in full 3D – even using relatively modest numerical aperture optics. An optical
    robot is typically equipped with a number of 3D printed "track-balls" that allow for real-time 3D
    light manipulation with six-degrees-of-freedom. This creates a drone-like functionality where each
    light-driven robot can be e.g. joystick-controlled and provide the user a feeling of stretching
    his/her hands directly into and interacting with the biologic micro-environment. The light-guided
    robots can thus act as free-floating probes to monitor micro-biologic processes and provide
    spatially targeted mechanical, chemical or even optical stimuli that would otherwise be impossible
    to achieve in a full 3D biologic environment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2016
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventCopenhagen Nanomedicine Day 2016 - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 23 Sept 201623 Sept 2016


    ConferenceCopenhagen Nanomedicine Day 2016


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