A review of microrobot’s system : Towards system integration for autonomous actuation in vivo

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Original languageEnglish
Article number1249
Journal / PublicationMicromachines
Volume12
Issue number10
Online published15 Oct 2021
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

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Abstract

Microrobots have received great attention due to their great potential in the biomedical field, and there has been extraordinary progress on them in many respects, making it possible to use them in vivo clinically. However, the most important question is how to get microrobots to a given position accurately. Therefore, autonomous actuation technology based on medical imaging has become the solution receiving the most attention considering its low precision and efficiency of manual control. This paper investigates key components of microrobot’s autonomous actuation systems, including actuation systems, medical imaging systems, and control systems, hoping to help realize system integration of them. The hardware integration has two situations according to sharing the transmitting equipment or not, with the consideration of interference, efficiency, microrobot’s material and structure. Furthermore, system integration of hybrid actuation and multimodal imaging can improve the navigation effect of the microrobot. The software integration needs to consider the characteristics and deficiencies of the existing actuation algorithms, imaging algorithms, and the complex 3D working environment in vivo. Additionally, considering the moving distance in the human body, the autonomous actuation system combined with rapid delivery methods can deliver microrobots to specify position rapidly and precisely.

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  • Autonomous actuation system, In vivo, Medical imaging, Microrobot, System integration

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A review of microrobot’s system: Towards system integration for autonomous actuation in vivo. / Li, Zhongyi; Li, Chunyang; Dong, Lixin et al.
In: Micromachines, Vol. 12, No. 10, 1249, 10.2021.

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