Continuously-deformable and stiffness-tunable soft manipulator achieving unmanned COVID-19 pandemic sampling

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Author(s)

  • Junshi Zhang
  • Lei Liu
  • Mingliang Zhu
  • Dichen Li
  • Jian Lu

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Original languageEnglish
Article numbere13731
Journal / PublicationHeliyon
Volume9
Issue number2
Online published14 Feb 2023
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

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Abstract

In recent years, COVID-19 has spread across the whole world, and manpowered collection of pharyngeal samples undoubtedly increases the possibility of cross-infections. In this article, based on our previous fabricated soft manipulator (Cell Reports Physical Science, 2021, 2, 100600), we performed the COVID-19 sampling on real human volunteers by exploiting a pre-programmed unmanned system. The unmanned sampling system mainly includes a soft manipulator and a rigid motion platform, which are adjusted by pneumatic control box and the motor control modules, respectively. Drawn on the lead-through teaching method, the unmanned sampling of COVID-19 is realized by recording the applied pressure in soft manipulator and the feed motion of rigid platform. This research provides a potential approach for unmanned COVID-19 sampling, solving the risk of cross-infection during manual collection. © 2023 The Authors.

Research Area(s)

  • COVID-19, Lead-through teaching, Soft manipulator, Unmanned sampling

Citation Format(s)

Continuously-deformable and stiffness-tunable soft manipulator achieving unmanned COVID-19 pandemic sampling. / Zhang, Junshi; Liu, Lei; Zhu, Mingliang et al.
In: Heliyon, Vol. 9, No. 2, e13731, 02.2023.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review

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