Miniature Rotation Robot for Full-orientation Imaging under Microscopy

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781538637418, 9781538637425, 9781538637432
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Conference

Title2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE-ROBIO 2017)
PlaceChina
CityMacau SAR
Period5 - 8 December 2017

Abstract

Viewing areas of object with high magnification has been an essential requirement in many fields, including biology, material, industry and so on. Although the current microscopes have enabled to provide high observation resolution up to nanometer scale, the imaging orientation is usually limited to one fixed direction. This paper reports a novel miniature rotation robot for the full-orientation imaging under microscopy. Firstly, the miniature rotation robot is constructed by three miniature motors, including one rotation motor and two linear motors. Secondly, an alignment method and alignment parameters optimization are proposed to align the sample onto the rotation axis of the robot. After the miniature robot with sample stage is put under the lens of the microscopy, the sample is imaged from 360° by rotating the robot continuously. To highlight the versatility of this system, we demonstrate the full-orientation imaging under optical microscopy (OM). Comparing with current techniques, this novel system could provide more image information from full-orientation, which will have significant impacts in defect inspection, material characterization and other related fields.

Research Area(s)

  • alignment principle, full-orientation imaging, microscopy imaging, miniature rotation robot

Citation Format(s)

Miniature Rotation Robot for Full-orientation Imaging under Microscopy. / Lu, Haojian; Wan, Wenfeng; Shen, Yajing.

Proceedings of the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)