Visual-based impedance control of out-of-plane cell injection systems

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Original languageEnglish
Article number4914754
Pages (from-to)565-571
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009


In this paper, a vision-based impedance control algorithm is proposed to regulate the cell injection force, based on dynamic modeling conducted on a laboratory test-bed cell injection system. The injection force is initially calibrated to derive the relationship between the force and the cell deformation utilizing a cell membrane point-load model. To increase the success rate of injection, the injector is positioned out of the focal plane of the camera, used to obtain visual feedback for the injection process. In this out-of-plane injection process, the total cell membrane deformation is estimated, based on the $X-Y$ coordinate frame deformation of the cell, as measured with a microscope, and the known angle between the injector and the $X-Y$ plane. Further, a relationship between the injection force and the injector displacement of the cell membrane, as observed with the camera, is derived. Based on this visual force estimation scheme, an impedance control algorithm is developed. Experimental results of the proposed injection method are given which validate the approach. © 2006 IEEE.

Research Area(s)

  • Biomanipulation, Cell injection, Impedance control, Microrobotic system