In order to bridge the increasing gap between the micro‐ and nanotechnologies, a European consortium is currently developing and investigating a cluster of mobile, wireless cubic centimetre‐sized microrobots. The control and sensor issues which are to be solved for such a robot system are demanding. This paper describes the work carried out by one of the project partners. An interferometrical principle employing the so‐called “mechanical” interferometer based on the Moiré‐effect is used for the position sensor system. Further sensor systems involve “local” microscope cameras, for which the extraction of depth information is crucial.
Estaña, R., Seyfried, J., Schmoeckel, F., Thiel, M., Buerkle, A. and Woern, H. (2004), "Exploring the micro‐ and nanoworld with cubic centimetre‐sized autonomous microrobots", Industrial Robot, Vol. 31 No. 2, pp. 159-178. https://doi.org/10.1108/01439910410522847Download as .RIS
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