MiNaRoB Team

Biomedical Micro/NAnoRObotics

Head: Nicolas Andreff, full-Prof (UFC)


Our objective is to extend micromechatronic design and microrobotic control towards biomedical applications, coping with biological variability and confined spaces over a broad range of dimensions (from 1 cm to 100 nm). To do so, we study various micro-actuation principles from tethered micro-actuators (piezoelectricity, electro-active polymers) to wireless action (magnetophoresis, dielectrophoresis, convection). 
We address the design of multi-DOF systems (parallel kinematics micro-manipulators, active cannulas, electromagnetic systems) in the aim of their accurate control, often based on biomedical imaging (microscopy, endoscopy, optical coherence tomography).