The team can achieve experimental validation and demonstrations using the MICRO-ROBOTEX platform, here is the website of the platform. It has been funded by the PIA (Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir) equipex program and is a part of the national network for platforms of excellence called ROBOTEX. It is notably comprising several experimental set-up to investigate micro and nanoscales. Do not hesitate to contact us, if you like to use one of them.

Fabrication, manipulation and characterization in-situ SEM

This experimental set-up is dedicated to the characterization, manipulation and assembly of micro and nanosystems smaller than  10µm. Complex tasks combining robotics and fabrication in-situ SEM (Scanning Electrn Microscope) can be easily achieved. It notably combines a 6 Degrees-of-Freedom Robot, gripping tools force and vision sensing, SEM imaging, FIB and GIS processing together. 

Mechanical characterization of micro-objects

This experimental set-up is dedicated to the mechanical characterization of single micro-objects especially to microscale fibers and wires (artificial objects or plant fiber objects). It then combines high nanopositioning accuracy robots with multimodal sensory feedback based on vision and force providing direct measurement with exeptional range to resolution ratios. This experimental set-up has notably been jointly developped by the applied-mechanics departement of FEMTO-ST and the INRA located in Nantes.