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Methods, apparatuses, and systems for micromanipulation with adhesive fibrillar structures

2017

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The present invention are methods for fabrication of micro- and/or nano-scale adhesive fibers and their use for movement and manipulation of objects. Further disclosed is a method of manipulating a part by providing a manipulation device with a plurality of fibers, where each fiber has a tip with a flat surface that is parallel to a backing layer, contacting the flat surfaces on an object, moving the object to a new location, then disengaging the tips from the object.

Author(s): Sitti, M. and Mengüç, Y.
Year: 2017

Department(s): Physical Intelligence
Bibtex Type: Patent (patent)

How Published: US Patent 9,731,422
URL: https://www.google.com/patents/US9731422

BibTex

@patent{sitti2017methods,
  title = {Methods, apparatuses, and systems for micromanipulation with adhesive fibrillar structures},
  author = {Sitti, M. and Meng{\"u}{\c{c}}, Y.},
  howpublished = {US Patent 9,731,422},
  year = {2017},
  url = {https://www.google.com/patents/US9731422}
}