Visual feedback control for a cluster of microorganisms

Koichi Hashimoto, Kiyonori Takahashi, Naoko Ogawa, Hiromasa Oku

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A novel method is proposed to control a cluster of microorganisms as micro-robots by utilizing visual feedback. A visual feedback system is constructed to control microorganisms using galvanotaxis. A task of micro-manipulation of a small object is demonstrated by using a lot of paramecia. The experimental results support the feasibility of micro-manipulation by a cell cluster using visual feedback control. It is expected that the proposed method will be applicable for various micro-robotic tasks in future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference - Busan, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 Oct 182006 Oct 21

Publication series

Name2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference


Conference2006 SICE-ICASE International Joint Conference
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of


  • Micro-manipulation
  • Micro-robot
  • Microorganism
  • Visual feedback control


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