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Study on Magnetic Control Systems of Micro-Robots

Youjia Shao, Ashraf Fahmy Abdo, Ming Li, Chunxu Li, Wencang Zhao, Johann Sienz Orcid Logo

Frontiers in Neuroscience, Volume: 15

Swansea University Authors: Ashraf Fahmy Abdo, Johann Sienz Orcid Logo

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Abstract

Magnetic control systems of micro-robots have recently blossomed as one of the most thrilling areas in the field of medical treatment. For the sake of learning how to apply relevant technologies in medical services, we systematically review pioneering works published in the past and divide magnetic...

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Published in: Frontiers in Neuroscience
ISSN: 1662-453X
Published: Frontiers Media SA 2021
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa58108
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Abstract: Magnetic control systems of micro-robots have recently blossomed as one of the most thrilling areas in the field of medical treatment. For the sake of learning how to apply relevant technologies in medical services, we systematically review pioneering works published in the past and divide magnetic control systems into three categories: stationary electromagnet control systems, permanent magnet control systems and mobile electromagnet control systems. Based on this, we ulteriorly analyze and illustrate their respective strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, aiming at surmounting the instability of magnetic control system, we utilize SolidWorks2020 software to partially modify the SAMM system to make its final overall thickness attain 111 mm, which is capable to control and observe the motion of the micro-robot under the microscope system in an even better fashion. Ultimately, we emphasize the challenges and open problems that urgently need to be settled, and summarize the direction of development in this field, which plays a momentous role in the wide and safe application of magnetic control systems of micro-robots in clinic.
Keywords: micro-robot, magnetic control system, electromagnet, permanent magnet, magnetic field
College: College of Engineering
Funders: This work is part funded by the Astute2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies) Operation. Partfunded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and the participating Higher Education Institutions.