Soft/wet microrobotics researches are developed along 2 axis: fluidic or capillary microrobotics (based on physics of fluids) and flexible microrobotics (based on elasticity and materials).

  • Scientific questions relate to physics of fluids and materials
  • Methods relate to mechanical engineering: modelling and simulation, manufacturing (down to 200nm), design, dynamics and control, experimental force measurement (down to 1nN)
  • Applications fields cover micromanipulation, drug delivery, medical devices, industrial micro-assembly.

Fluidic and capillary microrobotics

Flexible microrobotics

Other topics: Micromanipulation, Nano-Actuators and Microfabrication