This paper presents a magnetic tumbling microrobot design at the micro-scale. The microrobot has a dumbbell shape whose largest dimension is about 400 μm. When subjected to an exterior predefined magnetic field, the magnetic microagent performs a tumbling motion driven by the interacting magnetic forces and momentums. The magnetic field providing driven force is generated by a coil system consisting of five electromagnetic coils. Under the available driven field, we show that the prototype agent is able to tumble on various types of surfaces in both dry and fluid environments.
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A Micro-Scale Magnetic Tumbling Microrobot
Jing, W, Pagano, N, & Cappelleri, DJ. "A Micro-Scale Magnetic Tumbling Microrobot." Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference. Volume 5: 6th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems; 17th Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference. Chicago, Illinois, USA. August 12–15, 2012. pp. 187-196. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2012-70122
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