Micro/Nano Robotics Technologies in Applied Science and Engineering

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "A:Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 1011

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Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, FL 32310, USA
Interests: dielectrophoresis; electromagnetism; bioMEMS/NEMS; cyber physical systems

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School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Institute of Bionic and Micro-Nano Systems, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China
Interests: micro/nano robotics; targeted drug delivery
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School of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia
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Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to an upcoming Special issue on Micro/nano robotics Technologies In Applied Science and Engineering. Many researchers consider Feynman's "There is plenty of room at the bottom" remark in 1959 to be the starting point for the development of micro/nano system technology (MST/NST), from which nanotechnology and bio-nanotechnology came into existence. The emergence of serious research into these tiny robots gave rise to the initial concepts of micro/nano robotics. In recent years, these tiny robots have been finding their place in the scientific community in a variety of applied science, engineering, and biotechnological applications.  

Micro/nanorobotic systems for nanomedicine and pharma focuses on small-scale robotic systems that may be augmented with biochemical entities for biomedical applications including nanomedicine and pharma. The goal of this Special Issue is to report significant developments in such novel research fields.

Micro/nano- and biotechnologies, as well as small-scale robotics, are the focus of this special issue, which covers their theory, experimentation, and applications. Analysis and synthesis from the micro/nano to the biological levels of robotics are encouraged, fostering both theoretical and applied engineering research. Articles in this special issue are both analytical and descriptive in nature. Researchers and critics alike are encouraged to submit their best work for possible publication. According to the journal's guidelines, all submissions will undergo blind peer review. Conference papers that form the basis of a manuscript need to be considerably expanded upon. If the goal is met, the Special Issue will be published as a book.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following: micro/nano bio-robotics, BioMEMS/NEMS, Biological Engineering, Point-of-care diagnostics, Micro/nano actuators, Soft/Condensed Matter Physics, and Micro/nano swimmers to name a few.

I/We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Prateek Benhal
Prof. Dr. Lin Feng
Prof. Dr. Nor Salwa Damanhuri
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  • bioMEMS
  • nanotechnology
  • microfluidics
  • micro/nanorobots
  • micro/nano actuators

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Micro/Nanorobotics in In Vitro Fertilization: A Paradigm Shift in Assisted Reproductive Technologies
by Prateek Benhal
Micromachines 2024, 15(4), 510; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi15040510 - 10 Apr 2024
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In vitro fertilization (IVF) has transformed the sector of assisted reproductive technology (ART) by presenting hope to couples facing infertility challenges. However, conventional IVF strategies include their own set of problems such as success rates, invasive procedures, and ethical issues. The integration of [...] Read more.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) has transformed the sector of assisted reproductive technology (ART) by presenting hope to couples facing infertility challenges. However, conventional IVF strategies include their own set of problems such as success rates, invasive procedures, and ethical issues. The integration of micro/nanorobotics into IVF provides a prospect to address these challenging issues. This article provides an outline of the use of micro/nanorobotics in IVF specializing in advancing sperm manipulation, egg retrieval, embryo culture, and capacity future improvements in this swiftly evolving discipline. The article additionally explores the challenges and obstacles associated with the integration of micro/nanorobotics into IVF, in addition to the ethical concerns and regulatory elements related to the usage of advanced technologies in ART. A comprehensive discussion of the risk and safety considerations related to using micro/nanorobotics in IVF techniques is likewise presented. Through this exploration, we delve into the core principles, benefits, challenges, and potential impact of micro/nanorobotics in revolutionizing IVF procedures and enhancing affected person outcomes. Full article
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