Micromanipulation and Microrobotics for Cell Surgery
Cell surgery robotics utilizes specially designed automated micro-manipulation tools to achieve surgical treatment at the single-cell level with image feedback. This talk will introduce our development of automated precise engineering tools, including optical tweezers, micro-needles, and electromagnetic devices, as specialized end-effectors to explore robotic manipulation for cell surgery. With this emerging technology, we have achieved numerous cell surgery operations such as single cell transportation and rotation, single cell biopsy and microinjection, and target delivery of cells using magnetic actuation. The new technologies for automated cell surgery will permit many new unforeseen applications previously thought impossible, and will profoundly affect surgical treatment and precision medicine.