Sinan HaliyoInstitute of Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR)
Sorbonne University, Paris
Interactive microrobotic systems for scientific instrumentation
Since the invention of optical microscope, multiscale scientific instruments have been precursor to great scientific discoveries. Today, robotics gives as access to small scales not only to merely observe, but to actively probe, characterize and manipulate a variety of microscopic samples. In the last decade, our team has developed a variety of microrobotic systems which extends users’ perception, vision and haptic, to microscales in order to give them a dexterity nearly equivalent to their natural environment. These systems pave the way to novel interactive scientific instruments to let a wide range of scientists design new experiments in physics and biochemistry and gain a deeper understanding from their observations.