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Structure and Control Optimisation for Compliant Micromotion Manipulator
Keywords: micromotion, optimisation, sperm injection, piezoelectric, compliant mechanism, 3-DOF
(Commenced: 01-Jan-2000,Concluded: 01-Jan-2005)
The current research is aimed to design a new micromanipulation system to provide micro/nano motion for such as performing intracytoplasmic sperm injection. This is a procedure used in invitro-fertilisation where a human egg is injected with sperm. This project uses piezoelectric actuators and a novel compliant mechanism in order to achieve ultra fine-motion. This current work is focused on the field of compliant mechanism research, and involves study of a particular topology of mechanism that provides 3 planar degrees of freedom.