Algorithm for parallel microparts manipulation with electrostatic fields

G. Sarantoglou, G. Kritikou, N. Aspragathos, A. Tzes

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Abstract

A microparts manipulation application is presented. A PCB platform and plastic microparts with rectangular embedded conductive electrodes are designed. The electrostatic forces applied by the platform electrodes are calculated with F.E.M. analysis and the dynamic model of the microparts motion is used for the simulation of the motion. The proposed activation algorithms of the platform electrodes are described in detail. Moreover, the parallel motion of two microparts is implemented, based on a path planning algorithm which is introduced for collision avoidance between the couple of microparts and with the obstacles combined with the mode of activation. The results of the proposed approach are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1410-1415
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509045334
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 18 2017
Event25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2017 - Valletta, Malta
Duration: Jul 3 2017Jul 6 2017

Publication series

Name2017 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2017

Other

Other25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2017
CountryMalta
CityValletta
Period7/3/177/6/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Optimization
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Sarantoglou, G., Kritikou, G., Aspragathos, N., & Tzes, A. (2017). Algorithm for parallel microparts manipulation with electrostatic fields. In 2017 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2017 (pp. 1410-1415). [7984316] (2017 25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, MED 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MED.2017.7984316