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Soft Amphibious MicroRobot fabricated by Additive Integrated manufacturing

Project description

Paving the way to a future of medical robots

Healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic have been struggling to cope with a significant increase in patients requiring treatment. Also, social distancing has made telemedicine a system of choice. For treatment, the use of robotic intermediaries may prove essential. In this context, the SAMURAI project, funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, will develop innovative soft microrobotic devices fully 3D-printed using additive manufacturing techniques. These soft microrobots will be able to move both in ambient conditions and liquid media. In addition, new 3D printing protocols will be developed for fabricating the microrobots, and various biomimicking designs of the microrobots will be evaluated. Finally, autonomous operation will be investigated by embedding the soft microrobots with microchips.

Coordinator

LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET
Net EU contribution
€ 191 852,16
Address
Campus Valla
581 83 Linkoping
Sweden

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Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Östergötlands län
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00