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Contactless micromanipulation by magnetic levitation


The aim of this research project is to design an automatic micro-assembly system based on the use of electromagnetic forces in order to improve production automation of micro and nanotechnology-based products. The advancement of micro-assembly techonology will have an immediate impact which will enable new inventions in many fields. In engineering, complex micro-robots and complex micro-machines can be assembled which will help humans to undertake various difficult tasks. In the medical field, it will impact the development of a robotic capsule endoscopy with advanced manipulation tasks where its movements inside the human body can be controlled.

Another aim of this research project is to analyze the stability and design the control strategy for a system which contains hysteresis phenomena. Hysteresis is a common phenomenon that presents in diverse systems, such as piezo-actuator, electron microscope, micro-assembly and mechanical systems. For a high precision control purpose, the existence of the hysteresis phenomena will affect the accuracy, the performance and even the stability of the whole system. Hence a proper control design is needed to overcome these problems.


B. Jayawardhana

PhD student

R. Ouyang


Flexines (Koers Noord)

Contact information

Secretary Frederika Fokkens
Telephone +31 50 363 8493
Postal address University of Groningen
Nijenborgh 4
NL-9747 AG Groningen
The Netherlands


Last modified:21 December 2018 11.55 a.m.