Event № 389
Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Alexander M. Leshansky and Dr. Konstantin I. Morozov, in the Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Abstract: Recent technological progress in micro- and nanoscale fabrication techniques allows for the construction and development of micron-scale robotic swimmers that can be potentially used for biomedical applications, such as targeted drug delivery and minimally invasive surgical procedures. An efficient technique for controlled steering of robotic microswimmers is by applying time-varying external magnetic fields. Recently, a general theory explaining the dynamics of arbitrary-shaped rigid objects in a rotating magnetic field was developed. Based on this theory, the genetic algorithm approach is applied in this study to optimize the shape of microrobots of certain symmetries. In addition, a numerical model of elastic magnetic microrobots will be presented.