[Lecture] Magnetic microrobots for early diagnosis and active delivery


Title: Magnetic microrobots for early diagnosis and active delivery
Speaker: Associate Prof. Zhang Li,The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Venue: Room 201, Building No.19, Wushan Campus
Time: December 20, Friday, 15:45—16:25

People have envisioned tiny machines and robots that can explore the human body, find and treat diseases since Richard Feynman’s famous speech, “There's plenty of room at the bottom,” in which the idea of a “swallowable surgeon” was proposed in the 1950s. Even though we are at a state of infancy to achieve this vision, recent intense progress on micro-/nanorobotics, and micro-/nanotechnology has accelerated the pace toward the goal. A number of research efforts have been recently published regarding the development of tiny machines/robots from the basic principles and fabrication methods to practical applications.

I will present the recent research progress in my lab on magnetic microrobots for early diagnosis of C. Difficile Infection (CDI) and active delivery using magnetic microswarm. The potential applications of the microrobotic swarm will be discussed as well.

Announced by the School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering