Nano Manipulation and Assembly

At CINBM, our current research focuses on INBM issues in the following subjects of interest:

  1. Micro Devices Assembly
  2. Small Satellite Assembly and Manufacturing
  3. Nano Manipulation and Assembly
  4. Virtual Surgical Environments
  5. Bio Cell Manipulation

Nano Manipulation and Assembly

In nano assembly, our research deals with developing innovative approaches to manipulate nano sized metallic particles with potential application in nanorobotics. The long term goal is to enable users to compare and assess various manipulation approaches in a virtual environment prior to physically completing a target task. Understanding the role of adhesive forces during nano particle manipulation is key to developing a simulation environment, which will enable researchers to be trained in a virtual environment prior to accomplishing target physical manipulation activities.

Other past projects have involved the creation of information infrastructures, and the design of Virtual Reality based environments to support integrated product and process design, as well as for planning and analysis. We have developed such virtual prototyping environments to support the design of small satellites and Printed Circuit Boards.