A self-swimming microbial-robot using microfabricated biopolymer

K. Higashi, T. Kano, N. Miki

研究成果: Conference contribution

抄録

This paper demonstrates a microbial-robot that migrates in low Reynolds number fluidic environments powered by motile flagellated bacteria. To immobilize the flagellated bacteria strongly, we utilized bacterial cellulose (BC), which was produced by Gluconacetobacter xylinus. We evaluated the adhesion between the BC and the flagellated bacteria, Aliivibrio fischeri using a microfluidic shear device and confirmed that the superiority of BC over conventional MEMS materials. Conical-shaped BC was produced by Gluconacetobacter xylinus in conical microholes with a help of oxygen concentration gradient. A. fischeri were successfully immobilized onto the BC structure to form a microbial-robot, which could swim in culture media at an average speed of 4.8 μm/s.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
ページ13-16
ページ数4
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2013 4 2
イベントIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
継続期間: 2013 1 202013 1 24

出版物シリーズ

名前Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
ISSN(印刷版)1084-6999

Other

OtherIEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, MEMS 2013
国/地域Taiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period13/1/2013/1/24

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • 凝縮系物理学
  • 機械工学
  • 電子工学および電気工学

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