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Flagellar Swimming for Medical Micro Robots: Theory, Experiments and Application

G. Kósa, P. Jakab, N. Hata, F. Jólesz, Z. Neubach, M. Shoham, M. Zaaroor and G. Székely
Proceedings of EEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob 2008)
October 2008, in press

Abstract

Flagellar swimming is one of the swimming methods used by micro-organisms to advance in aquatic environment. The undulating motion of the flagella was successfully imitated to create propulsion for a medical swimming micro robot. The influence of a head section on the performance of such a robot is shown analytically. Swimming experiments demonstrate forward and backward swimming of a novel magnetically driven swimming tail. We intend to use the flagellar swimming tail in a three tail configuration for neurosurgical intervention in the ventricular system.


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@InProceedings{eth_biwi_00563,
  author = {G. Kósa and P. Jakab and N. Hata and F. Jólesz and Z. Neubach and M. Shoham and M. Zaaroor and G. Székely},
  title = {Flagellar Swimming for Medical Micro Robots: Theory, Experiments and Application},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of EEE/RAS-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (Biorob 2008)},
  year = {2008},
  month = {October},
  publisher = {IEEE},
  keywords = {},
  note = {in press}
}