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Generating Magnetic Fields for your Needs

MagnebotiX, a spin-off of the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, produces and markets magnetic field generators (MFG). These systems are capable of generating a wide variety of static or time-varying magnetic fields for research on magnetic field-dependent phenomena. They are also used for developing applications for magnetic micro and nano robots as well as other micromanipulation procedures. Our MFGs produce fields and field gradients providing forces and torques for 5 degrees-of-freedom, non-contact actuation for particle orientation and positioning, stick-slip or rolling motions, and flagellar swimming. Applications include studies in engineering and fluid dynamics, localized rheology measurements, microscopic mechanobiology stimulation and characterization. At a much larger size the MBX-Navion is conceived for human-scale medical research with remote intervention.

Our Products


For micromanipulation under an upright microscope


For versatile use at an intermediate scale


For micromanipulation on an inverted microscopes


For large scale operations

Our Services

Customizable Software

Our control software is based on the open-source Robot Operating System (ROS). Users can access the needed functions of our magnetic field generators and use the computer language of their choice, such as C++, Matlab® or Python.

Online Support

Need help getting started or with an unexpected problem? Get in touch and we will arrange an online call or a TeamViewer session with one of our experts and go through it live with you.

Consulting Service

Need new functionality but don’t have the personel or detailed knowledge to implement your wishes? Ask about our consulting services and let’s discuss it.

About Us

MagnebotiX was formed in Q2 2014 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Our team of world class researchers and engineers is passionate about the development and production of magnetic manipulation systems, including magnetic field generators and micromagnetic agents. With years of expertise in the field, our products support both fundamental and applied scientific and engineering research. Taking advantage of the transmission of both power and guidance through applied magnetic fields, our systems provide wireless tools to accomplish challenging micromanipulation tasks. They are also used to control untethered mechanical probes in otherwise inaccessible places and for targeted cargo delivery in minimally invasive biological studies.


"The MagnebotiX system has been an invaluable tool for us to characterize the performance of our magnetic microbots.  The ability to apply precise gradient and/or rotating fields at prescribed frequencies and strengths provided great insights for characterizing and optimizing the microrobot performance for a variety of test conditions and environments"

Dave Capelleri
Professor at Purdue University

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