Our Machines have been widely used

Applications in Micromanipulation

Small, Fast, and Under Control

Small, Fast, and Under Control: Wireless resonant Magnetic Micro-Agents. Dominic R. Frutiger, Karl Vollmers, Bradley E. Kratochvil and Bradley J. Nelson. Int. J. Robot. Res. 29, 613-636 (2010).

Manipulation using Artificial Bacterial Flagella

Localized non-contact manipulation using artificial bacterial flagella. Kathrin E. Peyer, Li Zhang and Bradley J. Nelson. Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 174101 (2011).

Targeted Cargo Delivery

Targeted Cargo Delivery Using a Rotating Nickel Nanowire. Li Zhang, Tristan Petit, Kathrin E. Peyer and Bradley J. Nelson. Nanomedicine: NBM 8, 1074-1080 (2012).

3D Magnetic Manipulation

Simone Schuerle, Sandro Erni, Maarten Flink, Bradley E. Kratochvil, and Bradley J. Nelson, Three-Dimensional Magnetic Manipulation of Micro- and Nanostructures for Applications in Life Sciences. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 49 (1), 321-330 (2013)


Noncontact manipulation

Noncontact manipulation using a transversely magnetized rolling robot. Hsi-Wen Tung, Kathrin E. Peyer, David F. Sargent and Bradley J. Nelson. Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 114101 (2013).

Soft magnetic millirobots for drug delivery

Soft Capsule Magnetic Millirobots for Region-Specific Drug Delivery in the Central

Nervous System. Mair LO etal. Front. Robot. AI 8:702566. doi: 10.3389/frobt.2021.702566 (2021).

3D Microprobing in an Anisotropic Environment

3D magnetically controlled spatiotemporal probing and actuation of collagen networks from a single cell perspective. Daphne O. Asgeirsson, Michael G. Christiansen, Thomas Valentin, Luca Somm, Nima Mirkhani, Amin Hosseini Nami, Vahid Hosseini and Simone Schuerle.

Lab on a Chip, 21 (20), 3850-​3862 (2021)

Applications in Medicine

Localized Viscoelasticity Measurements

Measuring localized viscoelasticity of the vitreous body using intraocular microprobes. Juho Pokki, Olgac Ergeneman, Semih Sevim, Volker Enzmann, Hamdi Torun and Bradley J. Nelson. Biomedical microdevices 17 (5), 85 (2015)


Magnetically controlled microprey

Robotically controlled microprey to resolve initial attack modes preceding phagocytosis

Simone Schuerle, Ima Avalos Vizcarra, Jens Moeller, Mahmut Selman Sakar, Berna Özkale, Andre Machado Lindo, Fajer Mushtaq, Ingmar Schoen, Salvador Pané, Viola Vogel and Bradley J. Nelson. Science Robotics 2 (2), eaah6094 (2017)

Miscellaneous Applications

Propulsion with magneto-acoustic fields

Daniel Ahmed, Thierry Baasch, Nicolas Blondel, Nino Läubli, Jürg Dual & Bradley J. Nelson

Neutrophil-inspired propulsion in a combined acoustic and magnetic field. Nature Communications 8 , Article number: 770 (2017)

Magnetically controlled optical modulation

Cellulose‐Based Microparticles for Magnetically Controlled Optical Modulation and Sensing

Michael K. Hausmann, Alina Hauser, Gilberto Siqueira, Rafael Libanori, Signe Lin Vehusheia, Simone Schurle, Tanja Zimmermann and André R. Studart. Small, vol. 16: no. 1, pp. 1904251 (2019)