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March 14th, 2007

Micromanipulator may one day help build nanotechnology machines

Abstract:
Future microscopic-sized machines assembled with micrometer or nanometer-scale parts will need to be made with devices that use tiny, agile "fingers" that can grip, lift and do the assembly work in a controlled, coordinated way.

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have developed and demonstrated a one-square centimeter device they call the "micromanipulator station" that accomplishes this goal.

"We think this will be useful in the microfactories of the future," said Laxman Saggere, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering.

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