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Toward a tele-nanorobotic manipulation system with atomic scale force feedback and motion resolution

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3 Author(s)
Hollis, R.L. ; IBM Thomsas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA ; Salcudean, S. ; Abraham, D.W.

Steps toward the realization of a tele-nanorobotic manipulation system using a magnetically levitated hand controller coupled with a scanning tunneling microscope are discussed. With this system, it is possible to `manually' probe surfaces at atomic scale, while `feeling' the atomic-scale topography back in the operator's hand. Results for sputtered gold and graphite are presented

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Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, 1990. Proceedings, An Investigation of Micro Structures, Sensors, Actuators, Machines and Robots. IEEE

Date of Conference:

11-14 Feb 1990