Title: Investigation of hybrid bio-mechanical mechanism for nanorobotic propulsion

Authors: Chhavi Adtani, Adwitiya Das, N.N. Sharma

Addresses: Electrical and Electronics Engineering Group, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, 333031, India. ' Biological Sciences Group, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, 333031 India. ' Mechanical Engineering Group, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Rajasthan, 333031, India

Abstract: The present work deals with the investigation of the hybrid bio-mechanical mechanism for nanorobotic propulsion. The thrust force has been obtained from the unzipping of a dsDNA and utilising the force hysteresis pattern obtained during unzipping and rezipping of a dsDNA. The feasible DNA based hybrid bio-mechanical actuator model which is considered for usage for locomotion of nanorobots in a liquid medium has been studied, analysed and investigated.

Keywords: piezoelectrics; nanorobots; nanopropellers; de-oxy ribose nucleic acid; DNA; biomechanical actuation; robot propulsion; force hysteresis patterns; actuator modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBBR.2009.030057

International Journal of Biomechatronics and Biomedical Robotics, 2009 Vol.1 No.1, pp.31 - 36

Available online: 03 Dec 2009 *

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