October 14, 2014
Purdue University researchers have designed and built a “vision-based micro force sensor end-effector” to measure forces on cells by being attached to microrobots, like a tiny nose.
A camera is used to measure the probe’s displacement while it pushes against cells, allowing for a simple calculation that reveals the force applied. Researchers already know the stiffness of the probe. When combined with displacement, a simple calculation reveals the force… read more