Advances in the theory of self-propulsion of micro-robots
Meeting Room 2, CMS
AbstractThis paper is devoted to the theory of three types of micro-robots consisting of rigid spheres connected by rods or springs of oscillating lengths:
1. N-sphere linear micro-robot;
2. Dumbbell micro-robot driven by flow oscillations;
3. Triangular micro-robot;
In all three cases the velocities of self-propulsion and the angular velocity of self-rotations have been calculated analytically with the use of the two-timing asymptotic procedure. The results are discussed and compared with the known experiments and with the results of other authors.