Pick up and release of micro-objects: a motion-free method to change the conformity of a capillary contact

  • Iazzolino Antonio
  • Tourtit Youness
  • Chafaï Adam
  • Gilet Tristan
  • Lambert Pierre
  • Tadrist Loïc


We propose a new 3D-printed capillary gripper equipped with a textured surface for motion-free release of micro-objects. The release process can be controlled by IR laser. We also discuss the minimal conditions for release.