3D printed large amplitude torsional microactuators powered by ultrasound

A. Dolev; J. Hwang; M. A. Gadiri; S. Sakar 

Extreme Mechanics Letters. 2024. Vol. 68, p. 102148. DOI : 10.1016/j.eml.2024.102148.

Targeted worker removal reveals a lack of flexibility in brood transport specialisation with no compensatory gain in efficiency

S. McGregor; F. E. Uslu; S. Sakar; L. Keller 

Scientific Reports. 2024. Vol. 14, p. 4850. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-024-55244-w.

Small-scale robotic devices for medical interventions in the brain

L. Noseda; S. Sakar 

MRS Bulletin. 2024. Vol. 49. DOI : 10.1557/s43577-023-00644-y.

Precise tactile stimulation of worker ants by a robotic manipulator reveals that individual responses are density‐ and context‐dependent

M. Rüegg; A. Motes‐Rodrigo; A. Tuleu; N. Stroeymeyt; T. O. Richardson et al. 

Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 2024-01-09. Vol. 15, p. 117-129. DOI : 10.1111/2041-210X.14244.

A Robotic Surgery Platform for Automated Tissue Micromanipulation in Zebrafish Embryos

E. Özelçi; E. Etesami; L. A. Rohde; A. C. Oates; S. Sakar 

IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters. 2024-01-01. Vol. 9, p. 327-334. DOI : 10.1109/LRA.2023.3333690.


Towards AI-assisted cardiology: a reflection on the performance and limitations of using large language models in clinical decision-making

A. Salihu; M. A. Gadiri; I. Skalidis; D. Meier; D. Auberson et al. 

Eurointervention. 2023-12-01. Vol. 19, num. 10, p. E798-E801. DOI : 10.4244/EIJ-D-23-00461.

Development of a Robotic Microsurgeon for Embryonic Research

E. Özelçi / M. S. Sakar; A. C. Oates (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

A graduate laboratory experiment to study the dynamics of an acoustically levitated particle

A. Dolev; L. Noseda; B. Yalcin; S. Sakar 

European Journal of Physics. 2023. Vol. 44, num. 6, p. 065801. DOI : 10.1088/1361-6404/acf0a4.

Colloidal self-assembly of soft neural interfaces from injectable photovoltaic microdevices

H. Jia; Z. Huang; M. Kaynak; S. Sakar 

RSC Advances. 2023. Vol. 13, num. 29, p. 19888-19897. DOI : 10.1039/D3RA03591C.

An Autonomous Robotic Platform to Manipulate Collective Behavior in Ants

M. Rüegg / M. S. Sakar; L. Keller (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2023. 

A model for mechanosensitive cell migration in dynamically morphing soft tissues

J. Kim; E. Mailand; S. Sakar; N. Bouklas 

Extreme Mechanics Letters. 2023-01-01. Vol. 58, p. 101926. DOI : 10.1016/j.eml.2022.101926.

3D Printed Acoustically Programmable Soft Microactuators

M. Kaynak; A. Dolev; S. Sakar 

Soft Robotics. 2023-04-01. Vol. 10, num. 2, p. 246-257. DOI : 10.1089/soro.2021.0193.


Deconstructing body axis morphogenesis in zebrafish embryos using robot-assisted tissue micromanipulation

E. Özelçi; E. Mailand; M. Rüegg; A. C. Oates; S. Sakar 

Nature Communications. 2022-12-24. Vol. 13, p. 7934. DOI : 10.1038/s41467-022-35632-4.

Microengineered devices enable long-term imaging of the ventral nerve cord in behaving adult Drosophila

L. Hermans; M. Kaynak; J. Braun; V. L. Rios; C-L. Chen et al. 

Nature Communications. 2022-08-25. Vol. 13, num. 1, p. 5006. DOI : 10.1038/s41467-022-32571-y.

Actuated 3D microgels for single cell mechanobiology (vol 22, pg 1962, 2022)

B. Ozkale; J. Lou; E. Ozelci; A. Elosegui-Artola; C. M. Tringides et al. 

Lab On A Chip. 2022-08-17. Vol. 22, num. 18, p. 3565-3566. DOI : 10.1039/d2lc90078e.

Robotic manipulation to investigate the physical principles of biological self-organization

F. E. Uslu / M. S. Sakar (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2022. 

Actuated 3D microgels for single cell mechanobiology

B. Ozkale; J. Lou; E. Ozelci; A. Elosegui-Artola; C. M. Tringides et al. 

Lab On A Chip. 2022-04-08. Vol. 22, num. 10, p. 1962-1970. DOI : 10.1039/d2lc00203e.

Balancing high-speed rotors at low speed using optimized parametric excitation and tuned nonlinear feedback

A. Dolev; S. Tresser; I. Bucher 

International Journal Of Non-Linear Mechanics. 2022-03-01. Vol. 139, p. 103873. DOI : 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2021.103873.

Sensor-integrated ultraflexible endovascular devices

L. F. Pancaldi-Giubbini / M. S. Sakar (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2022. 

Locomotion of Sensor‐Integrated Soft Robotic Devices Inside Sub‐Millimeter Arteries with Impaired Flow Conditions

L. Pancaldi; L. Noseda; A. Dolev; A. Fanelli; D. Ghezzi et al. 

Advanced Intelligent Systems. 2022-02-25.  p. 2100247. DOI : 10.1002/aisy.202100247.

Dynamics of entrapped microbubbles with multiple openings

A. Dolev; M. Kaynak; S. Sakar 

Physics of Fluids. 2022-01-19. Vol. 34, num. 1, p. 012012. DOI : 10.1063/5.0075876.


Cancer-cell stiffening via cholesterol depletion enhances adoptive T-cell immunotherapy

K. Lei; A. Kurum; M. Kaynak; L. Bonati; Y. Han et al. 

Nature Biomedical Engineering. 2021-12-06. Vol. 5, p. 1411–1425. DOI : 10.1038/s41551-021-00826-6.

Development of soft microscopic implants and acoustically-powered machines for biomedical applications

M. Kaynak / M. S. Sakar (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2021. 

Tissue Engineering with Mechanically Induced Solid‐Fluid Transitions

E. Mailand; E. Özelçi; J. Kim; M. Rüegg; O. Chaliotis et al. 

Advanced Materials. 2021-10-14.  p. 2106149. DOI : 10.1002/adma.202106149.

Wireless soft microscale actuators and robotic devices to study mechanobiology

R. F. Penacho Parreira / M. S. Sakar (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2021.