Operations applying microscopic machinery or tools to minute tasks.

Micro-operations are generally performed in two main areas: 1) manipulation to perform minute tasks using ordinary hardware in micro-manipulation or microsurgery, etc., and 2) manipulation to perform minute tasks using microscopic hardware such as microrobots in pipe inspection. In the former area, human interface systems that attempt coordination of special microscopic environments with the human world have been proposed and experimentally developed. In the latter area, work has just begun and remote task systems using microrobots are being developed and research is focusing on control theory in group tasks.


[Related Terms]
Micro-manipulation, Microscopic surgery, Micro-surgery