Interface Between Macro and Nano Worlds


  • Gregor Skorc
  • Riko Safaric University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • David Lukman
  • Sirhiy Ivanovich Protsenko
  • Simon Zapusek



man-machine interface, nano robot, sensing nano objects.


This paper describes the design of a nanorobotic application which includes: nanorobotic arm, Akiyama sensor system, a vacuum chamber, and an interface tools for the nanorobotic hardware developed using C++ and VRML languages in order to create a desktop virtual-reality environment which improves visualisation and prevents collision of the nanomanipulator hardware with the associated workspace. The presented experiment shows how the used man-machine interface could be used for communication between macro and micro/nano worlds.

Author Biography

Riko Safaric, University of Maribor, Slovenia

Riko Šafaric was born in 1961. He received the B. Sc. degree in 1985, the M.Sc. degree in 1989 and the Ph. D. in 1994 in Electrical Engineering from University of Maribor, Slovenia. He was researcher in the industry for three years after he had received his B.Sc. degree. He became a researcher and later an assistant at Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Maribor after he had received the M.Sc. degree. He has been holding the position of an associate professor of Robotics since 2001. His research interests are mainly in the field of robotics: adaptive control of direct-drive robot mechanism, neural-network control, sliding-mode control, telerobotics via internet, collision detection in virtual reality world, mechatronics design etc. Reviewer intersts: Research interests: remote robotics applications, telerobotics, robotics, robot dynamics, adaptive control of robots Academic rank: Associate professor of robotics




How to Cite

Skorc, G., Safaric, R., Lukman, D., Protsenko, S. I., & Zapusek, S. (2010). Interface Between Macro and Nano Worlds. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE), 6(5), pp. 52–59.



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